I jetted off to Southern California for a few days of work this week, but I had a few moments of free time to watch sunset in Venice Beach, President Obama’s arrival in LA, a quick stop at In-n-Out and some surfers at El Porto.
Marina Del Rey
Arrival into Los Angeles
I have been saddled with 2 hour layovers in Los Angeles too many times to count over the last few years. Â It is always nice as we make our final approach into LAX to see the palm trees, Hollywood Park and the beach. Â Of course one of the things that is hard to miss on approach is as we cross Sepulveda Boulevard is the red and yellow In-n-Out sign. Â It is so close to the airport, I know there is a way to leave the airport on my layover and pick up a burger.
In-n-Out on Final Approach into LAX
I once tried walking it during a 2.5 hour layover and I nearly missed my connecting flight. Â The next time I tried a cab and it was easy but expensive as we waiting in the drive thru lane with the meter running. Â While in the drive thru line I discovered the missing piece to this puzzle. Â Right next to In-n-Out is a parking garage called “The Parking Spot.” Â They have a shuttle that runs between LAX and the garage. Â Bingo, so now when I land in LAX, I walk outside the terminal, grab “The Parking Spot” shuttle for the Sepulveda garage get my lunch and take the shuttle back. Â I have managed to make this run with a 1 hour 45Â minute layover with time to spare.
The Parking Spot Sepulveda Shuttle
Pro tip: Make sure you tell the shuttle driver you are self parked so they don’t get suspicious you are using their shuttle for animal style burgers and fries instead of picking up your car.
Map from In-n-Out to LAX