San Pedro California is one of the largest port districts in Los Angeles, California, serving as one of the bigger seaports in the area. Once home to a large fishing industry, San Pedro is now home to a predominantly working class community. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate which favors the beach communities that surround the area. However, unlike other areas in the city, San Pedro enjoys cooler summers than most mainly because of the marine layer, a dense cloud cover that keeps temperatures cooler all year round.
The city is home to various historic landmarks such as the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which links San Pedro with Terminal Island. Named after the California Assemblyman, the bridge is the third longest suspension bridge in the state. Other points of interest include the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, and the National Historic Landmark. For attractions closer to the sea there’s the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium designed by Frank Gehry and located in Cabrillo Beach. The Korean Ball of Friendship also draws its fair share of visitors. It was donated by South Korea to Los Angeles in 1976.