Showing Off Manhattan, Hermosa And Redondo Beach On Bicycles
I love playing the part of host.
Taking people around and sharing my knowledge of an area, entertaining them by taking them to fun place.
I’ve done it in the Greek Islands with some friend who went with me for on a trip, I do if with newcomers to the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach each April and most recently, I did it with a visiting friend in my own town. That’s Los Angeles or more specifically the South Bay Beach Cities, which is comprised of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.
And we both had a blast!
We traveled the way we LA beach people travel – by bike.
I showed her a rustic breakfast/lunch place (Polly’s on the Pier, Redondo Beach), then we peeked at the live seafood on sale on the Redondo Pier where she wanted to save one of the crabs in a tank and make it her pet, showed her Old Tony’s but did NOT go to in for a Fire Chief, down the beach to Riviera Village where we had a drink at Mickie Finn, stuck our heads in next door at Sofie’s to investigate a rumor I heard regarding weekend bottomless champagne (it exists!), had four mini bottles of wine at Rocky Point (for only $8.50!), went to OB’s for Taco Tuesday and ended the evening with karaoke at Pancho’s.
And that was just one of the two days!
We also had lunch on the patio of Hermosa Beach Sharkeez, walked the Manhattan Beach Pier, had drinks at Shellback Tavern as sunset approached and dinner at FishBar.
A;l the while we laughed and admired the beauty of the beach on a warm and sunny day. As long as I’ve lived here, I’m still sometimes silenced by the beauty of this place.
Kirstin, who is from Sydney, Australia, has departed now, but I had such a blast I’m thinking of starting a tour company to show this to more Los Angeles visitors.
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