Join Date: Jan 2009
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,008
Malibu is a bit congested, but the restaurants and shops near the water are fun places to relax. You won't be able to get deep into the Colony unless you know someone, but you can enjoy the pier and its attractions. Go South on PCH, and you can enjoy the different beaches which connect to eachother. If you like bicycling, there is a fun wide serpentine track from Venice Beach to Malibu. Heading North from Malibu on PCH (which is a great drive and the beginning of Big Sur's coastal drive to San Francisco) will bring you to Santa Barbara which has a nice pier, bicycling, and restaurants. From Santa Barbara, you can see the Channel Islands.
If you head away from Malibu toward the mountains, near Pepperdine University, you can end up on a fun drive toward Hwy 101. Use Triunfo Canyon, Malibu Canyon, or any Canyon Road for enjoyable driving.
And, as said above, Zuma Beach is a nice place. You can take a bottle of wine out in the open there, and set up some chairs to enjoy the sunset.
If you like boat cruises, Malibu Pier has a place where you can go out and see the area. If you go to the Marina, you can check out Catalina Island.