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Tastes & Trails of Malibu

Tastes & Trails of Malibu

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One trip is required per group.

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This iconic route along the PCH is full of hidden gems and epic viewpoints. Put your walking shoes on, save room for awesome eats, and get ready to be beachside! 

Trip Highlights

  • Beaches used in movies like The Notebook & Grease!
  • A short walk to mysterious ruins in the woods
  • So many seafood stops
  • A historic beach house photo op


This itinerary can be used anytime of the year on any day.


  • Couples
  • Photographers
  • Outdoor adventurers



Grab a coffee and explore a historic beach house with breathtaking ocean views. Drive time to the second stop is 15 minutes.


Lace up your shoes and head out on this 2 mile trail to mysterious ruins. Drive time to the third stop is 20 minutes.


Whether you want to hit the beach, take a scenic walk, or maybe grab a bite - the choice is yours! Drive time to the fourth stop is 25 minutes.


Stroll along the bluffs and visit a state park that has been featured in many movies. Not up for something active? Slurp some oysters or dig into a lobster roll.



Can depart from

Los Angeles Area

Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

  • Camera
  • Walking Shoes
  • Water
  • Sunscreen (lots of easy outdoor activities)
  • Bug Spray
  • Cash
  • Bathing Suit
  • Beach Towel

Additional Details

  • Kid-Friendly


We're here to help!

Please see the approximate driving distances below. Please note this just includes round-trip driving distances and not time spent at stops.

Don't see a city close to home listed below? Send us an email with your departure location and trip choice(s) and we'll give you an idea of the round-trip driving distance from home.

From Downtown LA:

2 hours and 20 minutes / 89 miles

From Santa Monica:

1 hour and 45 minutes / 58 miles

From Long Beach:

2 hours and 45 minutes / 117 miles

From Pasadena:

2 hours and 39 minutes / 111 miles

From Santa Clarita:

2 hours and 40 minutes / 117 miles

From Anaheim:

3 hours and 17 minutes / 141 miles

From San Bernardino*:

4 hours and 15 minutes / 215 miles

*We recommend booking an overnight hotel if the driving distance is greater than 4 hours round-trip.

This trip can be done any day throughout the year.

*Our historic house suggestion on the first stop is open for tours($) Wed - Sat, but the grounds can be explored any day.

We recommend departing between 9 am and 9:30 am. The later you leave, the less time you’ll have to explore all of the stops.

This trip is only somewhat pet-friendly!

On every stop there will be at least one option that allows furry friends; however, many of our eatery and shop options are not pet-friendly.

We recommended bringing up to 5 people on your surprise road trip.

If you're bringing a larger group, we highly recommend having one person in charge of booking reservations at restaurants and attractions in advance. Please see the previous page for a copy of the digital itinerary.

First Stop: Our featured stop has an optional tour that requires an admission fee ($). Grounds access is free.

Second Stop: No fee

Third Stop: Two suggestions require a parking fee ($). We’ve provided other free alternatives.

Fourth Stop: One suggestion requires a parking fee ($). We’ve provided other free alternatives.

After booking your trip, we'll send you a confirmation email with a few recommended accommodation options.

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Tastes & Trails of Malibu

Overall, we loved our experience! Malibu was amazing and the tour took us to places we never would have found on our own. However, multiple stops were closed due to the landslide (which was not disclosed on the website weather updates). The second stop was completely unavailable with signs saying “do not enter” with parts of the third stop closed for safety concerns. We made the most of the trip, but it was unfortunate since we came out just for the day! Despite this, we did love the experience and thought the idea was so unique!

Thank you for letting us know about the recent landslides. As a small team we try our best to stay on top of all closures and events that would result in changes to each trip, however some things are out of our control. We will be sure to update the itinerary based on re-opening schedules of each of our recommendations!