El Segundo Travel Guide

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El Segundo Things to Do

  • Downtown

    El Segundo has some interesting places in the downtown area, a number of nice restaurants (many ethnic) and boutiques and other shops. Some of the most interesting are along Main Street and Grand Street.

  • Beach

    Since El Segundo is on the Pacific there is also a beach. The windy, steep road leading to the beach wanders through some ugly industrial area but once you get to the beach it gets prettier. You have to pay for parking in the lot by the beach.

  • Scooter's Jungle

    Scooter's Jungle is a great indoor playground for private birthday parties or events (some days are open too). You can spend one hour or more depending on the package your choose, jumping around, sliding, zip lining or playing ping pong. After that you go eat, and again depending on your package of choice some food is included, some you can bring....

  • Plaza El Segundo Mall

    Meeting by Rosecrans & Sepulveda is quite local and social phenomenon, at Plaza El Segundo. It's an attractive outdoor mall with the usual but also some unique stores and boutiques. Plaza El Segundo is not so typically mall bland overall. Aesthetically, architecture has always been impressively sophisticated with a touch of whimsy from various...

  • ESMoA - Art Laboratory

    ESMoA is more of an art laboratory than a traditional museum, it holds three Experiences (i.e., exhibits) each year that include paintings, sculptures and video/digital works from various time periods and regions. Each Experience is built around a question or theme that will allow viewers to create their own connections and...

  • Automobile Driving Museum

    If you are looking to see someones fake museum, that is really a collection of some rich person's old cars mostly old Packards, then this is the museum for you. It is fun on Sundays they actually choose one car and let visitors take a spin in the car around the neighborhood. If you had a grandpa who loved old cars and you wanted to have a birthday...


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El Segundo Restaurants

  • Malibu Fish Grill

    The decor was not so great but the service was quick and the food excellent. They advertise that they serve only hormone-free chicken, fresh seafood, and NO trans-fat. Best food I had in town. I had Clam Chowder and Cajun Grilled Catfish with a side of Rice Pilaf and fruit salad; it was all very good. $20 as of October 2012. Great Cajun Catfish!...

  • Great Steak House

    Plan on spending a lot of money to eat at this restaurant. Dinner for two will be over $100. Nice features about this restaurant, they have excellent quality of meat and they know how to cook it. They have 100 wines by the glass available. All side dishes are purchased separately unless indicated on your menu selection. The sides are enough for...

  • Great Food at My Hotel

    The décor was nothing to get excited about; but the waiters looked fancy in dress shirts and ties. The menu was varied with seafood and some European dishes. Carrasco's is associated with the Hacienda Hotel. My Sole Stuffed with Crab Meat was quite good. $15 as of October 2012. Sole Stuffed with Crabmeat.


El Segundo Nightlife

  • Drink, Dance, Listen to Music

    The guy behind the bar was an older Mexican-American gentleman in western attire. Tuesday Night was dance night and several couples were dancing Country & Western style and a few slow dances. I had a great time drinking a couple of rum and cokes and talking with Erik (Odinthor). Not a place to go if you are young and looking to hook up; but the rum...

  • *shrugs* another sports bar

    Stick n Stein is a sports bar on Sepulveda and Mariposa.It's a good place to go to if there's a big game on (like USC vs UCLA) as the bar is quite large and it's fun when there's 50 fans going at another group of 50 fans.When there's no big game on, well, I don't see the point of coming here as a tourist actually.Don't get me wrong, it is a nice...

  • Small Town

    The Stick N Stine is a El Segundo bar that alot of locals go to and some professional sports persons. The Stick N Stine is a resturant / bar that has a baseball look and feel to it. El Segundo is a well known baseball town, hense the look and style inside.When you walk inside you will first notice the trophy case with El Segundo baseball stars in...


El Segundo Transportation

  • Metro Green line

    One of the best ways to get to El Segundo is to take the Metro Green line that has several stops along the south bay area. The one here is of the Mariposa station which is where the Hilton Garden Inn (see hotels) is located. The cost is small and the ride is smooth so why put up with the traffic when someone else can drive. You will even get to see...

  • Get here via LAX area

    One way to get to El Segundo is by a quick BCT bus. It departs from the LAX Transit Center and the Aviation Green Line Station. It's only about 10 min to get to the heart of El Segundo on the BCT 109. The bus runs throughout the day, until about 8-9 PM. Although the #109 has a tendency to run either a bit early and late (my experience), it is...

  • Bus

    We caught the bus outside sizzler up to LAX and changed there to get to Santa Monica - it cost us $1.50 in total and the buses ran frequently. There were also buses running south but we used the one ran by the Hacienda Hotel. We didn't have any problems getting around without a car.


El Segundo Shopping

  • Swoozie's: paper, presents, printing & pizazz

    by Nicole_K Updated Mar 30, 2007

    A Place for all Reasons, It's a Lifestyle Collection . . . With an Edge.

    Swoozie's® is a unique store that was established on the basis of "celebration". Swoozie's associates are all experts in the art of gift giving and enjoy helping our customers find the appropriate present for the appropriate occasion. Swoozie's® associates are experts on social paper as well. Swoozie's® has the largest selection of designer invitations in the country, covering all occasions. We at Swoozie's® are dedicated to a customer-focused environment. From the products on the shelves, to the music in the air, to the bow on the present and most importantly to our staff in the black aprons, no detail is overlooked.

