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Nov 24, 2022

The Surfrider Malibu Brings Effortlessly Chic Beach House Vibes to an Iconic Stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway

The Surfrider Malibu captures the spirit of its SoCal surroundings in a way that few properties could even dream of matching. Aussie-born designer Emma, Malibu native architect Matt Goodwin, and Italian developer Alessandro Zampedri worked with local makers, craftsmen, and farmers to bring the intimate boutique hotel to life.

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Nov 21, 2022

11 Glamorous Malibu Beach Houses You Should Rent Now

Immortalized in film and song, Malibu Beach is an American gem, a place deeply ingrained in the popular consciousness as the epitome of the West Coast lifestyle. Though known for its maddeningly expensive hilltop mansions, Malibu isn’t just for the rich and famous.

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Nov 21, 2022

20 SAN FRANCISCO BEACHES

San Francisco is one of California’s most iconic cities, home to Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, historic trams and excellent clam chowder. Being on the coast, San Francisco naturally has many beaches, impressive ocean views and golden sand that you’ll find along the Pacific Coast Highway, throughout LA and into San Diego

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Nov 20, 2022

Self-Guided Tour of Malibu - Take it on your schedule!

One of the most scenic road-trips in the world, this tour covers a magical and historic stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway. Along the way you'll get a personal tour-guide experience - with captivating stories about the rich history of the community, including the birth of surf culture and how movie stars first came to live in Malibu.

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Nov 09, 2022

You Cannot Afford To Miss These 10 Places In And Around LA

Here are 10 key places to check out around the Los Angeles County, because as Katy Perry once said, "Nothing comes close to the golden coast." Follow this guide, and you'll inevitably discover new roads, photo spots, and all-around views/parts of the area you didn't know existed.

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Nov 06, 2022

Rockslide closes lane of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu

The westbound lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway were closed in Malibu on Saturday morning due to a rockslide.

The rockslide near Dan Blocker Beach was announced by city officials at 10:20 a.m. as rocks covered the roadway.

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Nov 06, 2022

Malibu rockslide temporarily closes lanes of PCH

The No. 2 westbound lane of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu was closed earlier Saturday due to a rock slide that is covering the road.

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Oct 20, 2022

This Secluded Laguna Beach Resort Is Perfect For A Romantic Getaway

Laguna Beach is well known for its luxury resorts perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. After all, the ocean is often the first thing that comes to mind for visitors to this seaside town. It’s also known for expansive canyons filled with native flora and fauna and is popular with local hikers and cyclists.

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Oct 20, 2022

With 40 years under its belt, Cappy’s Cafe to celebrate anniversary with special 40-cent menu

With its bright blue walls and a large sign that touts its “fresh, friendly and local” food, Cappy’s Cafe has been a Pacific Coast Highway institution for Newport Beach residents and visitors since 1982.

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Oct 20, 2022

'It's like seeing a unicorn' - Hotdogging along Pacific Coast Highway in the West Coast Wienermobile

It was just another weenie Wednesday for Abbey Rank and Keila Garza.

They woke up at 5 a.m in a Downey hotel room and put on their work attire: a yellow polo, a red windbreaker emblazoned with “Keep It Oscar,” an embroidered black apron and the matching fanny packs that they call “bologna bags.” Before sunrise, they were back on the road driving the West Coast Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to Los Feliz as their “hotdogger” alter egos: Abbey Frankfurter and Queso Dog Keila.

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Oct 17, 2022

Brush fire contained after closing PCH in Pacific Palisades

A brush fire forced the closure of Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades while crews worked to battle the blaze Sunday night. The fire has been contained.

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Oct 11, 2022

Take an alternative road trip along California’s ‘other’ Pacific Coast Highway

Tasting the sex organs of a sea urchin atop a Pacific Gold oyster may conjure up images of a certain jungle reality show.

But Japanese sushi delicacy ‘uni’ is a locally caught common go-to in Santa Barbara, according to Janet Ollson, owner of Industrial Eats. Adorned with a mural of 1979 cult movie The Warriors, her hipster restaurant in the little known town of Buellton serves everything from artisan charcuterie to cheese-oozing pizzas cooked in wood-fired ovens.

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Oct 11, 2022

4 Of The Best California Road Trips You Need To Take

If you're looking for an epic road trip adventure, look no further than California! There's something special about road tripping in this beautiful state. And when it comes to coastal road trips, it can't be beat!

