Discover San Pedro & the LA Waterfront

Explore America's Port, eclectic shopping & incredible seafood

Photo: Pappy's Seafood, Facebook
Photo: Pappy's Seafood, Facebook

Situated on the spectacular Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro is one of L.A.'s most historic and vibrant neighborhoods. Read on for our guides to the home of America's Port, eclectic shopping and some of the best seafood dining in the city.

Photo courtesy of Crafted, Facebook
Photo courtesy of Crafted, Facebook


Since 1821, when this then-Mexican harbor town opened to foreign trade, San Pedro has been a hotbed of shops fulfilling the material needs of travelers, sailors and locals. Today, its relaxed, working class atmosphere is an interesting contrast to some of its more affluent neighbors. From the bustling L.A. Waterfront to the fast-changing Downtown shopping and arts district, San Pedro's small, locally owned businesses still rule the scene. Friendly store owners will tell you their history while helping you find the perfect purchase. Read on for some of the best places for apparel, accessories, and recreational gear in town.

Shrimp fajitas at San Pedro Fish Market
Shrimp fajitas at San Pedro Fish Market  |  Photo: Joshua Lurie


San Pedro offers a wide range of dining options that go far beyond seafood. From global cuisines to the largest seafood restaurant in California, read on for the best restaurants in San Pedro.

Point Fermin Lighthouse | Photo: C Hanchey, Flickr
Point Fermin Lighthouse | Photo courtesy of C Hanchey, Flickr

Hidden Gems

From San Pedro's working class neighborhood roots, a thriving local art scene and plenty of curiosities to explore have emerged. Read on for under-the-radar sites and events to enjoy.