    What to buy: Paper shop : All Occasion, party, baby, moving, birthday, graduation, wedding, stationary and notes
    if we don't have it that doesn't mean we can't get it for you.

    Gift shop : party, wedding, kids, tween, photo, birthday, baby, gifts
    we have something for everyone

    Sweetshop : a variety of specialty design chocolate

    Custom Invitations : weddings, bat/bar mitzvahs, any kind of showers... any kind of invitations

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El Segundo Local Customs

  • Green Energy

    California is one of the leading states in Green Energy like electric cars and you will sometimes see charging stations like this one in El Segundo. Electric Cars, though, have a very limited range making them much more practical for urban areas like Greater Los Angeles than more rural areas.

  • High school

    The town of El Segundo is very proud of the High School and it's standings in the state.The building is a brick building and looks like a university. The grounds are very well maintained and it is another good place to walk around. Just do not walk around when school is in session.

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El Segundo Warnings and Dangers

  • You will be warned....

    I have never been warned about so much, or so often, as I was during my visit to California.The cynic in me says that having visible warnings everywhere reduces the chances of people suing.Anyway...read the info in these photos and you too can be thoroughly warned.And don't break any fish, ok?

  • Warning signs

    Law here in America requires each hotel to post warnings about fire and emergency plans and each hotel you stay at has different ways to post the warnings. Take a few minutes to read the warnings and always check your escape route. Let us hope you never need to use it but you never know if you are going to need it.

  • Birds of prey

    Around the area you will find many birds like this one here. Watch out if you are in the park eating as they will come right up to you and take what ever they can.


El Segundo Tourist Traps

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    by TinKan Updated Feb 22, 2003

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    The parking lot at the beach stinks and is way to expensive.
    They charge $6 per visit to park or you can use the meters that are there. Most of them are gone at the weekend.

    If you use the ticket machines and select to cancel the action you will get a ticket for credit. Only problem is ... there is no place to get the cash.

    Unique Suggestions: There is a place just up Grand blvd. that you can park for free and walk down to the beach.

    Fun Alternatives: Go during the weekdays and park... do not pay.

    Parking meter
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El Segundo Off The Beaten Path

  • Memorial (and other) stones....

    As I was wandering along Main Street, past El Segundo's City Hall (that's such an oddity for me...a small....population around 16500....settlement being called a 'city'), I noticed these stones set into the pavement (sidewalk).Each had a small story to tell. I don't know why they are there. I've tried to find out, but have failed so far. I assume...

  • Fancy a Barbie? Try the Mattel Toy Store

    Should you be in need of a toy..perhaps you've forgotten to buy anything to take back home, or suddenly remembered a child's birthday....you could do worse than visit the Mattel 'outlet' toy store in El Segundo.Mattel has a huge office block which just happened to be next door to my hotel, with the toy store at ground level, so I was able to pop...

  • Enjoy the trees and the yards

    The downtown streets of El Segundo ...and even those in the surrounding business district...have what I considered to be a remarkable (and unexpected) number of trees, some of which are clearly well-established and of a decent age.And the yards of many of the houses seemed to me to show a love of gardening which I must admit I had not expected to...


El Segundo Sports & Outdoors

  • Try Your Hand at Ocean Fishing

    You can also try your hand at fishing in the ocean. This guy was not having much luck; but it is a nice way to relax. Kick back, wet a line, maybe listen to some tunes. . .

  • Marvin Braude Bike Trail

    Along the beach in El Segundo is the Marvin Braude Bike Trail which stretches 43 miles along the shoreline in LA County. A bike and a helmet

  • The Lakes At El Segundo - Golf Course

    Cost:Weekdays: $9 Weekends: $11Pull Cart: $3 Amenities:Driving RangePutting GreenSnack BarAlcohol ServedCourse Ratings:Nine-Hole CoursePar 3 Length2680 yards - Par 58


El Segundo General

  • Stop at the Douglas station...

    for some thought-provoking words. The Metro Green Line rail stop at Douglas is not only a convenient way to get around- but also a piece of art. Follow carved prose going down the stairs and be captivated by the gigantic metalwork hand. Full metro article to be featured here soon!

  • Stay in a safe part of greater Los...

    El Segundo is a safe, convenient place for someone visiting the Los Angeles area. When visiting such a big metropolis like L.A opting for a a closeby suburb can desireable for accomodations and safety concerns. Crime tends to be very low here due to its population and high sense of community pride. With much of the daytime corporate work force...

  • Stace Hans and the ladies are on the way...

    Having Brunch at the Lakes Golf Course .This is a wonderful place that was very fitting for this Sunday morning Brunch.I can and will recommend this great Golf Course where in the back is a wonderful terras that lends it self for a group outing like the VT Brunch. A wonderful place for a nice Breakfast ,Brunch or Dinner. The Lakes At El Segundo400...


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Comments (3)

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    It's time for the Barneys! If you are going to visit us at VTHQ, we are located at:

    801 N Parkview Drive
    2nd Floor
    El Segundo, CA 90245-4932

    And if you can't come visit us, you can check it out live on UStream:

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    VT Headquarters is located in El Segundo!

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    VT Headquarters is in El Segundo. Do we have any locals? We are close to LAX and it's a cool area.

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