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We're doing a B2B in a few weeks. Will be in San Pedro for the day - is there anything to do close by to the San Pedro Port that we can get off the ship for a few hours.

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The battleship USS Iowa is next to the cruise terminals & other things you could consider are on this website.

 

http://www.sanpedro.com/spcom/expharb.htm

 

I would recommend to stay in the harborfront area because some of San Pedro can be prone to criminal activity.

 

On some days the Red Car line is available to travel along the waterfront & to go to Ports of Call which has some shops & a food court area for reasonably priced fresh seafood.

 

"The Red Cars operate from 12 p.m. (noon) to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A $1 all-day fare includes unlimited rides for that day".

 

http://www.sanpedro.com/spcom/redcar.htm

Edited by Astro Flyer

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In addition to above, I can recommend the LA Maritime Museum http://www.lamaritimemuseum.org (which you can get to on the Red Car above) and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org/ (you would probably need to cab to this location). You could also take a cab to Long Beach and go to the Aquarium of the Pacific http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/. A cab would run you about $20 each way.

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Also you can take a self guided tour of the QM2.

 

Keith

Guess you forgot to drop the "2"...it's the first Queen Mary in LB. ;)

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Thanks. That gives us some options. Unfortunately the trolley won't work for us as we'll be there on a Wednesday.

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Thanks. That gives us some options. Unfortunately the trolley won't work for us as we'll be there on a Wednesday.

 

Enjoy whatever you decide to do during your in-transit day. :)

 

My b2b in LA went very smoothly & was much better than in Ft Lauderdale where a handful of inconsiderate passengers created a delay. They felt they shouldn't be required to exit the ship and had to be located & escorted off while hundreds of passengers were delayed waiting for them. :(

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We toured the USS Iowa in January in between B2B cruises. It is berthed just down from the cruise ships, so an easy walk. We had such an enjoyable time! It's a self-guided tour, but there are many docents on board to answer any questions you may have. Almost all of them are veterans and they were so engaging with the information they offered about the ship, and the military in general. It was a great way to spend a few hours and then we were ready to reboard our ship. If you purchase your tickets in advance online, I believe there was a discount offered.

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