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Things To Do

Fort MacArthur Inn is within minutes of Cabrillo Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific, cruise and ferry terminals, the HMS Queen Mary, and the USS IOWA.

Explore all that vibrant downtown Los Angeles has to offer, or savor the relaxed oceanfront lifestyle. Visit a variety of nearby Southern California attractions including Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles Zoo, Ports O’Call Village, Universal Studios and much more.

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  • What is there to do on-base?

    View the FSS Calendar page or ask the front desk for a current copy of The Force magazine to find out about upcoming events happening on base. Here is a list of a few places to visit.

    Swimming Pool

    The base swimming pool is just a short walk away from Fort MacArthur Inn. It features a heated pool, a water spray park for the kids and a dedicated 25 yard Lap-Swim area. Visit the Pool page for more information.

    Fitness Center

    Get your workout at the Fitness Center located on the 2nd floor of building 425. Visit the Fitness Center page for more information.

    Harborview Lounge & Cafe

    The Harborview Lounge & Cafe is located in the Community Center in building 403. It features a cafe with food, snacks and coffee available on Fridays and a bar and lounge area with DJ entertainment on Friday Nights. Visit the Harborview Lounge page for more information.

  • Port’s O Call Spirit Cruises

    77 Berth, San Pedro, CA. For more information, visit www.portoflosangeles.org

    Worldport Los Angeles

    425 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA. For more information, visit www.portoflosangeles.org

    USS IOWA

    Built in 1940, the USS IOWA served our country for over 50 years. Designated the “World’s Greatest Naval Ship” due to her big guns, heavy armor, fast speed, longevity and modernization, she kept pace with technology for more than 50 years. Now in her new home of Los Angeles, USS IOWA is transforming into the most interactive and educational museum of her kind. For more information, visit www.pacificbattleship.com

    Fort MacArthur Museum

    3601 S Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA. For more information, visit www.ftmac.org

    Island Express helicopters

    Air tours and charters. 1175 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. 7.17 miles from our hotel. For more information, visit www.longbeachcc.com

    Wayfarers Chapel

    Wayfarers Chapel was built almost entirely of glass and stone, and is a memorial to Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th-century mystic and theologian. The chapel is located in Rancho Palos Verdes.

    The Queen Mary

    The Queen Mary is one of the largest passenger liners ever built and is permanently anchored in Long Beach Harbor. Tours are available for your enjoyment. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway. For more information, visit www.queenmary.com

    Santa Catalina Island

    Catalina Island can be easily reached by sea and air. Long Beach and Los Angeles Harbors provide channel crossing cruises which take 1-2 hours. Air service is available from Long Beach and San Pedro.

    Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific

    The aquarium features 17 major habitats and 30 smaller exhibits with representations of the Pacific Ocean. There are over 550 species that can be seen such as sharks, harbor seals, sea stars, and spider crabs. Consider buying your tickets in advance as wait times can be up to an hour after the ticket is purchased. The Long Beach Aquarium is located at 100 Aquarium Way. For more information, visit www.aquariumofpacific.org

    Long Beach Museum of Art

    The Long Beach Museum of Art is built in a 1912 mansion which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. It features permanent and changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, video art, and photographs. The museum is located at 2300 East Ocean Blvd. For more information, visit www.lbma.org

    Lomita Railroad Museum

    2137 250th Street, Lomita, CA. For more information, visit www.lomita-rr.org

    Los Angeles Maritime Museum

    84 Berth, San Pedro. CA. For more information, visit www.lamaritimemuseum.org

    South Coast Botanic Garden

    The South Coast Botanic Garden features more than 150,000 plant species. It is located in the Palos Verdes Peninsula at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd. For more information, visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org

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