In my hay day, when we wanted something to do on a Saturday we'd hit Redondo Beach. It was only about 20 minutes away on the streets and it was not only visually appealing but there was always plenty to do, especially if you went to the pier.
This first photo is from the main street we always took heading towards the pier looking down one of the side streets.
This main thoroughfair has an intermittent mix of stores and restaurants, and housing. It's a great tourist trap (and I love tourist traps), and also great entertainment for the local residents.
At the west end of the pier (we'd pass this before getting to the pier), there is a mini restaurant row. Fine dining with a view of the pier and ocean. Wonderful ambiance!
Though there are a few ways to actually park and enter the pier, this is the main entrance to the huge parking structure.
The rest of these will just be shots of the pier itself.
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