Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the largest international airport serving Los Angeles and Southern California. It's the busiest airport in the state of California, and the second busiest in all of the United States. Located directly east of the beach, LAX resides in the city of Westchester. It's about 7 miles South of Santa Monica, 20 miles North of Long Beach, and 16 miles Southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. It was originally known as Mines Field when, in 1928, 640 acres of farmland was cleared to form dirt landing strips. It grew rapidly into the major airport it is today with 8 terminals and 1 international terminal. It is the hub for Alaskan Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines. LAX is designed in a horseshoe shape with Tom Bradley International Terminal in the center. Every year, LAX sees over 80 million passengers per year, making it the fourth busiest airport in the world.
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If you have a layover in LAX, there are a few options to pass the time. If you're in Tom Bradley, you'll have to reclear security if you exit the international terminal. Tom Bradley and Terminals 4 through 8 are interconnected so you don't have to walk outside. Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are not connected to eachother or other terminals so you will have to step outside to move between terminals. Give yourself plenty of time and wear comfortable shoes if you decide to explore other terminals.
Terminal 1 is dedicated exclusively to Southwest Airlines. It has a selection of coffee shops, deli's, and newstands found in most airport terminals, along with a Reilly’s Irish Pub next to Gate 15. You can also indulge in a quick spa treatment at Be Relax next to Gate 12. They offer chair massages, mani/pedis, and even a facial which can all be booked in advance. Swing by Marvin’s Shoe Shine to spiff up your kicks. If you're in the mood to shop, there's a Brookstones and a beachwear shop called Sol Surf, both near Gate 11.
Terminal 2 has some good food options including BUILT burgers, Fresh Brothers Pizza and Barneys Beanery, a sports bar and pub. If you love seafood, you're in luck. Terminal 2 has two seafood options. Slapfish is a fast casual American seafood resturant. Sealegs Wine Bar has a great selection of wine and seafood, including crab legs, but people rave about thier breakfast menu. If you're in the mood for shopping, there's two electronics store, E-Savvy and InMotion. You can also check out the Spanx store next to Gate 23A.
Terminal 3 is a bustling terminal with lots of excellent food options. If you're craving tacos and tequila, head over to La Familia next to Gate 31. Across from that is The Parlor, a gastro-pub praised for it's great cocktails and inviting dining experience. There's even an Angel City Brewery location inside Terminal 3. If you haven't tried it already (and even if you have), head over to Shake Shack for a classic burgers and fries. If you're looking for a healthier option, you plenty of options including LA Life which offers health foods and lite bites, EarthBar which specializes in protein shakes, juices, and smoothes, and Blue Window which offers healthy mexican food in ready-to-go lunchbox style meals with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. There's not much in the way of shopping aside from the usual Hudson Newstands and electronics kiosks sprinkled throughout.
Terminal 4 has a large food court with options like 8 oz Burger Bar, Real Food Daily Vegan Restaurant, La Provence Patisserie for sandwiches and pastries, Coles known for French dip sandwiches and cocktails, and more. If you forgot to grab a treat for someone, swing by the See's Candy booth next to Gate 42B. The Hollywood Style store sells souveniors as well as nice west-coast casual clothing and accessories. There's also a Marvins Shoe Shine Booth.
Terminal 5 has some cool retail shops and a great selection of restaurants. Most notably, there is Fords Filling Station, a popular Gastropub and small plates restaurant with a location in LA Live in Los Angeles. Another interesting choice is Skewers by Morimoto, a Japanese grilled skewer and wine restaurant from Iron Chef Morimoto. If you like fresh californian comfort food, check out Lemonade next to Gate 50A. If you're traveling with kids (or are a kid at heart), check out The Mattel Experience which carries toys, action figures, and board games. If you're a sports fan, you can swing by Magic Johnson Sports for all kinds of sports memorabilia for Los Angeles sports teams.
Terminal 6 just went through some major renovations. Arguably one of the best looking terminals in LAX, it has the look and feel of an upscale shopping mall including "Sunset Blvd" row, which is a row of 21 retail and dining attractions. If you're suddenly in the mood for a new lip color, check out the full-service MAC makeup store. You can even get a mini-makeover so you'll look great in your in-flight selfies. Or, pop into M Frederic for a new pair of new jeans or a new top. There's also a TUMI and Belkin store if you're in need of some more practical items. If you're hungry, you're in luck. There's plenty of great options including The Marketplace by Wolfgang Puck, Osteria by Fabio Viviani, and more. If you need a healthy pick-me-up, check out Earthbar for protein packed smoothies and fresh squeezed juices to invigorate you before the flight.
Terminal 7/8 has some renovations in the works in the near future, including a new luxe United Club Lounge, but even now, it has some great staples. There's a food court which has Loteria! Grill, The Counter, Wolfgang Puck Express, and more. If you're looking for fast food, there's a Carls Jr and a Panda Express. If you have some time to relax, check out B Grill by BOA Steakhouse, a full service dine-in restaurant which serves American fare including eggs benedict, burgers, and pasta. There's something for (almost) everyone in the way of shopping with a Hugo Boss store, a Harley Davidson store, and a book store.
Tom Bradley (TBIT) recently underwent $1.7 billion in renovations. This is the premier terminal of LAX featuring the "Great Hall" which is 150,000 sq. ft. of premier dining, retail shopping and an Integrated Environmental Media System to entertain waiting passengers. If you're in the mood for designer retail therapy, you're in luck. The Great Hall boasts some great high-end shops including Gucci, Burberry, Hermes, Armani, BVLGARI, Fred Segal, and more. Shopping can be tiring so you can retreat to one of the many lounges to recharge, like the Star Alliance Lounge, the oneworld Alliance Lounge, and more. If you don't have access to a lounge, worry not. Head over to Petrossian Caviar and Champagne Bar for a pre-flight indulgence.
If you're looking for something more substantial after checking in and going through TSA at LAX, you're in luck. Tom Bradley will excite almost any foodie with a wide variety options like 800 Degrees Pizza, Umami Burger, Chaya Brasserie, Vino Volo, and more. There's also a nice selection of fast food if you're looking for something quick and easy.
If you're traveling with a four-legged companion, there are quite a few animal relief stations at LAX where your BFF can stretch his legs and take a potty break. Here's a list of LAX animal relief stations by terminal:
LAX has a large number of lounges with at least one in each terminal and several lounges in the Tom Bradley Terminal. Here's a list by terminal:
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We offer two services types for pick ups from LAX: "Curbside" and "Meet and Greet". With "curbside" service, your chauffeur will meet you outside of the terminal on the curb. Once you have collected all of your baggage, you can exit the terminal and call your chauffeur. Once the chauffeur is alerted that you are ready, s/he will coordinate with you to pick you up from the curb. Your chauffeur will help you load your baggage into the vehicle and then transport you to your destination. Curbside service is great for experienced travelers who would like to exit the airport quickly or those who have packed light. If you chose "Meet and Greet" services, your chauffeur will be greet you with a name sign inside the terminal. Then you will head over to the baggage claim area where your chauffeur will help you collect your baggage. Since LAX does not allow cars to be parked on the curb, your chauffeur will then escort you to the parking lot where the vehicle is waiting. You can relax inside the vehicle and enjoy a cool towelette or a snack while your chauffeur loads the vehicle. Once everything is loaded, your chauffeur will transport you to your destination.
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