Manhattan Beach is conveniently located 3 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport and 19 miles southwest of downtown L.A.
The iconic symbol of Manhattan Beach is its 928-foot long Manhattan Beach Pier, one of many California public piers. The pier is located at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium at the end of the pier is a highlight to visits that normally include beach activities such as surfing, skimboarding, sunbathing, volleyball and free pier fishing.
Special events in Manhattan Beach include volleyball and surfing tournaments, Sunday afternoon concerts in Polliwog Park during the summer months and many special events. Old Hometown Fair, Holiday Fireworks Festival, International Surf Festival and many more events fill a busy calendar for residents and visitors to participate in or watch. International Surf Festival is one of the highlights to the annual calendar of events. It is usually held the last weekend in July.
For those born to
shop, Manhattan Beach
has many eclectic, one-of-a-kind shops & boutiques
ranging from couture to grunge, surf and
beach wear to "out there". Of course
you'll also find major department stores
and shopping malls in the surrounding
areas such as Torrance and Redondo
The newest television and film production facility in Southern California, Manhattan Beach Studios, is the first studio built from the ground up in California in 60 years. The 550,000 square foot project consists of fourteen art deco sound stages, office space, and related facilities. The first phase is complete and is being leased by 20th Century Fox, with the TV show "The Practice."
Pumpkin Races are a must-see.
Veterans Day, annual Family
Holiday Crafts Night, Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival, Farmers
Concerts in the Park and many more!
Where to stay: Manhattan Beach Shade Hotel is the luxury boutique hotel a short distance to the beach. Manhattan Beach Marriott offers comfort that the chain is recognized for and also is one of the top hotels.
Le Pain Quotidien
451 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266