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Best things to do in South Bay

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Rock Club
“Small venue to see live music most nights. Better than average bar food.”
19 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“You can walk to Vons and it has everything that you likely need. The deli makes good sandwiches that you can take to the beach too.”
12 locals recommend
“"Surf, sun, and fewer crowds make Manhattan Beach a perfect coastal getaway When it comes to hitting the beaches of Los Angeles, many first-timers head straight to Santa Monica or Venice. But for those who want a more laid-back vibe, Manhattan Beach is the perfect coastal enclave. Situated conveniently close to LAX in L.A.’s South Bay region, Manhattan Beach’s biggest draw is, of course, the beach. The sand and surf here are the real deal, and the scene can sometimes look straight out of an updated version of Baywatch. The ultra-smooth sand is perpetually dotted with volleyball nets and is home to the annual Manhattan Beach Open, the pro beach volleyball summer tournament. And, of course, it’s a hot spot for surfing. The International Surf Festival is also a big draw to MB (as the locals call it) every summer. The Manhattan Beach Pier, where Manhattan Beach Boulevard meets the Pacific, offers a relaxing stroll with breathtaking views of L.A.’s most expensive beachside homes and the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula to the south. Winners of past Manhattan Beach Opens are commemorated along the 928-foot pier, and the end houses the quaint, free Roundhouse Aquarium. Inside, there are viewing pools and touch tanks for close encounters with starfish and other invertebrates. Fun fact: Roundhouse was the location of the surf shop where Keanu Reeves’ character in Point Break bought his surfboard." ”
98 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Casual sushi restaurant. Try their Baked Crab Handroll or one of their Daily Specials. Reservations recommended ”
21 locals recommend
“ everyone loves cheesecake factory for their large variety of food and of course the amazing cheesecake”
17 locals recommend
“Pier Avenue is full of shopping, restaurants, bars, coffee shops etc. It runs through the middle of town and ends at the beach with a gorgeous Promenade and a beautiful pier.”
19 locals recommend
“a very variation of things to do and expend a day by the ocean. Eat, drinks, ride a boat, live music, etc, etc”
9 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“The decor, the treats, and ice cream are amazing! The original Creamwhich is a favorite in this household.”
19 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“ South Bay, is a shopping mall in Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County, California. It is anchored by Macy's, Kohl's and Wonder of Dinosaurs, as well as a 16-screen AMC Theatres multiplex.”
5 locals recommend
“Walking distance to the newly renovated AMC South Bay Galleria - Dine in options, super comfy recliner seating”
8 locals recommend
“El Segundo's own microbrewery, and one of the best around. Perfect trendy local spot. This is the place to go if you are a fan of microbrews. Super fun. Often has a popup BBQ place in the back for a yummy bite. Last call 11 p.m.”
14 locals recommend
“Yummy tapas and cocktails! On the pier, close to other restaurants and bars and the beach. ”
22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The best and freshest seafood eating spot in Southern California. Right on Redondo Beach Pier.”
16 locals recommend
“The South Bay area starting from Manhattan Beach going South to Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach is the best beach area in LA. You can run or bike along the water through all 3 beaches, or stop at countless bars and restaurants for a great time.”
18 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Great spot full of variety and wonderful teachers. Get there early, because this place packs out!”
8 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Great for tonics and other dietary needs Vegan land for sure! Great coffee and good breakfast”
20 locals recommend