El Segundo, part of Los Angeles County, is located on the Santa Monica Bay and is the northern most city in the South Bay. In Spanish it means “The Second” and was given that name because it was the site of the second Standard Oil refinery on the West Coast. El Segundo has affectionately been called “Mayberry” by its locals because of its hometown feel and small-town beach vibe. It’s also home to several Fortune 500 Corporate offices, movie studios and big-name shopping centers and stores. Things to do in El Segundo include eating or drinking at many of the amazing and hip restaurants in the downtown area, visiting Dockweiler Beach, or the popular shops and restaurants at the Point or Plaza El Segundo. For more information about El Segundo visit; https://www.elsegundo.org/
Fun Fact: The endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly is alive and well in El Segundo. There’s a four-mile stretch of wildlife preserve located at the remains of the ghost town of Surfridge, CA. Surfridge was once a wealthy beachfront enclave neighborhood and was frequented by Hollywood’s elite. Although the preserve is fenced off to people, the best time to see the butterflies is during the late summer when an estimated 125,000 butterflies take flight within the preserve.
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