This lighthouse, built in 1874, can be seen seven days a week from the park surrounding it. Tours of the interior are given every hour during operating hours. No longer in active use, the lighthouse has a fascinating history, including usage as a military lookout post during WWII. The highlight of the tour is a climb to the lighthouse tower. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and children less than 40 inches in height may not be admitted to the tower.
In the months of March-June, a small, silvery fish called a grunion comes up on the shore to spawn in the late night hours. In March and June, grunion may be taken by hand (a California fishing license, which must be displayed, is required unless you are under 16 years of age). The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers a series of "Meet the Grunion" presentations. Warm clothing and a flashlight are recommended.
The S.S Lane Victory is a WWII era Merchant Marine vessel that carried cargo for the war effort. The ship is open to explore and contains two museums, one in each of its cargo holds. During the summer, the ship takes cruises around Catalina Island. Actors perform during the cruise, which often includes an "attack" by enemy aircraft.
A beautifully restored historic home, the Muller House has tours of the interior of the house three times a month. The Colonial Revival house, built in 1899, is furnished with examples of Arts and Crafts furnishings and hosts rotating exhibits. Tours are also available by appointment. There is an onsite gift shop.
This bell was presented to the people of Los Angeles by the people of the Republic of Korea in 1976. The bell is rung four times each year: the Fourth of July, August 15 (Korean Independence Day), New Year's Eve, and every September to coincide with bell ringings around the country to celebrate Constitutuon week.
A 1.5 mile long trolley line serviced by restored and recreated Red Cars, the historic trolley line that covered the Los Angeles region prior to the advent of freeways. Free parking is available at the Downtown Station at 6th Street, Ports O' Call Station at Sampson Way and Marina Station at 22nd Street.
An impressive monument to the unsung heroes of WWII, the men of United States Merchant Marine Service. These men took the same risk as U.S. Navy vessels without the benefit of being in an armed and armored ship to provide needed supplies to Allied forces in the Europe and Pacific War theatres.
This has got to be the best sandwich deli in L.A. The sandwiches are relatively inexpensive (±$7.25 a sandwich) with generous portions of meat, served fast but really long lines during the lunch hour. A little out of the way, but if you find yourself down south...
This museum is located in the old Los Angeles City Fire Department Station 36. It features historical fire apparatus and account of some of the most historical fires in the Harbor area of Los Angeles with a section dedicated to marine firefighting.
Boat tours of the Port of Los Angeles. Highlights of the tour include the Angels Gate Lighthouse, the Vincent Thomas Bridge, the L.A. Harbor Clock Tower, and the S.S. Lane Victory, a WWII era Merchant Marine vessel.
What started out as a renegade skate park is now an officially sanctioned, 501(c)3 organzation run skatepark with a round bowl, square bowl, and a vertical wall known as the “gnarwhal”.
Has their own locally-brewed beers on tap as well as a rotating selection of microbrews from around the country. A menu of sandwiches and other pub-style food is also available.
The Cultural Center offers a year-round schedule of gallery exhibitions, cultural events, and classes. It also provides work-studio space for 52 artists and musicians.
Built in the style of a New England seaside village. Located on the harbor, its cobblestone streets are lined with specialty gift shops and restaurants.
This museum of maritime history, housed in the former San Pedro Ferry Terminal building, includes 700 ship models and other nautical paraphernalia.
Neopolitan and Southern Italian. A cozy, romantic atmosphere with excellent service and some of the best Italian food in the South Bay.
Chicken/Take-Out. Friendly service from third generation San Pedrans. Try the deep fried nuggets and a bottle of Croatian beer.
A small, but complete aqauarium. Learn about the natural history of the area through live exhibits, beach tours and classes.
Travelling with Rover? Let him run free in this off-leash park overlooking the Harbor.
A historic lighthouse that has stood watch over the Port of Los Angeles since 1913.
Watch while volunteers tend to recuperating seals, sea lions and other animals.
A WWII-era battleship, the ''USS Iowa'', which is open for tours.
Farm fresh produce, baked goods, lunches, crafts, and plants.
Charming coffee shop, market and community hang out.