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5 Amazing Places in Manhattan Beach You'll Absolutely Love

25 July 2019 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
Sunset at Manhattan Beach and Pier in Southern California Sunset at Manhattan Beach and Pier in Southern California

Manhattan Beach is one of the best beach cities in Los Angeles County with plenty of amazing places for tourists to visit during their stay at The Sea View Inn At The Beach. Here are five great places you should check out during your next trip to the city of Manhattan Beach.

1. Downtown Manhattan Beach

Often referred to as the "Pearl of the South Bay," the downtown area of Manhattan Beachis home to over 250 retailers and many award-winning restaurants. There's much to offer for vegans, also. Dozens of food vendors come to Downtown Manhattan Beach every Tuesday at 11 a.m for the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market. Here you will find some of the best farm-fresh produce the West Coast has to offer. Whether you are in the mood for shopping, relaxing, dining or family-friendly entertainment, Downtown Manhattan Beach has something for just about whatever you are looking for.

2. Manhattan Beach Pier

The Manhattan Beach Pier is an iconic gem for tourists of this great beach city. This 928 foot long pier is home to the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium (free of charge to the public), and it's common to see folks fishing year-round on this historic pier. Manhattan Beach Pier boasts many tasteful shops and restaurants that are very popular among locals and tourists alike. And history buffs will also love the fact that the Manhattan Beach Pier is the oldest concrete pier on the West Coast.

3. Live Oak Park

Live Oak Park is a gorgeous park in Manhattan Beach that hosts the annual Old Hometown Fair every year in October among many other notable entertainment and recreation events. Live Oak Park features several recreation buildings that are great for families and senior citizens looking to get out and have some fun. The Live Oak Recreation Center hosts a tennis court and ceramics studio for kids of all ages and skill levels. There is also the Joslyn Community Center, which hosts a senior citizen club and year-round parties and get-togethers.

4. Sand Dune Park

Sand Dune Park gets its name from a sand dune located in the park that is 100 feet tall. From the top of this iconic sand dune, locals and tourists can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the entire city of Manhattan Beach, CA. There is also a playground that kids will love for enjoying climbing, playing on swings and a riding on the merry-go-round. Pets are also permitted in Sand Dune Park, so feel free to bring them with you.

5. Manhattan Beach Art Center

The Manhattan Beach Art Center is a cultural hotspot in Manhattan Beach for art education through various art classes and workshops for both visual and performing arts. There is also an exhibition gallery for locals to get together and show-off their artistic talent. Don't forget to check out any upcoming visual or performing arts shows they will be hosting the next time you are in the great city of Manhattan Beach.

Contact us for more info on popular tourist attractions and upcoming events you should check out during your next visit to Manhattan Beach!