Manhattan Beach offers the perfect beach getaway during any season of the year, and is especially convenient for those looking for an escape from the heat of downtown Los Angeles. Just a short trip from the heart of the city, Manhattan Beach offers cool ocean breezes, world-class ice cream, and everything you could ask for from a fun, busy boardwalk. Come here for sailing excursions, snorkeling, upscale shopping, award-winning seafood, and a place to relax in California's golden sand.
If you're planning a trip to Manhattan Beach, make the most of your visit by staying in a private vacation rental or luxury beach condo. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee on your balcony overlooking the ocean, then head downtown to hear some live music, watch a theatre performance, or visit popular Los Angeles tourist destinations. After a morning spent exploring the city, watch the waves roll in all afternoon. In the evening, enjoy the lively nightspots along Manhattan Beach as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your trip:
-Take a hang gliding lesson: Hang gliding lessons are available right on the beach. A patient teacher can have you up and soaring over the waves in no time.
-Visit the Riley Arts Gallery: Explore this Manhattan Beach Gallery and see the work of some of the finest local artists in southern California.
-Stroll the Manhattan Beach Pier: Cast your fishing line, wander through the shops, or grab an iced coffee, rest your feet, and people watch.
-Spend an afternoon in a spa: There are several spas in the Manhattan Beach area where you can indulge in a few hours of manicures, pedicures, massages, and serious pampering.
-Visit the Comic Bug: This popular novelty and comic book store is a Manhattan Beach institution loved by the locals.
-Play golf: Enjoy the champion caliber courses close to the Manhattan Beach area, or try a few rounds of mini golf and play some game at the arcades if you're traveling with children.
You'll never run out of fun things to do no matter time of year you schedule your visit and you'll also have no trouble finding the perfect vacation house or rental apartment in Manhattan Beach. While you're here, be sure to explore the city of Los Angeles and consider visiting some other nearby southern California destinations like San Diego.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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