Unwinding without the pressure of always looking made up? 

Hermosa Beach is also a good destination of choice among the trio of beachfront towns that stretch south from LAX toward the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

It’s a glimpse into SoCal beach life, with a scenic pier, oceanfront path and a variety of activities. From Manhattan beach, you can spend a couple of days exploring more of the South Bay and things to do in Hermosa Beach. Exploring Hermosa Beach is key to truly let that laid-back vibe sink in.

From LAX, the best scenic route is to drive straight west from the airport toward the ocean on Imperial Highway. Follow the beach as closely as you can to drive south through Manhattan Beach to Hermosa Beach.

The beaches are perfect for a mid-morning nap, jogging or outdoor sports. Oceanside trails have spectacular views. Or you can just hang out with the locals at a cafes and restaurants.

The Hermosa Pier is good for fishing enthusiasts. You can cast a line or enjoy watching others reel it in too.

“The Strand” is the Hermosa Beach activity area, Mostly filled with cardio enthusiasts, you can rent bicycles and other beach gear from shops near the pier. Surf shops and surf afficionados are also abundant, just choose.

Amid the variety of local shops, it’s always fun to get lost in the crowd, checking good deals on beach gear and more importantly, food!

The area also has great festivals that run across Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Fiesta Hermosa happens in downtown Hermosa Beach on Pier Plaza, Hermosa Avenue, and lower Pier Avenue.

The best time of the year to visit is mostly from August onwards, on a clear day after a rain, the views are simply stellar an amazing.