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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Outlet Mall
“What better way to kill some time than to mosey around the shops with an ice cold coffee?”
  • 71 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you love sushi and are looking for some fancy meals with great views, this is the place for you! Situated on the PCH in Malibu, this restaurant is delicious Japanese food wiht gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces right on the ocean.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Beautiful hiking as well as sightseeing. Many movies and TV shows have been filmed here. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Library
“History of President Reagan and also a variety of exhibitions that change throughout the year. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Café
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“This place is really a gem! Wonderful food while you watch the surfers from the end of the pier.! ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a local favorite. They specialize in healthy Mexican food and delicious beverages. This is a great option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They also have a little market with fresh produce and specialty food products.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Take a drive up the coast, stop off at Point Dume for a hike, Zuma Beach, Leo Carrillo for the tide pools, and eat cracked crab at this casual spot while watching paragliders.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Beach
“takes a small hike down to the sand, but the rocks, small caves and less of a crowd make this a special local favorite. Many a bikini model or family portrait shoots do take place here, so that does give you an idea of the beauty this spot offers. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Pier
“quaint ocean town. Make sure to hike up to the cross and walk on the pier, and don't forget to capture all of the Pokemon:)”
  • 36 locals recommend
Cafe
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“The Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch is a premier destination for weddings and celebrations of all types.But arrive early to enjoy the gorgeous park that the restaurant is in. As the sun goes down all the chandeliers and twinkle lights hanging from the ancient oaks and dotting the rows of grapevines and olive trees come on and transform the landscape into a fantasy land. Many famous television shows were filmed on location there including the Biggest Loser and episodes of the Bachelorette. Great food, great location!”
  • 44 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“One of my favorite spots! Eat at the restaurant and then walk up the beach to Point Dume. You will feel like you are in Hawaii! ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Zoo
“In an isolated valley in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Semler Winery is home to animals of all sorts including giraffe, bison, zebra and many others. Open air trucks roll through the vineyards to the animal pastures and pens where guests taste the wine produced on the property. Walking tours are also available that cover the same ground on footpaths through the fields of grapes. Book early as this ultra popular event fills up quickly.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“When I first came to Ojai I really wanted to go to the Deer Lodge. It’s an old 1930s roadhouse. Inside is dark with overstuffed arm chairs, very lodge like. Weekends, there are tons of bikers there, not the gang type, more the middle aged execs from LA riding their Harleys. If you stick to appetisers or burgers you should be ok, otherwise the food is a disaster. However, it is an Ojai legend, should visit.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“fun place, check their event calendar for music or comedy nights. Outdoor wine tasting, park like setting close .”
  • 49 locals recommend
Beach
“surfers, not so crowded beach, blue turquoise water, dolphins swimming by, etc. Accessible by car, there is some free street parking if you go early in the day, or cash parking lot. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Market
“Lots of great food options! A kids playground, and a lovely shopping center. ”
  • 84 locals recommend