If you’re on a business trip to LA, chances are you might either be landing in Van Nuys, or be based there. Not only is it considered a ‘gateway’ to greater LA, but it’s also home to one of the busiest international airports and a diverse range of hotels. However, rather than spending your entire time navigating between offices and your hotel room, it might be a good idea to get out and see the place!
If you’re looking for somewhere to get a bit of peace of mind outside of stressful meetings and awkward introductions to new partners, then The Japanese Garden is the best place to go.
This tranquil park is highly recommended by locals and tourists alike and comes complete with a rushing waterfall and immaculately kept lawns. Their helpful website even gives you details on opening times and a taste of what the gardens will feel like.
If you’re traveling in style on this business trip, and have a client that needs impressing, a helicopter tour is one of the best ways to see Van Nuys and LA. These helicopter tours can take you around the jaw-dropping Malibu Mountains, California’s coastline and the infamous Hollywood sign. Seeing LA from above will give you a whistle-stop tour of your neighboring city like no other. If you want to arrive into Van Nuys itself in style, then booking Stratos Jets Charters to drop you in on your own schedule is the best way to visit this area of California.
Lake Balboa Park is the perfect way to spend the day if, at heart, you prefer the outdoors to the city.
Lake Balboa is equipped with many facilities, which includes areas where you are permitted to go fishing.
If you fancy venturing to a nearby park which has beautiful views of the nearby mountain ranges, then this is worth making the short trip. It’s also not too far from Van Nuys airport if you’re looking for something to do during the day before your flight.
Seeing as you’re not too far from downtown LA, it’s well worth making the trip to go and explore this infamous city. If you’re unsure of which local restaurants are best for taking clients and business partners, then China Town is always a safe bet. It’s one of the most ornate China Towns you’ll come across, and there’s nothing better than spending an afternoon trying out the best dim sum LA has to offer. If you’re particularly fond of Chinese food, then Far East Plaza is recommended for experiencing an exciting mix of new and old cuisines.
It’s said that LA has no real beating heart, or city center, in terms of geography. Being based in Van Nuys is often very convenient for business travelers who are looking to access the best of downtown LA but also remain within arm’s reach of the airport. While Van Nuys has enough to offer passing visitors, make use of your close proximity to one of the world’s most incredible cities.