Fun Things to Do With Kids in Redondo Beach

Fun Things to Do With Kids in Redondo Beach

August 11, 2022

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Redondo Beach California is a South Bay beach town in Los Angeles, located about 5 miles South Of LAX Airport and has some of the best beaches in Los Angeles County. Surrounding cities include Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, and Torrance. This beach town has tons to offer locals and visitors. Learn more on RedondoBeachTourism.com!

Related: 40+ Fun Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles

Note to our readers, we try to keep things as up to date as possible, but things change all the time. Please contact the venue directly before visiting.

Check here for the most up-to-date Redondo Beach COVID Information

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Check out all the recent adventures we had on our recent Redondo Beach Staycation! We stayed at the beautiful The Portofino Hotel & Marina and spent 3 days playing and eating in Redondo Beach!

Our favorite things included walking around the pier, the beach, the pool, flying kites at the park and more!

And the best part was eating at some of Redondo Beach’s best spots including Captain Kidds Fish Market, Bettolino Kitchen, Ragin Cajun Cafe, Baleen Kitchen , Sacks on the Beach, Krust Bakery & Cafe, and Handel’s Ice Cream.

Redondo Beach California is a South Bay beach town in Los Angeles, located about 5 miles South Of LAX Airport and has some of the best beaches in Los Angeles County. Surrounding cities include Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, and Torrance. This beach town has tons to offer locals and visitors. Learn more on RedondoBeachTourism.com!

Related: 40+ Fun Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles

Note to our readers, we try to keep things as up to date as possible, but things change all the time. Please contact the venue directly before visiting.

Check here for the most up-to-date Redondo Beach COVID Information

Check out all the recent adventures we had on our recent Redondo Beach Staycation! We stayed at the beautiful The Portofino Hotel & Marina and spent 3 days playing and eating in Redondo Beach!

Our favorite things included walking around the pier, the beach, the pool, flying kites at the park and more!

And the best part was eating at some of Redondo Beach’s best spots including Captain Kidds Fish Market, Bettolino Kitchen, Ragin Cajun Cafe, Baleen Kitchen , Sacks on the Beach, Krust Bakery & Cafe, and Handel’s Ice Cream.

Fun Things to do with Kids in Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Weather 

If you’re seeking for warm-weather activities, you should go to Redondo Beach between June and the middle of October, when the weather is mainly sunny and comfortable with highs in the early to mid 70s. It’s the right time of year to take a stroll around this authentically Beach Town region of old California. Beware of the weather that Californians refer to as “June gloom,” which is defined as morning and evening gloomy, overcast sky with very cold temperatures. The weather will usually clear up during the day and usually occurs in the late spring and early summer.

The Beach

The shoreline of Redondo Beach, California, is made up of the 1.5-mile-long sandy beach. Redondo’s sandy “Beach” begins at the Redondo Beach pier, which is just south of Hermosa Beach and has plenty of parking. If you continue south, you will need to find metered street parking, which is difficult to obtain during rush hour. Additionally, the distance required to reach the sand will increase as you travel further south.

Redondo Beach Pier

Located just of the Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll find restaurants, shopping, and entertainment along the seaside. The Redondo Beach Pier is a well-known, main attraction landmark in the South Bay. Enjoy water activities like harbor tours, seasonally viewing whales, renting kayaks, pedal boats, or S.U.P.s, or take a leisurely stroll along The Pier while taking in the panoramic ocean views. You can also take a trip on the Looking Glass Boat, a yellow semi-submersible boat with big glass outer windows on the lower deck, allowing you to see the local marine life underwater. You may also look for a particular present or memento for someone you care about.

Free fishing is available in certain locations of the Redondo Beach Pier. Both Redondo Coffee & Bait Shop on the pier and Redondo Beach Sportfishing & Whale Watching on the International Boardwalk provide fishing pole rentals and bait.

On the pier, you’ll also discover some of the top Redondo Beach eateries, including the renowned Redondo Beach Quality Seafood. And during the summer season, you can find live music.

