Within 90 Minutes of Malibu Valley
There are countless activities adjacent to Malibu Valley, but venture out just 90 minutes and the activities are endless.
To the north, you will find yourself in Ojai, known for its wine country. Not only can you spend your days wine tasting at several wineries, but also enjoy an array of other outdoor activities including golf, tennis, bicycling, camping, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking.
Spend a day, or weekend, in the central coast in Santa Barbara. Known for its food, wine and art scene there is something for everyone. Spend the day touring the caves of the Channel Islands by sea kayak, finishing the day at one of the hundreds of restaurants in town. You can also learn the history of the area at the historic Mission Santa Barbara, known as the Queen of the Missions.
For a unique getaway, take a trip to the Danish village of Solvang, where you can stroll down main street and admire old-world architecture and windmills. Make sure to visit the bakeries and restaurants offering a taste of Denmark in Southern California, as well as the many tasting rooms showcasing the wines from the region.
Opened in 1909, the Santa Monica Pier is instantly recognizable from countless movies and commercials. With a dozen rides, midway games, ocean-front specialty food outlets, and seaside shopping, it is a place to see and be seen.
The quintessential California beach town, Manhattan Beach, is the perfect low-key place to hang out. Wide beaches lined with volleyball courts, beachside cafes
Disneyland, the original Disney Park, and Disney California Adventure need no introduction. Kids of all ages can behold its magic. And don’t forget, Anaheim is also home to the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Angels!
Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City USA is home to one of the West Coast’s longest piers, coming in at 1,850 feet long. Take your dog to Dog Beach to run along the beach and in the waves, finishing up with dinner, shopping and various entertainment. And of course, surfing!
Laguna Beach is a small coastal town known for its many art galleries, coves and beaches. Stroll through town admiring all of the art or head to the beach to explore sea caves, tide pools, ocean side bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits.
Upscale dining and shopping can be found in famous Newport Beach along with marinas, beaches and boutiques. Head out to Balboa Island for a day of sun, fun and kayaking.
On the east side of Los Angeles is Dodger Stadium, home to the World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
Pasadena, home to the Rose Bowl and hosting the annual Tournament of Roses Parade, which Pasadena has done since 1890. Old Town Pasadena has both Victorian homes and Art Deco Homes, making for a striking shopping and dining district.
Want to see where Seabiscuit raced? Then head over to Santa Anita Park. Spend a relaxed afternoon watching the horses in this historic location and finish with dinner at The Derby, the famous steakhouse frequented by celebrities, jockeys and racing fans.
Think it’s just ocean out there? Well, 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles is Catalina Island. Take a ferry over and then once there you will not see any cars as it is golf carts only on the island. Go on and underwater boat excursion, take a 4×4 ecotour in search of the island’s famous bison or stay in town and meander the streets of Avalon.