Walking down Main Street in El Segundo, California, you may feel as though you’ve stepped back in time: the city is known as “Mayberry by the Sea” for its nostalgic charm. However, El Segundo hotel guests will quickly discover that there is more to this city than its small-town atmosphere.
For a unique dining experience, visit Encounter––located on the Los Angeles International Airport campus, this sci-fi-themed restaurant hangs 70 feet in the air. For more down-to-earth fare, enjoy a Middle East-inspired lunch at the nearby Hummus Factory.
The Toyota Sports Center—the official practice facility for the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team—also features public-use ice skating and ice hockey rinks, basketball courts and a gymnasium. For outdoor fun just minutes from your El Segundo accommodations, Dockweiler State Beach offers beautiful seashore vistas and that famous SoCal surf, and nature lovers should watch for the El Segundo blue, an endangered butterfly species that lives only atop the local sand dunes.
Los Angeles is nearby as well, where there are thousands more attractions for you to explore before riding the LA Metro Green Line back to your hotel in El Segundo room and away from the hustle and bustle.