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What do you do with a 12 hour layover in LAX? Any suggestions or ideas?
Member since 08 Aug 2017
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Manhattan Beach. 15 min away by Uber. Go for a swim. If you have lounge access back at the airport you can shower before your next sector.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Jun 2017
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if you have lounge access, stay at the airport. if not, it depends on the time of the day. For day time, you can take Uber to get around. Uber is pretty cheap there. A cheaper option is to take Uber to LAX aviation, then metro to the Science Centre and the Museum of Natural History (if you like museum), down town (not much too see apart from the Walt Disney concert hall in my view) or even the walk of frame (for people watching!). Train ticket is only 1.5$ but be prepared to change between different lines and to face unexpected scenery at some stations!
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Rent a car and go crazy
Member since 19 Jun 2017
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Depends on the month, also time of the day... I'd suggest to go to Santa Monica for a nice lunch near the beach! I've done that before and then back to the lounge to shower prior the flight.
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Dis. Ney. Land.
Member since 08 Jul 2014
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Or, at the other end of the cultural scale, the Getty Center is well worth a visit, and is only 13 miles up the 405. A phenomenal art collection, great views (smog permitting), pleasant gardens, interesting architecture and decent food options. And entry is free.
Member since 08 Nov 2014
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Catch the Big Blue Bus and go to Santa Monica. Takes about 40 minutes.
Member since 02 Aug 2012
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Getty Centre is my choice, I went there once with a spare day. It really is an amazing experience even apart from the Art [which is equally outstanding]
Member since 26 Feb 2017
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if you head out just make sure you get yourself an In-N-Out burger!
Member since 04 Apr 2014
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No way! I live in Orange County and leave home 4 hours before a flight from LAX. If the 5 is backed up you’ll spend most of the trip in traffic.
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I was going to ask something similar, as I will be soon staying one night in Venice Beach before flying out on QF96 (the 23:55 flight).
Member since 27 Nov 2016
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I was on that flight last week. As I was flying into LAX late with luggage, I checked into an airport hotel. Next morning Uber to Santa Monica which has also has great shopping as well as beach and then met friends there for a long and late lunch. Picked up bags at the hotel en route to the airport. If you haven’t been to the Getty as previously suggested, it’s a wonderful thing to do as well.
Member since 11 Nov 2017
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Santa Monica is just up the road and wonderful......I'd be more concerned about being on the street at night in Venice. It gets weird in parts after sundown
Thanks both for your notes. Moving to an airport hotel so I can leave bags there makes too much sense. Will be looking at rates on line tonight!
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