Ports O' Call Marketplace in San Pedro, Calif.

By: Ron Singer

If you're looking for an afternoon of waterfront entertainment, there's an authentic New England-style seaside village encompassing 15 acres of shops, restaurants and attractions. A meandering promenade of cobblestone streets connects the specialty shops featuring gifts from around the world. Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants overlooking the harbor. Don't hesitate to wave to passengers on the cruise liners, passing so close that they dwarf the village.

Open daily from 11 AM. (Some restaurants open earlier). Free admission and parking.
Ports O' Call is the departure point for narrated harbor cruises offered by Spirit Cruises. You will be enthralled with all there is to see and learn about the Port of Los Angeles, the largest working port in the nation. To get a bird's eye view of the harbor, consider a Helicopter Tour.

From January through March, take a Whale Watching Cruise, see California gray whales on their 6,000-mile migration from Alaska through the Catalina Channel to the waters of Baja to bear their young. On their return trip, the calves can frequently be seen swimming at their mothers' sides. San Pedro is the closest point on the Southern California coast from which to view these beautiful creatures.

Sport fishing boats leave daily from Ports O' Call, with rental equipment, bait, tackle and fishing licenses available. Take a romantic sunset Dinner Dance Cruise, Midnight Champagne Cruise under the stars, or Weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise. Or bring a group of friends along for a Yacht Party on one of the many luxury sailing ships and motor vessels available for business entertainment, weddings and Catalina sailing cruises.

Ports O' Call Village
Berth 75 - 79
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 548-8076

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