Manhattan Beach is a classic southern California beach with volleyballs, surfers and sunbathers. The South Bay Bicycle Trail and a pedestrian only walkway run through the beach and is great place to jog and bike. Many dining and shopping options are available in nearby Downtown Manhattan Beach.
ENJOY A BOOZY BRUNCH AT MANHATTAN BEACH POST
It’s practically a Manhattan Beach staple. Make a reservation (you’ll need one) for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or all three — because after one meal, you’ll want to try every damn dish that comes flying out of those kitchen doors). While the brunch menu is seasonal, you’ll want to look out for the bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits, the corned beef cheek hash with fried egg, and the truffle honey laced fried chicken.
CATCH THE KILLER SUNSETS FROM THE STRAND HOUSE
Manhattan Beach has some pretty jaw-dropping sunsets and the best place to get a front row seat is a table by the glass windows on the second floor of The Strand House, where you can gaze at nature’s rainbow with a cocktail in hand. The restaurant is a local favorite and gets pretty packed on game days but if you get there early enough and snag a table, you won’t ever want to leave.
EAT FISH TACOS AT ROCK’N FISH
This Manhattan Beach restaurant and bar is everything you crave in a casual beachside eatery — beer, bros in flip flops, and a fine selection of seafood. You can’t leave without trying the blackened fish tacos and the unlimited fresh out-of-the-oven sourdough bread.