If you like spending time on the water, San Pedro should be on your Los Angeles must-visit list. This popular neighborhood is home to The Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center. A large number of major cruise lines sail in and out of the port in route to destinations like Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska, making San Pedro an easy and enjoyable place for folks to stay before or after a cruise.

It’s also a launching point for trips to Catalina Island. Catalina is only a 22-mile trip from San Pedro. Most boat trips are only about an hour, and service is available all year long.

It always seems to be whale-watching season in San Pedro, so depending on the month, you could see gray whales, blue whales, dolphins and sea lions. Open every day except on Thanksgiving and Christmas, the USS Iowa (BB-61) is yet another itinerary possibility.

Practical Info

A free San Pedro Downtown Trolley runs on weekends from noon to 6pm, and each day a cruise ship is in port (except Mondays) from 10am to 6pm. 

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Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon

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Climb aboard the ‘Catalina Express’ ferry at either Downtown Landing in Long Beach or Catalina Sea and Air Terminal in San Pedro for round-trip service to ...  Read more

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Go Los Angeles Card

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With access to over 26 top LA attractions, activities and tours, the Go Los Angeles™ Card offers something for everyone! Tour Warner Bros. Studio on a VIP ...  Read more

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Battleship USS Iowa Museum Admission

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Experience the life of a Navy sailor at the Battleship USS Iowa Museum in Los Angeles. Recognized as the world’s greatest naval battleship, the formidable USS ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

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