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The Spectacular Vistas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula

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If you take a drive (or a bike ride) along the rocky shores of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, you are going to be treated to some of the most spectacular vistas in Los Angeles.

Having made the drive recently myself, starting in San Pedro at Point Fermin and turning up to 25th Avenue, which becomes Palos Verdes Drive, I will attest: It's stunning. Timed to mesh with sunset, you are in for even more of a treat.

Along the curvy ocean-side roadway you'll pass spots like Portugese Bend, the Point Vincente Interpretive Center, Lunada Bay, Bluff Cove, and Malaga Cove, and emerge in Redondo Beach, where you can hop on PCH or hang out awhile. If you take the road in the opposite direction, from essentially north to south, you can either head to San Pedro and roam around their old town or the port, or stay in PV and get all sumptuous with a visit to the Terranea resort.

The beauty of the Palos Verdes Peninsula isn't wasted on the photographers who share their snaps with the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr. Here's a look at what kind of stellar sights there are to drink in when you head down to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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