With an abundance of adventures from small quaint coastal towns, forests & mountain retreats to the bustling cities there are endless possibilities in California. We are about to share the hidden gems to experience on your Malibu weekend getaway!
Words cannot express the natural splendor of Malibu’s coastline. There is a laid-back lifestyle with a true beachy vibe while visiting the Malibu coastline. From famous instagrammer’s beach stop-offs to impeccable restaurant choices, this is the place to gather with your girlfriends on your Malibu weekend getaway!.
The Surfrider Malibu has easy access to the Malibu Pier featuring rooms with a sophisticated, yet laid back Californian feel.
If you are really looking for a high-caliber getaway we recommend checking out Malibu Beach Inn. This boutique hotel is located along a strip of coastline nicknamed Billionaire’s Beach. It has all the amenities that any group could desire for a Malibu weekend getaway.
If you are looking for something more low-key and moderately priced, we suggest staying at the Malibu Country Inn. The perfect place to listen to sounds of waves crashing to the shoreline, palm trees swaying, and the aroma from the beautiful flowers. This newly renovated Inn is a true California oasis offering a sense of tranquility and serenity.
El Matador State Beach
The 150 feet staircase that descends from the bluffs to El Matador State Beach provides a glimpse of the beautiful beachfront. Once on the sand, seek out the sea arch. You can view incredible rock formations that you can walk beneath and play in the coastal caves. Sunsets are amazing or while listening to the waves crash in and from high on the bluffs south of the arch. Make sure to bring some appetizers and a bottle of wine to take in the full experience.
Leo Carrillo State Park
Next to El Matador State Beach, there are tide pools and sea caves at Leo Carrillo State Park. Here you can discover starfish and an abundance of sea life. The beach is surrounded by cliffs on either side with waves crashing on the rocks. You may come across seals, hermit crabs, and other marine life as you stroll the coastline. Make sure you have water shoes to keep your feet protected.
Pepperdine in Malibu is one of the most beautiful campuses overlooking the golden coastline. It’s a must to take a quick drive through the campus to see where you could have studied during your college years!
Taking a leisurely hike 3.8 miles roundtrip will bring you to the tallest waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains. This 150 Escondido Falls descends over three tiers of rock. A true treasure and a sight not to be missed!
You may have not seen everything in Malibu, but you have covered a lot of turfs. Make sure you do not leave until you get at least one hike in on this getaway!
Malibu Beach Inn: Fortunately for guests of Malibu Beach Inn, the Carbon Beach Club offers an impeccable menu with an array of scrumptious egg dishes.
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