Los Angeles Horseback Riding
Day and full-moon rides along the Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail with fabulous views all around, and beach rides on the Ventura...
Although self-described as the Getty Villa Malibu, this famous museum in a replica 1st-century Roman villa is actually in Pacific...
High in the hills above Sunset Blvd, Lion Feuchtwanger’s old home, complete with a 1927 pipe organ (yes, there is an organ room), thick...
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
TV’s Grandpa Walton founded this beloved theater as a refuge for blacklisted actors like himself during the McCarthy years. The woodsy...
Tucked away in the Pine Tree Circle complex, they make a gorgeous warm goat-cheese salad (the cheese is breaded with Panko and baked), a...
Topanga Canyon Rd · interesting places nearby
Topanga Canyon information
Take this sinuous road from the sea and climb into a primordial cut deep in the Santa Monica Mountains, one that lays bare naked boulders and reveals jagged chaparral-covered peaks from every hairpin turn. The road is shadowed by lazy oaks and glimmering sycamores, and the whole thing smells of wind-blown black sage and ‘cowboy cologne’ (artemisia).
About halfway to the pass, a cute country town sprouts on both sides of the highway.