Visiting a new city can be awkward and confusing sometimes. Getting around, not knowing where to go and what to do can be daunting. Not to worry. Here are three of our very favorite places to hang out when staying near the Los Angeles Convention Center. We are sure you will love them. Leave us a comment below telling us about your experiences at these fine establishments near the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Welcome to the City of Angels! Los Angeles is a vibrant metropolis that’s home to Hollywood glitz, sunny beaches, and mouth-watering cuisine. If you’re landing at LAX and have some time before your next flight, why not explore the surrounding area? From world-famous landmarks to hidden gems only known by… Read more »

San Diego Zoo 124 miles to Los Angeles International Airport Housing more than 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies, the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, was the first to produce the concept of open-air, cage-less displays. It is one of the few zoos… Read more »

Big Bear Lake 2.2 hours to Los Angeles International Airport Located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the southern shore of Big Bear Lake, is the city of Big Bear Lake. It is in San Bernardino County and is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. It is immediately west of… Read more »

Catalina Island 22 minutes by car + 1 hour by ferry to Los Angeles International Airport Catalina Island, which also goes by the name Santa Catalina, or just plain Catalina, is an island off the coast of the state of California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. The island is about… Read more »

Mission San Juan Capistrano 58 miles to Los Angeles International Airport Mission San Juan Capistrano was a Spanish mission in colonial California and its ruins are located in  San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, Southern California. Its history is in the form of tales from its previous residents and present visitors. It is a… Read more »