Los Angeles / Orange County Visitor Information

Along the Coast

Soak up some sun at one of the county’s many sunny and sandy beaches. While in scenic, star-studded Malibu, take one of the 10 public-access paths to see the beach and its ‘cottages.’ If you’re into serious surfing (or like to watch), head to Surf Riders State Beach, where the surfing craze began.

For more low-key activities, move on to sheltered Paradise Cove, near Point Dume, or try Zuma Beach. The most secluded spot yet might be Leo Carrillo State Beach.

But if people watching is what you’re really after, go to the Santa Monica Pier for its boardwalk ambiance. Also visit Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, where musicians and mimes perform and artists sketch among sidewalk cafes and shops.

 

The mother lode for people watching is Venice Beach Boardwalk. This frenetic and colorful mélange of skaters, cyclists, joggers, entertainers, and eccentrics is about as L.A. as you can get. For some quiet time, watch the boats at Marina Del Rey. Laze about in the sand at Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, or Redondo Beach.

Head to Long Beach for a harbor cruise from Shoreline Village, a waterfront shopping area. Step into the glamour of yesteryear with a stroll on the decks of the Queen Mary. Once a most luxurious way to cross the ocean, the regal oceanliner now houses shops, restaurants, and a hotel. Stroll down Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach for smart shops, stylish dining, and lively entertainment. Attention shop-aholics! Don’t miss the impressive Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, offering more than 350 stores and restaurants.

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