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About Malibu

malibu, CA

Malibu is a beach city located in beautiful Los Angeles, California, and is an exceedingly popular destination for travelers seeking a oceanfront Mediterranean climate. Campers can look forward to 21 miles of scenic beauty, fresh air, stellar sunsets and dark night skies for stargazing. Nicknamed "The 'Bu" by locals and surfers, the city is known not only for its breathtaking open spaces and natural terrain, but also its firm footing in the entertainment industry. Filled with vibrancy, unique cultural mixes, movie stars and some of the west coast's most beautiful landscapes, Malibu is certainly worth visiting for your next camping trip. 

 

Popular Tourist Attractions

Malibu City is well known for its beaches, and among them, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, El Matador State Beach and Zuma Beach are the most popular. There, visitors can expect unique coastline views and waves perfect for surfing, as well as miles of sand ideal for sand volleyball, picnics and finding beautiful shells. There's also Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, Malibu Pier, Paradise Cove and the Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach. On the water, visitors can take advantage of great wind-surfing, paddle-boarding, scuba diving, surfing, kit surfing and boating. For land-adventurers, there's a number of excellent local parks for hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, biking, exploring, birding and for group sports and games. Several local favorites include: Solstice Canyon, Topanga State Park, Point Mugu State Park, Malibu Creek State Park and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Other great hiking and outdoor exploration areas include the Zuma and Trancas Canyons, Charmlee Wilderness Park and Backbone Trail. For history buffs, Malibu is a hot spot for historical sites and museums. Whether you're looking to explore the area's cultural past, or appreciate its historical upbringings, places like the Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, Malibu Lagoon Museum and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum. For the urban explorer, Malibu offers a long list of excellent local shops and entertainment options. Among them, the Malibu Country Mart shopping center is a local treasure, as is the Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio, Frederick Weisman Museum of Art and the Malibu Family Wines.

 

Popular Campgrounds and State Parks

The Malibu Beach RV Park is the only RV Park in the city of Malibu, making it exceedingly well-known among travelers looking to explore local attractions. Besides being close to a number of local treasures, this park is also famous for its onsite activities. Whale watching, dolphin watching, outdoor swimming and body surfing are camper favorites, as well as body surfing, beach combing, fishing and hiking. Plus, the amenities are world-class, with a recreation room with a great entertainment system, outdoor game room with a pool table and table tennis, kid's area, walking and pet trails, convenience store, restrooms, showers, RV hookups, propane and laundry facilities.

Aside from the area's amazing private parks, Malibu is also known for some stellar public parks. Among them is the Point Mugu State Park, located in the Santa Monica Mountains. The beautiful park features five miles of ocean shoreline, with rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, sand dunes, rugged hills and uplands, two major river canyons and wide grassy valleys dotted with sycamores, oaks and a few native walnuts. There are more than 70 miles of hiking trails, and the area allows for excellent swimming, body surfing and surf fishing. Catering to a wide range of campers, the campground offers full hookups, nature trails, showers and restrooms. The Point Mugu State Park is only one of the city's excellent public campground, and boasts as the most popular park among Los Angeles residents and travelers alike. 

 

Tours

Malibu is a city for the stars, with dozens of movie stars, musicians and performing arts professional living or working in the beach town. Travelers to the area can take advantage of the scores of excellent tours and guides including: over 40 celebrity homes, tours of Malibu Beach, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica Place, the Malibu Wine Trail Tour and the Brunch and Wine Tasting Tour.  Visitors can also enjoy the Deluxe Santa Monica Sightseeing Tour, Twilight Wine and Dine Tour, the Sunrise Hiking Tour and the The Ronald Reagan Library Tour.

 

Events

As an entertainment center, Malibu sees a full calendar of exciting events throughout each year. Campers can look forward to a long list of touring musicians and bands from each genre of music, plus larger community events. The Malibu Summer Kick-Off Concert is one of the area's best shows, as is Eat-See-Hear, La Dessert Fest, La Beer Week and Malibu is also known for its rotating Film Screenings among up-and-coming directors, and established members of the local film community. There's also dance festivals, art shows and comedy festivals throughout the year. 

 

Places to Eat

Malibu offers visitors and locals alike a rich culinary landscape, with tastes and varieties representing almost every known culinary style. With chefs migrating to Los Angeles from all of the world to open world-class restaurants, campers can enjoy a strong mix of flavors. For Italian-lovers, there's Gravina Malibu, Tra di Noi and Casa Nostra. For sushi aficionados, there's Nobu Malibu, Bui Sushi and Hanami Shushi. Traditional American flavors can be found at Mastro's Ocean Club, Boa Steakhouse Prime Steakhouse - Agoura and of course there's a number of Asian restaurants, Caribbean flavors, great cafes, bakeries, bars, breweries and wineries. 

 

Landmarks

Malibu is known for a select few landmarks, each offering something unique to visitors and locals looking to explore the area's historical and cultural mainstays. Several well-known favorites include Peter Strauss Ranch, Malibu Lagoon, Santa Monica Stairs and the Reyes Adobe Historical Site. There's also The Water Garden, Strathearn Historical Park & Museum and the Leonis Adobe & Plummer House Museum. For many RVers, these are perfect spots for impromptu reunions and weddings, so don't be shy about taking advantage of these gorgeous landmark sites!

 

Sports

Known for its health-conscious residents, Malibu has excellent options when it comes to staying active; these options are even great for visitors wanting to enjoy a quick game or class before heading out of town. RVers can look forward to the Malibu Racquet Club, Bay Club Pacific Palisades, the Bay Club Howard Hughes Center and the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. The area is also filled with day spas, yoga studios and dance fitness classes, perfect for fitness-enthusiasts hoping to stay active during their visit.