The Sun Is Shining All Summer Long in This LA Beach City
Manhattan Beach—a sun-kissed paradise nestled along the Southern California coastline. With its golden sandy beaches, thrilling water sports, trendy shops and mouthwatering eateries, this vibrant beach town offers the best of both relaxation and adventure. Indulge in beachside bliss, watch stunning sunsets and dive into a lively community that celebrates life. From beach lovers to foodies and everyone in between, Manhattan Beach is the ideal destination to make your summer truly unforgettable.
Hit the Beach Volleyball Courts
Manhattan Beach locals are serious about beach volleyball. On any given summer day, you’ll see people on the volleyball courts bumping, spiking and diving, while getting a tan in their bikinis and board shorts. To gain some confidence on the volleyball court, you can register for beach volleyball classes that range from beginner to advanced. If you’re ready to put your practice into play and have some fun, check out the Charlie Saikley 6-Man and Jr. 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournaments this August. At these iconic events, you’ll see teams dressed in themed costumes competing for bragging rights! Even if you don’t play, it’s fun to watch from the sidelines! Don’t miss out on catching the pros at the Manhattan Beach Open by AVP, the Super Bowl of beach volleyball.8/5
Drop the Kids off at Summer Camp
Looking for some summer fun for the kiddos this year (or maybe just a break for yourself)? Manhattan Beach offers tons of summer camps for kids of all ages. There are beach camps, art camps, sports camps, science camps, and more! Explore a wide variety of summer camps like Chess Wizards, Robot Building and even Ceramics for Teens. Whether your kid wants to learn how to cook or code, there’s something for everyone happening this summer.
Go for a Beach Walk or Bike Ride
Manhattan Beach has some awesome walking trails with gorgeous views of the ocean. There’s a bike path that leads all the way from Manhattan Beach to Redondo Beach—4.5 miles (down and back) of coastal breezes and sunshine. For a bit of a longer ride, try the South Bay Bike Path, which is a whopping 9.3 miles round trip that takes you from Manhattan Beach all the way up to Marina del Rey—you’ll know you’re at the end once you hit the marina.
Jam out at Concerts in the Park
Every Sunday evening from July to September, Manhattan Beach hosts Concerts in the Park at Polliwog Park. They’re free to attend, and seats are first come, first served—so bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and get there early to get the best spot on the lawn. During the concert, grab a bite to eat and something sweet from official Concerts in the Park sponsors, Tacolicious, Johnny Rockets and Keyline Shave Ice. With elements of soul, funk, reggae, beach vibes and more, enjoy different live bands every week. Bands perform from 5-7 p.m., so sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of summer!
Watch the Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament
There’s nothing like watching sports outdoors in the summer, and this is one you won’t want to miss. Catch the hottest tennis competition in the South Bay at the 55th Annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament, July 20-23. It’s free to watch, and the competition is fierce. Soak up the sun, catch all of the action, and cheer on your favorite players. Pack your sunscreen and cold drinks—you just might want to stay all day.
Immerse Yourself in Art at the Manhattan Beach Art Center
Embrace the spirit of National Parks and Rec Month and embark on a delightful exploration of Manhattan Beach’s treasures! The exhibition takes place from July 28 to October 8, with the opening celebration being held July 28th from 5 to 8 p.m. Immerse yourself in the splendid leisure activities, hidden gems and trendiest hot spots, all through the captivating lenses of Manhattan Beach’s talented local artists. This extraordinary exhibition serves as a fascinating portrait of Manhattan Beach, showcasing its progressive nature and effortlessly relaxed way of life, a charm that resonates with everyone fortunate enough to experience it firsthand!