Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Aquarium of the Pacific

More than 10,000 fish in 17 major habitat tanks and 30 smaller exhibits.
Location: Shoreline Drive and Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Phone: 562-590-3100

Catalina Island

Only 22 miles off the coast of LA, but it feels like a world away. Stroll the quaint streets of Avalon and experience the adventurous village of Two Harbors.
Location: Catch the Catalina Express boats in San Pedro or Long Beach.
Phone: 310-519-7971


Enjoy 60 attractions in eight themed areas.
Location: Ball Road at Santa Ana Freeway, Anaheim.
Phone: 714-781-4565

Disneyıs California Adventure

Disneyıs newest theme park dedicated to California.
Location: Ball Road at Santa Ana Freeway, Anaheim. 714-781-4565
Phone: 714-781-4565

Getty Center

On a 110-acre hilltop, this architectural masterpiece houses the J. Paul Getty collection of Greek & Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, sculptures and manuscripts.
Location: 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles
Phone: 310-440-7300

Hermosa Beach Farmerıs Market

An abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Location: Fridays 12noon- 4pm Valley Drive between 8th and 10th Streets

Hollywood Bowl

Experience music under the stars at this world famous venue.
Location: 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood
Phone: 323-850-2000

Knottıs Berry Farm

Thrill rides, roller coasters and Camp Snoopy, plus Knottıs famous chicken dinner at the restaurant.
Location: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park.
Phone: 714-220-5200

Knottıs Soak City

13 acres of water rides and attractions for the whole family.
Location: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
Phone: 714-220-5220

La Brea Tar Pits

One of the worldıs most famous fossil localities with an unusually diverse collection of extinct Ice Age plants and animals.
Location: 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Phone: 323-934-7243


128-acre theme park features rides and spectacular miniature lego towns.
Location: 1 Lego Drive, off I-5 at Cannon Road, Carlsbad
Phone: 760-918-5346

Lomita Railroad Museum

Features authentic station house, steam locomotive, caboose and railroad memorabilia.
Location: 2137 West 250th Street, Lomita
Phone: 310-326-6255

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Permanent collection includes nearly 100,000 works of art from ancient times to the present.
Location: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Phone: 323-857-6000

Los Angeles Zoo

113-acres in Griffith Park features a childrenıs zoo and unique exhibits, including the Red Ape Rain Forest and an orangutan habitat replica.
Location: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles
Phone: 323-644-6400

Manhattan Beach Roundhouse Aquarium

Sharks, eels, lobsters, octopi. Free admission
Location: End of Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Phone: 310-379-8117

Museum of Contemporary Art

A collection of art created since 1940 in all media
Location: 250 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Phone: 213-626-6222

Redondo Beach Farmer`s Market(s)

Two locations featuring flowers, fruits and vegetables straight from the farm. Thursdays 8am - ­ 1pm & Friday`s 4 - 7pm in Riviera Village
Location: South side of the Redondo Beach Pier at Veteran's Park

Redondo Beach Pier

Shops, restaurants, fishing, entertainment for all ages.
Location: At Torrance Blvd. and the ocean. Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Whaling Wall

2nd largest marine mural created by Wyland, the most influential marine artist of our time.
Location: 1100 Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach

RMS Queen Mary

The most luxurious ocean liner ever built offers daily tours and several award winning restaurants.
Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
Phone: 562-435-3511

Seaside Lagoon

Seasonal enclosed saltwater swimming area with slides, sandy beaches, volleyball courts, play equipment and picnic areas.
Location: 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach
Phone: 310-318-0681

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Water park with more than 22 water slides and other attractions.
Location: Magic Mtn. Parkway, I-5, Valencia
Phone: 818-367-5965

Six Flags Magic Mountain

More than 100 rides, shows and attractions including some of the worldıs top roller coasters.
Location: Magic Mtn. Parkway, I-5, Valencia
Phone: 818-367-5965

South Coast Botanic Garden

An 87-acre garden with over 150,000 plants & trees. Walking/shuttle tours and picnic areas.
Location: 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula

Universal Studios Hollywood

Take a tour of actual movie sets enjoy the numerous movie themed attractions.
Location: Hollywood Freeway at Lankershim Blvd., Universal City
Phone: 818-508-9600

Wayfarerıs Chapel

Famous glass church designed by Lloyd Wright overlooking the ocean.
Location: 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes
Phone: 310-377-1650

Whale Watching

The annual migration brings these amazing mammals right along the shoreline of the beach cities. Trips leave from the Redondo Beach Marina, January ­ April.
Phone: 310-372-2111

Wilderness Park

Discover a mini wilderness in the heart of Redondo Beach. Picnic areas and overnight camping.
Location: 1102 Camino Real, Redondo Beach
Phone: 310-318-0668