PLAYA DEL REY, CALIF. is the end of the road for many residents who call this small Los Angeles community home. With its own tucked away beach that many tourists don't see, the residential community takes on a very local look and feel. Its main attraction is the lagoon where neighbors meet to walk dogs, play basketball, entertain the kids on the swings, or park and wander over to the wind-swept sandy beach. The other attraction that you don't want to overlook is the bike beach path that connects all of the South Bay to Marina del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica.
Playa del Rey is a mere 15 minutes north of LAX and just 19 miles from downtown L.A. But to those who live, work and dine in this little bit of paradise, it is on the edge of all that madness, offering rest and relaxation from the hustle and bustle just minutes away on Marina del Rey (90) Freeway. Read more ...>
(There is one hotel where visitors can stay and access the best of L.A. in a more serene setting at Inn at Playa del Rey.)