It's Malibu time

Written on 06/03/2014

Best moments, best holiday, best weather!! Finally a trip not for work, finally a bit of relax, and moreover finally Malibu!!

The beaches of Malibu are well regarded locally, with Zuma Beach drawing over 800,000 visitors over Labor Day Weekend in 2007. The long waves of Surfrider Beach, adjacent to the Adamson's House and Malibu Lagoon, draw a steady beach and surfer crowd. California State Parkland carpets the hills behind Malibu, and provides extensive horseback-riding, hiking, running, and mountain-biking options, affording many different views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the curve of the Santa Monica Bay, Santa Catalina Island, and the San Fernando Valley.

There are many points of access to the Backbone Trail Systemscattered throughout the local canyons, as well as a variety of smaller, local trail-heads. Pacific Coast Highway is popular with road cycling enthusiasts for its vistas. The route also has a reputation for being quite dangerous for cyclists, a fact which inspired the creation of the Dolphin Run, an annual community event commemorating local victims of reckless driving. The Dolphin Run was held each Autumn from 1990 to 2004. Adamson's House, the unused homesite of the 19th century original owners of Malibu, the Rindge Family, draws some visitors.

There are several shopping centers in the Malibu Civic Center area including the Malibu Country Mart, the Point Dume Plaza, and the newly opened Malibu Lumberyard, so named for the community Lumberyard that used to occupy that space. The Malibu Civic Center is well known for being frequented by paparazzi and tourists looking to catch a glimpse of local celebrities. Chartered buses filled with tourists pass through Malibu infrequently.

Unlike Beverly Hills or Hollywood, Malibu's celebrity homes are often in remote locations, inaccessible by bus.