Selfie at Downtown Harbor


Fun. Sun. Family-friendly. Pet-friendly. The LA Waterfront has it all. Why not make it your local destination for the weekend? There's no shortage of things to do on the LA Waterfront, and if you live in the Greater Los Angeles Area, it's right in your backyard. Here are few ideas to get you started...

Friday Night: San Pedro Fish Market

1190 Nagoya Way, San Pedro

Home of the world-famous shrimp tray, San Pedro Fish Market is the largest restaurant in California. Voted one of the "10 Most Instagrammed Restaurants in America" by Food & Wine, the restaurant has sold more than 100 tons of shrimp to 1.1 million annual visitors. Customers come from miles around to enjoy fresh seafood and an ice cold beverage with views of the LA Waterfront under the Southern California sun. San Pedro Fish Market has also set four Guinness World Records for customers served! Can't make to the restaurant? San Pedro Fish can be found in more than 800 grocery stores including Sam’s Club, Safeway, H-E-B, Sprouts, Food4Less, and more.



Saturday Morning: Battleship IOWA

Berth 84 (at 6th Street and Harbor Boulevard), San Pedro

Commissioned in 1943, the namesake of the Iowa class of battleships took part in every major military conflict from World War II until the post-Cold War period when it was decommissioned in 1990. Nicknamed "The Big Stick," the 887-foot long vessel hosted more U.S. presidents than any other battleship and boast a presidential bathtub. This historic vessel is now a floating museum operated by the Pacific Battleship Center. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., parking costs $16 per day and admission prices vary.



Saturday Afternoon: CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

Warehouse #10, 110 E. 22nd Street, San Pedro


Featuring one-of-a-kind treasures and homemade creations, CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles is a large-scale, permanent craft marketplace, featuring a vibrant collection of local craft-artists, original designers, and artisanal food makers. Built in the 1940s, historic warehouse has been transformed into a bustling crafts center that boasts hundreds of vendor stalls, with spacious aisles and natural lighting, plus a large outdoor courtyard. CRAFTED is open every Friday through Monday, with free parking and free admission.


Saturday Night: Brouwerij West

Warehouse #9, 110 E. 22nd Street, San Pedro



Say cheers to Brouwerij West at their new brewery and home on the LA Waterfront! Brouwerij West is a full-production craft brewery located in the historic CRAFTED marketplace complex. The space includes a tasting room and bar, featuring Belgian-style beer on tap and in bottles each with a unique, artist-designed label. Enjoy craft beer available in the tap room, brewery tours, and open courtyard, with food trucks and live music. Free to enter, no tickets or reservation needed. All ages welcome, well-behaved, leashed pets too.


Sunday Morning: Sunday Brunch at Ports O’ Call Restaurant

1200 Nagoya Way, San Pedro



Don't miss out on Ports O' Call Restaurant's award-winning Champagne Sunday Brunch, voted best Sunday Brunch in the South Bay! Enjoy free-flowing champagne and a buffet-style menu, with so much to choose from, including omelets, fresh-made waffles, bacon, eggs benedict, tacos, chicken fajitas, carved meats, Korean ribs, fresh seafood, peel-n-eat shrimp, Snow Crab legs, whole poached salmon, fresh hand-made sushi, pasta, fresh fruit, desserts, and more! Grab a plate, a glass of champagne, and relax on our waterfront patio. There’s no better place to have Sunday Brunch than on the water. The restaurant opens at 10 a.m. for Sunday Brunch, and the last seating is 2 p.m. Champagne service is for up to two hours. The cost is $38 for Adults, and $15 for children. Call (310) 833-3553 for reservations.


Bonus: When you make Sunday Brunch reservations for an early seating, you’ll get a free ticket for Spirit Cruises‘ first harbor cruise of the day at 12:30 p.m.!



Sunday Afternoon: Harbor Cruise

Ports O' Call Village, San Pedro



The Port of Los Angeles is a photographer's dream! On a harbor tour, you'll see longshore workers operating container cranes towering more than 200 feet high, vessels that are equivalent to the length of some skyscrapers, seals basking in the sun - and sometimes barking for fish, seabirds flying in formation along the water, and much more. An hour-long boat tour provides an excellent waterside view of the activities at America's Port® you just won't see on land. Contact one of the following companies for a tour departing from the LA Waterfront.

Fiesta Harbor Cruises
Berth 79, Ports O' Call Village, San Pedro
(310) 831-1906


LA Waterfront Cruises
1150 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
(310) 547-9916


Spirit Cruises
Berth 77, Ports O' Call Village, San Pedro
(310) 548-8080



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