Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of the busiest airports in the U.S., and the city itself is a sprawling metropolis which attracts both business travelers and those who want to sight-see.
When visiting the City of Angels, consider securing a rental car as a time saving and cost-effective mode of transportation. A personal vehicle will allow you to find alternative roads, instead of traversing congested L.A. highways, and will often provide you with the fastest route to area attractions.
From LAX, hop on I-5 to reach the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios and iconic Hollywood sign, all about 30 minutes away. Just seven miles from LAX is the Venice Beach Boardwalk, a cultural melting pot with live street performances and a view of the beach. People-watching here might net you a glimpse of a famous celebrity. Also close by is the picturesque Marina del Rey, a peaceful man-made harbor, and the perfect place for a relaxing walk.
NBA fans might check the schedule for L.A.’s two basketball teams, the Lakers and Clippers. Both play at the Staples Center, located just off I-10.
Hints and Tips
Your flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to LAX takes about an hour. Your sightseeing in Los Angeles can start right at the airport’s Flight Path Learning Center, a free interactive aviation museum.