Our select hotels, restaurants and activities designated as our most romantic options in Redondo Beach. We specials to make your getaway even more unique.
Our Overnight Getaway Guide
Chic and tasteful, a true Italian cafe, Roman Aroma has just the vibe to kick off a couple of special days with your love. The sleek, sweet space offers outdoor seating to bask in the glory of a perfect espresso in the warm California sunshine. While it may be too early yet for a homemade cannoli, this stop has a mean smoked salmon croissant and just the jolt of crafted caffeine to properly tackle a very romantic day in Redondo.
On the Water:
Time to witness something spectacular about the waters around Redondo. Aboard 65ft sea-faring vessel, “Indian”, Redondo Beach Whale Watching will transport you to sea where grey whales migrate back and forth from Alaska to Baja, Mexico off the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the Catalina Channel. Be sure to wear rubber soled shoes and bring an added layer to cuddle up indoors or outdoors. Share a beer or a hot tea with your sweetie as the vast ocean comes to life around you.
A neighborhood favorite, you will be pleased to find some local flair at The Slip. Sip a beer and peruse the old pics of the Redondo Pier from the 20s/30s and count the funky retro swimsuits while you await your I Can’t Believe It’s Kale Salad or Quin-Wow. The burgers are renowned and The Slip also offers a To Go menu with items easy to take with you on a stroll down the boardwalk. Pack up a simple picnic and slip away toward the sea..
Dine where dishes are presented al la carte making for an immersive dining experience and a glimpse into the intimate enjoyment of Japanese cooking and the importance of eating well, loving well and living well. King Shabu Shabu is perfect for lovers of premium quality meats, fresh vegetables and the simple art of Japanese cooking and dining. All entrées and combinations are prepared in an open kitchen and feature authentic homemade Japanese goma (sesame & peanut) and ponzu sauces and choice of flavored broth.
It’s date night at the theater, baby, so head over to the Redondo Performing Arts Center. Born of a family dream, its 3D Theatrical’s mission to bring theater arts, broadway musicals, plays, readings and new works and with production values comparable to any of Broadway’s stages. 3D Theatrical has thrived under the Artistic Direction of TJ Dawson. With a dedicated audience and an always impressive roster of upcoming productions, you’re sure to land on a visceral experience that will leave a lasting impression in that magical way only quality theatre can.
Start your second day with your sweetie off with breakfast at Kirari West. Inspired first as a Japanese family bakery that began using rice flour to prove that choosing ingredients with integrity can make a menu safe for any dietary need. Redondo is now home to this delicious sweet and savory menu. “Magokoro”, the Japanese word for love, radiates from the baked egg dishes to sweet baker’s choice scone or muffin and nothing says I love you like a Matcha Tea Latte.
With nothing on your agenda but your next awesome meal, you have time to cover some ground. Take to the boardwalk by foot or bicycle (manual or electric!) and make your way up the esplanade to Veterans Park if you’re hunting for a patch of green. Or park at the ocean and give your toes some time in the sand. Wherever you land, find some playful moments with your honey. Do a cartwheel, you’re on vacation!
Hit up the Riviera Village favorite, Locale 90 Neapolitan Pizza Market where the chef believes in the goodness of simple ingredients. With warm, easy to share starters like homemade meatballs and market salads, this cozy Italian establishment will fill your bellies with delicious food and bev and allows the option to dine outdoors amidst local herbs and wildflowers. If you and your partner tend to trust the chef’s flavor profile, the two of you could find yourself splitting that last slice of kale and egg pizza. If the two of you tend to pave your own way, the chef still encourages guests to choose no more than 3 toppings when going off menu as Neopolitan pizzas are meant to be lightly topped to highlight the flavorful, quality ingredients. That’s amore!
What’s time away without a bit of quality one on zero = me time. That means, you have full permission to pamper yourself so take advantage! Unwinding a bit more will open up more space for each of you to enjoy your romantic vacation.
Round out your day with a local atmosphere and Mediterranean cuisine prepared with enormous care at Turquoise Restaurant. The homemade hummus is made from chickpeas soaked overnight, then blended with Persian spices and oils. Sharing a plate of pita and vegetables with your love is filled with warmth and immediately memorable. Turquoise offers very healthy organic food options with homemade yogurt and dill and a variety of meat and veggie kabobs. Dip in and share your stories of coupling it up in Redondo.
Ride on the Love Boat:
Woo your sweetheart with a gondola trip aboard Gondola Amore where your guide will steer you in and around Portofino Harbor amid the marina lights and evening’s peaceful solitude. These sleek, black ships are stocked with champagne, strawberries, candles, and light music to accompany your seat on the rolling water. There’s tale you could catch a peek at some frolicking sea lions, but even if you don’t, the evening that will surely rival your best Valentine’s idea and complete a very romantic Redondo Beach get away.