Shopping and attractions

Lakewood Center

Lakewood Center continues to grow around its Macy's department store anchor. Varied shopping experiences include Costco, Burlington, Target and more. The Sephora Cosmetics Center inside the JCPenney adds to the mall’s resume of both a fashion and value center. It includes a new Papaya store, and a Forever 21 store that’s double the size of a typical Forever 21.

Costco’s 160,000-square-foot store, Home Depot, and Best Buy keep the Clark Avenue side of the mall busy.

Lakewood's “restaurant row" includes George’s Greek Café, Mimi's Café, Outback Steakhouse, Chick-fil-A, and more to come. 

See what's new in the business community at the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce website.

Lakewood festivals and events 

See our Community Events page for more information about Lakewood's annual events, including the Pan Am Fiesta, Concerts in the Park, and Fest-Of-All.

View the Lakewood Events calendar for what's coming up.

Browse the Lakewood Farmers Market located on the city-owned property at the corner of Del Amo Blvd. and Clark Ave. each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Long Beach Airport is the airport closest to Lakewood. It offers dozens of daily flights on American Airlines, SouthwestHawaiian Airlines and Delta Airlines Long Beach airport's proximity and smaller size make it easier to fly into and have a shorter drive to and from Lakewood. Its airport code is “LGB.”

Alternative area airports include bustling Los Angeles International (LAX) and Santa Ana/Orange County (SNA). These airports offer hundreds of flights into and out of the area and are only a quick 25 minutes from Lakewood. They are "freeway close" to the city and only a convenient ride if you do not arrive during rush-hour traffic.


Metro Blue Line 213-626-4455 - Light rail servicing Lakewood to Downtown LA

Long Beach Transit 562-591-2301 - Lakewood bus service

Metropolitan Transportation Authority 310-320-9442 - Bus system serving L.A. County

Long Beach Passport Bus Shuttle 562-591-2301 - Free downtown bus shuttle

Long Beach Airport 562-570-2600 - Closest airport to Lakewood

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 310-646-5252

Orange County/John Wayne Airport 714-252-5200

Long Beach BIKESTATION 562-436-BIKE - The nation's first full-service bicycle facility

Amtrak 800-872-7245 - Amtrak depot located in downtown Los Angeles

Regional Attractions

Are you in town for business or on vacation? Lakewood's vicinity to Long Beach makes many of its special features interesting to Lakewood visitors. 

If you know of a local site that is not listed here and should be added, please e-mail the information to

Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach Museum of Art
Downtown / Waterfront Queen Mary
Farmers Market Rancho Los Alamitos
Hotels Rancho Los Cerritos
Long Beach State Dirt Bags Restaurants
Long Beach International Marathon The Pike
Long Beach Marina Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach