Econo Lodge Near LAX
4123 W. Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90304
Phone: (310) 672-7285
Fax: (310) 672-1046
American nationals can gather all the information possible on Germany in this Manhattan Beach office. A branch of the German National Tourist Board, this center promotes the country as a potential tourist destination. Planning a vacation this summer? Visit this official information hub and collect brochures and booklets that will give you a brief low-down on prime attractions in one of Europe's most beautiful offerings. And if you have already made up your mind, simply ask the lady at the reception to book the best tour for you. Schöne Reise!
This park in the Leimert Park neighborhood is considered the hub of African-American art scene. It has several shops and theaters in the vicinity which makes it a place full of theater artists, musicians, poets, writers and tourists. The World Stage is also located in the same neighborhood.
Located between Dockweiler and Manhattan Beaches is this less crowded beach. Although technically, the beach is in the city of Manhattan Beach, the sparse crowds are mostly due to its proximity to the Chevron Oil Refinery and the lack of some amenities. Despite all that, the beach has lifeguards, rest rooms and showers as well as metered parking, which is usually easy to come by.
The Ballona Wetlands are the largest remaining coastal wetlands in the Los Angeles region. Once owned by Howard Hughes, today this freshwater marsh is open to the public. Enjoy walking along the perimeter public trail and take in all the natural beauty in the middle of the city.
The closest beach to LAX stretches for four miles from El Segundo north to Playa Del Rey. In addition to the normal amenities, Dockweiler State Beach accommodates overnight campers with fire pits and RV campsites with reservations. Other special features of this beach include bike rentals, a bike path, fishing and scuba diving. But perhaps the best and most surprising feature is the quiet and solitude that can be found here despite its proximity to such a large airport. Call the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors for details.
Star Eco Station is an environmental science and wildlife rescue center that is located in Culver City, a few miles from Downtown Los Angeles. Providing educational tours, field trips and events to students, the place is a famous destination to learn about wildlife. Visitors are also educated about the role of fauna in the environment and ecology.
The Live Oak Park spans nine acres in Manhattan Beach and is one of the most popular outdoor spots in the South Bay. During the off-season, local basketball heroes from the Lakers take advantage of the great basketball courts in this park. There are also tennis courts and baseball fields. The playground is big and has a train that makes the kids squeal with delight. Throughout the park there are large, shady trees and plenty of spots for romantic picnics or family outings.
West Angeles Cathedral is a famous church located in Los Angeles. It is the largest cathedral of 'Church of God in Christ' in the United States with over 25,000 followers. It is also the home church of Bishop Charles E. Blake, who is also the presiding Bishop of the 'Church of God in Christ'. The church has a large following and also includes many celebrities including Magic Johnson and Denzel Washington.
At the north end of Exposition Park, which isn't really a park at all, sits this sunken garden. Exposition Park Rose Garden features more than 20,000 rose bushes, made up of more than 190 different varieties of roses. During blooming season from March to November, the smell here can be incredibly strong. This spot is popular for picnics and weddings, the latter of which is available by reservation.
Located more than 20 miles away from Los Angeles, the city of Manhattan Beach enjoys sweeping views of the sea. The Manhattan Beach pier is one of the main venues for the happening International Surf Festival. It is also held at Redondo, Torrance and Hermosa beaches.
Manhattan Beach is one of the best beaches around due to its proximity to shops and restaurants. The constant entertainment here on weekends comes in many forms, most notably as volleyball and surfing tournaments. This stretch of sand can claim to be both the inspiration and hangout of the Beach Boys in their early days, as well as the birthplace of beach volleyball. The oldest beach volleyball tournament in the world, the Manhattan Beach Open, is held here annually in late July. Limited free parking, metered parking and parking lots are available.
If the marine flora and fauna in the oceans, tidelands and beaches of Southern California has caught your fascination, it's time to make a trip to the Roundhouse Aquarium. There's a lot to marvel at, from the Mattel Deep Ocean Habitat Tank which harbors White Plume Anemones, Rainbow Stars to the Living Reef Tank. Let your kids gaze in wonder at the Shark Tank and be amused by the eight-legged octopus. The Specimen Tank holds shark eggs, hermit crabs and tongue fish. Now before you bite your tongue, you should know that admission to this place is free, but you are always welcome to donate and make your contributions.