Redondo Beach Day Trip

Redondo Beach is just a hop, skip and a jump from Downtown LA and not far from Los Angeles International Airport. Voted one of Angelenos' favorite suburbs, Redondo Beach has everything you need for the perfect Southern California day.

Redondo Beach

Getting to Redondo Beach

Go for a 30-minute drive down California’s Pacific Coast Highway. While Los Angeles is made for driving, the traffic can put a damper on an otherwise lovely Redondo Beach day trip. For smooth sailing down the Pacific Coast, try one of our chartered yachts.

Lunch at a Local Restaurant

No Redondo Beach day trip would be complete without a delicious lunch featuring the best the ocean has to offer. Try one of these local hotspots for a seafood spread that will keep Redondo Beach in your heart forever.

Bluesalt Fish Grill

A favorite of locals, Bluesalt Fish Grill serves a variety of fish made with natural ingredients and paired with the perfect wine. With some of the freshest fish and choose-your-own-adventure style meals, Bluesalt works with even the pickiest of eaters. And in true Southern California fashion, Bluesalt serves tacos filled with grilled and fried fish.

Sea Level @ Shade Hotel

Sea Level @ Shade Hotel brings you the finest foods on the beautiful Redondo Beach waterfront. Whether you enjoy a meal in the restaurant or have a drink next to the fire pits in the lounge, Sea Level will make every Redondo Beach day trip a five-star adventure.

Polly’s on the Pier

Though Polly’s on the Pier is no longer located on their pier, it remains a staple in Redondo Beach. This hole-in-the-wall restaurant serves heaping portions of diner classics in a friendly atmosphere. Polly’s is also vegetarian and vegan-friendly!

Water Activities in Redondo Beach

Now that you’ve started your Redondo Beach day trip off right with great food, head to the water to keep the fun going.

Glass Bottom Boats

Have you always wanted to experience life under the sea -- only to realize that you’re not a mermaid? Us too. But then we found Looking Glass Bottom Boats! Explore the creatures of the ocean from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat. Looking Glass Bottom Boats also rents kayaks, paddleboards and pedal boats. With so many ways to experience the ocean, you’ll never want to come back on dry land.


Known for great beaches and consistent waves, Redondo Beach is often the chosen spot of local surfers. Even if you’re not an experienced surfer, you’ll be able to find waves to ride. Surf schools like Wavehuggers are there to help you make the most of every wave.

Sport Fishing

LA locals love Redondo Beach’s fishing! Redondo Beach Sportfishing has everything you need to reel in a great day. Spend the day out on the Pacific Ocean fishing for some rockfish, kelp bass or California Sheephead.


Finish your Redondo Beach day trip with a gentle cruise in the moonlight back up to Marina del Rey.