Inglewood Travel Guide

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Inglewood is a bustling city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. It is very close to the Los Angeles International Airport, and because of this, is often used by travelers for both business and pleasure as a stopover point before heading to other areas in California. Inglewood became a city in 1908, but actually started growing rapidly only after the 1920 earthquake. The city became the ""chinchilla capital of the world" when M. F. Chapman brought many chinchillas into Inglewood from Peru in 1923. Today, it is an international city with diverse restaurants and food. Inglewood is not so much a family friendly place, there aren't many attractions enjoyable for kids; it's better for couples and groups of friends.

Food and Drink

The variety of restaurants and eateries in Inglewood is fantastic. Mexican and seafood restaurants are common and popular. There are fast-food type options as well as luxury options. Some city favorites for more unique foods are the Bayou Grill, which serves up Cajun and Creole food good enough to compete with New Orleans, and Stuff I Eat, which offers fresh, mouth-watering vegan dishes in generous portions. Both are located on La Brea Avenue, and both are colorful, well-designed, quality restaurants. At almost any restaurant, the price of a main entree will be at least $12 USD.

Inglewood's bar scene is eclectic and fun. Check out the Market Street Bar and Grill, the Alpine Lounge, Dos Hermanos Bar, or Vagabond-Cocktail Lounge. Green Horse has been a landmark of the city since 1958 and has dancing, a pool table, and a disc jockey.

Accommodations

Because of it's reputation as a stopover city, Inglewood's hotel scene is centered around the Los Angeles Airport. The Ramada Limited-LAX Airport, Econo Lodge Inglewood, Hampton Inn Los Angeles International Airport, and the Royal Century Hotel, Dai-Ichi are all popular hotels near the airport and even offer shuttles to the airport. Vacation rentals in the well maintained neighorhoods are better choices if you're planning to stay for awhile.

Attractions

There are a few nice museums in Inglewood including the Western Museum of Flight. The most famous attraction is Hollywood Park, a casino and racetrack in existence since 1938. During the racing season, visit Hollywood Park on a Friday to enjoy dollar beer and dollar hot dogs and live music after the races.

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