I recently made my way over to Malibu to snap some photos for my Summer Style Guide and I always forget how much I love it there.
It’s funny how close we live to Malibu, but somehow we don’t make it there as much as we’d like. As a creature of habit, I typically hit up my few favorite spots when I’m passing through. Last week I checked out the newly renovated Surfrider Hotel and was completely inspired by the incredible decor and overall chill vibe. I want my entire house to look like it!
Here are a few more of my favorite places in Malibu – do you have any suggestions?
Where To Stay
The Surfrider Hotel: I got a chance to check out The Surfrider Hotel the other week and it was even better than I imagined it would be. Transformed from a 1950s motel, The Surfrider is modern beach house with that classic SoCal coastal style that will make you feel instantly relaxed the moment you step inside. The decor is incredible, as is the Roof Deck where you can enjoy bites and drinks with a breathtaking view.
The Native Hotel: Another hotel to check out is The Native Hotel, which used to be the Malibu Riviera that dated back to 1974. Similarly to The Surfrider, The Native gets major style points with its beach house charm! Where the two really differ is The Native’s more ‘minimal’ room amenities. The rooms do not have TVs and in replacement of AC, there are retro fans. This, no doubt, contributes to the ‘charm’ of the establishment. I’m thinking this would be a really great place to get away and disconnect!
Where To Eat & Drink
Malibu Farm: Malibu Farm is a must-visit when you come to town. It describes itself as ‘farm-to-table food with the best views in Malibu’ and it does not disappoint!
Neptunes Net: You’ll definitely want to check out the iconic Neptune’s Net, which you’ve probably seen featured in countless movies and TV shows. It’s the perfect place to grab some burgers and beers after a day at the beach.
What To Do
The Beach: Let’s start with the obvious! Besides there being a plethora of beach activities to enjoy (including surfing, sailing and volleyball), there are quite a few beaches to enjoy them at. I truly love all the beautiful beaches in Malibu, but I have to say that Point Dume, Surfrider and Paradise Cove might be my top favorites! If you’re interested in surfing in the area, make sure to check out Malibu Surf Coach.
Malibu Pier: You’ll definitely need to stop by the iconic Malibu Pier which dates back to 1905. Along with being a gorgeous spot to see the ocean and occasionally spot dolphins among the boats, it is also great for people watching.
Malibu Farmer’s Market: If you’re in town on a Sunday and in the mood for the freshest the area has to offer, peruse the Malibu Farmer’s Market for delicious food and drink. Who knows, you might catch some celebs doing just the same.
Malibu Wines: If wine is your drink of choice, you’ll definitely need to stop by Malibu Wines, which is located a little bit inland. Along with their Tasting Rooms, they also offer activities like a ‘wine safari’ and ‘wine sailing’. If that doesn’t sound fun, I don’t know what does.
The Getty Villa: If you’re in the mood for a little culture, The Getty Villa is a must. Modeled after an ancient Roman vacation house, the architecture and gardens are a sight to see in themselves. You’ll want to explore all the different exhibits and installations that center around Ancient Greece and Rome. The best part is, the museum is free!