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Lakewood is located in southern Los Angeles County, 23 miles southeast of the city of Los Angeles. The city of Long Beach borders it on the west and south. As of the 2000 census, the population of Lakewood was 79,345. Several major thoroughfares run through the city, including CA/SR 19 and the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605,) making it very convenient to visiting all of southern California's major attractions. Lakewood is sometimes called an "instant city," due to how quickly it grew from being nothing but lima bean fields in the 1950s to a well-developed city in the 1960s. The city puts on quite a show with its Fourth of July Block Party and Fireworks Extravaganza, which features live music, kids' activities, lots of good food and a beverage garden, and evening fireworks over the Lakewood Center Mall. The town is also home to the three-day Pan American Festival held in Mayfair Park in May and a Summer Concerts in the Park Series. Weekly concerts begin in June and feature a variety of bands that perform under the grove of trees located in Del Valle Park. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and a picnic dinner while they listen to some fantastic music. Lakewood is, of course, just minutes to the Long Beach attractions, including the Shoreline Village on the Waterfront, the Aquarium of the Pacific, miles of white sand beaches and an eclectic array of shopping and dining choices.

Surrounding areas: Long Beach, California (3.7 mi), La Palma, California (5.0 mi), Seal Beach, California (7.1 mi), Surfside, California (9.2 mi), Sunset Beach, California (10.2 mi), Fullerton, California (12.0 mi), Torrance, California (12.0 mi)

Lakewood Vacation Rentals

Lakewood Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bellflower Express Inn17111 Clark AveBellflower, CA1.6 mi.(562) 920-8853
Motel 6 #105217220 Downey AveBellflower, CA1.9 mi.(310) 531-3933
Ramada Inn Artesia Cerritos17510 S Pioneer BlvdArtesia, CA3.2 mi.(310) 924-6700
Quality Inn & Suites16905 S Pioneer BlvdArtesia, CA3.3 mi.(562) 402-2202
Extended Stay America Los Angeles/Long Beach4105 E Willow StLong Beach, CA3.5 mi.(562) 989-4601
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center Long Beach Airport2640 N Lakewood BlvdLong Beach, CA3.5 mi.(562) 597-4401
Residence Inn By Marriott Long Beach4111 E Willow StLong Beach, CA3.5 mi.(562) 595-0909
Motel 610646 E Rosecrans AveNorwalk, CA3.7 mi.(562) 864-2567
Sheraton Cerritos Hotel12725 CTR CT DrCerritos, CA4.0 mi.(310) 809-1500
Queen City Motel3555 E Pacific Coast HwyLong Beach, CA4.5 mi.(562) 597-4455
Sandpiper Inn3624 E Pacific Coast HwyLong Beach, CA4.5 mi.(562) 498-7544
Comfort Inn Long Beach3201 E Pacific Coast HwyLong Beach, CA4.6 mi.(310) 597-3374
Best Western Los Alamitos Inn & Suites10591 Los Alamitos BlvdLos Alamitos, CA4.7 mi.(562) 598-2299
Comfort Inn & Suites200 E Willow StLong Beach, CA4.8 mi.(562) 426-7611
La Quinta Inn Buena Park3 CTR PT DrLa Palma, CA5.0 mi.(714) 670-1400
Days Inn City CTR1500 E Pacific Coast HwyLong Beach, CA5.0 mi.(562) 591-0088
Curve Motel12711 Atlantic AveLynwood, CA5.0 mi.(310) 632-1075
Espana Motel11844 Firestone BlvdNorwalk, CA5.0 mi.(562) 864-5951
Guesthouse Intl Inn & Suites5325 E Pacific Coast HwyLong Beach, CA5.1 mi.(562) 597-1341
Econo Lodge12225 Firestone BlvdNorwalk, CA5.1 mi.(562) 868-0791
Best Western Norwalk Inn10902 Firestone BlvdNorwalk, CA5.2 mi.(562) 929-8831
Rodeway Inn-Norwalk11734 Imperial HwyNorwalk, CA5.2 mi.(562) 868-3211
Comfort Inn Norwalk12512 Pioneer BlvdNorwalk, CA5.3 mi.(562) 868-3453
Norwalk Marriott Hotel13111 Sycamore DrNorwalk, CA5.4 mi.(562) 863-5555
Comfort Inn9438 Firestone BlvdDowney, CA5.5 mi.(562) 803-3555
Motel 65665 E 7TH StLong Beach, CA5.5 mi.(310) 597-1311
Best Western Long Beach1725 N Long Beach BlvdLong Beach, CA5.6 mi.(562) 599-5555
Mid-city Travelodge1116 S Long BCH BlvdCompton, CA5.7 mi.(310) 763-9700
Days Inn-stonewood11102 Lakewood BlvdDowney, CA5.7 mi.(562) 861-0931
Holiday Inn Express & Suites9066 Firestone BlvdDowney, CA5.7 mi.(800) 465-4329
Holiday Inn Downtown Long Beach1133 Atlantic AveLong Beach, CA5.8 mi.(562) 590-8858
Dynasty Suites Sante Fe Springs13530 E Firestone BlvdSanta Fe Springs, CA5.8 mi.(310) 921-8571
Embassy Suites Hotel Los Angeles - Downey8425 Firestone BlvdDowney, CA5.9 mi.(562) 861-1900
Residence Inn By Marriott Orange County/Cypress4931 Katella AveLos Alamitos, CA6.0 mi.(714) 484-5700
Hampton Inn Los Angeles/Orange County/Cypress10990 Yamaha WayCypress, CA6.1 mi.(714) 527-2900
Royal Inn6112 Lincoln AveCypress, CA6.3 mi.(714) 995-7500
Holiday Inn Select14299 Firestone BlvdLa Mirada, CA6.4 mi.(714) 739-8500
Beach Inn Motel823 E 3RD StLong Beach, CA6.4 mi.(562) 437-3464
Ayres Hotel Seal Beach12850 Seal Beach BlvdSeal Beach, CA6.4 mi.(562) 596-8330
Valu Inn10352 Atlantic AveSouth Gate, CA6.4 mi.(323) 567-9218

