Full of holiday cheer, with only a tinge of Winter weather, Redondo Beach can warm you up with all the holiday vibes you need while still enjoying the golden California coast. Between seasonal events over the coming months, or just the simple pleasures Redondo Beach offers year-round, your family’s weekend getaway is guaranteed to be a blast.
Here is your Redondo Beach holiday weekend guide to maximize your cheer!
Where to Stay
Whether you’re looking for something right on the water, or a little deeper in the city, Redondo Beach has many hotels that make for an incredible stay. Here are some recommended options, perfect for any budget.
The Redondo Beach Hotel not only has beautiful accommodations right by the water, they also have a great deal for the holidays. Combining efforts with Toys for Tots, if you bring an unwrapped toy valued at $15 or more, you’ll get a 20% discount on your stay. You get a deal AND you get to put a smile on a child’s face. What could be better? Book online by 11/9 to get this deal
$$$ Beach House Hermosa Beach 1300 The Strand Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 Just a stone’s throw from the water, the Beach House Hermosa Beach is a sea gazer’s dream. Most of their rooms have patio or balcony views of the ocean, and divided living room and bedroom areas to make it feel just like home. They’re having two holiday deals perfect for your weekend getaway. Save 10% by booking two nights, or 15% for booking three nights. Sounds like exactly what you’ll need for the weekend
$$$$ Belmar 3501 N. Sepulveda Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
If you prefer to be a little inland, the Belmar hotel is the choice for you. Their stylish yet comfortable rooms offer plenty of amenities, as well as the same Toys for Tots deal as the Redondo Beach Hotel. Save 20% by bringing in a toy!
Cut through the ice just like an LA King in this slick outdoor ice skating rink. The rink operates from November 23th to January 8th 7 days a week, so there’s plenty of time for you to schedule it into your visit, and if you like it, you can keep coming back every day of your trip! Just make sure to squeeze it in between all these other fun activities. Find Our More : LA Kings Official Site
If you plan your trip on the weekend of the 23rd make sure to see The Nutcracker at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. It’s the perfect holiday performance for the entire family. There will even be special appearances by the characters and jolly old Saint Nick himself. Tickets and Details : Los Angeles Ballet
Dinner : Bucca Di Beppo 1670 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Nothing says family like a big, shared Italian meal. The menu at Bucca Di Beppo is huge, with tons of classic Italian dishes great for picky eaters, and the fun environment is great for families. Stuff yourself up with pasta and get ready for a good night’s pasta-induced sleep.
Breakfast : Eat at Joe's* 400 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. Redondo Beach, CA 90277
A Redondo Beach staples since 1969, Eat at Joe’s will make sure you leave full and ready to for your day. Satisfy your hunger and nostalgia with the John Wayne Special, the dish the man himself used to order at Joe’s. It’s a part of history your family will love to be a part of.
Dreamwork’s Adventure to Santa is something you can’t miss, and that you’ll have to see to believe. Go on an adventure to find Santa alongside some of your children’s favorite Dreamworks' characters. Book your visit in advance to skip the line and make sure not to miss this incredible experience operating from November 5th to December 24th. Find out more : Dreamworks Santa Experience
Lunch : Captain Kid's 209 N. Harbor Dr. Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Holiday season or not, the fish in Redondo Beach is always on point, especially at Captain Kid’s. This is straight up seafood heaven. No frills needed. Just great seafood. Breath in the ocean air while chomping down on ocean fare.
Whale Tour This is the season to get up close and personal with seasonal migration of Gray Whales. This is a great way for families, especially with young kids to get out on the water. Boat tours will be run through Redondo Beach Sport Fishing. Find out more and book your tickets now. Call (310) 372-2111.
Paddleboard Rental : Want to get REALLY close to the whales? Launching from Redondo Beach’s International Boardwalk, there is no way to get a closer experience with Gray Whales. This is a great option of adventurers who can handle open water paddling. For more information, call (310) 798-2200 or visit Tarsan SUP.
December 10th is the annual King Harbor Holiday Boat parade. If you find yourself in Redondo Beach that weekend, sit by the water and enjoy the festive boats at the marina. It’s a great family event sure to impress and entertain. There’s nothing like seeing the marina with such cheer. Official Site : King Harbor Boat Parade
Dinner : Kincaid's 500 Fisherman's Wharf Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Kincaid’s steakhouse is the perfect choice for a classy meal your kids will love as well. Savory seafood and steak creations like the rock salt roasted prime rib go down perfectly with one of their Woodford Reserve bourbon cocktails, and there kid’s menu choices are delicious and healthy as well.
Breakfast : Roman Aroma 901 N. Catalina Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Nothing says the holidays like fresh baked pastries and a warm beverage. Roman Aroma café feels like it was plucked right out of Italy, and their coffee is pure bliss. Try the egg and tomato sandwich for the perfect start to your day.
The SEALab 1021 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Your kids will go crazy for SEA Lab, a marine education center where they can actually touch the sea creatures! It’s a great place to take the kids, and has plenty of interesting activities for adults from their plant nursery to their tide-pool tank. Plan Your Trip : LA Conservation Corps
Lunch : Barney's Beanery 100 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Barney’s Beanery has been a Southern California favorite for the past 90 years. Their fun atmosphere and quirky décor will keep your kids busy while you scarf down some classic Barney’s creations. From wings, to sandwiches, to chili, Barney’s Beanery does not disappoint.
Semi-Submarine & Pedalboats 181 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Looking for more water adventures? The semi-submarine gets you up close and personal with the creatures of the deep. This classic yellow submarine sinks halfway into the water to give you a view of opal eyes, smelt, calico bass, and all the other creatures in the harbor. If a private family excursion is more up your alley, the 5-person peddle boats can hold the whole family. Peddle around the harbor creating your own adventure, and don’t forget to make the kids peddle! Find Out More : FastKayak.com
Dinner : R10 Social House 901 N. Catalina Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Your last meal in Redondo Beach should encapsulate the feeling of being in our great town, so we’re choosing the R10 Social House. It’s right on the water in the heart of the harbor. Great for people watching and winding down after your getaway. Pulp Fiction fans can get a Royale with Cheese, and the kid’s menu has some interesting choices like Jidori Chicken Tenders for adventurous youngins.