Malibu's most distinguishing feature is its 26 miles of coastal landscape, ranging from wide sandy beaches to dramatic cliffs. Surfers flock to Malibu year-round, but the water is only warm enough for swimming in late summer. Sunsets are stunning here, and locals often jaunt to Zuma beach to watch the ocean swallow the sun. From December through April, Point Dume is a popular whale-watching spot. Visit Geoffrey's for candlelit dinners in a dreamy seaside setting, or Paradise Cove, which offers more casual dining with its own private beach. There are plenty of hiking trails in the canyon, particularly in Malibu Creek State Park, where the TV show M*A*S*H was filmed.
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Getting Around Los Angeles
The best way to get around Los Angeles is by car. There is an excellent public transportation system available as an alternative, but generally L.A. is best covered by car. No one walks in L.A., except on the beach.
Nearby Airports
  • Los Angeles International Airport-LAX
  • Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) LA/Ontario International Airport-ONT
  • John Wayne Airport-SNA
Airport Taxis
  • $60 LAX to Downtown
Things to Do and See Near Malibu