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San Pedro, CA

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The port town of San Pedro puts the lie to any claim that there is nothing to Los Angeles, but a Gordian knot of freeways. West of the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro provides a smorgasbord of seafood, prepared by restaurants specializing in many cuisines. San Pedro is also home to the USS Iowa museum, housed on the battleship itself. San Pedro offers something for everyone with easy access to Los Angeles while keeping a character of its own.

San Pedro Apartments

$975-$1250

Lagoon Terrace
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-1.5

$1450

Villa Capri Apartments
Beds: 2  •  Baths: 1.5

$2000

$2000 Three bedroom in Lomita-25912 Cypress St
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

$1950

$1950 One bedroom in San Pedro-255 W 7 St
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$2650

$2650 Two bedroom in San Pedro-669 W 16th St.
Beds: 2
Baths: 3

$2100

$2100 Two bedroom in San Pedro-366 8th St
Beds: 2
Baths: 2

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Naval History

San Pedro has had ties to the United States Navy since the early 1900s when Fort MacArthur was established on the south end of town. The military's presence in San Pedro only grew after that, as the military shuttled more and more warships into San Pedro Bay in preparation for possible conflict with Japan. After World War II, military installations in the area remained. Today, history buffs can learn about San Pedro's naval history at the USS Iowa, a decommissioned battleship that has been turned into a museum and docked between the Port of Los Angeles and San Pedro.

Seafood and Then Some

San Pedro's proximity to the ocean means it offers all sorts of delicious seafood. Locals can enjoy fine fish fresh off the boat from as far away as Alaska, shellfish at the Crusty Crab, or get delicious Mexican-style seafood at the Baja Fish Market. San Pedro is not limited to seafood alone, of course. Locals know to come out on the first Thursday of the month to grab their grub at the fleet of gourmet food trucks that come out once a month. Live music provides a great backdrop for this celebration of the city.

George F. Canyon Natu

Set in the midst of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the George F. Canyon Nature Center provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Los Angeles and other cities. A streamside trail runs through the canyon that makes up the heart of this nature preserve, providing exercise as well as a chance to view wildlife. The nature center itself has a demonstration garden full of wildflowers and a small zoo. If anyone feels the need to escape from city life, then they could do worse than visiting the George F. Canyon Nature Center.