article courtesy of Malibu Chamber of Commerce
Malibu is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax! Whether you prefer unwinding on our beautiful beaches, strolling around our various shopping centers, or hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains, there are several things to do and see in Malibu. From art galleries and museums to ocean excursions and scuba diving, you are sure to have an unforgettable time during your stay.
California State Parkland carpets the hills behind Malibu and provides extensive horseback-riding options, affording many different views of the Santa Monica Mountains, where you can see Catalina island (25miles across the sea), Anacapa Islands, and the Channel Islands on a clear day. There are many points of access to the Backbone Trail System scattered throughout the local canyons, as well as a variety of smaller, local trail-heads.
Like all California beaches, Malibu beaches are technically public land below the mean high tide line. many large public beaches (Zuma beach, Surfrider Beach) are easy to access, but such access is sometimes limited in some of the smaller and more remote beaches. Some Malibu beaches are private, such as Paradise Cove, which charges an entrance fee to keep the crowds at bay. Access to most all Malibu beaches can be obtained after a bit of a walk.
Getty Villa Art Museum
Getty Villa, an art museum that is part of the J. Paul Getty Museum, is located just outside the Malibu city limits. The Museum at the Getty Villa houses Getty’s collections of antiquities, sculptures, art pieces and cultural artifacts of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Please call to schedule your visit in advance.
Pepperdine University’s Theatrical Drama Department offers concerts, plays, musicals, opera, and dance. A full program is listed on their website; arts.pepperdine.edu.
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