The 2014 Stanley Cup-winning L.A. Kings may play downtown at the Staples Center, but the South Bay is the place they call home. After practicing at El Segundo’s Toyota Sports Center, their houses are just a hop, skip and a jump away.
In L.A.’s most expensive city, Manhattan Beach, you’ll find Justin Williams, the NHL’s postseason MVP, team captain Dustin Brown, goalie Jonathan Quick, Anze Kopitar and Trevor Lewis. In neighboring Hermosa Beach, you’re likely to see Drew Doughty, Jarret Stoll and Jeff Carter on any given day in the off-season.
Though there was already a parade in their honor downtown, the players are happy to ride in another celebratory march, just as they did after winning the Stanley Cup in 2012. Wednesday’s South Bay parade starts at 3 p.m. in Redondo Beach and ending at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Here are the best places to not only watch the parade, but the eateries and lounges you might just catch these hometown heroes when they’re not on the ice.