Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach is a friendly town in the South Bay of Los Angeles. If you're looking for the "typical" Southern California beach town experience, you'll enjoy the laid back attitude, athleticism, and festive nightlife of the Beach Cities: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach.

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Fiesta Hermosa

For the past 36 years, the "largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California". Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters. People flock to Fiesta Hermosa each year for not only the art fair, but for the Music which is always of the highest caliber. Fairgoers rave about the Food Court, which offers 18 different kinds of ethnic food choices. The festival offers something for everyone, there is a Kiddie Carnival that features a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides, rock climbing wall and bungee jump, and games for kids from 3 to 10 years old. Pony rides, a Petting Zoo, and facepainters are sure to delight the little ones. The festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in downtown Hermosa Beach, along Pier and Hermosa Avenue. With the ocean as a backdrop, Hermosa Beach is an ideal place for a summer festival with temperatures of 80 degrees and balmy sea breezes.

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Paciugo Gelato Caffe

Paciugo freshly prepares its authentic Italian gelato and sorbet each morning, serving 30 to 38 flavors daily. Based on third-generation Italian recipes, Paciugo has faithfully and authentically created over 200 flavors of gelato. Paciugo gelato is authentically made with the highest quality ingredients and no preservatives. Since Paciugo recipes call for no cream or butter, the fat content is 3.5% (a little higher for flavors that contain cocoa and nuts), considerably less than ice cream, making Paciugo a more wholesome and nutritious product. The milk-based gelato is 70% lower in fat than premium ice creams, while the fruit-based product is fat free. This results in a richer taste and smoother texture versus conventional ice cream.

Hermosa Beach Firefighters Association Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

The HBFA Pancake breakfast is a fundraising event held on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend and is a unique opportunity to join over 900 members of the community for a breakfast cooked and served buffet-style by your firefighters. Eat breakfast inside the firehouse, meet the firefighters, and bid on many of the exciting auction items all to benefit your community. Kids can sit in the fire trucks and ambulances, get their photos taken with the firefighters and Sparky the Fire Dog, and see the inside of the firehouse.

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Oliovera specializes in the freshest, highest quality, certified California extra virgin olive oils and vinegars. This shop also sponsors "Oliovera Impact", which is a program that provides five healthy meals to a hungry child for every bottle of Oliovera Olive Oil or Vinegar.

BUY   —  +1 424-261-4496 —  200 Pier Ave

Good Stuff

A South Bay landmark, Good Stuff has good lunch/brunch food at affordable prices. There's a large outdoor patio facing the beach with great opportunities for people watching as they bike or skate down The Strand. Fills up fast on weekend mornings.

Surf City Hostel

Cheap beds, perfect location. Easy transport to the airport $20 taxi or take beach cities transit bus 109 stop located along hermosa ave to the LAX/Green Line station then take the free LAX shuttle to airport terminal

SLEEP   —  26 Pier Ave

Planet Earth Eco Cafe

A recently opened all-organic vegetarian cafe/sweet shop. Ground-breaking and full of vegan options, including great raw organic hemp shakes made by the famous Tommy Adams. Free wi-fi as well!

EAT   —  +1 310 318-1888 —  509 Pier Ave

The Spot

Another South Bay landmark, The Spot is a vegetarian restaurant. The restaurant is off of the Strand and as with most beach cities parking is strictly enforced, read the signs.

EAT   —  +1 310-376-2355 —  110 Second St

Lighthouse Cafe

A venerable jazz institution in Los Angeles County, the Lighthouse has also seen the best of the LA area's rock music get its first start.

DRINK   —  +1 310 376-9833 —  30 Pier Ave

The Poopdeck

Cash only dive bar. Come for the name, stay for the atmosphere.

DRINK   —  1272 The Strand

Patrick Malloy's

Irish Pub with suburbanites letting off steam for the weekend

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Young party crowd, always crowded. Good food.

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Pier Avenue

The hot spot for singles and the young.

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Fat Face Fenners Fishshack

Boston themed bar. Local watering hole.

DRINK   —  +1 310 379-5550 —  53 Pier Ave

The Shore

Another smaller Hollywood-type club.

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Blue 32

Smaller Hollywood-type club.

DRINK   —  Hermosa Ave

Quality Inn and Suites

68 rooms and suites.


Hip-hop club

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