Things To Do

Santa Monica Pier

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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Port’s O Call Spirit Cruises
77 Berth, San Pedro, CA. For more information, visit

Worldport Los Angeles
425 S Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA. For more information, visit

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

Fort MacArthur Museum
3601 S Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA. For more information, visit

Island Express helicopters
Air tours and charters. 1175 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. 7.17 miles from our hotel. For more information, visit

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

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

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

Lomita Railroad Museum
2137 250th Street, Lomita, CA. For more information, visit

Los Angeles Maritime Museum
84 Berth, San Pedro. CA. For more information, visit

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

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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 Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and a bar and lounge area with DJ entertainment on Friday Nights from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.  Visit the Community Center page for more information.