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How to Spend a Perfect Day in Malibu

Charming Meets Lush in This Cherished Coastal Town 

For travelers and LA locals alike, Malibu consistently tops the list when it comes to coveted Southern California destinations. With its unparalleled ocean views, superb seafood and stellar shopping, this 21-mile slice of paradise is the place that both stars and surfers love to call home. Wind your way along the coastline and enjoy an endless strip of sandy beaches to the west and mountain views of majestic homes speckling the cliffside to the east. We’ve put together the perfect weekend itinerary that’s sure to get you in the Malibu mood, whether you’re a first-timer in town or a longtime local. Malibu Itinerary



Come for the sushi, stay for the weekend. You’ve undoubtedly heard of Nobu, the iconic sushi spot adored by celebs both near and far, but did you know that you can turn an epic dinner into a weekend getaway? Check into one of only 16 exclusive guest rooms at the neighboring Nobu Ryokan Malibu and enjoy the luxuries of this panoramic ocean oasis, such as sleek teak soaker tubs, linen yukata robes and bamboo towels.

Malibu Itinerary


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Nothing completes an idyllic day of cruising down the California coast in a convertible quite like a stop for some top-notch seafood under the sun. At Broad Street Oyster Co., choose among local favorites like Baja tacos and fish and chips, share a selection of fried clam strips and jumbo shrimp or hit up the raw bar for everything from mouthwatering lobster rolls and oysters Rockefeller to live sea urchin and caviar.


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Boasting a range of luxurious spa treatments, from deep-tissue massages and PRP facials to vitamin drip IV therapy and infrared saunas, CURE Wellness is a sanctuary nestled in the hills above Pacific Coast Hwy. Take in a sunset from the sprawling terrace and become a med-spa member, allowing you to enjoy extra perks and privileges like a personal medical team to keep you on track with your wellness goals.

Malibu Itinerary


When in Malibu, do as the stars do and indulge in some quality retail therapy (or even just some quality window shopping) at outdoor lifestyle center Malibu Country Mart. Known for its relaxed ranch-style vibe, this upscale, open-air retail destination counts beloved boutiques like Brandy Melville and Gorjana along with the likes of LA mainstays Vince, M. Frederic and Oliver Peoples in its exclusive directory. 

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