Things to Do near Lawndale

Baymont Inn & Suites LAX Hotel is surrounded by the some of the most popular Los Angeles attractions. The next time you fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), stay with Baymont for quick access to live music, sensational dining, fascinating museums and the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Learn more about favorite Los Angeles landmarks and attractions below:

Hollywood Bowl

An 18,000-seat natural amphitheater, the Hollywood Bowl is where the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra is based in the summertime. During the rest of the year, you'll be treated to amazing concerts, from classical musicians to rock stars to jazz legends. Learn all about this historic site by checking out the Hollywood Bowl Museum. For more information, visit www.hollywoodbowl.com

Staples Center

Located right next to the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles, the Staples Center plays host to several professional sports franchises. They are the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. For more information, visit www.staplescenter.com

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

There is something for everyone at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The museum's collection consists of everything from African art, German Expressionism, and European sculpture to art of the Pacific, European painting, and Islamic art. For more information, visit www.lacma.org

Center for the Arts at El Camino College

The Center for the Arts at El Camino College hosts a variety of entertainment programs throughout the season, produced by the talented students and faculty of El Camino College. Whether you're in the mood for music, comedy, drama, or a little of all three, you're sure to find it at the Center for the Arts. For more information and tickets, visit www.elcamino.edu/commadv/centerforarts/Index.html

Kodak Theatre

Every year the Academy Awards® takes place in the impressive and expansive (more than 3,000 seats) Kodak Theatre. It's also a world-class concert venue as well as the site for such signature events as the "American Idol" finals and the Daytime Emmy Awards. For more information, visit www.kodaktheatre.com

Universal Studios Hollywood

Movie buffs and special effects mavens will be drawn to Universal Studios Hollywood. The Studio Tour provides an opportunity to visit the sets of former blockbuster movies as well as various films currently being shot. Stop by the Special Effects Stages for a tutorial in how those mind-bogging effects are created. For more information, visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com

Dodger Stadium

The home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1962, Dodger Stadium is situated in a section of town known as Chavez Ravine. The third-oldest stadium behind Chicago's Wrigley Field and Boston's Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium can accommodate 56,000 fans, making it the largest ballpark in the majors. For more information, visit www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/dodger.htm

The Home Depot Center

Home to the championship Los Angeles Galaxy, The Home Depot Center is the largest stadium in Major League Soccer designed specifically for the game with capacity for 27,000 screaming fans. It's also a multi-purpose venue, hosting live music events and both college and high school football championships every year. For more information, visit homedepotcenter.com

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Great shopping and dining await your arrival at The Grove. Retailers range from Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, and Nordstrom to Tommy Bahama, Victoria's Secret, and American Girl Place. As for food, the delectable, diverse choices include Maggiano's Little Italy, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, and the Cheesecake Factory. For more information, visit www.thegrovela.com

The Grove

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South Bay Galleria

South Bay Galleria is the retail anchor of nearby Redondo Beach, California. Here you'll browse a diverse array of shops including major tenants Macy's and Nordstrom, as well as Aeropostale, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bebe, Lane Bryant, The Limited and Nine West. In addition to fab shopping and dining, South Bay Galleria features the 16-screen AMC South Bay Galleria. For more information, visit www.southbaygalleria.com

Del Amo Fashion Center

The options are virtually endless at Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, California. The bi-level shopping mall is one of the nation's largest, featuring more than 300 retailers, including anchors Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, Burlington Coat Factory, the AMC Del Amo 18 movie theater, and more. Del Amo Fashion Center is also famous for its International Food Court. For more information, visit www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center

Hustler Casino

The spirit of Las Vegas is alive and well at Hustler Casino in Redondo Beach, located just four miles from Baymont LAX Airport hotel. Hustler Casino is open 24-hours a day, every day, and offers a luxurious gaming experience with 30 tables, hundreds of slot machines and the chic Blackjack Lounge. For more information, visit hustlercasino.com

Santa Monica Pier

Open every day of the year, the Santa Monica Pier boasts an abundance of shops and restaurants, plus unique entertainment. Take a ride on the historic 1922 carousel, check out the interactive aquarium or become engaged in the routine of an engaging street performer. Best of all, it's all free. For more information, visit www.santamonicapier.org

Manhattan Beach

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, Manhattan Beach offers a 928-foot roundhouse pier, a state historical landmark that's ideal for fishing and strolling. There are also 80 acres of park land that's available for all sorts of sports and recreational activities. For more information, visit www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us