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Insider's Guide to Malibu

Malibu, California Landscape

We asked local luxury travel agent Elisa Brown to share her favorite Malibu spots for weekend escapes

Best Hotels

Nobu Ryokan for exclusivity and privacy and Malibu Beach Inn for luxe Cali vibes.

Malibu Beach Inn

Best Eats

I love Carbon Beach Club for breakfast, Malibu Farm for lunch, and Nobu, Taverna Tony, and Tramonto Bistro for dinner. If you want to shoot over to Santa Monica for dinner I recommend Giorgio Baldi

Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn

Best Drinks

Roof Top Deck at the Surfrider Hotel or if you are friends with a member then hit up Little Beach House Malibu.

Little Beach House Terrace Bar

Best Activities

Wine tasting at Malibu Wines, surf lessons at Malibu Surf Shack, and hikes at Escondido Falls and Solstice Canyon.

Escondido Falls
Malibu Wines
Southern California Winery

Best Culture

Take a tour of the spectacular Getty Villa that boasts some of the most beautiful gardens and showcases their exquisite antique collection, as well as hosts live performances at their outdoor theater.

Getty Villa

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