The Grotto Hike in Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains

The Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu are one of those places that can still feel very remote even so close to Los Angeles. I have done many hikes in this area, such as a personal favorite of mine, Sandstone Peak. The Grotto is one of those places that I have wanted to go to for […]

Malibu City Guide: Hiking, Beaches, Seafood & A Wine Safari

Malibu is known worldwide as a place for the rich and famous to buy beach homes in the shadow of Los Angeles; however, it is so much more than that as well. This stretch of coastline is one of the prettiest in Southern California with the vast Santa Monica Mountains on one side and the […]

Solstice Canyon Trail: Exploring the Waterfall and Ruins

Solstice Canyon is an easy 2-mile hike in the hills of Malibu that takes you to a small waterfall and a collection of ruins. It is an excellent way to get the blood moving, while also seeing some pretty unique sites at the same time. I got a chance to revisit this spot in 2017, […]

Malibu Wine Hikes: Meeting Stanley the Giraffe at Saddlerock Ranch

In the hills above Thousands Oaks, there is a fantastic property known as Saddlerock Ranch. This area has animals, rocks, cave paintings and vineyards and you can access it via safari car or on foot. I did the safari version previously which you can read about here, so I decided to connect with Malibu Wine […]

Jim Morrison Cave in Malibu

By now there is a good chance you have seen someone post a picture of this pink, graffiti cave in Malibu. It is ones of those places that has become incredibly popular and is actually supposed to close soon for rehabilitation/cleaning. I got a chance to check it out a few weeks ago and even […]

Malibu Creek State Park: Pluma Creek to Puerco Canyon Hike

This hike, in the outskirts of Malibu Creek State Park, is a great way to see beautiful views while hiking over the Santa Monica mountain range and down to the ocean. The trail is one that requires you to leave a car at the other end though or you will have to hike all the way back out adding […]

Malibu Seafood: Fish Market and Patio Cafe

The drive along PCH in Malibu is one of my favorite drives in all of Southern California, as it has pristine views and great seafood restaurants. Malibu Seafood is one of these spots, as is Neptune’s Net down on the other end of the drive. I had a chance to check out Malibu Seafood a […]

Point Mugu State Park: Sycamore Canyon Scenic Trail Hike

In the Northern part of Malibu sits a state park that has some of the most beautiful coastal hiking in all of Southern California. I had a chance to check it out a while back but I am finally getting around to putting up this post so if any of this information has changed be […]

MASH TV Location Hike in Malibu Creek State Park

Southern California is literally choked full of amazing movie locations you can explore. I have written about some of my favorite ones in LA here, but it is not often that you get to combine a beautiful 5 mile hike with the added fun of seeing a filming location for the top watched TV finale of […]

Malibu’s Ten Best Secret Beaches

About 7 miles North of Santa Monica on Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll come across a sign that says, “Malibu, 27 Miles of Scenic Beauty,” and it’s true. Malibu is basically a 27-mile long beach stretching from Topanga State Beach in the South to County Line Beach in the North. Even though there are some incredible public […]