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Long Beach to Los Angeles drive

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  Long Beach
 Dolphin Park
 Citadel Outlets
 El Tepeyac Café
   Los Angeles 
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Long Beach to Los Angeles road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Long Beach to Los Angeles. If you're planning a road trip to Los Angeles, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Long Beach and Los Angeles. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Long Beach and Los Angeles. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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11:00 am  start in Long Beach
drive for about 12 minutes

11:12 am  Dolphin Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:12 pm
drive for about 10 minutes

12:22 pm  Compton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:22 pm
drive for about 17 minutes

1:39 pm  Citadel Outlets
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 9 minutes

2:47 pm  eat at El Tepeyac Café
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 6 minutes

3:54 pm  arrive in Los Angeles
stay at Shutters On the Beach

driving ≈ 54 minutes

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Long Beach to Los Angeles questions

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
Is Long Beach worth stopping by during an action-packed LA trip?  (10 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?

Dolphin Park  (2 mentions)

Compton  (3 answers)
    Aquarium of the Pacific  (9 mentions)
    Watts Towers Arts Center  (5 mentions)
    Long Beach Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    Dolphin Park  (2 mentions)
    Aquarium of the Pacific  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Compton:
        Roscoe's House of Chicken N' Waffles
    hotels around Compton:
        SpringHill Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
    questions about Compton:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Compton?

Citadel Outlets  (2 mentions)

El Tepeyac Café  (2 mentions)

Where's the best place to stay in Los Angeles?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Los Angeles.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Los Angeles to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Shutters On the Beach, which was mentioned 36 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Erwin  (30 mentions)
The Standard Downtown LA  (20 mentions)
Ace Hotel Los Angeles  (17 mentions)
The Huntley Hotel  (15 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Los Angeles? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Los Angeles?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Gjelina, which was mentioned 44 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Perch  (25 mentions)
Bottega Louie  (18 mentions)
Grand Central Market  (16 mentions)
Bestia  (15 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Los Angeles? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Los Angeles?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
Griffith Observatory  (63 mentions)
Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Los Angeles. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Michelle from Mesa asked:
Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?  (27 answers)

profile  Maxime from Los Angeles asked:
What's your favorite burger in L.A?  (26 answers)

profile  Clement from Singapore asked:
Free things to do in Los Angeles?  (24 answers)

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?  (20 answers)

profile  Steph from asked:
Area an hour away from LAX airport  (19 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Los Angeles.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Los Angeles to Long Beach drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Long Beach to Los Angeles. Or get a full Long Beach to Los Angeles flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Long Beach well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Long Beach!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 24 miles
driving time of 34 minutes
24 Long Beach travel answers
3 Compton travel answers
612 Los Angeles travel answers


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