Veterans Park 

The 6.3-acre Veterans Park is situated at the intersection of South Catalina Avenue and Torrance Boulevard. The Veterans Park Community Center and the Veterans Park Senior Center are situated on the property. The park has grass, trees, an awesome play area, and a fantastic spot for viewing the lovely coastline!

Seaside Lagoon 

The Lagoon is open everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. throughout the summer in Redondo Beach’s King Harbor, which is located on the southwest corner of Harbor Drive and Portofino Way.

The large saltwater lagoon is supervised by qualified lifeguards. In addition to swimming, the Lagoon has a sizable beach area for sunbathing and grassy areas and a luau shelter are also available for daytime and nighttime activities.

Redondo Beach's Seaside Lagoon Opens for the Season!
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Hopkins Wilderness Park 

In 1977, Hopkins Wilderness Park was created as a destination for camping, environmental research, and conservation. The 11-acre location has four ecological habitats—forest, meadows, streams, and a pond—a 150-seat amphitheater, three campgrounds for overnight stays—Gumwood Camp, Pine Camp, and Sycamore Camp—each with a capacity for 40 people, a picnic area called Elm Camp—with a similar capacity, as well as public restrooms and support facilities. No admission charge is necessary for individuals or families to enter the park.

Wonder of Dinosaurs 

The largest dinosaur display on the west coast, with a wide variety of static and robotic dinosaurs and information about them, is situated at the South Bay Galleria Mall. The exhibitions currently have over 100 robotic and stationary dinosaurs for everyone’s entertainment.

The brand-new Second Level has attractions including an 18-hole mini-golf course with dinosaur themes, a dinosaur train, a carousel made out of dinosaur eggs, and two more robotic T-Rex rides in addition to the over 100 Dinosaur Museum. To engage in these extracurricular events, tickets must be purchased.

Bike Path at the Beach 

Take a bike ride along the shore to take in the stunning California sun. Only cyclists are allowed on the path, making it incredibly simple and breezy for a relaxed ride on a well paved lane. You’ll be pleased you didn’t pass on the beach vistas along this picturesque cycling trail. There are several local bicycle rental locations, including unique bike stores. Check out Marina Bike Rentals.

Redondo Beach Whale Watching

Redondo Beach is a great place to Whale Watch and take Nature Cruise Boat rides depart year round.

Water sports – Kayaking, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Boat Tours Looking Glass Tours and more!  

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center 

The South Bay’s performing arts sector is centered at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The 1,453-seat theater is home to prestigious and very successful presenters thanks to its modernistic Grand Lobby, over 40,000 square feet of special event programming areas, a granite waterfall, upgraded technical and patron facilities, pleasant on-site personnel, and lots of free parking.

Redondo Beach Historical Museum

The Queen Anne House from 1904 is where the Museum is situated. The historical local museum includes a sizable collection of Redondo Beach relics, souvenirs, photos, school yearbooks, and historical documents and welcomes thousands of tourists and school groups every year.

Note: The Redondo Beach Sea Lab is permanently closed.

Redondo Beach Summer Camp 

Summertime is so much fun and there is no shortage of Manhattan Beach Summer Camps. Get our Guide to South Bay Summer Camps here.  

Annual Special Events in Redondo Beach

  • 4th of July Fireworks 
  • Summer Concerts and Movies on the Redondo Beach Pier 
  • Riviera Village Summer Festival
  • Annual Kite Festival 
  • Beachlife Festival 
  • Lobster Festival 

Find events, year round on our Community Calendar

Redondo Beach Shopping 

Riviera Village 

Riviera Village is distinct from all of the South Bay beach communities that are close by. People meander the tree-lined streets, stopping to buy, eat, and unwind while the world around them slows down.

A diverse selection of clothes and gift shops, eateries, and offices to suit every need may be found within a six-block radius.

The Village offers free views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s stunning, golden-green cliffs.

South Bay Galleria 

With over 100 stores, restaurants/eateries, and an AMC Dine-In Theatre, you can find all your favorites in one convenient location. South Bay Galleria is located in beautiful Redondo Beach, just off the 405 freeway. Home to dozens of amazing brands – including Macy’s, Kohl’s, Wonder of Dinosaurs, H&M, Shoe Palace, Tillys, Vans, Zumiez, and more!

