Best Things to do in Redondo Beach

Find your perfect day in Redondo Beach.

The Portofino Hotel & Marina is close to all the best activities in Redondo Beach.  Our location offers our guests easy access to all the top activities nearby, close to shopping, amusement parks, beaches, and Los Angeles. For those wanting to get out on the water, the Portofino has its own marina by the famous Hermosa Beach Strand. Dock your boat, hire one for the day, or rent a sea kayak or paddleboard to take advantage of the Pacific Ocean. See our Property Map.

Paddleboarding in Redondo Beach

Dockside Adventure Center

Enjoy the best of the South Bay’s water sport activities from the hotel’s own Dockside Adventure Center in the Redondo Beach King Harbor. In partnership with REI, we offer a variety of water activities including kayaks, stand up paddleboards and more. Maximize your fun and take advantage of one of the many daily classes and tours offered. Reserve at the Dockside Adventure Center (310) 798-5871.

Nearby Beaches

Swim in the ocean just outside our doors. For families who prefer calmer waters, Seaside Lagoon offers a saltwater pool with sandy beaches perfect for kids. No room to pack beach activity essentials? Dockside Adventure Center has plenty of family-fun beach accessories for purchase or rent.

BEACHES NEAR REDONDO BEACH & LA

Woman beneath dock near Redondo Beach, CA
Couple biking near beach in Redondo Beach, CA

Beach Cruiser Bikes

The local oceanfront bike path here is flat and runs for over 27 miles up to Malibu! Our Complimentary Beach Cruiser Bicycles are available for up to one hour and are for all guests staying at the hotel, based upon availability. Bicycle rentals are available from 8AM to 5PM each day. Complimentary bike locks, baskets, and helmets are also offered based on availability. Guests will be asked to sign a waiver before checking out a bicycle. Happy trails! Reserve at the Dockside Adventure Center (310) 798-5871.

Surfing & Scuba

Our vendor Dive N Surf is one of Southern California’s largest and most reputable surf and dive training facilities. Their highly experienced staff make surf and scuba lessons easy, fun, and exciting for all skill levels. Reserve at the Dockside Adventure Center (310) 798-5871.

Surfing near Redondo Beach, CA
Riding bikes near Redondo Beach, CA

27-Mile Coastal Trail

The flat oceanfront bike path outside our door runs for over 27 miles. We recommend taking the path from our front door to Santa Monica. Order up a delicious family picnic or a romantic couples’ boxed lunch from BALEENkitchen and make a day of it!

Yoga on the Beach

On the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Redondo Beach Association provides complimentary yoga on the beach. Join the relaxation and meet where the International Boardwalk meets the Redondo Beach Pier (octagon below Kincaid’s) from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

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Farmer's market near Redondo Beach, CA

Neighborhood Farmers’ Market

Take a morning stroll to our neighborhood Farmers’ Markets. These carefully selected vendors are organic, responsible farmers from southern and central California. You’ll find an assortment of fruits and vegetables, meat and eggs, honey, olive oil, flowers, plants and herbs.

Riviera Farmers’ Market
When: Every Friday / 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: The triangle formed by Av. Del Norte, Via El Prado and S. Elena Ave.

Redondo Beach Farmers’ Market
When: Every Thursday / 8:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Veteran’s Park

Shopping

Peruse the streets and shops throughout Redondo and next-door Manhattan Beach, or head into LA and Beverly Hills for all the shopping your heart could desire.

Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills
Fishing in Redondo Beach

Sportfishing

Looking to do a half-day or longer deep-sea fishing trip? We can recommend the perfect places to go. No pole? No problem. Bait, tackle, and apparel are available at the fishing-charter office we work with; they also offer private and group trips. Reserve at the Dockside Adventure Center (310) 798-5871.

Watch the Grunion Run

Grunion are small, silvery fish that flop onto Southern California beaches each year during spawning. South Bay visitors can see one of their main landing spots near 33rd Street in Hermosa Beach. Peak season is late March through early June and occurs at shortly after a midnight high tide when the moon is full.

