Visitor Information

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


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. Please consider this in your travel plans.


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. Also, check this link to the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce:

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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

Annual Events

Summer Concerts in the Park Series

Summer is a special time in Lakewood. One of the most popular family events is the Summer Concert music series. Weekly concerts begin in June and feature country western music, rock and roll, hits of the '60s and '70s, big band and more. Over 1,500 residents enjoy listening to the music under the grove of trees at centrally located Del Valle Park, (corner of Woodruff and Arbor) in Lakewood. Bring your picnic blanket and have dinner with us while you listen to some fantastic entertainment.

Dinner and refreshments will be sold at each concert or bring your own. Concerts are held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday evenings. Summer Concerts in the

Pan American Fiesta

The Pan American Festival was started in 1945 by two Lakewood Lion’s Club members who wanted to bridge the space and language boundaries which separated North and South America. The Pan American Festival has evolved over the years to include many different aspects, including the El Comienzo Luncheon signifying “the beginning” of the festival events, a poster contest through the schools, a Flag Exchange Ceremony, a poetry contest and more. Residents are most familiar with the three-day Pan American Fiesta held at Mayfair Park in May.

The Fiesta is a longtime Lakewood tradition and features arts/crafts, displays, food booths, entertainment and amusement rides. Over 100 community organizations sponsor food, crafts and display booths.

The Fiesta is sponsored by the City of Lakewood and the Pan American Association. For more information about the Pan American Fiesta or a craft/food booth application, please call the City of Lakewood Recreation and Community Services Department at 562-866-9771, extension 2408.