Redondo Beach Travel Guide
Quality Seafood - by Mike Hope Redondo...
my bud Mike during a ride from Redondo...
Redondo Beach Board International Walk -...
"layed -back ", room to walk/blade/surf/jog/sail/etc
a bit ordinary in general, but this is not necessarily a bad thing!
Redondo Beach has a pretty nice pier to check out. People are fishing off the pier in a designated area but I'm not sure the fish off the Los Angeles coast is all that edible. Mercury levels are known to be extremely high in these fish. Anyway, besides the fishing, there are a number of restaurants...
This is one of the longest ramps I've seen along the beach area - very accessible for the handicapped.
Photo 2 - I especially liked the view of the ramp with the square buildings in the background.
MARINAS GALORE IN REDONDO BEACH
You are at the Pacific Ocean in sunny Southern California and sitting in the water, just feet away from you are hundreds of boats. All sizes and all shapes reside in many of the marinas that call Redondo Beach, home port. One of the largest in Redondo is the Redondo Beach...
On summer nights the Redondo Beach Yacht club has sailing races. The VT Team put a group together and went for it. The competition was healthy and vibrant. Beer and Burgers after the race made the day. If you like to sail, this is a nice little yacht club without too much...
Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club
4 Reviews and 381 Opinions Ok, I grew up around this place, have eaten at the restaurant here several times during my life and...
Best Western Sunrise at Redondo
1 Review and 266 Opinions Very nice stay; clean and comfortable room with real glasses, bottled water in the room. The staff...
El Torito isnt my favorite Mexican food place but its not bad. And most gringos love this place:) On Tuesdays they have Taco Tuesdayhappy hour from 4 to 10pm. The tortillas are handmade and the carne asada is marinated so good! Their strawberry margaritas are delicious (my favorite)
On Sundays they...
Cozy Cafe: Great breakfasts
This is a little place with more seating in the back patio. It is a breakfast and lunch place for the most part but you get large portions and some surly but classic attitude from the owner/chef George. (he does not like you asking for changes to his dishes and may give you...
Ruby's Diner: Dining by the sea!
Ruby's Diners can be found all across the United States of America. This one was conveniently situated across from the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina which was my hotel for my stay in Redondo Beach. This made it very convenient for breakfast.Like most diners in...
Kincaid's: Great food and view
My Uncle Kenny and Aunt Patricia have taken me here a couple of times. We can never think of the name but last time I spoke to him he said it is Kincaid's. Hope it's right. Anyway it's located down by the pier. The view is amazing and the food was excellent! We went to eat...
Good Stuff: Breakfast and other Good Stuff!
Good Stuff is a great place to go for breakfast - sit on the patio and people watch. It's located next to the Coffee Bean, so if you have to wait you can grab a nice coffee. Their food is consistently good, and the wait staff are quick. Plus they automatically provide salsa...
JOE'S CRAB SHACK: FANTASTIC SEAFOOD MENU WITH A VIEW OF THE BAY
Seafood restaurants always seem to look and feel better when they are located by water. The Pacific Ocean and the Redondo Beach Seaside Lagoon has one of the best seafood restaurants located on Portofino Way across from the Port Royal Marina, ocean side of Harbor Drive....
Joe's Crab Shack: Seafood in a crazy atmosphere
Joe's Crab Shack is a popular restaurant chain known for their seafood dishes. We went to the one here in the Redondo Beach Harbor, lured in by their commercials promoting their steam pots and lobster.We went on a Monday night and they happened to be out of lobster, which...
Get a Car
Depending on what you want to do in Redondo or LA, a car might be the best choice. There is some public transportation, such as buses or the Metro. Check out the bus schedule, it may work for you as they have pretty good routes to downtown, Disney, Venice Beach, and other...
From LAX to the Hotel
If you don't get a car at the airport, you will need to get to your hotel in Redondo somehow. The two big choices are taxi or shuttle. The shuttle was about $12 a person, while a taxi costs about $25, no matter how many people. For long trips, if I was on my own I went via...
The sun is intense
Since California beaches stay relatively cool it is easy to think that one is not "getting much sun" From experience I will tell you to WEAR SUNSCREEN. Don't ruin a good trip with a painful burn, your tan will be plenty good with a SPF of 15 or more
Tickets on the Pier
Its important to make sure you read the signs and obey them. There is a police sustation located right on the pier and they can see just about everything.Therefore its pretty safe here but they are strict about not riding your bike in certain areas. The Strand is OK, the...
Venice Beach more hype than hot
Crowed and dirty sums up the Venice Beach scene for me not the eclectic scene portrayed in travel guides. The tourist traffic getting there leaves one expecting a whole lot more than this area can deliver. The famous outdoor Gold's gym had 2 people working out and looked...
Still take something warm to wear...
like sweat shirt (as seen in the picture) or jacket when coming to the beach area here. Guys- have one for your lady while walking together along the pier. It can get cool and windy throughout the year, especially at night. This is of course true of any beach along the...
Easy to travel light
California dress is casual and since the weather is mild packing can be light. Shorts, t's, sandals, and swimwear will be your main stays. Bring a jacket for evenings, the coast can get a bit chilly. Leave your umbrellas and bug repellent at home!
I've been to quite a few festivals and some are good and some are bad. This one had a great Greek food selection! It wasn't cheap because the festival was a fundraiser for the Greek Orthodox Church. Entertainment was provided and even a cooking class. If you look online at...
Ice Skate next to the Pacific Ocean this winter
My jaw dropped when I heard about this. There is a man made lagoon at Redondo Beach called the Seaside Lagoon for kids to play in during the summer. This winter they converted it into an ice rink! No, they didn¡¦t freeze over ocean water (that¡¦s what I thought at first ƒº )...
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