Daytrip to Malibu
When you are in Santa Monica, you should take some time to do a day trip to Malibu. Malibu is a village on the pacific coast with wonderful hill roads. It is the perfect place to spend a relaxed holiday and to forget your everyday stress. For example you can rent a house there, which is built directly in the nature, maybe next to one of the natural beaches.
If you come to Malibu for a daytrip, you can spend some time in the small shopping malls with their exclusive brands (Some of them I´ve never seen before). You can go for a walk along the public beach or go surfing if you want to.
For sure you can also have a good time in one of the nice cafes and restaurants in Malibu. Make sure that you visit one of the restaurants which are situated on the coast side of Malibu. If it´s warm enough you can have dinner on the terrace. The sea view and the sunsets are wonderful.
The best place for dinner in Malibu on Friday night is “Nobu”. www.noburestaurants.com/malibu/ It is very good but also very expensive, so be sure you bring enough money. Other nice places for having dinner in Malibu are “Moonshadows” www.moonshadowsmalibu.com/ or “Chart House”. www.chart–house.com/ I have been at the“Chart House” for lunch and the atmosphere there was very nice. They offered seafood as well as meat and steak meal. I can highly recommend the lobster soup and for the main course I ordered grilled MahiMahi fish which was also very nice.
The so called Malibu Country Mart www.malibucountrymart.com/ is a notorious celebrity hangout, but you won´t find it on the coast side of Malibu. If you’re looking for something with slightly lower priced items, go to the Marmalade Café marmaladecafe.com/ which is located in the shopping area of Malibu. The weekly Sunday Brunch is the best point of time to see a celebrity there.