What to eat?
Back on the Beach Cafe- Just steps from the sand this seasonal Californian cuisine with both indoor & beach seating offers awesome ocean & islandviews. This is a great place to people watch and have a nice relaxing meal. https://:www.backonthebeachcafe.com
Terrazza Lounge, Hotel Casa Del Mar- Costal Italy meets the California coast in Santa Monica lounge with 180 degree views of the Pacific. Don’t forget to stop by for happy hour & a gorgeous sunset. https://www.hotelcasadelmar.com/dining/terrazza-lounge
Nobu Malibu- Known for its exquisite cuisine, this amazing beachfront restaurant offers breathtaking views from nearly every seat. It has become such a popular destination it is recommended to make reservations a month in advance. http://www.noburestaurants.com/malibu/
The Strand House-The Strand House is a sophisticated yet comfortable family-owned restaurant with gorgeous ocean views and the Manhattan Beach Pier. Featuring great food and wine and a quintessential California vibe, this place is amazing for any occasion. www.thestrandhousemb.com/
Where to stay?
If your goal is to experience the city like a local I suggest taking advantage of one of the amazing options on Air BnB. Here are some of my favorites listed below.
Where to play?
One of the benefits of living near the beach in LA is the amazing weather and proximity to so many outdoor activities. Steering away from our traditional style for this section, we have decided to suggest some activities and a couple of places you can check them out.
ONYX Rooftop Bar, 1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Penthouse, 1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
High Rooftop Lounge, Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Paddle Boarding/ Surfing Lessons-
Tarsan Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, 831 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Calibunga Surf Lessons, 17000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Paddle Method, 14110 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Yoga & Bootcamps on the Beach-
Beach Yoga With Brad, Marine St & Water’s Edge, Saturday & Sunday 10:30am
YOGAqua, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Big Mike’s Boot Camp, 810 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90403, Mon-Sat starting at 6am