Welcome to the LA Waterfront

A hidden gem of local culture, history, eclectic shopping 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.



State of the Port 2020

State of the Port 2020

On January 16, Executive Director Gene Seroka delivered his fifth annual State of the Port Address which included updates on the LA Waterfront and cargo business at the Port of Los Angeles.


On January 27, the Port broke ground on the town square and promenade which will connect San Pedro's Downtown Harbor to the future San Pedro Public Market development.

Dave Arian Street Naming Ceremony

Street Naming Ceremony

On February 8, the Port of Los Angeles honored the late Harbor Commissioner and union leader, Dave Arian, by renaming a portion of Miner Street 'Dave Arian Way'.

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On February 8, the Port held
a street naming ceremony
in honor of Dave Arian. 


Your Cruise Adventure Starts on the LA Waterfront

Cruise Ship

Planning your next cruise? Book your departure from the bustling LA Waterfront’s World Cruise Terminal, serving destinations like the popular Mexican Riviera, Alaska and the California Coast. Site of the original Princess Cruises’ “Love Boat,” the terminal is the home port for both Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise lines.


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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

The LA Waterfront is home to nearly 100 annual events, attracting more than 3 million visitors, including L.A.'s largest Labor Day Weekend event, LA Fleet Week®.

LA World Cruise Center

Home to the hit TV show The Love Boat, filmed at the Port of Los Angeles from 1977-1987, today more than 500,000 passengers cruise through the Port annually.

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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