This blog post was updated on September 7, 2018.
Located in the South Bay city of Redondo Beach (just south of L.A. proper), Riviera Village is equal parts charming and glamorous. It’s a great place to wander and relax. Here are my top picks for how to spend a day in this distinctive SoCal neighborhood.
Grab a cup of coffee (and fresh breakfast dish, if your heart desires) at Sacks on the Beach to start your morning off right. Then take a stroll by the water or, if you’re in the area on a Thursday, walk down to the weekly farmer’s market (located near Veteran’s Park) and shop like a local.
Shop for unique home décor and fashion items at Fernando’s. Most of the eclectic, whimsical, textural pieces found at Fernando’s are made by Fernando himself. I had the pleasure of meeting both owners, Fernando and Renessa the last time I was in town – both delightful people with a real eye for design.
Grab lunch on the rooftop patio at Redondo Beach Brewing Co. With over 60 craft beers on tap and a diverse menu that rotates seasonally, Redondo Beach Brewing Co. is a great place to grab lunch or dinner. The rooftop patio provides views of the ocean and is great for those who like people watching.
Browse designer fine jewelry at Equus Gallery. This locally owned jewelry gallery and boutique is the perfect place to find a unique piece to commemorate your SoCal experience.
Treat yourself to fresh Mexican cuisine and a margarita at Riviera Mexican Grill. This colorful, surf-inspired spot is a great place to kick back and grab a satisfying meal before taking one last beach stroll.