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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“Quite the experience, but book EARLY!!! If you like movie stars, you will see many here......”
  • 176 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Within walking distance. Enjoy fabulous American fusion seafood entrees. Excellent selections of salads and desserts. Ask for lettuce wraps on burgers if you are on low glycemic, Keto, Paleo, Pagan plus other diets that counting carb's is essential.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Café
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“Malibu Farm Cafe organic hot of the moment restaurant located AT THE END of the Malibu Pier- Malibu Farm Restaurant located AT THE BEGINNING of the pier is fancier more upscale same great food but I prefer the cafe at the end of the pier”
  • 121 locals recommend
Beach
“Zuma beach is a classic. Often seen in movies and tv shows as it is a recurrent film location. Get in the paid parking or walk all the way to the cliff point (Point Dume beach) where the famous final scene of "Planet of the Apes" 1968 was filmed. You can relax at the beach and take a small hike walk up to the top of the cliff for a better view. Little local secret... for the intrepid ones if you cross the over the rocks you'll reach a more private beach ;) (No lifeguard on this site, watch the tide so you don't get stuck and be cautious.) For that are traveling off-season, please be aware that the pacific ocean and its currents are dangerous even for very experienced swimmers. Please, be careful and don't take unnecessary risks. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place on the coast, great ambiance and good food. Relaxed atmosphere. Great breakfast too on the weekends!”
  • 120 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Dukes is Brian&Aldo’s pick for upscale dining! Located in Malibu, CA on Pacific Coast Highway, Dukes offers spectacular oceanfront dining with spectacular views! This is also a popular spot for celebrities! About a 20 minute drive from Darling Gardens. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Beach
“This beautiful Malibu beach is only accessible by walking through a steep gravelly path. Enjoy a beautiful sunset/sunrise with more privacy. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Market
“Neat little shopping area with everything you need from groceries, restaurants, Starbucks, etc.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Fishing. No license required. Relax on the pier and watch the surfers. Parking is hard to find sometimes. Trendiest restaurant in Malibu is next door (Nobu) - need reservations.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Geoffrey's has very good food, very romantic, but is very pricey. The view is amazing and they have a very nice bar if you want somewhere to go for a drink.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“You can walk to this Seafood Market & Cafe, either walk down our road or a stroll along the Beach~~~ Know for Fish & Chips... You can bring you’re own beverages of choice to enjoy with your meal. Locals even bring a extra newspaper or table cloth to place on top of the tables...adds to experience!”
  • 77 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Located with in long walking distance of the Spartan on Pt Dume. Beautiful sunsets, lively bar scene, happy hour and nice restaurant menu from seafood to pasta”
  • 57 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Point Dume is a long bluff that offers views of Palos Verdes Peninsula and Santa Catalina Island.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“This place has great Cuban food and after hours they serve drinks and have Karaoke. Definitely try this out! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
History Museum
“This beautiful beachfront park is a local gem of a secret. There are people who've lived here alll their lives that don't know about it. It's easy to get to and access. It's a great alternative to the sand. It offers picturesque views of the ocean and lagoon, beautifully manicured gardens, clean bathrooms, and plenty of quiet shade on a sunny day. For a very interesting docent-led tour of the historic home, check the website for times. It costs less than $10/person and it's really worth it to visit inside the home and learn a lot about local history. You can take a picnic inside and sit in any part of the gardens you like. On occasion parts of the property are closed to the public for weddings and private events.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful hiking trail in Malibu, and if the water is not dry, there is a small waterfall there.”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Quite the experience, but book EARLY!!! If you like movie stars, you will see many here......”
  • 176 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Within walking distance. Enjoy fabulous American fusion seafood entrees. Excellent selections of salads and desserts. Ask for lettuce wraps on burgers if you are on low glycemic, Keto, Paleo, Pagan plus other diets that counting carb's is essential.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Café
“Malibu Farm Cafe organic hot of the moment restaurant located AT THE END of the Malibu Pier- Malibu Farm Restaurant located AT THE BEGINNING of the pier is fancier more upscale same great food but I prefer the cafe at the end of the pier”
  • 121 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great place on the coast, great ambiance and good food. Relaxed atmosphere. Great breakfast too on the weekends!”
  • 120 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Dukes is Brian&Aldo’s pick for upscale dining! Located in Malibu, CA on Pacific Coast Highway, Dukes offers spectacular oceanfront dining with spectacular views! This is also a popular spot for celebrities! About a 20 minute drive from Darling Gardens. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Geoffrey's has very good food, very romantic, but is very pricey. The view is amazing and they have a very nice bar if you want somewhere to go for a drink.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“You can walk to this Seafood Market & Cafe, either walk down our road or a stroll along the Beach~~~ Know for Fish & Chips... You can bring you’re own beverages of choice to enjoy with your meal. Locals even bring a extra newspaper or table cloth to place on top of the tables...adds to experience!”
  • 77 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Located with in long walking distance of the Spartan on Pt Dume. Beautiful sunsets, lively bar scene, happy hour and nice restaurant menu from seafood to pasta”
  • 57 locals recommend

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