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Planning a quick escape to Redondo Beach? Here’s what you can do in 24 hours

Sunset at Redondo Beach

About 20 miles south from Los Angeles resides Redondo Beach, a vibrant coastal city filled with oceanfront restaurants, specialty shops, and malls. It’s the perfect place to experience the best things about California – the food, the people, the atmosphere, and more.

With so much fun in store for everyone, it can be quite overwhelming to figure out what to do when you’re visiting the area, so we’ve planned your entire day for you to help you make the most of your time in the city.

Morning

Starting your vacation right with a peaceful stroll along a pier with a beautiful, scenic landscape is never a bad idea. The Redondo Pier is a landmark of the city, offering stunning ocean views, numerous dining options, and water activities including cruises, kayaking, and even whale watching.

After a hearty breakfast at one of the local cafes, you can head off to the beach and take a dip in the ocean. All of the beaches in Redondo are free to use, and are also handicap-accessible. Visitors can enjoy a number of activities here including sunbathing, kayaking, and surfing. The best waves are found between the Redondo Pier and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

If farmer’s markets are your thing, the Redondo Beach Farmers Market is open every Thursday morning, in front of Veterans Park. A wide variety of cheese and chocolate selections, fresh vegetables, and home-cooked meals await.

Noon

From Santa Monica to the Palos Verdes cliffs lies the South Bay Bicycle Trail, a 22-mile path that is open to everyone. You can walk, bike, or skateboard there. Along the way, you will pass multiple places like the pier, boardwalk, and the Riviera village. Free water and public restrooms are accessible throughout the path.

If you’re bringing the family along and you want to have a nice picnic on a bright, sunny day, you can head off to Dockweiler Beach State Park. The park is less than 10 miles north of Redondo, and it lies under the flight path of the Los Angeles International Airport.

You can bring your picnic basket, some blankets, and a pair of binoculars so you can watch closely as planes take off and land. There are cooking amenities like barbecue pits, and there are also concession stands for some quick meals. There is a designated play area for children, and most importantly, free parking and entrance.

Evening

When the day coming to a close, the California nightlife begins to come alive. Evenings at the Redondo Beach pier bristle with art exhibits, concerts, and dining options. Free concerts by a wide range of musical acts and local cover bands can be enjoyed every summer. Concerts are held during Thursday and Saturday evenings from July through September. There are also free events you can attend throughout the year like kite festivals, art festivals, and drum circles.

These are just some of the activities you can do in one whole day when you visit Redondo Beach. Should you ever decide to call the place home, do give Jack at RE/MAX Estate Properties a call at (310) 346-0391 or email jack@mcsweeney.com.