It's home to Hollywood stars and unforgettable sunsets. We spoke via satellite with Lifestyle and Travel Expert Francesca Page to learn why Malibu, California makes for a wonderful vacation destination.
El Matador State Beach: There's a reason this is one of the most beloved segments of the California coast among both locals and photographers. The interplay of rocky formations, ocean and sun along a narrow strip of sand offers a glorious backdrop for the perfect beach portrait.
Point Dume State Beach: Located on the beautiful Malibu coastline, it offers swimming, fishing, diving, viewpoints, tidepools, picnic tables, restrooms and showers. And of course, a world-class, legendary stage for surfers of all skills.
The Sunset: From most seats at this aptly named and secluded Zuma Beach restaurant, guests can catch a glimpse of passing dolphins and whales. Malibu diners have come to love The Sunset for its proximity to the ocean and its fare, a selection of continental dishes with a hint of Pacific Rim influences.
Paradise Cove Beach Café: A perennial favorite of families and tourists, this is the only restaurant that comes fully stocked with its own private beach and cove, perfect for couples looking to lounge in the sun with cocktails in hand or families who want to enjoy a great burger with their toes in the sand.
Rock climbing with Rock n Rope Adventures: Conducted in Malibu Creek State Park, a beautiful area that combines great climbing choices for all levels of climbers, the outfitter offers classes for families and children six years and older.
Malibu Wine Hikes: Offers a two-mile hike through the Semler Estate Vineyard which plays home to exotic animals including Stanley the giraffe, camels, zebras, alpacas and more. In addition to scoping the stunning ocean views, the hike ends with a complimentary wine tasting of five different Semler and Saddlerock wines.
Malibu Pier: Originally built in 1905 and opened to the public in 1934, the iconic Malibu Pier is open daily from 6:30 a.m. – sunset and is home to sport fishing, surfing and paddling outfitters; beach rentals; dining; shopping; and unparalleled views.
Sorenity Rocks: These three interactive crystal wellness galleries sell crystals ranging from $4 to $1 million, house the largest quartz crystal cluster in the world and offer classes like crystal healing and meditation workshops.
Malibu Country Mart: A premier beach-side oasis with a Malibu sense of place and boho chic meets laid-back luxury essence, Malibu Country Mart offers surfside shopping by way of countless exclusive and upscale boutiques, top restaurants and premier health and wellness partners.
Trancas Country Market: This beautiful shopping center located in the heart of western Malibu, CA. Set on a 17-acre natural sanctuary, the market’s charming rustic, barn-style design captures the timelessness and ease of the coastal community.
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This segment was sponsored by Los Angeles Tourism.