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Carson

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Carson[1] is a city in Los Angeles County.

Understand[edit]

  • West Carson is an unincorporated area, like it's name says, to the west of Carson. Home of the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. One of the biggest hospitals in the Los Angeles area.
  • Lomita is a small town to the west of Carson, nestled at the foot of the hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Described by some as "ghetto" due to it's aging appearance.

Get in[edit]

Los Angeles Intl. Airport (IATA: LAX)[edit]

The main air transport hub for Southern California.

  • Optionally, there is also the Torrance Airport that serves small, private aircraft.

Major Routes[edit]

  • Alameda St. CA-47.png runs through the eastern part of the city.
  • Pacific Coast Highway CA-1.png Also called PCH for short. Runs through Lomita and to the south of Carson.

Freeways[edit]

  • The Gardena Freeway CA-91.svg runs through the northernmost part of the city. Off ramps include Main St., Avalon Blvd., Central Ave., and Wilmington Ave.
  • The Harbor Freeway I-110.png runs along the city's Western border. Off-ramps include Anaheim St., Pacific Coast Highway, Sepulveda Blvd., 223rd St, Carson St., and Figueroa St.
  • The San Diego Freeway I-405.png runs diagonally through the south of the city. Off-ramps include Main St., Avalon Blvd., Carson St., Wilmington Ave., Alameda St., Santa Fe Ave.
  • The Long Beach Freeway I-710.png runs just to the East of the city. Off-ramps include Willow St., Wardlow Rd., and Del Amo Blvd. Note: The 710 Fwy. is a major truck route from the Long Beach & Los Angeles ports and are almost always present in large numbers on this freeway.

LA Metro System[edit]

  • Metro Express Line 450 runs on the Harbor Fwy.
  • Metro Local routes 52, 130, 202, 205, 246 and 352 run into the city.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Goodyear Blimp Field, home of the famous LA blimp is visible off the 405 freeway. The blimp can be seen flying over the South Bay, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, or up to Los Angeles for a baseball or basketball game. Although it is a bit distracting to see it take off while driving.
  • The Arco Oil Refinery, along with the Chevron Refinery in Torrance is a big part of the South Bay cityscape. It's quite a sight to see the clouds of smoke wafting up from a row of smokestacks and illuminated from under by an orange light. A tall torch, visible from far away is always lit.

Do[edit][add listing]

The StubHub Center[edit]

The StubHub center (formerly The Home Depot Center) is a large sporting with multiple venues and is home to LA's three top-level professional soccer teams:

  • LA Galaxy, [2]. One of the charter members of Major League Soccer, the Galaxy is best known as the home of English soccer superstar David Beckham and American star Landon Donovan.  edit
  • Chivas USA, [3]. Los Angeles' other MLS team, while not as famous or well known as the Galaxy, have recently had somewhat more success. The team name comes from Mexican club C.D. Guadalajara, popularly known as Chivas (Spanish for "goats"); the owner of the Mexican club also owns the majority interest in Chivas USA. Unsurprisingly, the team has a strong Mexican fan base.  edit
  • Los Angeles Sol, [4]. The city's newest team, the Sol began play in 2009 as one of the seven charter members of Women's Professional Soccer. The Sol feature arguably the world's best women's player, Brazilian superstar Marta.  edit
  • There is also a tennis stadium, wooden bicycle race track, and a track & field facility.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • The Carson Mall is a smaller mall with a big layout. The main concourse is several stories tall despite there only being one story to go to. The IKEA here is fun to go to even if you don't buy anything.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries (at the Carson Mall), 20700 Avalon Blvd., (310) 515-7700, [5]. 11am - 10pm. One of the best chain burger places to go in Southern California  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Learn[edit]

California State University, Dominguez Hills Next door to the StubHub center, it is a big school that's part of the CSU system. Many community college students seek to transfer here to finish their degrees.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Quality Inn South Bay Carson Hotel 888 E Dominquer Street. (310) 715-6688. In the heart of the Southland, easily accessible from the I-405 San Diego Fwy, 710 Long Beach Fwy, 91 Artesia Fwy and 110 Harbor Fwy. Disneyland and Universal Studios are a short ride away
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Carson (DoubleTree Carson Hotel), 2 Civic Plaza, Carson, California, 90745 (From Downtown Los Angeles: 110 Harbor Freeway (South) to 405 Freeway (South) exit Carson Street, turn left onto Carson Street, hotel is on right side.), 310-830-9200, [6]. checkin: 3 pm; checkout: 12 pm. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Carson is next to the Carson Conference Center and close to the Home Depot Center Sports and Entertainment Complex.  edit


Get out[edit]


Routes through Carson
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