Downtown El Segundo is the heart and soul of the community. Tucked between the beach and quiet residential neighborhoods, the downtown area inspires some of El Segundo’s most unique businesses, ranging from custom surfboards to hip dining and a vintage movie theater to a museum of art.
If you're searching for shopping options that are a little off the beaten path, downtown El Segundo has just what you're looking for. Here, custom-designed surfboards can be found just a few steps from a vintage movie theater, while a modern art museum neighbors old-world antiques. The downtown district is the best of El Segundo’s past, present and future and a highlight of the city that you won’t want to miss.
Whether you're in town for vacation or just a quick day trip, unique treasures await you in the boutiques and locally-owned shops downtown. Maybe you'll stumble upon an El Segundo-inspired charm bracelet or find the perfect custom longboard. If browsing is more your style, you can explore the district’s arts and culture highlights and get to know the city’s distinct character.
But unique shopping is just part of what makes downtown so charming. As you stroll down the tree-lined streets, you’ll be greeted with friendly waves and a slower, more relaxed pace that’s a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of LA. Soak in the spirit of El Segundo as you browse family-owned businesses and get to know the people who call the city home. With many shops to explore, plenty of local eateries and loads of free parking, you may never want to leave.
When you come to El Segundo, come hungry. With dozens of restaurants to choose from, ranging from fine dining to casual cafes, the city has plenty of options to satisfy your appetite. Whether you're in from out of town or just looking for something a little different, El Segundo is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat while catching up with friends, enjoying a romantic date night or wowing your next big client.
Even if you’re a passionate foodie who thinks you’ve tasted it all, you’ll find something new and interesting in El Segundo to tempt your palate. Thanks to a variety of locally-owned restaurants and a growing community of award-winning chefs, there’s no shortage of appetizing options.
Visit our hospitality and tourism website to learn more about our downtown shops and restaurants.