And so the adventure begins
During this summer my big Californian road trip adventure began in Redondo Beach, a small beach city only 22 miles away from Los Angeles.
On my bucket list for the next three weeks: discover Los Angeles and the beach cities in Southern California, especially the South Bay, the Orange County and San Diego, stop in Palm Springs, say „all in“ in a Las Vegas casino, pick out great National Parks, explore San Francisco and drive along the famous Pacific Coast Highway back to the LA County.
Why Redondo Beach is the perfect start into your USA road trip adventure
If you’re planning a USA west coast road trip or would like to join my summer adventure, here is why Redondo Beach is the perfect first stopp:
Redondo Beach is one of the so called beach cities located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles area, which is only a few miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). You can reach all the Southern California must-sees like Santa Monica and Venice Beach, Hollywood, Beverly Hills or the Orange County within a short ride without spend hours sitting in downtown LA-Areas traffic round the clock.
The beautiful, sandy beach in Redondo Beach is less overcrowded than many other beaches in California with a plenty of space for surfing, beach volleyball or sunbathing. For a good reason you can see the beach in many movies or series like The O.C. or Pirates of the Caribbean.
The Redondo Beach Pier
You can find everything you want and need next to the harbor at the huge Pier for every budget: shopping or entertainment, breakfast or dining, ice cream and gift shops, whale watching tours and harbor cruises, rental kayaks or pedal boats, free open air movies and concerts, and it all comes with panoramic ocean views.
The Californian Lifestyle
Redondo Beach is quit close to Los Angeles and perfect to discover the great neighborhoods like a tourist, but it is also far enough away from the masses of tourists to join the real Californian way of life at the pacific ocean with the locals, seagulls and sea lions.