48 Hours in Los Angeles

48 Hours in Los Angeles

By Erin Deinzer, January 13, 2017

Spending 48 hours immersed in sports in Los Angeles isn’t what it used to be: It’s better. Here, we created a two-day itinerary to jam-pack as many sporting events as you can into a 48-hour period in the City of Angels, potential host of the 2024 Olympics.

DAY 1

7:15 a.m. Tee off at Angeles National Golf Club. The only public course in L.A. County designed by Jack Nicklaus, it sits at the base of Angeles National Forest. Its Spanish-style clubhouse is considered an architectural gem.

12 p.m. Race to Santa Anita Park, the thoroughbred racetrack where the legendary Seabiscuit won the Santa Anita Handicap, setting him on his path to fame. Wager a bet on today’s winners at the newly opened The 100 to 1 Club. Accommodating up to 75 guests, the space has outdoor covered seating, live tellers and a private bar.

5 p.m. Check in to Los Angeles Athletic Club hotel, established in 1880. Past Olympians have trained in its on-site facilities, including an indoor basketball court, a pool, a spa, a squash court, a running track, a gymnasium and yoga, boxing and Pilates studios—as well as meeting and conference rooms.

7 p.m. Walk to Staples Center for a Lakers or Clippers game. Even if the game isn’t exciting, stargazing in the stands is worthwhile. Suites are available for individual games.

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