Thanks for joining us on the upcoming Hot Mex 2024 DNR Cruise. We look forward to seeing you all week on the ship but for those who want to start the fun early, we have some recommended sights to see, places to eat and activities to make your trip even more fun! All of these are a short drive, UBER or LYFT away from our host hotel. Some people are going to Disneyland on Saturday during the day but it is not convenient to the host hotel or cruise port.
Sail Away Party – Executive Suite Long Beach
Saturday February 10, 2024 at 8pm Join Derek and Romaine, other cruisers and SoCal locals for a fun kickoff! Happy hour from 7-9pm, no cover before 10pm. DNR will be there starting at 8pm!
Sights And Activities
An eclectic mix of fun and unique sights and experiences close to the host hotel. Some reservations or advance tickets may be required. Use the WhatsApp group to coordinate plans with others!
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Explore our military history close to the host hotel and cruise port on our largest battleship!
Los Angeles Martitime Museum
Close to the host hotel this museum covers the history of the area.
Crafted At The Port Of Los Angeles
Explore local art and artisans, even sign up for a pottery wheel for two to make your own craft!
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
See California’s unique marine life at this great local aquarium located right on the beach.
Queen Mary – tours and exhibits
Visit the storied ocean liner, take a haunted tour or just grab lunch!
Swan Boats At Rainbow Lagoon
Hop in a swan and paddle away or rent a bike to explore Long Beach.
Parasailing, parrots and shopping by day or enjoy a sunset dinner right on the water.
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
Experience the splendor of a traditional Japanese garden and even feed the koi.
Places To Eat
Sunset is at 5:33pm so if watching the sun go down on the water is your thing, make reservations at one of the many beach dining options including two options at Shoreline Village.
Think Cafe San Pedro
Traditional American cuisine with patio dining very close to host hotel.
Joe’s Diner House (1621 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro)
Standard but well-reviewed breakfast lunch or dinner fare close to the host hotel
San Pedro Fish Market Long Beach
If you like fresh seafood, this local favorite serves it up hot and delicious.
Great options for breakfast lunch or dinner close to the host hotel.