This past Wednesday Skyler and I went to the San Pedro Point Fermin Park. One of Sky’s co-workers had told him about several things to do in the area, so we decided to make an afternoon of it. And boy are we glad we did! It was awesome! I think Sky would probably rank it as one of his favorite things we’ve done in LA. He talked about it non-stop for 3 days straight!
We started out at the Korean Bell of Friendship just up the hill from the park.
The Republic of Korea donated it in 1976 as a friendly gesture, and to honor Korean War Veterans.
The bell and pavilion both are very intricately decorated in traditional Korean fashion.
After we checked out the bell, we walked around the 37 acre park for a while. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and you can even see Catalina Island in the distance. And the best part is that parking is free!
Our next stop was the Point Fermin Lighthouse. This was my favorite part of the day! It is a really cool old lighthouse that is now open for tours at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 on Tuesday through Sunday afternoons. The tour is free (although they appreciate donations), and the guides are all volunteers. They walk you through the entire thing, all the way to the top, and tell you all about the history of the house and families that used to live there. They have also collected time representative furniture and decorations that are placed throughout the house which is super cool to see. Skyler and I were the only two people in our tour, so we got to ask lots of questions and really enjoyed ourselves. Our tour guide was a super nice older man that seemed to really know a lot and loved what he does.
After our time in the park, we headed to a market along the Port of Los Angeles. It is actually the largest harbor in the United States, and the 4th largest in the world! There were all kinds of boats and cargo ships; and we even saw a cruise ship sail right in front of the restaurant we ate at.
Skyler’s favorite part of the day was dinner at the San Pedro Fish Market restaurant.
Then, you order what you want and take it to another part of the restaurant where they cook it for you.
We ordered about 1/2 pound of Shrimp, 1/2 pound of Scallops, a Halibut Steak, Potatoes & Veggies, Garlic Bread, & a bag of Lemons. It was a MOUND of food!!!
I am not a huge seafood fan, so I didn’t love it. But Skyler LOVED it! He ate almost the entire pile of food all by himself.
To top off a great day, the sky was clear that evening so downtown looked even prettier than usual.
Unfortunately, I had more time than I cared to have to look at the skyline, as we were stuck in traffic for over an hour and a half and I was about to pee my pants! It was a great day though, and quite unique!