South Bay Galleria features a number of amenities designed to enhance your experience including family restrooms, a full-service Guest Services Center, security escorts, and valet parking.

In addition, South Bay Galleria hosts various events for the community, including Kids Club, Galleria Gaitors walking club, musical performances and educational programs & more!  

Redondo Beach Farmers Market

Veterans Park Open every Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

309 Esplanade Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Riviera Village Farmers Market Sundays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Triangle Parking Lot along S. Elena Avenue in Riviera Village Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Related: South Bay Farmers Market

Boutique stores 

Redondo Beach’s shopping is known for its local beach town charm. With tons of unique local gift shops, a stroll through the Riviera Village can easily turn into a shop-till-you-drop if you want it to! With many locally owned family businesses, there is something for everyone, including shops for kids!

Redondo Beach Restaurants and Local Eateries 

Known for so many delicious food options, Redondo Beach has been described as a “food lover’s paradise!” Offering 50+ local Redondo Beach Restaurants, with pretty much every kind of cuisine and vibe you could want, you can change up your dining experience every day. The dining scene is a major part of Redondo Beach and the restaurants are abundant, making Redondo Beach perfect for all foodies and families alike!

There are so many great Redondo Beach restaurants to choose from, you can find many of our favorites on our Local South Bay Restaurant Guide! You’ll find local Italian, Steak Houses, Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, and more. If you have a sweet tooth, check out our list of the best Ice Cream or Bakeries. Maybe you just need a good brew of local coffee?

If you are looking for a great date night location check out our 35 South Bay Date Night Restaurants

Redondo Beach Hotels 

Planning to visit Redondo Beach? There’s a variety of Hotels to choose from! Head to RedondoBeachTourism.com/Hotels to see all available hotels.

The Portofino Hotel & Marina 

The Portofino Hotel & Marina is a relaxed nautical themed boutique hotel set directly on the water overlooking The Pacific in Redondo Beach. Center your corporate affair, wedding or private event at our hotel and discover exemplary service and unique venues with endless ocean views.

Shade Redondo Beach Hotel 

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.

The Redondo Beach Hotel by Hilton 

From the warm comforts of coastal style to the deep-blue waters of King Harbor, discover why the Redondo Beach Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, is unlike any other. We offer 112 beach-inspired rooms that include inspiring views of the marina, and you’ll enjoy convenient amenities like free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with in-room movies, and our heated pool and spa. Flexible meeting and event spaces, and bike rentals to cruise Manhattan Beach are just a few reasons we are your ideal California retreat.

Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina (formerly Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach)

Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina is conveniently situated to help you explore the best of the city and its scenic environs before or after your flight or meeting, or during a prolonged visit.

There’s ample flexible meeting space and complimentary Wi-Fi to help you stay productive and a full range of amenities and facilities designed to make your stay comfortable and seamless. Ample landmarks and famed sites are nearby to make your visit truly memorable, no matter the reason for your stay. And when it’s time to unwind, catch a workout in the fitness center. Unwind by our outdoor heated rooftop, with views of the Pacific Ocean and the Palos Verdes Hills.

Hilton Garden Inn 

Off I-405, we’re five miles from LAX airport and within four miles of Redondo, Manhattan, and Hermosa beaches. The Green Line metro station to the airport is steps away, and the Northrop Grumman campus is a half-mile from our hotel. Our hotel has electric vehicle chargers, an outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurant, and free WiFi.

Residence Inn Marriott

Residence Inn Los Angeles hotel is centrally located, with close proximity to LAX, adjacent to Interstate 405 and immediately east of the Redondo Beach station of the LA Green Metro Line. Whether you have business in the local “Silicon Beach” or need to travel to other parts of Los Angeles or El Segundo, Redondo Beach is a relaxing destination to use as home base. This modern all-suite hotel features 172 spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas as well as fully equipped kitchens. Designed for convenience, we offer free grocery shopping services, free WiFi for staying connected, and a free hot breakfast daily.

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