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Top 10 Things to Do in Manhattan Beach and Nearby
From City Streets to Sun-Kissed Sands
Skip the star map and be the star of your own perfect L.A. vacation by checking out our favorite things to do in Manhattan Beach and nearby. From volleyball and surfing with the locals to shopping with the city’s fashionistas, there is something in every flavor here. From Manhattan Beach attractions to iconic L.A. hotspots, our top 10 list below is an excellent start to exploring Southern California’s hippest area.
Manhattan Beach Pier
Bustling with locals and tourists alike, the Manhattan Beach Pier is a beautiful place to gaze upon the Pacific, check out the surf scene and satiate your appetite at various restaurants with awesome views. Be sure to visit the Roundhouse Aquarium at the very end of the pier.
The Strand, which runs from Hermosa to Manhattan Beach, is perfect for biking and rollerblading. Surrounded by shops and ocean views, there is no more exciting a place to get out and enjoy the Cali sun in style.
Located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier, the Roundhouse is an educational facility for the neighboring community. Inside are ten primary aquaria, each displaying a diverse selection of marine fish and invertebrates.
Downtown Manhattan Beach
Beach chic blends perfectly with urban sophistication in Downtown Manhattan Beach. Diverse shops and restaurants speckle Highland Avenue between Manhattan Beach Boulevard and 15th Street.
Play volleyball with other beach buffs or grab your board and dive into the waves at the beach, less than a mile from the hotel.
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Browse one of the most fascinating art collections in the world at The Getty, founded by oilman J. Paul Getty. The $1.3 billion center, which opened in 1997 is also well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles.
Home Depot Center
18400 South Avalon Boulevard, Carson, CA 90746
The Home Depot Center is a multiple-use sports complex located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson. It is home to both the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA of Major League Soccer. Throughout the year, concerts and other special events are also held here.
Santa Monica Pier
A true L.A. beach attraction, the Santa Monica Pier is home to Pacific Park, the West Coast's only amusement park located on a pier. Millions of visitors each year enjoy all the rides, games and thrills you'd expect from one of Southern California's leading attractions.
Just 16 miles from the hotel is the most stylish, posh, fashionable areas in all of California. Beverly Hills is home to Rodeo Drive, famous for its designer store flagships, renowned eateries and more.
Bordered by Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills, West Hollywood is one of the few walkable areas in L.A., teeming with unique shops, restaurants and bars. The Sunset Strip, Melrose and Robertson are must-see streets for shopping and stargazing.