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Top Things to Do in Redondo Beach, California

Redondo Beach Whale Watching Season
Don’t miss out on the fantastic opportunity to see nature in action! Whale Watching tours depart daily from the end of December through April from Redondo Beach Marina. Voyager Excursions are located just seconds from The Portofino Hotel & Marina. The “Voyager” departs daily, at 10am and 1:30pm, for a 2 1/2 – 3 hour cruise in search of these gentle giants of the sea. For more information and to book your next adventure, visit www.voyagerexcursions.com

Redondo Beach
The sandy part of Redondo Beach, just south of the pier. Lifeguards are on duty here, watching kids and adults alike bobbing around in the surf.

Redondo Beach Pier
This U-shaped pier bristles with fishing poles, and once in a while you'll see someone reel in a catch. You'll also find restaurants, fast-food stands here, along with souvenir shops, one of which touts a 16-and-a-half-foot long great white shark on display.

Rent a Bicycle
Ride a little or ride a lot. The oceanfront bike path here is flat and runs for over 20 miles up to Santa Monica.

Sport Fishing
Half-day and longer deep-sea fishing trips. No pole? No problem. Rent equipment at their tackle shop. Catches here include halibut, mackerel, bonita, sand bass, yellowtail and more.

Rent a Kayak
The marina and nearby harbor offer plenty of room to paddle around, and lots to see.

Take a Speedboat Ride
This 70-foot, 140-passenger speedboat blasts off hourly on weekends and holiday afternoons.

Head for the Hollywood Riviera
Some say these six blocks of unique, local shops, salons and eateries resembles southern France. You can get there by walking along the oceanfront sidewalk south from the pier or take Beach Cities Transit bus #104.

Go for a Swim
You can swim in the ocean, but if you like your water calmer, Seaside Lagoon offers a salt water pool with sandy beaches.

Watch the Grunion Run
No, this isn't a 5K or a 10K. Instead, it's the mating spectacle of small, silvery fish that spawn en masse on southern California beaches shortly at high tide shortly after a full moon. The peak spawning period is late March through early June.

Scenic Walking Tours
Seaside Lagoon/Moonstone Park Trail. Take in the splendid views of the Redondo Beach Harbor and Seaside Lagoon. View the famous “Whaling Wall” on the AES Redondo Generating Station building along Harbor Drive, created by renowned muralist, Wyland.

Events around Town
Check out our website at redondochamber.org for the events that are going on during your stay, including Riviera Village Summer Festival, Kites over Redondo, Concerts on the Pier, Redondo Beach Lobster festival, to name a few.

Top Things to do in Los Angeles

"The happiest place on earth" and its little sibling, Disney's California Adventure are a big hit. View photos

Universal Studios Hollywood
A theme park that grew out of a studio tour. View photos

Hollywood Boulevard is ready for its close-up, thanks to years of urban renewal and renovation. Enjoy the Walk of Fame, Grumman’s Theatre and more. View photos

Rodeo Drive
Packed with exclusive shops, full of gawkers. They all came to enjoy the excess.

Venice Beach
Los Angeles kitsch and over-the-top culture at its best. Here you'll find Muscle Beach, street performers and tacky shops galore. View photos

Sunset Boulevard
Perhaps one of the world's most famous streets, it began as a route between the stars' posh neighborhoods and the Hollywood studios. It runs from downtown to the ocean, passing through the "Sunset Strip" on its way.

The Beaches
The Southern California beach scene is almost iconic for Los Angeles, and you'll find a selection to choose from. Our favorites are the "South Bay" beach towns: Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach. The beach scene and a classic seaside amusement park at Santa Monica Beach and Pier are also popular.

Knott's Berry Farm
Knotts' Southern California Resort includes Soak City U.S.A. and a theme park-full of family shows and rides.

Queen Mary
Once the largest ship afloat, she's been docked in Long Beach for longer than she sailed, and her elegance never fails to impress.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Roller coaster heaven.

Professional Sporting Events
Take in a basketball game with the Lakers or a baseball game with the Dodgers or Angels or a soccer game with the Galaxy, we have a sporting event for everyone.

Local Activities


Disneyland Park

1313 South Disneyland Drive, Anaheim

Universal Studios

100 Universal City Plz, Universal City
818-777-6727 WebsiteDirections


Hollywood Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive, CA

Venice Beach

Venice Beach, CA

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

Upcoming Events

Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market
Start your weekend off with the Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market on Friday afternoons, rain or shine, from 3 to 7 pm, on the corner of Ave. I and Catalina Ave. Vendors  are carefully selected and are organic, responsible, and traditional farmers from southern and central California. There will be fruits and vegetables, meat and eggs, and honey, olive oil, flowers, plants, and herbs

When: Every Friday
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Barbershop Quarteting & Chorus Singing
South Bay Coastliners Barbershop Harmony Chorus You don't have to have the voice of a Meadowlark, or read music.... Just be able to carry a tune, and love to sing and have a good time! Come and sing with us, It's good for you.

Where: 125 W Beryl St, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (Salvation Army Community Center)
Date: Weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 7:30pm–9:30pm