Things to Do near LAX

Its no secret that Southern California is a world-renowned vacation destination. Boasting world-class beaches, action-packed amusement parks, glitzy Hollywood attractions, an abundance of arts and cultural points of interests, and a diverse range of shops and restaurants, and there’s no shortage of exciting things to do near LAX. Stay at Holiday Inn Los Angeles – LAX Airport to enjoy a convenient location just 1.2 miles away from the airport, and a quick drive to many popular attractions on the west side of LA!

Explore all of the exhilarating things to do in downtown Los Angeles with ease when you stay with us! Plus, experience all the glitz and glamor of Hollywood by exploring Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and the Grove. To immerse yourself in arts and culture, visit one of the many museums in the area, including the Hammer Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art. A visit to sunny California wouldn’t be complete without dipping your toes in the sands of Santa Monica, Venice, and Manhattan Beach, either!

A New Home for the Los Angeles Rams & Chargers

Keep an eye out for The Stadium, the new world-class sports and entertainment venue projected to be completed in 2020! This 300-acre stadium boasts state-of-the-art facilities, a 70,000 seat open-air stadium, a 6,000-seat performing arts venue, and more. Start planning to cheer on LA’s beloved NFL teams and enjoy comfortable accommodations by staying at our Holiday Inn hotel located just 2 miles away!

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Browse our list of top things to do near LAX and our hotel below to start planning your trip today!

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

Enjoy a sunny getaway in Southern California and discover all the fun things to do in Los Angeles, CA by the beach at this historic national icon! The Santa Monica Pier is home to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Playland Arcade, Pacific Park Amusement Park, and even more attractions!

The Forum

The Forum

The perfect venue for world-renowned musicians and artists, The Forum’s reinvented multi-purpose arena is now a premier live entertainment facility boasting seating for up to 17,500 people.

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

Experience classic laid-back Southern California vibes at Manhattan Beach, located just 6.3 miles from Holiday Inn Los Angeles – LAX Airport! Dip your toes in the sands and join a game of volleyball, or enjoy a scenic bike ride along The Strand Beach Path, a 22-mile bike trail that connects to Santa Monica! Manhattan Beach is also home to the Roundhouse Aquarium, small parks, and a charming downtown area with boutique shops and delicious eateries.

Venice Beach

Venice Beach

Venice Beach is a quintessential thing to do in Los Angeles, CA. Experience a getaway of surf, sand, and sun at this bohemian beach town bustling with street performers, delicious eats, eclectic stores, and surf shops. Take a stroll along the famed Venice Beach Boardwalk, or enjoy a ride along the bike path!

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

A vacation in Los Angeles wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood! For the self-proclaimed film buff, studio tours at Universal Studios can’t be missed. Thrill seekers can hop on the many fast-paced and action-packed rides, and explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ for the most magical experience in SoCal.

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

Take a journey through the galaxy at Griffith Observatory! Learn more about the cosmos by participating in the many free events held at the Observatory, or attend a program at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater.

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

Hoping to stumble into your favorite celebrity? A chance encounter can happen all over Southern California, but Beverly Hills’ famed reputation as the home of Hollywood’s favorite stars make this city the prime location for a little bit of celebrity sightseeing. Shopping is one of the finest things to do near LAX and in Los Angeles County. So, don’t forget to treat yourself to some of the latest trends at the upscale Rodeo Drive shopping street!


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