There’s an Ask Metafilter post where someone who is has a 12 hour layover at LAX is asking for things to do around town rather than sit in the international terminal the whole time. He states that he’s only been to LA once in his life and that was to go to Disney when he was a kid, which shows you just how little info he has about LA since, well, you know, Disney isn’t here. There’s some pretty good suggestions in the comments – Museum of Jurassic Technology , CLUI, Watts Towers, etc. However, let’s look at this a little closer – He’s flying out of the country at 11:35PM (his arriving flight gets in at 10:48AM). Let’s chop 2 hours off of that for getting back through customs at LAX, which means he needs to be back at the airport at 9:30PM. This brings us down to 10 hours. If he goes the MJT route which is in Culver City and only about 30 minutes from LA he only loses an hour, but if he goes anywhere else assume an hour each way. 8 hours. That’s still a good deal of time to kill. One thing to note is that this plan has him headed back to the airport at 8:30PM and on a weekend in LA, there’s a lot of options that are closing much before that, but he can still pretty much get anywhere by noon and spend a few hours. What would you suggest?