Malibu is known for its celebrity homes and beaches. It is indeed one of the perfect locations for sun worshippers, hikers and food lovers alike. And if you’re looking for a remarkable place to stay for the duration of your vacation, there are numerous Malibu vacation rentals where you can relax after a long busy day of experiencing the most of what it can offers.
Make the most out of your vacation in Malibu. Here are some of the best things that Malibu has to offer for a traveler like you!
VISIT THE MALIBU PIER
One of the most iconic landmarks in Malibu is the Malibu Pier. It was built in 1905 and has gone series of renovations throughout the years. Despite that, it still looks similar to its original construction. Grab the opportunity to take great photos. It is located directly to the famous surfing spot which is Surf rider Beach making it a great place to watch surfers as they catch the waves.
The main activities in the area include sightseeing, fishing, shopping and dining at Malibu farm, Malibu’s most popular places to eat. It has two locations on the Pier, there’s a café at the end and the restaurant can be found at the base of the pier. Take your pick, it both serve delicious food.
VISIT A WINE SAFARI
Beautiful vineyards, mountain scenery, exotic animals and more awaits you on this wine safari tour. Drinking of wines from locally grown grapes is part of this tour. See for yourself the exotic animals that live on the area like the water buffalo, camels and even giraffe. Every turn is a surprise as the surrounding scenery is incredibly beautiful. The area itself is Instagram worthy, take this opportunity for photo ops.
GO TO THE BEACH
Your Malibu’s vacation will not be complete without a trip to the beach! Don’t forget to head to Zuma Beach. It has everything you ever wish for from sand castle activities to boogie boarding. It is the longest
EAT AT ONE OF THE ICONIC MALIBU RESTAURANTS
If you decided not to eat at the pier, Malibu other restaurants that are part of the fabric of the city. Some of these restaurants have been here for as long as people can remember, some are insanely popular, some are both. Here are just three that we recommend you try out when you visit.
If you decided not to eat at the pier, there are still other must-try restaurants in Malibu. Here are some restaurants that we recommend that you must try when you visit the area.
Malibu Seafood: It is located across from Dan Blocker Beach which becomes a Pacific Coast Highway landmark for its square sign featuring a large red lobster. Usually, the line for this seafood joint will be so long but it’s definitely worth the wait!
Paradise Cove Beach Café: It is located right next to the beach at the Paradise Cove Beach Club. This Café is open for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. Don’t forget to try out their tacos. Here, you can be seated outside directly on the sand which offers a great view of the beach.
Lily’s Café: This is the best place to taste burrito. Lily’s has become the most visited café for its signature burrito for breakfast. Anything from their menu from tacos to their burger is all delicious. Be sure to call ahead with your order. At a normal busy hour, the wait can be up to 40 minutes
DO SOME SHOPPING IN MALIBU COUNTRY MART OR THE MALIBU LUMBER YARD
If you’re looking for the perfect spot to shop, Country Mart or the Lumber Yard is the most recommended place to get it done. These shopping centers showcase numerous stores that mostly are locally owned businesses. These shopping centers are adjacent to each other and are walking distance, making it easier for the shoppers to roam around the malls.
If you get tired, don’t worry. There are numerous places in the area where you can eat.
TAKE A HIKE
Hiking is one of Malibu’s most popular outdoor activities. Hike enthusiasts travel far and wide to experience the beautiful trails and ocean views that Malibu has to offer. You can see a list of Malibu’s hikes by clicking HERE.
One of Malibu’s most popular outdoor activities is hiking. Malibu has beautiful trails and ocean views that attract hike enthusiasts from all over the world. The most recommended for hiking is the Solstice Canyon Hike. Here you can bring along your family and even your dog and enjoy the stunning view of Malibu. What makes this hike unique are the ruins of two houses that were victims of wildfires happened in 1982 and in 2007.
Are you ready for your ultimate Malibu getaway?
GO SCUBA DIVING
The Big Rock is one of the quickest dive sites that can be found in Malibu. Its location is close to Santa Monica that’s why you can see the pier in distance. The world under offers lights kelp and abundance of marine life which makes this spot a special place. You can also see here a wonderful Kelp Forest and even Pinnacles shore showcasing numerous: Garibaldi, Senoritas, Blacksmith, Perch, Opaleye, Spanish Shawl and Croaker Fish. Lobsters, Sheep Crab, Cabezon, and Scorpionfish can also be seen in the area. If you’re lucky enough, you can spot a Horn Shark, Swell Shark, or large Bat Ray. The best time to dive is during small or flat North Swells and at High Tide.