Stuck at LAX on a layover? You’re probably on your smart phone or tablet, frantically searching for things to do with your time. If you’re in LA and have a layover (or delay) of more than a couple hours, take the advice from a couple that lives in the area- we’ve got some great ways to get you out of the airport and into a couple cool hidden and not so hidden gems close to LAX!
So what to do with a layover in LA? Here’s some simple advice for areas close to the airport, and the various transportation you can utilize to get there. If you don’t have enough time to leave the airport but want a terminal by terminal guide to food, you can find that in our Eating in LAX guide
You’re at LAX and you’re looking for the best place to eat? Fear not, we’ve got your terminal by terminal dining guide to find the best restaurants in LAX. And if you have more time and are looking to get OUT of the airport, check out our guide with tips and tricks for how to find food and activities close to the airport that are either free to get to or very cheap! LAX used to be one of the worst places in the world to eat. It’s bad enough that the traffic is insane, that moving between terminals is difficult, and that the city of LA still hasn’t found a way to get public transportation into the actual airport (but we’re working on that). But to arrive having fought all that, and then be faced with McDonald’s or some nameless and low quality sandwich joint- it was salt in the wound.