How To Do A Weekend In Malibu

Malibu has long been known for its amazing beaches and the long list of celebrities that call it home. While there are plenty of gorgeous homes in Malibu, there are also plenty of new beachside resorts open, making it a fantastic option for a weekend getaway. Here are some recommendations on where to stay and what to do over two days in Malibu.

Where to stay.

While there’s no shortage of beach hotels in Malibu, one of the best picks is the Malibu Beach Inn. It’s on the list of Leading Hotels Of The World and each of its 47 rooms has a balcony with a view of Carbon Beach. You also get a fireplace, should you decide to visit in the cooler months. You can also kick your mornings off right with daily yoga classes on the beach. The room rates are reasonable, considering it’s Malibu, and start out at $595 per night.

Where to eat.

For breakfast, you don’t even have to leave the hotel. The Carbon Beach Club Restaurant at the Malibu Beach Inn offers some tasty and healthy breakfast options. Plus, the view is pretty unbeatable. You can dive into whatever seasonal concoctions the chef has prepared while watching dolphins frolic out in the water.

When it comes to lunch, Lily’s Malibu has been a favorite for more than 15 years. They have the best burritos in town, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find better Latin Cuisine anywhere on the southern Californian coast.

What to do.

This is where your Malibu weekend becomes a bit of a “choose your own adventure.”  Whether you elect to stay on the beach or venture into the canyons, there’s plenty to keep you busy (or not!). If you never want to leave the water, consider booking any number of excursions, including fishing trips, whale watching tours or boat rentals.

No trip to Malibu would be complete without a walk out onto the famous Malibu Pier. In the end, you can watch surfers and maybe get inspired to catch a few waves yourself.

For nature lovers, hit up Solstice Canyon for a hike that’s full of gorgeous scenery, including waterfalls. If you want a swim in the ocean with little to no crowds, head to Leo Carillo State Park’s Staircase Beach.