LA – Sometimes you just need to get out of town and we’re going out on a limb here with an unconventional suggestion: San Pedro! You may think of San Pedro as the home of the USS Iowa (BB-61) or the embarkation/debarkation port for your fabulous Mexican Riviera cruise, but the city is totally reinventing itself, and we’ve got the inside scoop. Check out this fun day from our favorite San Pedro local, Ab-Pop Cartoonist Painter, Jorge Daniel Nunez.
1. Start your day with great food. If you want to chill with the locals, it’s all about SAN PEDRO BREWING COMPANY (SPBC), located in the heart of SP downtown on 6th Street. They brew their own Ales and Lagers — make sure you try Point Femin Pale Ale. They also have a great Happy Hour menu from 3-6pm, Monday thru Friday and if you’re into sports, this is your place. There are TVs everywhere!
2. When you’re ready to hit the town, hop on The Electric San Pedro Trolley. The wooden seats with brass fittings make you feel like you’re back in 1950. And so does the price. For just ONE DOLLAR, you can enjoy the best part of the city, from looking at art to shopping to eating. This vintage trolley makes four stops worth visiting; Ports O’Call (Fisherman’s Wharf), 22nd Street, Maritime Museum and 6th Street (Downtown San Pedro). If you want to get a real sense of the city, do all the stops, or hop off on 6th street and check out cool artwork at the Art Walk (every first Thursday of the month). Don’t miss the Warschaw Gallery, which showcases up and coming local artists.
3. Lastly, make sure you check out Crafted (off the 22nd Street stop on the trolly), a massive warehouse that includes everything from homemade jewelry to clothing lines to art to….you name it, you’ll find it. And make sure you find your way to my booth to say hello!
Don’t forget to hold onto your trolley ticket to get back to your car. It’s good for the entire day.
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