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surfer in Redondo Beach, CA

Seaside Lagoon Trail

Take this southern trail, wrapping around the hotel and Seaside Lagoon, for a relaxing stroll along the harbor channel. Enjoy the scenic path along the ocean leading you to the International Boardwalk, lined with restaurants, shops and bars.

Paddleboarding in Redondo Beach

Dockside Adventure Center

Enjoy the best of the South Bay’s water sport activities from the hotel’s own Dockside Adventure Center in the Redondo Beach King Harbor. In partnership with REI, we offer a variety of water activities including kayaks, stand up paddleboards and more. Maximize your fun and take advantage of one of the many daily classes and tours offered. Reserve at the Dockside Adventure Center (310) 798-5871.

Lifeguard tower in Redondo Beach ,CA

Nearby Beaches

Swim in the ocean just outside our doors. For families who prefer calmer waters, Seaside Lagoon offers a saltwater pool with sandy beaches perfect for kids. No room to pack beach activity essentials? Dockside Adventure Center has plenty of family-fun beach accessories for purchase or rent.

BEACHES NEAR REDONDO BEACH & LA

Riding bikes by Redondo Beach

Beach Cruiser Bikes

The local oceanfront bike path here is flat and runs for over 27 miles up to Malibu! Our Complimentary Beach Cruiser Bicycles are available for up to one hour and are for all guests staying at the hotel, based upon availability. Bicycle rentals are available from 8AM to 5PM each day. Complimentary bike locks, baskets, and helmets are also offered based on availability. Guests will be asked to sign a waiver before checking out a bicycle. Happy trails! Reserve at the Dockside Adventure Center (310) 798-5871.

Surfing near Redondo Beach, CA

Surfing & Scuba

Our vendor Dive N Surf is one of Southern California’s largest and most reputable surf and dive training facilities. Their highly experienced staff make surf and scuba lessons easy, fun, and exciting for all skill levels. Reserve at the Dockside Adventure Center (310) 798-5871.

Riding bikes near Redondo Beach, CA

27-Mile Coastal Trail

The flat oceanfront bike path outside our door runs for over 27 miles. We recommend taking the path from our front door to Santa Monica. Order up a delicious family picnic or a romantic couples’ boxed lunch from BALEENkitchen and make a day of it!

Beach yoga in Redondo Beach

Yoga on the Beach

On the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Redondo Beach Association provides complimentary yoga on the beach. Join the relaxation and meet where the International Boardwalk meets the Redondo Beach Pier (octagon below Kincaid’s) from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

farmer market stand

Neighborhood Farmers’ Market

Take a morning stroll to our neighborhood Farmers’ Markets. These carefully selected vendors are organic, responsible farmers from southern and central California. You’ll find an assortment of fruits and vegetables, meat and eggs, honey, olive oil, flowers, plants and herbs.

Riviera Farmers’ Market
When: Every Friday / 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: The triangle formed by Av. Del Norte, Via El Prado and S. Elena Ave.

Redondo Beach Farmers’ Market
When: Every Thursday / 8:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Veteran’s Park

Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills

Shopping

Peruse the streets and shops throughout Redondo and next-door Manhattan Beach, or head into LA and Beverly Hills for all the shopping your heart could desire.

Fishing in Redondo Beach

Sportfishing

Looking to do a half-day or longer deep-sea fishing trip? We can recommend the perfect places to go. No pole? No problem. Bait, tackle, and apparel are available at the fishing-charter office we work with; they also offer private and group trips. Reserve at the Dockside Adventure Center (310) 798-5871.

PACKAGES & OFFERS

More to Sea

It pays to stay just a little longer at our oceanfront hideaway. This fall, book two nights and receive the third night on us.

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Sunsets + Libations

Celebrating the magnificence of our South Bay sunsets and the artistry of the handcrafted cocktail, this golden hour package includes personalized, room side cocktail making and delivery with our Sunset Bar Cart service.

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