positiveetco2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 63 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2508 times:
I'm going to be spending Tuesday in LA while my wife is working on a project. That means my 2 year old son and I will have free time to to spot (he is already obsessed). I am very familiar with In/Out on Sepulveda. Am I missing any other restaurants with good viewing? Or are there any other local airports (VNY?) with restaurants close to the action. Just want to put together a fun day.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27311 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
At LAX you have the Jetson like themed Disney designed Encounter restaurant atop the Theme Building that offers good views. Unfortunately the observation deck above is only open weekends. There is also the Proud Bird Restaurant on Aviation Blvd with landing views of traffic on 25s, however I really don't care for the food or service. You can also bring your own from some of the nearby fast food places and sit on the benches on top of the Imperial hill looking out across the airport.
For VNY, you have the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant which is runway adjacent so you can catch close up GA traffic. Down at LGB you have the observation deck and restaurant above the historic terminal with open views of the tarmac and runways.
If you and your 2-year old are OK being out in the sun for a few hours my top choice would be the Imperial Hill and if you want another airport the LGB terminal terrace.
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