Hello. My mother and I have 5 hours to kill at LA airport August 22nd before flying home to UK. How far is this place from airport? Doable?
City: Los Angeles
Country: United States
Manhattan Beach is only 10 minutes from the airport and would allow you enough time to get a meal and a quick view of the beach and pier before heading back to LAX.
I would say that Orange County might be difficult because it's anywhere from 30-60 minutes in *no traffic*, and you'd have to rent a car. I think one of the nearby beaches would be your best bet (Manhattan, Hermosa, Venice Beach boardwalk), or explore downtown!
Downtown Long Beach is 45 minutes from LAX. You can visit the Queen Mary or the Aquarium of the Pacific and return to LAX in plenty of time.