Things To Do In San Pedro

Traditional or Power-Snorkeling Tour for One, Two, or Four from Diving Catalina (Up to 55% Off)

Diving Catalina

Avalon

Experienced instructors supply equipment and guide snorkeling tours through waters teeming with brightly colored fish

$49 $24

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Bike Rentals or Tours from Cycle San Pedro (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Cycle San Pedro

Multiple Locations

Riders grab comfortable bikes to coast past sites and the LA waterfront along a predetermined tour route or where ever their feet take them

$16 $11

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Four or Eight Weeks of Irish Dance Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance, Los Angeles (Up to 52% Off)

McNulty School of Irish Dance, Los Angeles

Multiple Locations

Performance-based Irish dance school where kids, teens, and adults learn stunning step-dancing that has captivated the world for generations

$60 $29

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2.5-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Shoreliner Cruises (Up to 54% Off)

Shoreliner Cruises

Coastal Los Angeles

Guests travel along the coast in search of majestic California gray whales, dolphins, fin whales, and sea lions

$30 $15

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$10 for $20 Groupon — WILMINGTON KARATE CLUB

Wilmington Karate Club

Wilmington

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Batting Practice — The Armory Softball Training Facility

The Armory Softball Training Facility

Northwest San Pedro

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $12

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Standup-Paddleboarding Lesson for One or Two with Equipment from Captain Kirk's (Up to 50% Off)

Captain Kirk's

Captain Kirk's Kiteboarding

Seasoned instructors teach small groups how to balance atop boards and catch waves during 90-minute classes with all gear provided

$69 $35

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Catalina Adventure Tours’ aquatic guides unlock the secrets of island living during submarine and glass-bottom-boat tours or interior land excursions. Safely submersed below sea level aboard the military replica SS Nautilus, groups of up to 45 search the waters for rapidly growing ladder kelp, boisterous fish, and reflections they think are sea spirits, and those riding in glass-bottom boats start feeding frenzies among hungry schools gliding below. Alternatively, guests can spy bald eagles and buffalo during an Inside Adventure tour or gaze over cacti speckling the foreground of sweeping ocean views from the Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens on the City Botanical Garden tour. Catalina Adventure Tours also runs evening missions with guides serving as curators of ocean nightlife and designated drivers for seahorse discotheques.

1 Cabrillo Mole
Avalon,
California
US

A boat zips along through the water, trailing behind it an open parachute elevated to almost a quarter-mile in the air. This isn't a scene from a spy movie, but rather a scenic parasailing tour from California Parasail, whose lines can lift patrons up to 1,200 feet above the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. As parasailers relax into their harnesses and take in breathtaking panoramic views, they can also take comfort in knowing they're in safe hands??all captains hold a US Coast Guard license and all crew members adhere to the practices of the Water Sports Industry Association. They operate runs throughout Avalon and Catalina Island, as well as Balboa Island, Newport Beach, and Long Beach, allowing patrons to glimpse views of different coastal areas and befriend cumulus clouds with varying regional dialects.

105 Pebbly Beach Rd
Avalon,
CA
US

Since 2000, Tim and Tom Ryan, twin brothers and the founders of Atomic Boxing, have put their black belts to use and help patrons harness the health benefits of martial arts without the violent aspects of the sport. Fists and feet pop against personal punching bags as personal instructiors motivate students to burn fat and pump up endurance. To set the mood for muscle building and to bolster adrenaline, speakers fill the gym with driving beats or fighter pilots reading their to-do lists. Near the punching bags, free weights clatter at benches and machines target muscle groups. In addition to group sessions, instructors host one-on-one workouts.

960 N Western Ave
San Pedro,
CA
US

Just off the coast of Southern California in the waters surrounding Catalina Island resides an underwater civilization as awe-inspiring as the city above. To see it, the experienced divers of Diving Catalina outfit explorers of all skill levels to swim over the marine landscape, leading journeys into the protected Casino Point Underwater Dive Park and the kelp forest. In addition to guiding tours, Diving Catalina also rents snorkeling equipment and leads classes that range from introductory dives to advanced, postcertification scuba training to become the next Aquaman.

1 Casino Way
Avalon,
CA
US

Daily parasailing trips at Island Water Charters bestow the gift of flight to wingless humans, who float over Catalina Island at heights of 600 feet. Groups of parasailers climb aboard a 31-foot Ocean Pro boat and set sail for an adventure through sea and sky. After the crew secures visitors in their life vest and harness, a massive parachute lifts them skyward. Jaws drop at spectacular views and the opportunity to take a bite of fresh cloud meat, and people can request to be lowered to dip feet in the water while trolling along behind the boat. After their hang time comes to an end, fliers are safely returned to the boat to watch their friends soar through the great blue yonder.

20 Pleasure Pier
Avalon,
CA
US

Established: 1996

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Free street parking after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Films and Concerts

Recommended Age Group: All Ages with parental guidance

Q&A with Joleen D'rage, Deputy Director

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

The Warner Brothers believed a glamorous picture palace should be a place of escape, a place where dreams come true. They built three lavish art deco picture palaces in Beverly Hills, Huntington Park, and San Pedro. The Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, the first sound-equipped theatre in the South Bay, opened to the public on January 20, 1931, with a star-studded gala premier. Jack Warner christened it "The Castle of Your Dreams," created by its chief architect B. Marcus Priteca and designer A.T. Heinsbergen.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

Engaging and inspiring our community through the arts.

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In the mid-1990s, we saved the Warner Grand Theatre, a spectacular 1931 art deco movie palace and cornerstone of the town's revitalization. (Plans were to turn it into a swap meet.) Today, we promote and preserve this beautiful theater while also presenting events and educational experiences at the Theatre and at the Grand Annex, our cabaret-style venue down the street.

420 W 6th St
San Pedro,
CA
US

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