PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
There are SO many rental car lots, so from whichever lot you rent from, ask for directions to Lincoln Parkway and Sepulveda Blvd. It's not really a maze, but since there are so many locations, this might be the smartest thing to do.
Have a GREAT trip!!
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KU747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 368 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2325 times:
If you are leaving from the airport take Sepulveda Blvd North and you'll find In n out on your left. If you are heading to the airport from Century Blvd also take Sepulveda North. www.mapquest.com will help you.
113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 536 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2289 times:
Unless you need to drive somewhere else, forget the rental car. When you arrive, take the free shuttle van to The Parking Spot-Sepulveda lot. It is right next door. You can even do some nice spotting from the roof top parking lot.
PITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
Hey Andy, have fun. I've done this once before. It's amazing seeing all the heavies flying almost directly over head. I was there on a really foggy morning so my experience wasn't the greatest. But do enjoy In N Out and the spotting. Grab your double double and head across the street to the little park and relax.
FlybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 633 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2130 times:
I'm so jealous you're going to LAX! (I miss home). Anyways, I have a few suggestions if you're going to be renting a car. The IN N OUT is definitely my favorite spot of them all, but there are other places that give you good vantage points for seeing the planes, and also the scenery as well. If you're renting a car, ask how to get onto Sepulveda Blvd, and head north on Sepulveda. You then want to make a left onto Westchester PKWY. Then make another left (1st light) onto 92nd St. It kinda curves around a parking structure, and on the left is the entrance to the IN N OUT. I recommend you park, walk in, order a #1 animal style, then walk outside with your food and sit down by the palm trees. A #1 is a double double and it's amazing. You can also go on top of the structure and have a good look at the north complex.
So, another good site to go to is Imperial Hill. That gives you a lookout of the south complex, with a good backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains. Leave the IN N OUT by making a right (south on Sepulveda) and go under the south runways. Follow signs for the 105 Fwy West (Imperial Hwy). Make a left onto California St, and it snakes to E. Imperial Ave. Make a right. You will head up a slight hill, and at the top you'll see a big flag poll. That is imperial hill and there are nice benches to sit on, and a nice railing to lean against. Once you're done there you can also go do a little driving on a road (I'm not sure you can really stop and loiter around, I haven't been that gutsy yet), but it's worth checking out the maintenance area. Head down the hill going West, make a right on Main St, and then a left onto Imperial Hwy. Make a right onto Pershing Dr, then make a right on World Way. This is a neat drive. Once you're done there, you can either go back towards the IN N OUT and make a big loop around the airport, or head to the beach to put your feet in the sand with planes flying overhead. It's a really nice loop to do. If you go back to the IN N OUT, head back towards Pershing Dr, then make a right, and then make another right on Westchester Pkwy. You will be driving parallel to RWY 24R/6L. It's neat to watch. Here's a link to the map of the area. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e....406696&spn=0.032256,0.077248&z=14
Sorry this is like a novel, but I thought I'd give some expertise from a local. Enjoy your trip there!