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Oct 11, 2022

Here’s How Much Gas Money It Takes To Drive America’s Most Famous Road Trips

here are few things like taking a great American road trip across the country. And while the country’s most loved road trips are always worth the experience, getting from point A to point B and doing everything in between can get pricey with gas prices still elevated.

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Oct 09, 2022

See How Much Cheaper It Would Be To Drive an EV Than a Pickup Truck on Your Next Trip

Gas prices have skyrocketed in the past few months. The factors that caused the prices to soar in the U.S. during the summer when premium fuels reached $9.80 a gallon in certain regions of the country are expected to trigger the next boom during the colder season.

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Oct 06, 2022

10 Motorcycle Routes That Belong on Every Rider's Bucket List

The open road is a motorcyclist's dream, a pursuit of ideals, and a motivation to manifest destiny. The debate for the perfect ride has gone on for decades, bringing riders to new locations to test their skills on a new set of twisties. This pursuit in the ecosystem has pushed areas to the forefront, landmarks of the sport. Here are the most iconic and exciting roads you must ride before leaving this Earth.

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Oct 06, 2022

The 40 Top Restaurants Along The Pacific Coast Highway Read More: https://www.tastingtable.com/1039726/the-top-restaurants-along-the-pacific-coast-highway/?utm_campaign=clip

No road trip would be complete (or half as fun) without stopping along the way for tasty snacks and decadent feasts. Luckily, scores of hungry travelers have paved the way and created a market for restaurants to pop up in even the most far-flung stretches of the PCH. Whether you find yourself in the buzzy metropolis of Los Angeles, the quiet mountain hideaway of Elk, or a sun-soaked surf town in between, there's bound to be a restaurant nearby that's worth a stop.

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Oct 01, 2022

Only a 5-hour drive from Camarillo, Big Sur is in must-see category

Big Sur. So, Is it a Big Deal?

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Sep 26, 2022

California Living and Eating

California Living and Eating by Eleanor Maidment is a handsome coffee table book celebrating the food and lifestyle of the Golden State with 80 tasty recipes.

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Sep 21, 2022

Rejuvenate At These 10 Unique California Spa & Wellness Resorts

Relax in Napa Valley Wine Country or rejuvenate by the California coast. Travelers seeking a spa retreat in California should check these out!

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Sep 14, 2022

Majestic American Road Trips to Plan this Fall

There’s no better time than the fall to embark on the great American road trip. Here, six iconic routes coast to coast—some of winding mountain passes, others with wide-open stretches through the desert expanse—where you can witness some of the most scenic corridors of the U.S. through your car window.

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Sep 12, 2022

Malibu Cars and Coffee

Malibu Cars And Coffee events are at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road sits Malibu Bluffs Park.

And twice a month one of the coolest cars and coffee events in Southern California takes place.

Because the setting alone is breathtaking. So, amazing cars showing up is nearly secondary to the venue itself.

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Sep 07, 2022

How to Spend a Perfect Day in the Beachfront Town of Pacifica

Tucked between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay, there’s more to this picturesque beach town than that famous Taco Bell.

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Sep 07, 2022

California vows to ban gas-fueled cars. But its record on big climate promises is mixed

It was the sort of bold, climate-focused initiative that California has developed a reputation for — an effective ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035.

But last month’s historic vote by the California Air Resources Board follows a number of sweeping state environmental actions that have met with varying degrees of success.

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Sep 06, 2022

20 THINGS TO DO IN HALF MOON BAY

On a stunning but small stretch of coastline midway between the famous cities of San Francisco and San Jose, you’ll find the city of Half Moon Bay. Although visitors often pass by or through it on a trip down the Pacific Coast Highway, it is more than worth your time to stop here for a few days to fully explore the area.

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Recent Articles

  1. The Surfrider Malibu Brings Effortlessly Chic Beach House Vibes to an Iconic Stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway

    Nov 24, 22 09:59 AM

    The Surfrider Malibu captures the spirit of its SoCal surroundings in a way that few properties could even dream of matching. Aussie-born designer Emma, Malibu native architect Matt Goodwin, and Itali…

    Read More

  2. 11 Glamorous Malibu Beach Houses You Should Rent Now

    Nov 21, 22 09:09 AM

    Immortalized in film and song, Malibu Beach is an American gem, a place deeply ingrained in the popular consciousness as the epitome of the West Coast lifestyle. Though known for its maddeningly expen…

    Read More

  3. 20 SAN FRANCISCO BEACHES

    Nov 21, 22 09:09 AM

    San Francisco is one of California’s most iconic cities, home to Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, historic trams and excellent clam chowder. Being on the coast, San Francisco naturally has many beach…

    Read More