The beach city of Redondo Beach, California is situated in Los Angeles County approximately eighteen (18) miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and ten (10) miles northwest of Long Beach.
Redondo Beach is a family oriented community and is a good safe place to take the family for a day trip or for a vacation. There is plenty to do for everyone. Check out the Redondo Beach Pier (the pier is open 24 hours a day, although most businesses close at 2:00am or earlier) with it's free public fishing, free concerts on Thursday and Saturday evenings, numerous restaurants, fast food establishments, gift shops and boutiques, as well as a bait and tackle shop for those of you that wish to fish and a kite shop (buy a kite and fly it off the pier). There is also a dance club and bar and a jazz and blues club. Visit the Redondo Beach Marina. There you will find sport fishing charters, boat rides, water sports, seasonal whale watching excursions, twilight fishing, spectacular sunsets, and more restaurants. Take a ride on the "Looking Glass", a 19 passenger USCG inspected semi-submersible underwater viewing boat, or on the Gondola Amore which offers enchanting harbor cruises and romantic dining or rent a pedal boat or kayak and take your own harbor cruise. Go sportfishing at Redondo Sportfishing and fish for Barracuda, Bonito, Yellowtail, Halibut, Kelp Bass, White Sea Bass, and many other species.
Go swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, snorleling or just sit on the beach and enjoy the sunny California weather. According to the Redondo Beach Chamber Of Commerce you can "walk, skate or bike north or south along the beach and King Harbor. From the harbor, south takes you along the beautiful Redondo Beach Esplanade to Torrance Beach. North takes you along the strand through Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach or you can cycle through neighboring beach cities for more than 20 miles to Venice and Santa Monica".
Stay at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel, 300 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, Ca. 90277, (310) 318-8888 or the Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, Ca. 90277, (310) 379-8481 "where crashing surf, graceful sails and exhilarating sea breezes set the stage for the perfect getaway", or the Best Western Redondo Beach Inn, 1850 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, Ca. 90277, (310) 540-3700 with it's "heated pool, spa, sauna and exercise room" or the inexpensive Palos Verdes Inn, 1700 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, Ca. 90277, (800) 421-9241.
Whether your dining preference is fast food, ethnic food, seafood or steaks you can satisfy it in Redondo Beach where you will find everything from hamburger stands to great seafood to fine dining establishments like Redondo Beach's Breakwater Steak, Jazz & Seafood restaurant with it's "candlelit tables, glowing fireplaces, strains of live jazz floating through the air" and a menu that includes everything from roquefort-crusted filet mignon and 16 oz. boneless rib eye Angus steak to roasted halibut in a lemon caper sauce and roasted cold water lobster tail.