3400 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Friday, 10 November 2017 10:42

Holidays in Manhattan Beach

The holidays are just around the corner and Manhattan Beach is gearing up for the Christmas season by hosting its Annual Open House and Pier Lighting on Wednesday, November 15th, and the yearly Holiday Fireworks show on Sunday, December 10th.

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#ManhattanBeach is known for its sandy shores and clear blue waters. This is an ideal destination for water activities. With Manhattan Beach stretching over miles of ocean, there are water-filled activities to fit everyone's desires.

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Do you enjoy competitive fun at the beach and lively celebration parties afterward? You’ll probably enjoy the annual Manhattan Open where tourists and residents alike look forward to joining in the festivities.

The Manhattan Open is known as “Wimbledon” or “The Super Bowl” to the volleyball community and on August 17th-20th the Association of Volleyball Professional (AVP) will be playing on the iconic Manhattan Beach in part of a cross-country volleyball tournament that stretches from coast-to-coast—including stops in Texas.

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If you've never been able to check out a bodysurfing contest now is your chance! Gillis Beach Bodysurfing Association is sponsoring the International Bodysurfing Championship on August 5th. The contest is part of this year's 56th International Surf Festival being held at Manhattan Beach. Look for the first heat of bodysurfing to start at 6:45 am on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

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Join us August 3-6, 2017 at Manhattan Beach, CA for the International Surf Festival, soak up the sun while you watch participants, ranging in age from 8-80, compete in a variety of events including a surfing contest, bodysurfing contest, beach run, dory race, and youth events and one of the fastest growing sports, paddleboard racing!

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Manhattan Beach Pier, Roundhouse and Aquarium
May 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Manhattan Beach City Hall
1400 Highland Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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Whether you are looking for a few hours of shopping, an IMAX movie, or a night out dancing with friends, Universal CityWalk has you covered. Located just a few miles from Hollywood at one of L.A.'s top theme parks, Universal CityWalk is an attraction all its own, offering restaurants, shops, and entertainment for the entire family. 

Open daily at 11am, your family can walk the red carpet, catch a taping of EXTRA, shop for souvenirs, indoor skydive at iFLYHollywood, and then grab a meal at one of the many casual dining restaurants including The HardRock Cafe Hollywood, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, and SaddleBack Ranch. There's also a food court located on the second level for those that prefer getting a quick bite to go. 

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Calling all community-minded runners and walkers! Mark your calendars for the Manhattan Beach 10k Run on October 1st, and join one of the very few races in the country that's completely volunteer organized.

Since 1978, proceeds from the nonprofit Manhattan Beach 10K Run have gone to support community fitness scholarships and causes. Some of the worthwhile projects the race has supported in the past include synthetic turf at the soccer field on Marine Avenue, the Mira Costa High School track, the play structure at the Live Oak Park Tot Lot and more. Around 30 volunteers donate their time throughout the year to plan and prepare for this annual event.

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Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:39

Manhattan Beach Pier - The History

A trip to Manhattan Beach is not complete without a visit to the Pier. Located at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, the pier was reputedly one of the first structures erected during the town's birth back in 1901, though the one standing today is not the original pier. The original structure was made from wood and stood 900 feet long but it was destroyed by a storm in 1913.

Delays in construction related to cash flow, mother nature, and the war prevented the reappearance of the pier until 1920. This time around, engineer A.L. Harris built a concrete structure and designed a circular end to help protect against exposure and the ravages of the sea. An octagonal house was added to the line-up in 1922 and a 200 foot extension that had been added in 1928 was destroyed by a winter storm in 1940, never to be repaired.

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Thursday, 21 April 2016 13:05

Things To Do in Manhattan Beach, CA

Manhattan Beach is a destination in California where you can relax and enjoy a nice vacation. There are a wide variety of activities for you to participate in while staying at Manhattan Beach.

The Beach. Manhattan Beach is a great place to swim, surf, or go on a romantic walk with your significant other. Even if you do not particularly like the beach, you should still go to this one. Try to hit up a different section of the beach each day.

The Strand. The Strand is a place where you can enjoy biking, walking, or jogging. You can observe the expensive and architecturally interesting houses while engaging in your physical activity.

Manhattan Beach Pier. It is a small pier compared to that of Santa Monica's. However, it’s well-kept-up and has a small aquarium at the end of it. The southern side of the pier is sometimes used for pro beach volleyball games.

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