Lakewood Weather & Climate

The beaches and cities along southern California's Pacific Coast enjoy a Mediterranean-type climate of sunny, warm summers and mild wet winters. The rainy season runs from November through March and usually produces no more than 12 inches of rainfall per year. Due to a stable marine layer, any type of precipitation is rare between May and October. The average annual humidity is 64.7 and the average year round temperature is 62 degrees. In summer, temperatures rarely exceed 85 degrees. In the morning and evening there are often strong ocean breezes. In summer, low clouds and fog along the coast give way to sunshine by early afternoon. Frost occurs in the area less than once every ten years.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 68°F 46°F 2.95 in. 58°F
February 68°F 48°F 3.01 in. 60°F
March 68°F 50°F 2.43 in. 60°F
April 72°F 53°F 0.60 in. 61°F
May 74°F 57°F 0.23 in. 61°F
June 78°F 61°F 0.08 in. 63°F
July 82°F 64°F 0.02 in. 66°F
August 84°F 65°F 0.10 in. 68°F
September 83°F 63°F 0.24 in. 66°F
October 78°F 58°F 0.40 in. 66°F
November 73°F 50°F 1.12 in. 64°F
December 68°F 45°F 1.76 in. 60°F

Lakewood Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Long Beach airport (LGB) located about 2 miles southwest of Lakewood in Long Beach, California, Zamperini Field (TOA) located approximately 12 miles west of Lakewood in Torrance, California, the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located roughly 16 miles northwest of Lakewood in Los Angeles, California, and finally the John Wayne Orange County airport (SNA) located around 19 miles southeast of Lakewood in Santa Ana, California.

