Points of Interest

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American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial 550 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA, 90731

This striking memorial, the first national memorial to merchant seamen in the United States, was commissioned by a group of local seamen to honor merchant marine veterans from all wars. 

Angel's Gate Recreation Center 3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731, United States

The spectacular panoramic views of the coastline and Santa Catalina Island from the grassy cliffs of this 64-acre park are breathtaking.

Arcade Building 479 West 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731

This site originally held a duplex known as Alessandro Flats, built by Alessandro (anglicized to Alex) Carresi.

Assistance League of San Pedro Post Office 1441 W 8th St, San Pedro, CA, United States

Located in the quaint Weymouth Corners neighborhood, this is the only contract post office in the country that is run totally by volunteers.

Averill Park 1300 S. Dodson Ave., San Pedro, CA 90732

The park has a gentle waterfall, a meandering stream and peaceful serene ponds that are home to wild ducks and geese

Banning Museum 401 East M Street Wimington, CA 90744

This exquisitely-restored Greek Revival mansion built in 1864 features an extensive collection of Victorian decorative arts and furnishings

Beacon Street Fountain (Old) 638 South Beacon Street San Pedro, CA 90731

Since seafaring began, fresh water has always been in short supply.

Bogdanovich Recreation Center 1920 Cumbre Dr, San Pedro, CA 90732, United States

Situated on one of the highest points of San Pedro this twenty-acre park boasts sweeping panoramic views of the Port of Los Angeles. Sports facilities include indoor basketball courts, baseball diamond, multi use field (volley ball,flag football, soccer.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles Warehouse No. 10 112 East 22nd Street San Pedro, CA 90731

Crafted At The Port of Los Angeles is the go to place in Southern California for hand crafted items made by local artists and crafts people.

Danish Castle (Private Residence) 324 West 10th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731, United States

This striking example of the diversity of Southern California's architectural heritage was modeled after a Danish prototype, and constructed for a Danish sea captain in the 1880's.

Deane Dana Friendship Community Regional Park & Nature Center 1850 West 9th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 United States

Overlooking the San Pedro and (from the top of the hill) Santa Catalina Island, this 123-acre park has a picnic area, children's play area, and large turf areas.

Dodson House 859 West 13th Street, San Pedro, CA, United States

Built in 1888 by the Sepulveda family as a wedding present for their daughter Rudecinda and her husband, James Dodson, a merchant and one-time postmaster.

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum 1052 North Banning Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744

The historic Drum Barracks is the only Civil War-era U.S. Army building still standing in Southern California.

Fishing Industry Memorial 510 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA, 90731 United States

In 1892 Southern California Fish Corp. was the first cannery in Los Angeles Harbor. In 1903 a technique of preparing and canning was developed to can sardines, mackerel, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna and albacore.

Fort MacArthur Military Museum 3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA, 90731 United States

From 1916-1945, this was the Upper Reservation of the Fort, and operation post for defense of the harbor against enemy attack from the sea.

Fort MacArthur/L.A. Air Force Base 2400 S Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731 United States

This area was the center of the early shipping activity in the harbor.

Harbor View House (formerly the ARMY and NAVY Y.M.C.A.) 921 South Beacon Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 United States

In 1919, when the San Pedro Y.M.C.A. was founded, its mission was to provide athletic and social activities for the Army personnel at Fort MacArthur.

Harbor View Memorial Park (formerly the San Pedro Cemetery 2411 South Grand Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731 United States

The town's cemetery was created in 1883, when August Timms deeded three acres of land to the newly-incorporated City of San Pedro.

Japanese Memorial on Terminal Island 1124 South Seaside Ave. San Pedro CA 90731

San Pedro has a memorial that is overlooked in many of the tourist guides. It is a Memorial to the Japanese Fishing Village on Terminal Island.

Korean Bell of Friendship 3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 United States

 This massive and intricately-decorated bell and pavilion was donated in 1976 to the people of Los Angeles by the people of the Republic of Korea to celebrate the bicentennial of the U.S. independence, honor veterans of the Korean War, and to consolidate traditional friendship between the two countries.

Marine Mammal Care Center 3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731, United States

This "hospital" for the sick and injured seals and sea lions provides public viewing of their rehabilitation. 

Muller House Museum 1542 S Beacon St, San Pedro, CA 90731, United States

Steeped in history the Muller House was originally located at 129 Front Street in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Pedro California and moved when Front Street was widened. 

Old Beacon St. Fountain 638 S. Beacon St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Since seafaring began, fresh water has always been in short supply.
Old San Pedro 33.73823333916356, -118.28526668250561

Bordered by Pacific Avenue, 6th and 7th Streets and Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro, the historic heart of San Pedro is just steps away from the waterfront and features a collage of architecture, shopping, dining, art, entertainment and browsing

Old St. Peter's Episcopal Church 27501 S Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275 United States

Constructed originally in 1883 on Beacon Street's fashionable Nob Hill, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, overlooking the then-infant port, this is the oldest church in San Pedro. 

Peck House 380 West 15th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731, United States

Built in 1887 for George Peck, a leading developer and benefactor of San Pedro. 

Point Fermin Lighthouse Historic Site and Museum 807 West Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731, United States

The Lighthouse is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

Point Fermin Park 807 W. Paseo Del Mar San Pedro, CA 90731

Point Fermin Park consists of 37 landscaped acres of tree-shaded lawns, sheltered pergolas, colorful gardens and a promenade along the edge of the palisade. 

Point Vicente Interpretive Center 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, United States

Located next to Point Vicente Lighthouse, this natural history museum is an ideal whale-watching spot.

Point Vicente Lighthouse 31550 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90274 United States

The Point Vicente Lighthouse museum (not the tower) is open for tours on the second Saturday of each month, 10am to 3pm PST., except for the month of April when it is opened on the first Saturday in conjunction with the City of Rancho Palos Verdes's Whale of a Day Festival, the hours are 10am to 4pm PST. 

San Pedro Post Office 839 S Beacon St, San Pedro, CA 90731, United States

Constructed in 1936 as a Public Works Administration project, this building also formerly served as a U.S. Customs Office. It is an example of the WPA Modern style of architecture, a conservative or classized Art Deco.

South Coast Botanic Garden 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

The 87-acre botanic garden and culture center features a lake, a stream, and many different gardens including a Mediterranean Garden, AARS Rose Garden, Water-Wise Garden, Garden of the Senses, Cactus Garden, Children's Garden, Fuchsia Garden, Dahlia Garden, Herb Garden, and Japanese Garden.

Sportswalk to the Waterfront 33.73862088440908, -118.2827028259635

San Pedro is well-known for the extraordinary number of exceptional athletes it has produced over the years.

The Arcade Building 479 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA, United States

This site originally held a duplex known as Alessandro Flats, built by Alessandro (anglicized to Alex) Carresi.

USS Los Angeles Naval Memorial 550 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA 90731, United States

The heavy cruiser CA-135 USS Los Angeles earned her name, since she was financed by war bonds purchased by the residents of the city and county of Los Angeles. 

Warner Grand Theatre 478 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731, United States

This lavish Art-Deco theater was originally opened to the public on January 20, 1931 with a star-studded gala premier.

Wayfarers Chapel 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275 United States

Located on a knoll overlooking the ocean at Portuguese Bend, the "Glass Church" was designed by Lloyd Wright, architect and son of Frank Lloyd Wright. 

YWCA – Morgan House 437 W 9th St., San Pedro, CA 90731