Los Angeles Area Local Deals
With nearly year-round sunshine and warm weather, Los Angeles beaches attract travelers from across the globe. Malibu sits in the north, known for its celebrity appeal and sandy coves, with beaches like Point Dume and El Matador offering hiking trails and stunning sea caves. This area also offers luxe dining options overlooking the water and superb fresh-caught seafood. Neighboring Malibu, Santa Monica features the iconic Santa Monica Pier and popular Third Street Promenade shopping area, just a few blocks from the beach. This area is one of the biggest attractions in the city, and is the largest seaside city. Venice Beach is also a fun visit, with an alternative vibe and dozens of street performers, vendors and the Muscle Beach gym. Still famous among local body builders, the outdoor gym is where fitness buffs like Arnold Schwarzenegger gained notoriety in the 1970s. Marina del Rey lies south of Venice; the harbor is great for biking and watersports like kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and boating. Whale-watching tours and sunset cruises typically launch from this area, and the Marina del Rey park offers summer concerts overlooking the waterfront.