Southern California summer, San Pedro-style

Visit tidepools, check out the harbor, and shout "Opa!"

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Papadakis Taverna. An upscale but truly authentic Greek taverna, right down to the folk dancing, plate-smashing, and shouts of "Opa!" Dinner daily. $$$. 301 W. Sixth St.; 310/548-1186.

San Pedro Brewing Company. Try the aptly named Harbor Hefeweisen and smoky pulled-pork BBQ sandwich. Lunch and dinner daily. $$. 331 W. Sixth St.; or 310/831-5663.


Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. An interactive exploration center, research facilities, and touch tanks. Join a naturalist-led outing to nearby tidepools and salt marshes. Tue-Sun. $5 donation suggested. 3720 Stephen M. White Dr.; or 310/548-7562.

Angels Gate Park. This prime waterfront overlook is often missed by casual visitors. It's a popular movie location ― The Usual Suspects was shot here. Be sure to stop at the park's enormous Korean Friendship Bell, set in a colorful pagoda. Gaffey St. at 37th St.; Park Cultural Center, 310/519-0936.


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