Lakewood is a great place to base yourself while you are exploring Los Angeles as a large number of the area’s star attractions are within easy driving distance. The Los Cerritos Shopping Center and the Virginia Country Club are just two of the best places to explore here. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit the Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Area and the El Dorado Regional Park.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find many interesting museums, exhibits and venues in and around Lakewood. Arts lovers will find plenty to cheer about at venues such as the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts in Cerritos.
If you are into nature, plan a trip to the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to relax. Join in a ball game, take a few photos, or just soak up the sunshine at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden in Long Beach.
Take a break from the tourist trail and play a game of golf at the El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach and the Recreation Park Golf Course.
To make sure you get the most out of Lakewood, consider staying at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, be sure to check out the Best Western of Long Beach, the Guesthouse Hotel Norwalk, and the popular DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles - Norwalk.