Welcome to the LA Waterfront

A hidden gem of local culture, history, eclectic shopping and delicious cuisine, the LA Waterfront is a destination that amazes and delights millions of visitors each year. Set against the backdrop of America’s busiest port, the Port of Los Angeles, and just 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the LA Waterfront features expansive marinas and beaches, museums and historical landmarks, award-winning open spaces and an eclectic downtown art scene.  

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Cruise Ship

Planning your next cruise? Book your departure from the bustling LA Waterfront’s World Cruise Terminal, serving destinations like the popular Mexican Riviera, Alaska and the California Coast. Site of the original Princess Cruises’ “Love Boat,” the terminal is the home port for both Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise lines.


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Completed Projects

Since the inception of the LA Waterfront almost two decades ago, the Port of LA has successfully planned, invested and developed a significant number of waterfront properties and public open spaces.

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Current Projects

The LA Waterfront consists of a series of waterfront developments and community enhancement projects encompassing more than 400 acres of existing Port of LA property in the communities of San Pedro and Wilmington.

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Upcoming Projects

The footprint of the LA Waterfront has changed dramatically over the past fifteen years, and there is much more to come. The Port of LA is committed to projects that provide additional open space and encourage public access.


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LA Waterfront Fun Facts

Angels Gate Lighthouse

Built in 1913, Angels Gate is the only lighthouse on the West Coast that shines an emerald-green beacon, welcoming vessels to the Port of Los Angeles.

Events and Visitors

The LA Waterfront is home to nearly 100 annual events, with more than 2 million visitors including 250,000 LA Fleet Week® visitors recorded last year alone.

LA World Cruise Center

Home to the hit TV show The Love Boat, filmed at the Port of LA  from 1977 to 1987, now over 500,000 cruise passengers visit the LA Waterfront annually. 

Port of LA Investments

The Port of LA invested over $600 million in the LA Waterfront between 2005 and 2015 and plans to invest an additional $400 million through 2025.

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