The In-N-Out Tour of Los Angeles

Double-Double Animal Style with Animal Style fries at In-N-Out | Photo courtesy of sota,Flickr

Founded in Baldwin Park in 1948, In-N-Out Burger became a cult favorite in Southern California and has grown to more than 300 locations across the West Coast and Southwest. Celebrity fans include Tom Hanks, who told Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show that In-N-Out is "one of the true great things about Los Angeles." With locations across L.A. County, there's always something to do within a few miles of an In-N-Out. From world-famous attractions to hidden gems, here are the best things to do near In-N-Out-Burger locations in L.A.

In-N-Out Burger - LAX

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In-N-Out Burger - LAX

You’ve been warned and also instructed: This location is stop number one for any visitor coming into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and often the last stop before a flight. Entire tour groups visit this location. You might also run into students from the nearby Otis College of Art and Design, or hungry guests of the Westin LAX and Custom Hotel.

In-N-Out Burger - Hollywood

This is the Hollywood location, so anything goes! You’ll meet anyone from school kids from Hollywood High hanging out in the late afternoon, the Boulevard’s costumed super heroes on a break, to locals stopping through on their way home from working, partying, or hiking. Walkable from The Hollywood Roosevelt, Hollywood & Highland, TCL Chinese Theatre, Walk of Fame, El Capitan Theatre (home of Jimmy Kimmel Live!), Starline Tours and the Metro Red Line. Nearby: Madame Tussauds, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Hollywood Museum.

In-N-Out Burger - Palms

A great burger fix on your way to the beach. Order it “protein-style” in reverence to salad and fitting into your bathing suit. Not quite Venice, but it's a calming experience that will prepare you for the laid back ways of the surfers and skaters you’re about to encounter. Nearby: Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver Hotel, Sony Studios, Kirk Douglas Theatre.

In-N-Out Burger Westwood

Conveniently located near the UCLA campus, the Westwood In-N-Out is a nice reward if you’re attending a performance at Royce Hall, checking out a basketball game at Pauley Pavilion, strolling the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, or learning something new at a panel discussion of professors. Nearby: Hammer Museum, Westwood Village Memorial Park, Geffen Playhouse, FlyAway Bus Stop.

In-N-Out Burger - Studio City

Located a half-mile from the Metro Red Line station and across the 101 Freeway from Universal Studios Hollywood, this In-N-Out has a “Grilled Cheese” on the secret menu for kids (or the young at heart) on their way to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the famed Studio Tour. If you like it Animal Style, be sure to Double-Double time it to the legendary jazz club, the Baked Potato.

In-N-Out Burger - Inglewood

This In-N-Out has one of the best locations of any in the chain: it's adjacent to Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, currently under construction as the future home of the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, and host of Super Bowl LV. A couple miles away are The Forum and Inglewood Park Cemetery, the final resting place of music legends like Chet Baker, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James; Hollywood stars Betty Grable and Cesar Romero; and historic L.A. figures like Mayor Tom Bradley and architect Paul R. Williams.

In-N-Out Burger - Sherman Oaks

Located just north of busy Ventura Boulevard, the Sherman Oaks In-N-Out is central to numerous shopping destinations, from global brands at Westfield Fashion Square to the Sherman Oaks Galleria. Vintage fans will enjoy Buffalo Exchange and Iguana. Load up on a 4x4 Burger and you'll be ready for drinks at local favorites like Bar Tribute, Blue Dog, the Barrell and Chimneysweep.


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In-N-Out Burger - North Hollywood

This location is about a mile from the North Hollywood station of the Metro Red Line. Explore the nearby NoHo Arts District, take in a show at the historic El Portal Theatre, or unwind with a cocktail at the Federal Bar. Book fans can't miss The Iliad Bookshop, known for its massive collection of new and used books with a focus on literature and the arts.

In-N-Out Burger Meal 

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In-N-Out Burger - Burbank

Located just off the Golden State Freeway, this In-N-Out is a perfect spot to fuel up for a trip to IKEA, or grab a bite after taking the famous Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Discover nearby attractions like Travel Town and the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, or order your Combo #1 to go for a performance at the Starlight Bowl.

In-N-Out Burger - Van Nuys

Guests of the Airtel Plaza Hotel can get their In-N-Out fix at this Van Nuys location, about a mile from the hotel. The adjacent Van Nuys Airport is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the world - its convenience and anonymity make it a popular destination for celebrities, politicians and business executives. The airport is also the home of a FlyAway Bus stop, offering convenient service to LAX.

For a scenic In-N-Out picnic, head to Lake Balboa Park, part of the 2,000-acre Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area. Located a couple of miles east, Woodley Park is home to The Japanese Garden and the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant - familiar to Star Trek fans as Starfleet Headquarters.