PHOTOS: Trekking L.A.'s Port Town; Next Up - Little Tehran
Last weekend we trekked San Pedro, a port town at the Southern-most tip of Los Angeles. It was the first neighborhood tour in a summer series organized by L.A. Commons, a non-profit group that shines a light on some of the city's lesser-know cultural gems.
The tours are guided by local docents who are said to have "encyclopedic knowledge of the area." We met up with San Pedro's local-native Angela Romero at Angels Gate Park, what she considers to be the heart of her town's art, culture and roots in maritime history.
Check out the photos above for some of the sites we saw in less than two hours and within only a short walking distance. If you missed the San Pedro trek, Romero offers various guided tours of her hometown and will have a new one coming up as the USS Iowa makes its home in the Port of Los Angeles.
This Saturday, May 26 at 4 p.m. the next Trekking LA tour takes place in L.A.'s Little Tehran. Participants will get tips on how to buy, cook and enjoy Persian cuisine and learn basic Farsi greetings.
The tour begins at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at 1500 Westwood Blvd. and ends at Rose Market, 1386 Westwood Blvd. It's said to be an easy walk with a slow pace and no stairs, so it's wheelchair friendly and easily accessible by bus.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at lacommons.org