What’s Nearby

Angels Gate is located in an historic part of San Pedro with lots to explore, and we want to help you make the most of your visit. Whether you’re looking to get lunch before roaming the galleries or want to plan a full-day San Pedro adventure, you’ll find it all nearby. Below is a list highlighting some of the most interesting things to see and do in the surrounding area.


Angels Gate Cultural Center is located in an historic section of San Pedro, adjacent to one of the largest ports in the world, with plenty of nearby attractions to discover and explore. In this section, you’ll find a list of some of our favorite attractions, landmarks, and points of interest in the surrounding area. From local parks and nature trails to museums and shopping, there’s something for everyone. Please check with each individual location for the most up-to-date information.

On-Campus Attractions

Angels Gate Hi-Railers Model Railroading Club

Angels Gate Hi-Railers Model Railroading Club is a gathering place for model train enthusiasts. Members and visitors can admire and operate model trains, explore intricate miniature landscapes, and engage in the hobby of model railroading. Open to the public on Saturdays.

Angels Gate Park

Angels Gate Cultural Center is located in the upper reservation of Angels Gate Park. The park itself is known for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, and offers hiking trails and picnic areas.

Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club

A gathering place for model train enthusiasts. It is a dedicated facility where members and visitors can admire and operate model trains, explore intricate miniature landscapes, and engage in the hobby of model railroading.

Fort Macarthur Military Museum

Fort MacArthur Military Museum is a historical landmark located in San Pedro, California, dedicated to preserving and showcasing the military history of the United States, particularly focusing on the role and significance of the former Fort MacArthur in coastal defense.

Hey Rookie Pool

Hey Rookie Pool is a historic public swimming pool that was built in 1943 for military personnel during World War II. Today, it serves as a community pool offering swimming lessons and recreational activities for people of all ages.

International Bird Rescue

The International Bird Rescue is an organization committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and oiled birds, working towards the conservation and protection of avian species and their habitats.

    Korean Friendship Bell

    The Korean Bell of Friendship (more commonly called the Korean Friendship Bell) is a massive bronze bell housed in a stone pavilion in Angels Gate Park. This section of the park is alternatively called the “Korean–American Peace Park” and occupies part of the former Upper Reservation of Fort MacArthur. (Wikipedia)

    Ceremonial bell ringing usually occurs at noon on the first Saturday of the month (recommencing June 5, 2020), as well as holidays including American Independence Day, July 4th, and Korean Independence Day, March 1.

      Marine Exchange

      The Marine Exchange of Southern California is a ninety-plus year old, non-profit organization dedicated to the development and efficient flow of maritime commerce throughout the region. Their records of ship arrivals and departures go back to 1923 in a string broken only by WWII. They are now the Maritime Information Center for the Los Angeles – Long Beach Port Complex.

      Marine Mammal Care Center

      The Marine Mammal Care Center in Los Angeles, CA, is a facility dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured marine mammals, playing a vital role in the conservation and welfare of marine wildlife along the California coast.

      South Bay Young Marines

      The South Bay Young Marines serves the South Bay area of Los Angeles, California, and provides a structured program for kids 8+ that includes physical fitness, drug prevention education, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

      Off-Campus Attractions

      CRAFTED at the Port of LA

      A permanent weekend market with handmade apparel, home decor and food goods, plus regular events.

      Lookout Point Park

      A scenic park that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, making it a popular spot for sightseeing and enjoying the coastal beauty.

        Point Fermin Park

        Point Fermin Park is a picturesque coastal park known for its scenic views and historic lighthouse, providing a peaceful and beautiful retreat.


        Looking for a place to grab a bite to eat before or after your visit? We’ve collected a list of some local dining options, whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a sit-down meal.

        Sandwich Saloon

        Customers know that when they go into the Sandwich Saloon they will be greeted with warmth and an ingratiating smile. The immense feeling of family and community is met with delicious food and love.


        The Corner Store

        Drop by the Corner Store and relax with a cup of coffee and a club sandwich. You will soon become a regular! 

        Big Nick's Pizza

        Big Nick’s Pizza has built a great reputation throughout the Southland for both stunningly delicious pizza and quick, efficient delivery.

        The Whale & Ale - San Pedro's British Pub

        The oak panels, the elegant brass fittings, the relaxed, welcoming environment will make you feel like you stepped into a classic Dublin pub. (Check for open hours.)

        Pacific Diner

        Homey destination serving up breakfast & lunch, including omelets, waffles & chicken-fried steak.

        Whiskey Flats BBQ