A Day Trip to San Pedro, CA

My boyfriend and I decided to spend the rest of the day in San Pedro after our trip to the Museum of Ice Cream since we were in Los Angeles already. I had heard San Pedro was a nice place to visit and heard the seafood was really good! Since we were nearby we said why not!! I had seen this picture (Below) on @californiathroughmylens Instagram’s account and fell in love with it. Something so simple like a lighthouse with a huge tree next to it with the sun shining through its branches caught my attention. It ended up working out perfect since the Lighthouse was very close to the San Pedro Fish Market.

San Pedro Fish Market

When we first got there around 2pm it was such a pain in the ass to find parking. We got lucky somebody was leaving or else we would have been going around in circles for 30 minutes. We got down and we didn’t know where to eat, there were so many different places. They all basically sold the same type of seafood so we just chose a place near an open seat.  They sold the massive trays filled with shrimp and vegetables which I wanted to get but my boyfriend wanted to try something else. We ended up getting the plate with half tilapia fillets and half shrimp which was really good.The seating there was very crowded but it does have a nice view of the ocean. If you aren’t a crowd person I would suggest going when it isn’t as crowded, maybe during the week because I went on a weekend and there were so many people.

One thing I enjoyed was that you are able to buy alcohol and walk around with it around the market area. So after we finished eating, we just walked around with our drink in hand to look around and listen to the mariachi playing music. I was too bummed out because I was so busy eating that I didn’t capture a picture of my food 🙁 Now I have to go again to get some pictures of the food!  Once we were done eating we went to a brewery across the way. We had seen it on our way to the Fish Market so we decided to give it a try.

Brouwerijwest Brewery

I really fell in love with this brewery inside and out!! How could you not love it with all it’s pretty lights.  I just picture this place as a small venue for a wedding. They have a very large area inside and outside with a lot of tables. They welcome you to bring food from other places. If I would have known sooner, I would have brought the food from San Pedro Fish Market and sat down and enjoyed it here. They don’t sell food but there were food trucks that were lined up outside. They beer was pretty good. I will next time get a flight in order to taste more beers there. I just had a blonde when I went but I would have liked to try more.

It was a very family friendly environment and they welcome dogs too. Very different than the smaller breweries in Santa Barbara or Ventura with the intimate environment that I am used to. Another thing that I really enjoyed was that across the way they had another warehouse where there were a bunch of vendors that sold their own handmade products. There was jewelry, clothing, chocolate (which I bought 🙂 ) and a lot of random little stuff.

Point Fermin Park

After the brewery, we came by this park to see the lighthouse that I had seen on @californiathroughmylens picture on Instagram. I love their pictures they post. I live in California and I am so shocked at the beautiful pictures they post. All those places are so close to me and didn’t even realize. I keep looking for places to travel that are too far away but failed to realize that the state I live in has so many places to explore so when I saw that picture of the lighthouse I told myself I would go and visit. I really hope to keep getting inspired to travel by their pictures.

Point Fermin Park was a great park to go for a short walk. It let the little buzz from the brewery go away which was good because we had to drive back home. I was bummed we went to the lighthouse and they were closed so we couldn’t go inside but it was a really good view of the beach. It kind of reminded me of the bluffs in my hometown Carpinteria.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoy. Hopefully you are able to check out these places on a day you don’t have much going on. Perfect way to relax, explore San Pedro,  and destress for the day.


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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I have yet to visit San Pedro, Ca but it sounds like such a beautiful place to go and unwind in. Your pictures are beautiful.

  2. Sounds like it was a fun-filled, but easy going kind of day. Well, minus parking and the crowded seating you had to deal with. The view looks amazing and I’d love to visit the marketplace and brewery onc day.

  3. I haven’t been to CA in so long! It would be so nice to go here for a relaxing break, the places are just so beautiful and peaceful as well. Thanks for sharing your experience, it makes me want to head there now!

    1. There are so many breweries out here and the environment is great!! If you enjoy the sun and a nice breeze, you will never want to leave CA.

    1. It really is a little paradise. I’ve lived here my whole life and I am no where close to exploring all its beautiful locations, but I am working on it.

  4. I used to live in Cali and there are days I wish I could go back! I’ve lived all over the place and it was definitely one of my favorites!

  5. I have never even heard of San Pedro before. But anyplace with the ocean and a brewery is my kinds place! I also love that it is dog friendly.

  6. Never been to San Pedro but looks like theres tons to do! Love dog friendly places so this definitely a place I’d like to visit, seems very chill and laid back!

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