LAX Area for Families
Collected by Frederick Simeon
Landing in LA, there are a few directions to head straight away to experience some of the best that the city has to offer. From the South Bay to the Westside to Culver City and even Inglewood, there are spots to hit without having to drive into the heart of Hollywood.
3416 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
Right on the cusp of El Porto in Manhattan Beach, and a short walk from the waves, Sloopy’s is such a laidback restaurant that it almost feels as though you’re dining in someone’s backyard. Potted plants line the walls, vines crawl up to the open...
131 W Grand Ave C, El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
Relax into the ease of a beach diner (the walls are decked with surfboards) with deep, comfortable booths in the heart of quaint El Segundo, just minutes from LAX. Enjoy breakfast until 5 PM, with such favorites as the Buffalo Patty with Eggs,...
4129001902, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293, USA
Biking the boardwalk is the best way to experience the beaches and coastline of L.A. Rent a bike in the middle at Dockweiler Beach and either go the 10 miles north through Marina Del Rey, Venice, and the Santa Monica Pier (or keep going to Malibu)...
1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291, USA
Grab your skateboard and head over to the Venice Skate Park overlooking the Santa Monica Bay for a fun day of skateboarding. No worries if you don't skate. Spectators are very welcome. You'll have an equally great time standing at the rail...
533 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
Superba Snack Bar in Venice, California is one of the best lunch spots on the West Side, with a varied menu that delivers on taste. The sandwiches are 'classics' that have been updated and done extremely well—their version of a BLT, for example,...
1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
The seasonal small-plates sharing menu at M.B. Post brings out the social side of dining. Upon entering, the liveliness wraps you in a friendly bear hug. The decorative accents pay tribute to the space’s post office past and are as thoughtful as...
225 26th St #51, Santa Monica, CA 90402, USA
A small storefront in the charming Brentwood Country Mart is lit up late after the rest of the village has gone to sleep. Here at Sweet Rose Creamery, organic milk, eggs, cream, and sugar are transformed daily into the purest-tasting ice cream,...
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
It's said that the best pizza in the United States is made in Cafe Bianca in Phoenix, AZ and as a pizza aficionado I can stand behind that statement. Enter Local 1205. When asked how Local 1205 created a pizza as good as Bianca they responded, "We...
507 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
The white cracked-stone facade of Moon Juice stands out against the blue sky like a cloud and pulls you in with intrigue. This pressed-juice-and-nut-milk shop is one of the latest additions to Venice's quickly-developing Rose Avenue. Although...
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291, USA
On my way for dinner at The Tasting Kitchen, I noticed that Abbot Kinney Boulevard was packed of street food trucks from top to bottom. Taking place every friday evening, the food trucks that usually patrol the downtown area gather together on...
102 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292, USA
Like its name and logo suggests, The Arbor Collective snowboard, skateboard, and apparel brand is rooted in a commitment to the environment and sustainable production practices. The collective's longboards, which are touted as some of the best in...
8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
It’s easy to miss the discreet sign for “Book Soup” after passing the more obvious marquees for Sunset Strip’s famous nightlife and entertainment destinations. This cozy, out-of-place bookshop feels endless as it lures you in and slows down time...
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