Malibu is a coastal city, situated in California, USA. Located close to the major city of Los Angeles, Malibu is a popular beach destination, especially amongst film stars, celebrities and well-heeled Californians, many of which own homes close to its 21 miles of Pacific coastline. Visitors wishing to spend their holidays in Malibu will discover that, if they have a healthy budget at their disposal, there is a great choice of self catering rental accommodation available here. The accommodation available includes villas, apartments and chalets, many of which are located directly alongside the city’s long sandy beaches.
Visitors spending their holidays in Malibu will find that the main attraction of this affluent city are its beaches. Zuma Beach is perhaps the most popular stretch of Malibu coastline and draws thousands of tourists every week. As the name suggests, the nearby Surfrider Beach attracts surfers and watersports enthusiasts. Close to Surfrider beach is Malibu pier and the 19th century Adamson’s House, the home of the original landowners of Malibu. Visitors spending their holidays in Malibu, who wish to enjoy some retail therapy, will find that the best shopping can be found in the many boutiques and designer shops to be found in Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Lumberyard.
Visitors spending their holidays in Malibu who tire of lazing on its wonderful beaches may wish to explore the landscape beyond the built up coastal strip. The California State Parks are a popular draw for tourists wishing to enjoy horse-riding, hiking and mountain biking, whilst enjoying views of the natural unspoilt landscape and the ocean beyond.
Celebrity spotters enjoying their holidays in Malibu may take a chartered bus trip around the city, allowing them to see the most popular local showbiz haunts and the homes of the rich and famous. For more cultural and historic interests, the art museum at Getty Villa houses an extensive display of antiques, sculptures, pieces of art and Roman and Grecian artefacts.
Visitors spending their holidays in Malibu will enjoy the region’s warm Mediterranean climate. Summer temperatures in Malibu frequently reach the early 30s degrees Celsius, whilst in winter the temperatures tend to stay around 18 degrees Celsius. The majority of Malibu’s average annual rainfall of 16 inches falls during the winter months.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Malibu will fly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways operate direct flights to this busy airport from London Heathrow (LHR).