Hotel Maya is the place to stay in Long Beach, California!

 

I went to Long Beach, California in May for my first SCUBA Show. I researched where to stay and was delighted to be invited to stay at the Hotel Maya, a Doubletree Hotel and part of the Hilton Hotel family. My room was spacious and had wood floors. It was really pretty, very large and had an incredible view of the water. I enjoyed sitting on my balcony and I loved taking my s’mores kit to one of the seven fire pits around the property. There were games to play, quiet nooks to sit in and a lovely pool.

Video: At Hotel Maya Long Beach

One of the best things for me was I could park my car and walk to all my Long Beach activities. I walked to the Aquarium of the Pacific for the nighttime event. I walked to the Long Beach Convention Center for the Scuba show. There were many other options, I could have taken a water taxi, the red shuttle, borrowed a bike or driven my car. I really like to walk and it was gorgeous out.

I ate at Fuego, the restaurant on the property, and loved the food, the flavors and especially sitting outside on the patio. If you are nearby, eat at Fuego and you can have four hours of validated parking for $2. That might be the best parking deal in all of Los Angeles County!

Hotel maya Doubletree Long BeachIf you like boats, this hotel will be perfect for you. They have kayaks on property, it is literally next door to the Queen Mary and just a few blocks from the Carnival Cruise Ship pier. If you have to pick someone up or drop them off for a cruise, definitely stop by for a drink but preferably stay overnight!

If you need a staycation this summer, plan your drive time carefully and Long Beach is only one hour by car! I highly recommend it!

Lisa Niver, We Said Go Travel

Video: Exploring Long Beach

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

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