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We are on a cruise next year that ports at Los Angeles for the entire day. I have used the search function here and read some threads on nearby shopping, etc. I see that Ports o' Call Village is permanently closed and there doesn't seem to be too much else around? Have also checked out Sunseekers Tours. I am battling an illness and we do not want to take a tour that could land us in traffic for hours, or is simply too far away. I can walk for 30 minutes or so... I don't know, is there anything we might do in the area? My husband may want to go to the USS Iowa and I would definitely encourage him to go alone but I'm not sure he would leave me.

 

We're very easy going and don't mind staying on the ship, but I did want to ask advice if there is something you'd recommend we see in the area. 😊

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You might want to try Long Beach.  It's a reasonably short cab ride away (15-20 mins?). Would you be able to manage the Queen Mary? It's been awhile since I've been, but the tours there were pretty interesting.  Or you could just go have lunch or a drink and poke around there. 

 

Also the Aquarium of the Pacific

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I think ell52 has the two best things to do nearby, if you want to get off the ship. Do one of those two or let your DH do the USS Iowa, which is a marvelous site.

 

You also could Uber to Long Beach just to have a nice meal off the ship.

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Thank you both. We have been to Long Beach on land vacations and really enjoyed ourselves. Did the Queen Mary a few years ago, spent four hours exploring. DH was in his glory. 🤣

 

I appreciate the replies, which are basically confirming there is nothing to do in the immediate area. I hope DH will feel free to go to the USS Iowa. 👍

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40 minutes ago, Splinter said:

Another option in San Pedro is the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. If your husband loves ships and the sea, this would be good for him. It is a short walk from the pier, or you can take waterfront trolley:

 

https://www.lamaritimemuseum.org/

Corrected tof info on the bus trolley. The rail trolley unfortunately is no longer running:

 

https://sanpedro.com/community-information/san-pedro-downtown-trolley/

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We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise-stop in San Pedro a few years back Karen - the Maritime Museum, Iowa, Aquarium already mentioned above and the Muller House Museum. Between those, lunch, a 'quick' stop in the craft market for the missus to look for wool, and a wander about the streets (it was the annual Day of the Dead festival) the day was so packed we had to skip the Lane Victory and Fire Department museums! We walked between all of them, and while that sounds like it's off the table for you it does mean that if you Ubered/cabbed around you could perhaps fit in all that we did and more. I was very pleasantly-surprised with San Pedro, especially the fact there was enough to keep us busy for a whole day without having to go anywhere else in the LA area and fight the traffic!!!!

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I spent several hours touring USS Iowa (WWII battleship). An easy 5 minute walk from the terminal.

 

Jim

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On 9/24/2019 at 9:53 AM, Splinter said:

Another option in San Pedro is the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. If your husband loves ships and the sea, this would be good for him....

 

UPDATE: Looked into this and I thank you for the suggestion. Seems the Museum will be closing in early 2020 for two years! Here is the link to the info:

 

https://www.lamaritimemuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Information-on-Waterfront-Construction.pdf

 

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On 12/10/2019 at 3:53 PM, Langley Cruisers said:

 

UPDATE: Looked into this and I thank you for the suggestion. Seems the Museum will be closing in early 2020 for two years! Here is the link to the info:

 

https://www.lamaritimemuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Information-on-Waterfront-Construction.pdf

 

 

Looks like we will make it just in time. It says it will close early February 2020 and we'll be there in January.

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19 hours ago, peg013 said:

 

Looks like we will make it just in time. It says it will close early February 2020 and we'll be there in January.

 

I saw the same announcement and had the same thought.  😉

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Are you porting in Long Beach or San Pedro?

If porting in Long Beach check out the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. 

Can take the free Long Beach Passport bus from the parking lot (exit to the right as you exit the Dome).  The Passport  bus stops in front of the Aquarium. 

 

Passport info

https://ridelbt.com/whereto/?route=37 

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/

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20 hours ago, SadieN said:

Are you porting in Long Beach or San Pedro?

 

I am the OP and if that was for me, we are porting in San Pedro for an entire day. We have been to Long Beach several times so won't be going there on our own this time.

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We are transiting San Pedro for the day.

We plan on visiting USS Iowa.

On our walk back to the ship we want to shop for wine & pharmacy items.

 

I note there is a Vons at 1221 S Gaffey.St.

Would this be the best option for us ?

 

 

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