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Things To Do In LA During A Layover At LAX

El Porto at Sunset
El P{orto at Sunset

  1. Come to El Porto Surf Shop and catch a few waves! We are 10 minutes from LAX and have boards, wetsuits and whatever you need to enjoy the day at the beach. Manhattan Beach is one of the most pristine beaches in Southern California. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rental on the beach, and there are surf food stands everywhere.

  2. Stroll through El Porto/Manhattan Beach and enjoy the shops, restaurants and local ambience. Mix in with the locals and feel that California beach vibe. Manhattan Beach is pedestrian friendly, and the weather is wonderful.

  3. Rent a bike and ride through the South Bay. Start in El Porto/Manhattan Beach and depending on time, ride down through Hermosa Beach to Redondo Beach. Each beach town has it's own eateries and ambience and are fun to explore. Metro Bike Share has a few bike stands on the strand, or if you prefer, you can rent an E bike in Manhattan Beach at Manhattan Beach E - Bike Rentals. Enjoy the outdoors during your layover!

  4. If you are an art lover and have the time, LA's the place for you. The Getty (mid city), The Getty Villas (in Malibu with amazing views) and the Broad, which is in downtown LA, and the LA County Museum of Art, which is near the original Farmers Market.

  5. Enjoy your LAX layover sightseeing in Hollywood. Again, depending on time, here are a few ideas: Griffith Park Observatory, which has amazing views and will enthrall kids and adults alike. Take The Charlie Turner Trail to view the world famous Hollywood sign. And speaking of Hollywood, stop by Grauman's Chinese Theatre which continues to host movie premieres. Additionally, you can see the handprints and footprints of current and past stars immortalized in concrete on Grauman's Walk of Fame.

  6. Have your driver take you to trendy Venice Beach or Abbot Kinney Boulevard which is great for dining or people watching.

  7. If iconic fast food is more to your taste, stop at any In - Out - Burger, Randy's Donuts,

  8. Take a gander and have a look at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Enjoy a drink while people watching in the hotel's gorgeous lobby.

  9. If you have the time, The Westchester Golf Club is a few minutes away from LAX. Rent some clubs and drive a few balls.

  10. Finally, if you are star struck, take a drive to Rodeo Drive and gaze at celebrities who tend to frequent the area and shop, and not at all incognito! The shopping is great as well, although on the pricey side. But, you are in Beverly Hills!


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