Lakewood Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA7.8 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA12.7 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA12.7 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA12.7 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA23.4 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA23.5 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA31.3 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA32.5 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA42.9 mi.
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA49.0 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA56.3 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA65.9 mi.
Water Parks
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA7.8 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA25.6 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA43.9 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA48.1 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA49.0 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA56.3 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA91.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Lakewood Country ClubLakewoodCA 
Heartwell Golf CourseLong BeachCA2.3 mi.
El Dorado Park Golf ClubLong BeachCA3.7 mi.
Recreation Park American Golf ClubLong BeachCA3.7 mi.
Recreation Park SouthLong BeachCA3.7 mi.
Skylinks Golf CourseLong BeachCA3.7 mi.
Cerritos IronWood Nine Golf CourseCerritosCA4.2 mi.
Norwalk Golf CenterNorwalkCA4.4 mi.
Compton Par 3 Golf CourseComptonCA5.1 mi.
Bixby Village Golf CourseLong BeachCA5.8 mi.
Cypress Golf ClubLos AlamitosCA5.8 mi.
Los Amigos Country ClubDowneyCA6.0 mi.
Rio Hondo Golf ClubDowneyCA6.0 mi.
Ford Park Golf CourseBell GardensCA7.2 mi.
South Gate Municipal Golf CourseSouth GateCA8.0 mi.
La Mirada Golf ClubLa MiradaCA8.1 mi.
Buena Park Golf CenterBuena ParkCA8.2 mi.
Dominguez Golf & Practice CenterCarsonCA8.6 mi.
Riveridge Golf CoursePico RiveraCA9.1 mi.
Harbor Park Golf CourseWilmingtonCA10.1 mi.
Montebello Country ClubMontebelloCA10.3 mi.
Chester Washington Golf CourseLos AngelesCA11.2 mi.
Sea Aire Park Golf CourseTorranceCA12.0 mi.
Coyote Hills Golf CourseFullertonCA12.3 mi.
Fullerton Golf CourseFullertonCA12.3 mi.
Westridge Golf ClubLa HabraCA12.3 mi.
Whittier Narrows Golf CourseRosemeadCA13.9 mi.
Dad Miller Golf CourseAnaheimCA14.0 mi.
Mile Square Golf CourseFountain ValleyCA14.2 mi.
Monterey Park Golf CourseMonterey ParkCA14.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA45.3 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA63.6 mi.
State Parks
Alamitos Bay State ParkCA8.0 mi. 
Bolsa Chica Beach State ParkCA12.5 mi. 
White Point State ParkCA14.2 mi. 
Redondo Beach State ParkCA14.4 mi. 
Manhattan Beach State ParkCA16.0 mi. 
Dockweiler Beach State ParkCA17.6 mi. 
Huntington Beach State ParkCA18.1 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA23.6 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA23.6 mi. 
Chino Hills State ParkCA24.3 mi. 
Will Rogers Beach State ParkCA25.3 mi. 
Will Rogers State ParkCA25.5 mi. 
Crystal Cove State ParkCA27.0 mi. 
Don Tiburcio Tapia State ParkCA34.8 mi. 
Malibu Creek State ParkCA38.2 mi. 
Placerita Canyon State ParkCA39.8 mi. 
Long Beach Museum of ArtLong BeachCA6.8 mi.(Art)
Museum of Latin American ArtLong BeachCA6.8 mi.(Art)
Motts Miniatures MuseumBuena ParkCA7.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Fullerton Railway Plaza AssociationFullertonCA12.0 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Contemporary Art San DiegoLa JollaCA14.8 mi.(Art)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Modern Fresco GalleryLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Web ArtLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Autry Museum of Western HeritageLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California African-American MuseumLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
J. Paul Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
L. RON HUBBARD LIFE EXHIBITION MUSEUMLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Reale-Rydell Computer MuseumLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Technology)
Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Art)
Korean American Museum of Art and Cultural CenterLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Art)
Los Angeles County Museum of ArtLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Art)
Museum of FredLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Art)
Western Museum of ScoutingLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.(Children's)
American military museumEl MonteCA16.1 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA14.8 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA15.1 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA17.0 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA96.8 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA96.8 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA96.8 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA97.7 mi.
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA101.5 mi.

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