Located just a few miles from LAX, the South Bay is an easy commute to the financial and business districts of Downtown Los Angeles and Century City. Also located nearby are the training facilities of the Lakers, Clippers and Kings, as well as the many business parks related to the aerospace industry.
 
The tech industry campuses of Silicon Beach are within a 20 minute commute of Manhattan Beach, while studios and agencies are both in the South Bay and Downtown LA. Business executives, athletes, independent entrepreneurs or anyone looking to effortlessly enjoy a blend of coastal living and a metropolitan backdrop all find the South Bay an ideal place to live.

Locals often refer to living in Manhattan Beach as living within "The Bubble", because most residents spend their free time enjoying the beach, surfing, community events, concerts in the park, breaking away to nearby Palos Verdes for golf, horseback riding, cycling, scuba diving, exploring tide pools or escaping for a staycation at Terranea Resort. With so much to participate in after work and school and on weekends, there's little reason to leave the South Bay, except for the occasional game or concert at Staples Center, a trip to the Hollywood Bowl, baseball at Dodgers Stadium or to go root for hometown college favorites, USC or UCLA.

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FARMER'S MARKETS

Manhattan Beach -
326 13th St. (behind Metlox Plaza)
Tuesdays 11am-4pm  

Hermosa Beach -
34-36 Pier Ave. (Pier Plaza)
Wednesdays 1pm-6pm  

11th & Valley Dr. (next to the Lawn Bowling Club)
Fridays 12pm-4pm

Redondo Beach -
Veteran's Park (parking lot)
Thursdays 8am-1pm

Riviera Village (triangle parking lot)
Sundays 8am-1pm

El Segundo -
760 S. Sepulveda Blvd., (in front of Whole Foods)
Wednesdays 10am-2pm

Rancho Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills Estates -
Peninsula Shopping Center
Sundays 9am- 1pm

Torrance -
2200 Crenshaw Blvd. Wilson Park parking lot
Tuesdays 8am-1pm & Saturdays 8am-1pm

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Dog Parks

Polliwog Dog Run at Polliwog Park - 1501 N Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach 90266 (310) 802-5400
Redondo Beach Dog Park - 190th Flagler Ln., Redondo Beach 90277 (310) 378-8555
El Segundo Dog Park - 600 E Imperial Ave., El Segundo 90245 (310) 524-2300
Rancho Caninos Dog Park - 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (310) 544-5260
Oberrieder Dog Park - 12334 W Bluff Creek Dr., Playa Vista 90045 (310) 437-6070
Knoll Hill Dog Park - 711 N Front St., San Pedro 90731 (310) 514-0338
Fountain Park at Playa Vista - 13141 Fountain Park Dr., Playa Vista 90094 (310) 437-6160
Rosie's Dog Beach - 4800 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach (562) 570-4897

Bike Rentals

Hermosa Cyclery - 20 13th St., Hermosa Beach (310) 374-7816
Helen's Cycles - 1570 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach  (310) 321-5290
Jeffers -  39 14th St., Hermosa Beach  (310) 372-9492
Pier Surf - 21 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach (310) 372-2012
The Bike Shop - 430 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach  (310) 376-2914
Beach Cities Bike Tours - 232 The Strand, Hermosa Beach   (310) 990-4020
Electric Bikes LA - 433 Main St. El Segundo  (310) 640-2453

Surf/Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals

Nikau Kai Surf & Cafe - 1140 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach  (310) 545-7007
Tarsan Stand Up Paddle - 831 N Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach  (310) 798-2200
Dive N' Surf - 504 N Broadway, Redondo Beach  (310) 372-8423
Paddle House - 164 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach  (310) 372-1600
Olympus Standup Paddleboarding - 4807 Torrance Blvd., Torrance (424) 262-1699
Fast Kayak - 181 N Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach (310) 909-3179

Beaches

Hermosa City Beach - Pier Ave and Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach
Manhattan County Beach - Manhattan Beach Blvd and The Strand, Manhattan Beach
South Redondo Beach - Avenue C and Esplanade, Redondo Beach
Redondo County Beach - Pearl St and Esplanade, Redondo Beach
El Segundo Beach - Vista Del Mar, El Segundo
Seaside Lagoon - 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach
Dockweiler State Beach - 12001 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey
Malaga Cove Beach - Paseo Del Mar and Via Arroyo, Palos Verdes Estates
El Porto Beach - 45th Street and The Strand, Manhattan Beach
Torrance Beach - 201 Paseo De La Playa, Torrance

