This airport started out in 1928 as Angeles Mesa Drive Airport and had half-a-dozen different names before becoming Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in 2003. It was named in honour of the actor/comedian who had died earlier that year and who had kept his private jet at the airport.
Serving the greater Los Angeles area, including Glendale and the San Fernando Valley, the airport is actually closer to famous attractions such as Hollywood and Griffiths Park than Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
As small and personal as the other is big and sprawling, Bob Hope Airport is a great alternative for avoiding the congestion at the giant LAX; and with direct rail connections to downtown Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Diego, nothing could be more convenient. The only catch is that flights to Bob Hope Airport are only available from western US states and New York.