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Point Vicente Lighthouse is a landmark on the spectacular Palos Verdes Peninsula, located to the southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1926, this pretty lighthouse was once used to steer ships... Read More
Point Vicente Lighthouse is a landmark on the spectacular Palos Verdes Peninsula, located to the southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1926, this pretty lighthouse was once used to steer ships around the land mass, guiding them into the port of Long Beach (located to the south). A picturesque spot for a romantic stroll, the lighthouse looks out onto the Pacific Ocean and over the protected Point Vicente Marine Conservation Area. Couples will find a museum near the lighthouse, which is open to visitors once a month, on the second Saturday. But the lighthouse itself is permanently closed. Stroll around the bluff, take a few photos, look for whales migrating by down below and then you and your date can keep on walking, north to the Palos Verdes Interpretive Center, open daily for more info on the whales that you may have just seen, as well as the cultural and natural history of the peninsula. Or head south and wind up at Terranea Resort, for cocktails with a view at Nelson's Restaurant there, overlooking the water.
31550 Palos Verdes Drive West
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274
- Romantic Things to Do: "Park at the Palos Verdes Interpretive Center as it is the perfect jumping off point for hiking the trails past the lighthouse and beyond."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Combining scenic vistas with lovely walking trails, the lighthouse is the jumping-off point for a love-filled day on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.