Guidebook for Los Angeles

Krista

Guidebook for Los Angeles

Parks & Nature
I do a four-mile loop walk/hike that takes me up and down hills, past beautiful homes, through this park, high on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, then past our local peacocks as I wind my way home. Love it.
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White Point Nature Education Center and Preserve
1600 West Paseo Del Mar
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I do a four-mile loop walk/hike that takes me up and down hills, past beautiful homes, through this park, high on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, then past our local peacocks as I wind my way home. Love it.
We have two beached here in Pedro -- this one and Cabrillo. Cabrillo is where all the fun happens, but this one is beautiful and scenic and far less crowded.
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White Point Beach
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We have two beached here in Pedro -- this one and Cabrillo. Cabrillo is where all the fun happens, but this one is beautiful and scenic and far less crowded.
Looking for volleyball nets, a sandy beach, relatively calm waters, fire pits, tide pools, etc.? This is your spot!
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Cabrillo Beach
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Looking for volleyball nets, a sandy beach, relatively calm waters, fire pits, tide pools, etc.? This is your spot!
Food Scene
This is our favorite local breakfast/lunch spot. Perfect casual diner with really good food and always well taken care of.
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Rex's Cafe
2136 South Pacific Avenue
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This is our favorite local breakfast/lunch spot. Perfect casual diner with really good food and always well taken care of.
This place is a little more fancy, and you'll need a reservation...but it's nice and worth it!
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J.Trani's Ristorante
584 W 9th St
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This place is a little more fancy, and you'll need a reservation...but it's nice and worth it!
If you want to stay close to home but eat with a view, this is your spot. It's pretty typical seafood (with steak options), but they do everything just right, and the view of the marina is perfect.
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22nd St Landing Seafood Grill & Bar
141 West 22nd Street
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If you want to stay close to home but eat with a view, this is your spot. It's pretty typical seafood (with steak options), but they do everything just right, and the view of the marina is perfect.
Drinks & Nightlife
Not really a winery, but our local wine bar is adorable. Right in the heart of downtown, it offers flights of wine for $15 and small plates to go along with your quaff.
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Off the Vine
491 W 6th St
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Not really a winery, but our local wine bar is adorable. Right in the heart of downtown, it offers flights of wine for $15 and small plates to go along with your quaff.
Our local brewery just opened and it's fantastic -- a huge open space, often crowded due to popularity but not too crowded to find a space to sit down and enjoy a conversation. Located next to Crafted, our arts and crafts artisinal shop, makes it a perfect sidebar to a daytime adventure.
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Brouwerij West
110 E 22nd St
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Our local brewery just opened and it's fantastic -- a huge open space, often crowded due to popularity but not too crowded to find a space to sit down and enjoy a conversation. Located next to Crafted, our arts and crafts artisinal shop, makes it a perfect sidebar to a daytime adventure.
Arts & Culture
This ship has been all around the world, and now it's stationed here in San Pedro. Worth the tour, and the view is spectacular.
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Battleship USS Iowa Museum
250 South Harbor Boulevard
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This ship has been all around the world, and now it's stationed here in San Pedro. Worth the tour, and the view is spectacular.
Sightseeing
The Queen Mary was a cruise ship back in the day, but now it's permanently docked. You can tour the ship, or have dinner or drinks upstairs in the lounge, which is appointed just as it was when the ship was sailing.
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RMS Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
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The Queen Mary was a cruise ship back in the day, but now it's permanently docked. You can tour the ship, or have dinner or drinks upstairs in the lounge, which is appointed just as it was when the ship was sailing.
This famous fish market and surrounding shops is a destination for folks throughout LA County. Don't miss it while you're so close!
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Ports O' Call Village
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This famous fish market and surrounding shops is a destination for folks throughout LA County. Don't miss it while you're so close!
Shopping
This series of arts and crafts booths, including blown glass, jewelry, paintings, etc., is set in one of the old port buildings. There are usually arts and crafts classes for kids, which are super fun. As an added bonus, it's immediately adjacent to the brewery, so if someone in your group thinks crafts sound painful, you can send him (or her!) over there.
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CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
112 East 22nd Street
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This series of arts and crafts booths, including blown glass, jewelry, paintings, etc., is set in one of the old port buildings. There are usually arts and crafts classes for kids, which are super fun. As an added bonus, it's immediately adjacent to the brewery, so if someone in your group thinks crafts sound painful, you can send him (or her!) over there.
Entertainment & Activities
If you're into karaoke, this spot is bomb. You buy your own room (Wade will gladly join you and sing like a rock star). It's BYOB, so be sure to pack what you like to get your jam on.
Max Karaoke Studio
1757 W Carson St
If you're into karaoke, this spot is bomb. You buy your own room (Wade will gladly join you and sing like a rock star). It's BYOB, so be sure to pack what you like to get your jam on.
This is one of the best aquariums in SoCal. I took my nephews and we were there for hours. They have fun movies and interactive experiences in addition to the sea lion show, penguin exhibit, and all that good stuff. I couldn't figure out how to tag it here, but right across from the aquarium is a place that does harbor tours, whale watching, etc. While you're here, you should get on a boat.
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Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
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This is one of the best aquariums in SoCal. I took my nephews and we were there for hours. They have fun movies and interactive experiences in addition to the sea lion show, penguin exhibit, and all that good stuff. I couldn't figure out how to tag it here, but right across from the aquarium is a place that does harbor tours, whale watching, etc. While you're here, you should get on a boat.
Spending the night in Catalina (the lovely island off the coast) is a great idea, but we're so close to the boat that makes the channel crossing that you can easily take the first boat out in the morning and the last boat home in the evening. It's not expensive, there's a ton to do in Catalina, and you'll be out in the open ocean for about a half an hour each way. So fun!
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Catalina Express
Berth
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Spending the night in Catalina (the lovely island off the coast) is a great idea, but we're so close to the boat that makes the channel crossing that you can easily take the first boat out in the morning and the last boat home in the evening. It's not expensive, there's a ton to do in Catalina, and you'll be out in the open ocean for about a half an hour each way. So fun!
Want to do some fishing? These are your guys -- they know where the fish hang out and take you there.
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22nd Street Landing Sportfishing
141 West 22nd Street
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Want to do some fishing? These are your guys -- they know where the fish hang out and take you there.