Hikes

Wilderness Park -  1102 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Portuguese Bend Reserve - Ishibashi Trail, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
George F. Canyon Preserve & Nature Center - 27305 Palos Verdes Dr E, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park - 5970 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Veterans Parkway - N Ardmore Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Forrestal Nature Reserve - 32201 Forrestal Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Palos Verdes Estates Shoreline Preserve - Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes, CA 90274
Point Vicente - 31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Shipwreck Hiking Trail - Paseo Del Mar & Cloyden Rd, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Ocean Trails by Trump National Golf Course - 1 Ocean Trails Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Del Cerro Park - 2 Park Pl., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Sacred Cove Trail - Bow And Arrow Trail - Archery Range Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
McBride Trail - Crest Rd & Highridge Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Bluff Cove - 609 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Pelican Cove Park - 31300 Palos Verdes Dr S., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
South Coast Botanic Garden - 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Penninsula, CA 90274


PARKS & RECREATION OFFICES 
Redondo Beach - 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd (310) 937-6607
Hermosa Beach - 710 Pier Ave. (310) 318-0280
Manhattan Beach - 1400 Highland Ave. (310) 802-5400
El Segundo - 350 Main St. (310) 524-2700
HOLIDAY FIREWORK SHOWS

Manhattan Beach - Manhattan Beach Pier, 2nd Sunday of December
http://mbfireworks.com

Redondo Beach - Seaside Lagoon, July 4th

Torrance - Wilson Park/Civic Center July 4th

Torrance Beach - July 4th
MOVIES IN THE PARK/ON THE BEACH
Manhattan Beach - Polliwog Park Amphitheater
www.citymb.info

Hermosa Beach - South side of the Pier
www.hermosabch.org 

Redondo Beach - Boardwalk
www.redondopier.com

Redondo Beach - Seaside Lagoon
http://www.visitredondo.com/seaside-lagoon-movies.html

Rancho Palos Verdes - City Hall
http://www.rpvca.gov/1046/Movies-in-the-Park

Torrance - Locations vary
https://www.torranceca.gov/our-city/recreation/special-events/movies-in-the-park

TOURNAMENTS

Manhattan Beach
Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament
Father's Day Volleyball Tournament
Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament
http://www.citymb.info

Hermosa Beach 
Hermosa Beach Open/AVP Beach Volleyball
https://avp.com/event/avp-hermosa-beach-open

Smackfest: Beach Vollyeball Tournament
https://www.smackfestevents.com

10k/5k/Fun Run Events

Manhattan Beach - Manhattan Beach 10K Run
www.mb10k.com 

Manhattan Beach - Richstone Family Pier-to-Pier Walk
https://www.richstonefamily.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=562

Manhattan Beach - Skechers Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk
http://www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com

Manhattan Beach - New Year's Eve Glowtide Fun Run
http://www.villagerunner.com/glow-tide-run

Hermosa Beach - ADHD & Autism Hero Walk/Run
https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/HermosaBeach/5KADHDAutismHeroWalkRun

Redondo Beach - Superbowl Sunday 10k/5k
www.redondo10k.com 

Redondo Beach - St. Patrick's Day 5k
http://www.villagerunner.com/st-patricks-day-5k-in-redondo-beach

Redondo Beach - 4th of July 5k
http://www.villagerunner.com/4th-of-july-5k

Palos Verdes - Lexus Lace Up Half Marathon/10k/5k
https://laceuprunningseries.com/race-locations/palos-verdes

Palos Verdes – PVAC Runners 5K for Alzheimers
https://www.facebook.com/events/521187208010372

Rolling Hills Estates - Spring Into Fitness 5k/Walk
https://www.springintofitnesstmmc.org

Rolling Hills- The Hills Are Alive 10K/5K Run-Walk
http://ci.rolling-hills-estates.ca.us

El Segundo- Run for Education 5K/10K
http://www.runguides.com/los-angeles/event/el-segundo-run-4-education

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