WELCOME TO THE LA WATERFRONT

A hidden gem of local culture, history, eclectic shops and delicious cuisine, the LA Waterfront is a destination that amazes and delights millions of visitors each year. Set against the backdrop of America’s busiest port, the Port of Los Angeles, and just 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the LA Waterfront features expansive marinas and beaches, museums and historical landmarks, award-winning open spaces and a flourishing downtown art scene.

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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium newly reopened touch tank with new mural painted on back wall


NEW UPDATES UNDERWAY AT THE CABRILLO MARINE AQUARIUM

For decades, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on the LA Waterfront has been a favorite spot for families, students and tourists interested in exploring the marine life that lives in and around the Port of Los Angeles. That experience is about to get even better, thanks to a host of renovations and updates that will make exploring the underwater world of Southern California even more engaging.  
 

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Dustin Trani, Chef and Owner of Trani's Dockside


TRADITION PASSES FROM ONE LOCAL FAMILY TO ANOTHER

The Trani Family will open a new Dockside Station Restaurant at the site of former iconic Canetti's Seafood Grotto, housed in the original U.S. Immigration Station Building. The ground-floor restaurant concept is being built by the Trani family of San Pedro, owners of the popular J. Trani’s Ristorante on 9th Street in San Pedro. Trani’s Dockside Station will be located at the former Canetti’s Seafood Grotto, a legendary eatery that occupied a portion of the 100-year-old building from the 1950s to 2010.

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LA Waterfront Plaza and Promenade project rendering


LA WATERFRONT'S PLAZA PROMENADE IS COMING SOON

Progress continues on the San Pedro Town Square and Promenade project, a $36 million development on the LA Waterfront funded by the Port of Los Angeles that will create a new central gathering space, as well as a promenade connecting attractions and points of interest along the harbor’s Main Channel.

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Rendering of future Wilmington Waterfront Promenade


WILMINGTON WATERFRONT PROMENADE 
CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES
 

Be on the lookout for progress along the new Water Street, which is starting to take shape. ​Underground infrastructure, such as sewer and storm drains, have been installed. When driving by, please use caution as the construction site remains active. The project is on track for completion in 2023. lawaterfront.org.

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CRUISE NEWS

Princess Cruises ship underway


CRUISES SET TO RESUME SAILING FROM PORT OF LOS ANGELES


Princess Cruises will be the first cruise line to set sail from the Port of Los Angeles this year, with the Grand Princess scheduled for on a 7-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera on September 25.

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Completed Projects

Since the inception of the LA Waterfront almost two decades ago, the Port of LA has successfully planned, invested and developed a significant number of waterfront properties and public open spaces.
 


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Current Projects

The LA Waterfront consists of a series of waterfront developments and community enhancement projects encompassing more than 400 acres of existing Port of LA property in the communities of San Pedro and Wilmington.
 


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Upcoming Projects

The footprint of the LA Waterfront has changed dramatically over the past fifteen years, and there is much more to come. The Port of LA is committed to projects that provide additional open space and encourage public access.

 


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LA Waterfront Fun Facts

Angels Gate Lighthouse

Angels Gate is the only lighthouse on the U.S. West Coast that shines an emerald-green beacon that has welcomed vessels to the Port of Los Angeles since 1913.

Events and Visitors

In a typical year, the LA Waterfront is home to nearly 100 annual events, attracting more than 3 million visitors, including LA Fleet Week® over Labor Day Weekend.

LA World Cruise Center

Home to the hit TV show The Love Boat, filmed at the Port of LA from 1977-1987, approximately 500,000 cruise passengers pass through the Port in an average year.

Port of LA Investments

The Port invested $600 million in the LA Waterfront from 2005 to 2015, with plans to invest another $400 million, the total investment will total $1 billion by 2025.

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