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Perfect day in Malibu

If friends are visiting Malibu for the first time, or just want to take a day trip from LA, this is usually what I recommend. It's pretty casual and adaptable to do with or without kids, or solo too. It's also doable year-round, even when it's not warm enough to spend a whole day at the beach. Enjoy!

Created by: Bridgette, Founder & CEO of Arrange

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Visit the local farmers market

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

On Saturdays, try Thorne Family Farm (great produce and baked goods but no coffee):

On Sundays, try the Malibu Farmers Market (all kinds of food plus other small items and gifts):


Walk around Point Dume

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Park at the very end of the Pt Dume State Beach parking lot (towards the bluffs), then walk up the path and around the headlands. If you're up for a longer walk, take the stairs down to Big Dume and walk along the beach.


Lunch at Pt Dume Village

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

There are several good options: - Lily's for breakfast burritos - Sunlife for smoothies - Cafe de la Plage for salads, coffee and pastries Map:


Walk around the pier

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Kind of a pain to park, but nice views and some cute shops.


Explore Cross Creek

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

There's tons of shopping, plus two great parks for kids: Malibu Village Playground:

Malibu Park Playground ('fire truck park'):


Early dinner at Cross Creek

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Two great sit-down options that are beloved by locals: Taverna Tony:

Tra Di Noi:

If you want something quick to go or take in the car, try Howdy's (famous for their sushi burritos):