Beach Cities / LAX

With coastal attractions like Venice's hip Abbot Kinney boutiques, Malibu's picturesque sands and San Pedro's bustling marketplace, LA’s beach communities are the epitome of Southern California’s Endless Summer.

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With coastal attractions stretching from Malibu all the way south to San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles, LA’s beach communities are the epitome of Southern California’s Endless Summer. Santa Monica delights beachgoers with the iconic Santa Monica Pier and the endless shopping of Third Street Promenade. Malibu is the home of the Getty Villa, 27 miles of beaches, and numerous activities in the Santa Monica Mountains. Known for its Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach is also home to Muscle Beach, the Venice Skate Plaza and numerous basketball, handball and paddle tennis courts. Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard is known for its eclectic shopping and sophisticated eateries. Marina del Rey is one of the world’s largest man-made, small-boat harbors. South of LAX, San Pedro is home to LA’s World Cruise Center, Battleship IOWA, as well as CRAFTED, a marketplace for hundreds of local artisans.

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BeachCities,North Beach / Santa Monica,South Bay / LAX Area,Port / Long Beach / San Pedro
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Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster

Long Beach 2nd Saturday Art Walk


Small Batch Ice Cream

Truxton's American Bistro - Westchester

Truxton's American Bistro - Torrance

Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge


Felix Trattoria

Leçon de surf à El Porto à Manhattan Beach

Underwater spinning, bouldering, Richard Simmons’ Slimmons Studio back in the day, goat yoga - there’s no workout you haven’t tried, no adrenaline kick you haven't chased, no superfood smoothie you haven't conjured within the holy chamber of your Vita-Mix. And yet, in a lifetime spent aligning body, mind, and soul, you’ve yet to experience one of the greatest workouts ever - one that's steeped in culture, nature and spirituality; the one where you get to walk on water. You’re ashamed to say, you’ve never gone surfing.