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Hermosa Beach is a friendly town in the South Bay of Los Angeles County in . If you're looking for the "typical" Southern California beach town experience, towns like Hermosa Beach provide a unique cultural experience.
By day, locals can be found playing volleyball on the beach, riding/cycling/rollerblading along the Strand, or congregating around the Pier Avenue shopping area. By night, the bars and restaurants along Pier Avenue become crowded with young people, while the patios and decks of the tightly packed residences buzz with the chatter and bustle of private parties.
On foot, bicycle, car, bus, or ferry.
At Hermosa Beach your hotel will put you right in the middle of the stereotypical Southern California beach atmosphere.
The main thing to see in Hermosa Beach is the beach itself along with the bicycle and pedestrian walkway called The Strand. The sand and sun, combined with the tanned, fit beachgoers strolling down The Strand exemplify the stereotype of California beach culture.
Hermosa Beach Pier.
On a summer weekend, go to the Strand at the Hermosa Beach Pier, and see how many wheeled devices will pass you in 10 minutes. Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, scooters, roller blades, etc. It's remarkable how much Americans love their wheels!
Hermosa Beach is the home of the AVP Beach Volleyball Hermosa Beach Open for the last 25 years. Since 1983, the Hermosa Beach Open has been one of the signature events on the AVP Tour that fans and players look forward to each year
A selection of activities to get you out of the hotel and enjoying your vacation.
Grab a towel and soak up the sun on the beach.
Have you noticed how much Americans love wheels? Rent a bicycle or rollerblades and travel along The Strand from Redondo Beach up to Santa Monica. Shops near Pier Avenue will rent bicycles or rollerblades.
Play in the water. Although the water along California comes down from an Alaskan current and can be chilly, when the weather's warm, it can be very enjoyable. Shops around Pier Avenue will rent surfboards, buy a boogie board
Surf: Beach break waves. Better in the Fall and Winter
Go fishing off the Hermosa Beach Pier.
Fiesta Hermosa: Memorial Day and Labor Day. For the past 36 years, the ”largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California”. Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters. People flock to Fiesta Hermosa each year for not only the art fair, but for the Music – which is always of the highest caliber. Fairgoers rave about the Food Court, which offers 18 different kinds of ethnic food choices. The festival offers something for everyone, there is a Kiddie Carnival that features a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides, rock climbing wall and bungee jump, and games for kids from 3 to 10 years old. Pony rides, a Petting Zoo, and facepainters are sure to delight the little ones. The festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in downtown Hermosa Beach, along Pier and Hermosa Avenue. With the ocean as a backdrop, Hermosa Beach is an ideal place for a summer festival with temperatures of 80 degrees and balmy sea breezes. Why not plan your hotel stay to coencide with the festival?
Stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Hermosa Beach a Hilton Hotels Beach Resort. The beach getaway you've been dreaming about. Hermosa (Spanish for "beautiful") offers an apt description of our city's beach, treasured for everything from swimming and surfing to beach volleyball and sunbathing. Near the Hermosa Beach hotel, you'll find a paved path called The Strand, which is great for one of Southern California's favorite sports: people watching. Each day, thousands of folks go by on foot, rollerblade, bicycle, skateboard and stroller enjoying the warm sun and cool breezes of our popular beach. We're within walking distance of the pier, restaurants, clubs, shopping and, of course, the beach.
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Source: Wikitravel 2008