Where may I go to watch the whales?

The Pacific gray whales' annual migration season from the frigid waters of the Arctic seas to the warm lagoons of Baja, California, can be seen from the Point Vicente Interpretive Center from December through April. The Interpretive Center is a premier whale-watching site. It is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the park grounds are open 9 a.m. until dusk.

Another ideal location is Pelican Cove, located between the Point Vicente Lighthouse and Long Point (formerly Marineland, now called Terranea Resort).

Commercial whale watch boats offer an up-close look at whales. For Redondo Sports Fishing in Redondo Beach, call 310-372-2111 or for 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro, call 310-832-8304. Also, visit the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro to learn more about the whales, or call the aquarium at 310-548-7562.

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4. What recreation classes are available through the city?
5. What are the phone numbers for Ernie Howlett Park and Highridge Park? Where are these parks located?
6. Is there a public pool on the Peninsula?
7. Where can I swim or take lessons locally in the summer?
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9. How can I sign up my children for sports, such as soccer, basketball, etc.?
10. May I get married on the bluffs overlooking the ocean?
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12. Are guided hikes available on the Palos Verdes Peninsula?
13. Are barbecues available for use at any of the city’s park sites?
14. Can I reserve picnic areas and barbecues at 1 of the city’s parks?
15. Where may I go to watch the whales?
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