While I visited the LA Waterfront for the day, I discovered Instaworthy spots, the best foodie places, and fun attractions. Read this post to discover LA Waterfront this summer.
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Discover LA Waterfront
The LA Waterfront is by the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. It has something for everyone. Most people have heard of the LA Waterfront because the Port of Los Angeles includes the Los Angeles World Cruise Center, where all the cruise ships port as well as a ferry service to Catalina Island. However, it has so much more to offer. Besides the cruise port, there are numerous attractions in this location. Unlike other attractions in Los Angeles, there’s ample parking and parking is free at most of the locations.
The LA Waterfront is so picturesque. There are so many spots to take that Instaworthy shot. The backdrops at the LA Waterfront are so beautiful and any photographer (amateur or professional) would love it.
Maybe it’s the blogger in me but this spot is a great photoshoot location for bloggers or influencers especially if they are creating content for any of the patriotic holidays, or a designer cruise collection.
History and More History
When you visit the LA Waterfront, everywhere you look you are surrounded by history.
USS Battleship IOWA
USS Battleship IOWA is a famed battleship that has turned into a museum. It is rated as a must-see experience. I spent the afternoon on the USS IOWA and learned how sailors lived on these ships. I watch the TV show NCIS, so it was very interesting to see the ships and areas in real life. It’s magnificent to see the battleship up close
Angel’s Gate Lighthouse
Angel’s Gate Lighthouse dates back to 1913 and it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s probably the only lighthouse that I can think of in Los Angeles.
At this small museum, you can discover the history of the harbor, go back in time since some of the displays are from the 1960s, and take a Tugboat tour of Los Angeles Harbor.
Foodies Will Love LA Waterfront
Although there are Moroccan, Thai, and Italian restaurants, the LA Waterfront foodie spots are for you, if you LOVE seafood.
San Pedro Fish Market is right on the water and it’s pretty happening on the weekends. It’s as fresh as it gets. You choose the fish you want, tell them how to cook it then enjoy. Also, they have plenty of ready to order seafood dishes. It’s a fun place to grab lunch on the weekend.
Events for the Family
The LA Waterfront has so many fun events and all the events are family-friendly.
Movie Night (Friday, August 2)
The LA Waterfront offers free outdoor showings of animated movies at two locations: “Sing” at Wilmington Waterfront Park and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” at the CRAFTED/Brouwer in San Pedro.
Fleet Week (August 30th to September 2nd)
LA Fleet Week 2019 is a public event on the LA Waterfront happening during Labor Day weekend. It’s an annual celebration and appreciation for sea service. To find out more about this fun event, click here for my coverage of last year’s Fleet Week.
I love exploring the LA Waterfront during summer. I learn so much every time I visit and always get those Instaworthy shots too. I hope you do too. Please let me know if I can answer any questions about visiting the LA Waterfront.
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