More and more visitors to The Sea View Inn are discovering that not only is Manhattan Beach a one-of-a-kind beach town it’s also sitting right next to some of the best local breweries in California. We’ve got great IPA’s, Pale Ale’s, Belgian Blonde’s, and even a delicious Kolsch for you to enjoy.
Our top 5 favorites locally based breweries are:
El Segundo Brewing – https://www.elsegundobrewing.com/
Strand Brewing – https://www.strandbrewing.com/
Surfridge Brewing – https://www.surfridgebrewery.com/
Absolution Brewing - https://www.absolutionbrewingcompany.com/
Smog City Brewing - https://smogcitybrewing.com/
Los Angeles is slowly, but surely, opening up again - outdoor dining and unique events popping up all across the city. The Sea View Inn, Manhattan Beach is in perfect proximity to countless activities that are safe and enjoyable for everyone. First off there is a rooftop film festival setting up shop at the Manhattan Village Mall parking structure, which is the first-ever drive-in independent film festival. Along with this is the various new restaurants and shops opening up in the Mall after massive renovations have taken place for most of 2020. Some of the new restaurants include Handel's Homemade Ice Cream and Silverlake Ramen - both Angelino fan favorites. Finally, an upscale pop-up market with unique vendors is also taking place at the Village Mall on February the 6th, perfect for a casual stroll through some of the most unique and classic LA shopping opportunities. All of these events, and more, are taking place within five minutes of the Inn! You will love the South Bay and all that Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, and Redondo Beach have to offer.
Over the last few months, Manhattan Beach has a seen a number of new restaurants open up and they’re all within walking distance from The Sea View Inn. We’ve got tacos from Tacolicious (link to https://www.tacolicious.com/), hand-crafted Italian food from Nando Trattoria (link to https://www.nandotrattoria.com/), and Health Nut’s (link to https://www.healthnutla.com/) and their delicious salads will be opening their doors this spring.
When you think of Los Angeles wide open spaces don’t always come to mind. The good news is the South Bay is unique. We’re only a few miles from LA but that distance makes a big difference.
The Sea View Inn is steps from a deep beach next to a gorgeous stretch of the Pacific Ocean. This beach is a perfect place go for a socially distanced walk or run. If hiking is more your thing look no further than Palos Verdes. Palos Verdes, known as PV, has incredible trails and hikes that are easily accessible to our guests. Lastly, if you want to really get out on the water and see some sea life consider visiting the Redondo Beach Harbor and renting a Stand-up Paddleboard. These boards provide you with an opportunity to get up close to dolphins, sea lions and seals.
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
Most people don’t visit Manhattan Beach, CA for the golf but that’s all starting to change. Business travelers have begun to flock to the South Bay because they can handle their business and squeeze in 9 or 18 holes.
Here are our top 4 favorites golf courses near the hotel!