In our last post, we talked about our neighbor to the North, Marina Del Rey. Our next stop is our glamourous friend to the East, Beverly Hills! Beverly Hills is home to great restaurants, incredible homes, but most of all it offers incredible high-end shopping. If you’re looking for a little retail therapy Beverly Hills has you covered. It’s a 20 – 30min drive from Manhattan Beach and once you arrive you can cruise Rodeo Dr, Canon Dr, Robertson, and Little Rodeo drive. Here you will find great boutiques from CHANEL, Sak’s, Blue Violet, and Tag Heuer. Enjoy and shop until your heart’s content.
We know you could spend weeks in the South Bay and still not see everything our neighborhood has to offer. The Sea View Inn is centrally located to great cities to the North, East, and South, and staying at the Sea View Inn means you have easy proximity to iconic towns to like Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Malibu, and Downtown LA. The closest of the bunch to the North is The Marina.
Marina Del Rey also referred to as “The Marina” and can be accessed by a pleasant 30 min bike ride along the coast (check out a bike from our front desk) or less than 15 minutes away by car. The Marina offers great oceanfront dining, wonderful bike paths, stand-up paddleboarding tours to see the local Sea Lions, and wonderful boat and fishing tours. Next time you stay with us be sure to spend some time at one of LA’s most beautiful hidden gems. For more details visit @marinadelrey_CA or www.visitmarinadelrey.com
Manhattan Beach and much of the South Bay caters to families and kids. The city offers parks, museums, aquariums, and hikes. It wasn’t easy for us to pick our favorites but here are our 3 favorites.
Roundhouse Aquarium – Located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. It's free to visit but donations are highly encouraged. Your kids will love the sea creatures in the tank!
Sand Dune Park – Get your workout on! It’s a 100-ft sand dune hill and a play area with swings and picnic tables. Kids will love climbing.
The Beach – Yes, we know, this was a predictable one but the beaches in Manhattan and Hermosa are terrific. We’ve got waves, volleyball courts, and eateries right in the sand.
** Please check before you go due to COVID-19 Restrictions
If you’re spending time at the Sea View Inn in Manhattan Beach or the South Bay this holiday season, here are a few of our top destinations for holiday shopping. All of our favorites are under a 30-minute drive!
Manhattan Village – 2 Min Drive
Downtown Manhattan Beach – 2 Min Drive
Del Amo Fashion Center – 15 Min Drive
Downtown Santa Monica including the 3rd St. Promenade – 25 Min Drive