Airplane spotting in Los Angeles, California: the In-N-Out Burger at LAX

Do you consider yourself an aviation spotter? If you love tracking the movement of aircrafts on that mobile app you downloaded, can already identify different airplane models as well as describe its characteristics and either regularly or occasionally visit the vicinity of airports in order to take pictures of planes taking off and landing, let me tell you that you may call yourself a plane spotter.

The number of aviation lovers worldwide has increased to a point that many airports have enabled specific areas for plane spotters to enjoy their passion. However, those passing through Los Angeles International airport get the chance to do it in a whole different way: while eating a hamburger at the famous In-N-out restaurant right by LAX, with aircrafts touching down close to the place. In this post, we will tell you where it is located, how to get to the In-N-Out at LAX and even what you can eat during your visit to this singular viewpoint.

The In-N-Out restaurant in Los Angeles airport: location, opening hours and how to arrive

Located at 9149 S Sepulveda Boulevard, north of the terminals and closest to T1, T6 and T7 (Tom Bradley International terminal being the one that is furthest), you will find the restaurant on the Sepulveda sidewalk, going past the Economy Parking Lot C and the airport’s car rental offices. It stays open from 10:30 to 1:00 every day of the week, extending their working hours until 1:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. Take into account that there is another In-n-Out in Sepulveda south which will not offer such good views.

Whether you are a plane spotter having a short layover in LAX or you are taking a trip to California, you might be wondering how to get to the In-N-Out in Los Angeles airport to take the most stunning aviation pictures. Well, despite being so close to the terminals, we must admit that probably the easiest way to reach this spot is driving from downtown LA or Hollywood while you are staying there.

If you are transiting through Los Angeles airport and have a few hours to spare, just take a taxi to the In-N-Out at LAX and back. The minimum fare is 15USD that will be totally worth it: you will be able to have a delicious burger or milkshake in an incredible setting while getting truly unique airplane photos or simply enjoying the views. If we recommend this is because walking across parking lots and intersections might be dangerous or put you through unnecessary trouble when you need to be fresh and ready for your next flight, and the free shuttle to the parking lot/vehicle rental officces is exclusively designated for customers (proof will be required).

Should you decide to walk, know that you will have to allow at least twenty minutes if you are going from Terminal 1 or 2 of LAX to the In-n-Out viewpoint on foot, and perhaps a bit more than that if you are walking from terminals 5, 6, 7 or 8.

The In-N-Out burger at LAX: what to eat and what to do

Maybe you have already been to an establishment belonging to the In-N-Out chain; in case you have not, we recommend you order one of their popular ice-cream milkshakes or one serving of their freshly hand-cut French fries. Other than that, they have their own signature burgers, soda drinks, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks and combos.

At the In-N-Out in Los Angeles airport, you may choose to sit inside (from where you also get to see planes approaching) or in the outdoor terrace with parasols. Alternatively, and even when this is likely to make your visit shorter, there are also drive-through lanes so that you can place your order and collect your food without stepping out of your car.

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