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The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood

The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood
USD 298.99
Immerse yourself in a full day of movie-making magic with a specially trained guide as you discover the Universal Studios Hollywoodâ„  the general public doesn't get to see. On top of that, enjoy additional VIP benefits such as all-day admission to the park, unlimited Front of Line access to all rides and attractions, exclusive reserved seating at all shows, a gourmet lunch, valet parking upon arrival and so much more!

Spaces for the VIP Experience are very limited and advance reservations are required. So make sure to book in advance and reserve your space!

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3-Day Las Vegas and Grand Canyon Tour from Los Angeles

3-Day Las Vegas and Grand Canyon Tour from Los Angeles
3 days
USD 327.99
Experience the best of both worlds on this semi-guided 3-day tour from Los Angeles that includes both free time in Las Vegas and a narrated bus tour at the Grand Canyon. Gamble, shop or just admire the glitz in Vegas at your leisure before heading to one of the world's most stunning natural wonders. On your escorted tour of the Grand Canyon, marvel at the views from the popular South Rim, learn about the history and geology of the canyon, and savor a buffet lunch. Round-trip transport from Los Angeles and two nights of included accommodations in Las Vegas make this tour a convenient way to check two must-see attractions off your bucket list.

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Los Angeles International Airport

Where is Los Angeles Airport?  

The home of Hollywood, Los Angeles is the worldwide centre of the recording, television and motion picture industries. It is also an important center of media, business and international trade.

Surrounded by mountains, forests and beaches, and some of the world's best attractions, its no wonder LA attracts visitors far and wide.

Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX), also known as Los Angeles Airport, LAX Airport - or simply LAX - is located in the neighborhood of Westchester, 26 kilometres (16 miles) southwest of  downtown Los Angeles, California, United States.

LAX has nine passenger terminals arranged in a "U shape", or "horseshoe". The terminals are numbered 1 through 8; the 9th terminal is named Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). See Moving Between LAX Terminals for practical tips.

In 2012, LAX served 63,688,121 passengers, making it the 6th busiest airport in the world.

LAX is a hub for Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Horizon Air and United Airlines. It is also a focus city for Air New Zealand, Allegiant Air, Qantas, Southwest Airlines, Virgin America and Volaris. Many other airlines fly to LAX, including Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Westjet, to name just a few.

Many cities worldwide have flights to LAX, including Amsterdam, Bangkok, Beijing, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Toronto, as well as numerous domestic cities.

Your best bet for a LAX Airport transfer is a shuttle. Details on all options are included in this guide.

Or, to truly arrive stress free, treat yourself to a private Los Angeles Airport transfer from IHateTaxis.

About airports in the Los Angeles area

The Greater Los Angeles region relies on a multiple airport system because of its vast size. Many of the area's most popular attractions are closest to alternative airports.

--> Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the region's primary airport
--> Burbank Airport (BUR) is closest to Hollywood and Griffith Park
--> Orange County Airport (SNA) is closest to Disneyland, Honda Center and Angel Stadium
--> Long Beach Airport (LGB) is closest to Palos Verdes and Huntington Beach
--> LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is closest to Riverside and San Bernardino
--> Tip: LAX flights diverted due to weather usually land at ONT


 Other Items of Interest at Los Angeles Airport

Services at Los Angeles Airport include:

  • Ambassador Program
  • Volunteer Information Professionals (VIP)
  • Bob Hope Hollywood USO lounge, across the roadway between Terminals 1 and 2 - Open 24/7
  • Medical Clinic
  • LAX Air Radio 530
  • Observation Deck at the LAX Theme Building (designed by Disney); open Saturdays and Sundays from 08:00 to 17:00 and is free to the public, including free telescopes
  • Encounter Restaurant at the LAX Theme Building - fab food and 360 degree views from a freestanding structure designed to look like a flying saucer
  • Public Art Displays
  • A small Pet Park at the southeast end of the Central Terminal Area near Terminals 7-8 where pets can take a potty break; plastic bags provided.


Note: There are no luggage storage services or lockers available (contact your airline to arrange baggage storage).

Additional Los Angeles Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2015