Day-trip Destination: Malibu

An early taste of spring has spoiled us Midwesterners, and now we want more warmth! With temperatures back in the seasonably cold range, we’re California dreamin’ about one of our all-time-fave day-tripping spots: Malibu!

If you’re lucky enough to spend a day in the ‘Bu, here are some of our favorite places to go and things to do.

Where to Eat: Malibu Farm

From breakfast to dinner, you can’t go wrong with a meal from this cute cafe on Malibu Pier. We don’t know what’s better — the local, organic eats or the breathtaking views of the Pacific. Start your day here with brunch (and amazing coffee) … and you just might want to come back for dinner, too.

Where to Sunbathe: Zuma Beach

With mellow waves, soft sand and conveniences like a parking lot, restrooms and even outdoor showers, this beach is ideal for day of lounging and a fun game of volleyball.

Where to Surf: Surfrider Beach

Situated next to Malibu Pier, this beach’s famous surf break attracts thrill seekers from all over the world. Rent a board (and even take a lesson!) from the Malibu Surf Shack and join in the fun, or leave it to the experts and watch from the pier.

Where to Shop: Malibu Country Mart

Don’t let its name fool you — this outdoor mall offers a high-end shopping experience, complete with plenty of places to dine and play! With everything from upscale boutiques and vintage shops to unique kitchen and cosmetic stores, you won’t find a cookie-cutter chain store here, but you will find a one-of-a-kind souvenir.

Where to Hike: Solstice Canyon

This Malibu trail takes you through the Santa Monica mountains, providing gorgeous views of the ocean, as well as lush foliage and a year-round waterfall. The full hike is six miles long, but shorter routes are easy to navigate.

Let us know where you like to go day-tripping — in Malibu or beyond — below!

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  1. Jennie said on :

    Fun in the sun~

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