Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Getty Villa

Stunningly perched on an ocean-view hillside, this museum in a replica 1st-century Roman villa is an exquisite, 64-acre showcase for Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. Dating back 7000 years, they were amassed b…
Top Choice Beach in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

El Matador State Beach

Arguably Malibu’s most stunning beach, where you park on the bluffs and stroll down a trail to sandstone rock towers that rise from emerald coves. Topless sunbathers stroll through the tides, and dolphins breech the…
Monument in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Will Rogers State Historic Park

This park sprawls across ranch land once owned by Will Rogers (1875–1935), an Oklahoma-born cowboy turned humorist, radio-show host and movie star (in the early 1930s he was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood). In …
Landmark in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Malibu Pier

The pier marks the beginning of Malibu’s commercial heart. It’s open for strolling and license-free fishing (note the brackets for your rod and reel) and delivers fine views of surfers riding waves off Surfrider Bea…
Gardens in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

No matter your religious persuasion, any negative vibes seem to disappear while strolling through these uplifting meditation gardens. Paths meander around a spring-fed, artificial lake and past clumps of flowers and…
University in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Pepperdine University

Self-assuredly holding court on 830 acres atop a grassy slope down to the ocean where deer graze at sundown, this private, Christian institution has views of the Pacific and the mountains and is consistently ranked …
Cultural Center in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Villa Aurora

Built in 1928 in the hills above Sunset Blvd, this was the home of Jewish-German novelist and intellectual Lion Feuchtwanger (1888–1958) and his wife Marta (1891–1987), exiled after Nazis confiscated their Berlin ho…
Hindu Temple in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Malibu Hindu Temple

This house (or, more precisely, these houses) of Hindu gods sneaks up on you as you drive up Malibu Canyon, but you won’t miss the ivory towers located 6.5 miles north of Pepperdine. Temple grounds are shaped and da…
Park in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Legacy Park

On gently rolling hills across from Malibu City Hall and next to the Malibu Country Mart, this 15-acre park is a microcosm of six SoCal landscapes all in one place: coastal prairies, vernal pools, woodlands, coastal…
Landmark in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Adamson House

Up on a bluff overlooking Surfrider Beach is this gorgeous Spanish-style villa, which used to belong to the Rindge family and is awash in locally made, hand-painted tiles. Check out the ‘Persian rug’ in the entryway…