Step onto our soft sand in March and you might hear music, because Redondo Beach truly starts to sing in Spring. From big events like festivals, fairs, and plays, all the way to the simple pleasures like the perfect weather, Redondo Beach has a lot to offer in the Spring Season.
Known for being a beautiful beach town, sitting on the sand, soaking in the sun might be all you really need on your stay, however, we don’t want you to miss all that this great city has to offer, so we’ve made this Spring itinerary to ensure you have the best time possible.
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.
655 North Harbor Drive / Redondo Beach, CA 90277 / (310) 921-8940
Welcome to the first luxury boutique hotel in Redondo Beach, California. Just 6.5 miles from LAX, and right on the waterfront, Shade offers guests sweeping views of the Pacific coastline from Palos Verdes to Malibu. Nestled in the heart of the South Bay, Shade Hotel is pleasingly situated between the King Harbor Marina and the bicycle strand.
2410 Marine Ave. / Redondo Beach, CA 90278 / (310) 727-9999
You can’t go wrong with Hilton, and their Redondo Beach Garden Inn is no exception. It’s a little farther from the beach, but the onsite gym and sundry store make it so you don’t need to leave the hotel until you’re ready to do your activities.
1850 South Pacific Coast Highway / Redondo Beach, Ca 90277 / (310) 540-3700
Discover the BEST WESTERN PLUS Redondo Beach Inn, conveniently situated within walking distance of beaches, shopping, restaurants and the adjacent Riviera Village. This Redondo Beach hotel also provides convenient access to a variety of activities including pier fishing, golf, tennis, basketball and an 18-mile bike path. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Redondo Beach Inn offers bike rentals at the front desk for guests' convenience.
Three Day Itinerary
It’ll be hard to deny your craving for fresh fish after breathing in the refreshing ocean air. That’s why Captain Kidds is a great place to start your weekend, which is already primed for mouth watering food. At Captain Kidds, you have the option to choose which fresh seafood you’d like, and how you’d like it cooked. If you prefer turf side of Surf’n’turf, they also have those options available.
Get the Broadway experience while on your stay in Redondo Beach! 3D Theatricals puts on some of the biggest, most stunning theatrical performances and you’ll be visiting just in time for their Spring schedule featuring The Full Monty. With dates going from April through May, this is a one-of-a-kind experience.
After an exciting night of theater, you’re going to want a relaxed, yet refined dining experience. Jimmy’s Bar and Grill has all the classic American eats like wings and burgers, but served with a little extra kick of class. I suggest the filet poutine as an appetizer and the sweet chili pork porterhouse as your entree.
The Slip Bar is the place you’ll want to slip away to for live music and drinks. Their cocktail list has all the classics as well as some new, tasty creations and the vibe is on-point. Sip on a watermelon jalapeno margarita, or tackle their extensive beer list of both bottles and drafts. Either way you’ll be rocking out and then rocking to sleep.
Noted as an Italian Gran Caffe, the smells of coffee, espresso, and italian pastries will get you in the vacation mood as soon as you enter Roman Aroma. Find a smoothie or a caffeinated beverage to start your day, and if you need a little bite to eat, their paninis are made from only the freshest ingredients, and their flakey pastries are baked fresh daily.
Rent a bicycle at Perry’s at the Beach to make sure you get to see the most of Redondo Beach without being cooped up in a car. Take one of their tours, or simply go it on your own and explore the coastline. They even have rentals for surfboards and bodyboards if your mode of travel is more on the wet side.
Jus’ Poke serves up authentic Hawaiian poke using only the freshest fish and the most traditional of recipes. Poke is the perfect lunch dish because it’s healthy, fills you up, and lets you really taste the fresh fish they use. Not to mention, authentic poke is hard to come by, so this is one treat you will have a hard time finding anywhere else.
Just a little ways inland, you’ll find a collections of cafes and shops known as the Riviera Village. You’ll find a more relaxed, quaint vibe here than the pier, great for a simple stroll or an evening of shopping. Check the calendar on their website (rivieravillageredondo.net) for events that may be going on during your visit.
Talk about a restaurant with flavor both on the plate and in the atmosphere, Havana Mania is the perfect Saturday night dinner spot. It bursts with caribbean energy and flavors. Their Cuban inspired menu will make you want to order everything from the Yuca Cheese Bites to the classic Cuban sandwich. This restaurant is rich with culture, heart, and great food.
Fortune favors you well at Havana Mania, as your dinner subtly turns into a night of music and drinks. With festive, live Cuban music playing right at the restaurant, you won’t need to travel far to digest your food, as well as the great day you’ve had.
If you’ve got a big appetite in the morning, you’re in luck. Good Stuff’s menu is stacked with breakfast food that’ll have you go from drooling in your sleep to drooling at the breakfast table. Need I say more than Chicken Chille Verde Breakfast Burrito? Or Crab Cake Benedict? They even have mimosas and bloody marys which we know are 100% necessary for brunch.
“What’d you do in Redondo Beach?”
“I saw a whale.”
Isn’t that a conversation you want to have? Of course it is, so get yourself over to the Redondo Whale Tours for one of their whale watching tours. These sailors know exactly where to go to make sure you spot these majestic ocean beasts.
Here’s a challenge for you. Go through Dominique’s Kitchen’s Small Plates and Appetizers menu and try not to find ten things you want to order immediately. The food is out of this world with flavors, and even has a gluten-free ravioli of the day for those with gluten intolerances. Try to say “Risotto with Portobello, shiitake & oyster mushrooms, champagne, cream, garlic &
Parmesan cheese” before your mouth starts watering.
SpringFest Carnival and Community Festival
April 27 – 30, 2017
This is an especially great event if you have kids. Offering a Kids’ Zone as well as a carnival rides, this is a great family event with free admission and free parking, as well as a great way to get a sense of the Redondo Beach Community. Substitute lunch at one of our suggestions for the gourmet food trucks that will be there at the event.
King Harbor Sea Fair
Hey there, sea lovers. The King Harbor Sea Fair has fun for the whole family. Free admission gives you access to live music, dancing, local businesses, and even outrigger canoe and sailboat rides. You can even learn water safety at one of their educational courses.
Riviera Village Summer Festival
Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th
Take a stroll around this street festival with arts and crafts booth, live rock music, an international food court, and featuring Redondo Beach businesses. It’s free and a great place to discover something unique to eat at the international food court.