When first planning my move to Los Angeles, there was one city that I was particularly excited to visit. The area is known for being the home of legendary movie stars, laid back-surfer life, and breathtaking views. But, there is so much more to Malibu than just celebrities, views, and surfing. Malibu is just under an hour away from Los Angeles driving down the beautiful coast on PCH, making it the perfect getaway spot for the day or weekend. The people move at a slower pace, so it provides the best escape from the busy life in Los Angeles.
Having a hard time deciding what to do in Malibu, California? Here are my six spots you need to visit on your next trip to Malibu!
Malibu Wine Safari
The Malibu Wine Safari incorporates the unique experience of a mini zoo and winery on a tour through their 1,000 acre Saddlerock Ranch and vineyard in Malibu. On the tour, you climb into a open-air safari vehicle with your tour guide to be guided around the vineyard seeing animals, feeding the nice ones, and sipping local wines. You will see various animals including zebras, water buffalo, alpacas, bison, and the local icon, Stanley the Giraffe. All of the six wines you taste are sourced from local vineyards including both white and red. They are currently offering a buy-one-get-one free on safari tours until the end of 2020, but you have to book by June 1st.
Malibu Wines is the sister property to Malibu Wine Safari, where you can go after your safari to continue drinking and socializing with your group. On most days, they have live music and exquisite food trucks on-site.
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Located where Malibu and Hollywood meet, Nobu Malibu is the best place to see celebrities and indulge in sushi on the ocean front.
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Go to Surfrider and Zuma Beach
Head to Surfrider Beach just off the Malibu Pier, which is considered to have the best waves for surfers. Surfrider Beach attracts dozens of surfers from all skill level as it is best known for having three points of surf break. My other favorite beach in Malibu is Zuma beach with beautiful white clean sand extending for miles.
The iconic Malibu Pier welcomes both locals and tourists for breathtaking views of the coast, shopping, and food. On the pier you'll find two Malibu Farm spots to eat at. At the end of the pier is the more casual of the two, Malibu Farm Cafe. The cafe is a counter-service cafe that overlooks the Pacific Ocean on the end of the pier.
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Malibu Farm Restaurant
Situated right at the start of Malibu Pier you will find Malibu Farm Restaurant. The cutest spot to dine for both locals and tourists. Malibu Farm Restaurant is a full-service restaurant with specialty cocktails. My favorite is the frose! I’ve been for both brunch and dinner and it never disappoints. It is first come first serve at all times except for dinner. Great place for some photo opps too!
What's your favorite spot to visit in Malibu? I know I can't wait to explore more places and eat at Malibu Farm again.