Manhattan BeachSouth Bay region of Los Angeles County in Southern California, USA. With its expensive homes, fancy restaurants, and wealthy residents, Manhattan Beach is like Beverly Hills-by-the-sea.
5 Miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Take Interstate 105 and South on the 405 freeway. Exit Rosecrans or Inglewood Avenue or Artesia and head west.
Metro Green line last stop brings you the Marine Avenue Station.
Local buses have routes throughout Manhattan Beach.
By bikeThe Strand, officially called the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, begins just north of Santa Monica and runs all the way down the coast to Torrance with a stop in Manhattan Beach along the way. So from any beach in the Los Angeles area, you are able to take the bike path directly in.
Bicycle, skate, or walk along the Strand, Manhattan Beach's picturesque boardwalk which spans along the Pacific. Multimillion dollar homes, busy sand volleyball courts, and bike paths line the walk.
Manhattan Beach PierPerhaps one of the more picturesque piers in the South Bay Area, second only to Santa Monica Pier in size.
Manhattan Beach Grand PrixThe second oldest Pro-Am cycling race in America. Held during June or July. Circuit runs along Valley and Manhattan Beach Blvd.
AVP Beach Volleyball ChampionshipHome of legendary beach volleyball tournament. Held in July/August at the Manhattan Beach Pier.
address: 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd.Buy locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Delicious foods prepared hot are also available.
phone: +1 310 546-5556address: 3200 Sepulveda Blvd.This is the local shopping mall with a good selection of stores to choose from.
- The shops and boutiques along Manhattan Avenue, stretching down to the pier provide the best flavor of this upscale community.
BreakfastManhattan Beach is known for its numerous breakfast spots. Many people consider breakfast to be the meal that the town does best. But beware, on weekends crowds can be heavy and waits can be long.
phone: +1 310 545-8511address: 1138 Highland AveA 24hr eatery with lots of local character.
phone: +1 310 546-4407address: 3415 Highland AveIn El Porto. A surfers breakfast joint with renowned omelets and diner fare.
phone: +1 310 545-5177address: 1305 Highland AveStop by this diner for great pancakes with an ocean view.
phone: +1 310 545-6770address: 229 13th StSituated on a quiet lane, this place is worth a visit for its charm.
phone: +1 310 545-4100address: 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd#B110 (In Metlox, downtown). Upscale Greek food, named Top New Restaurant in the 2007 Los Angeles Zagat guide.
phone: +1 310 545-5252address: 317 Manhattan Beach BlvdThis Cal-French bistro has served the local community for over 30 years.
Ercole's Barphone: +1 310 372-1997address: 1101 Manhattan Ave
phone: +1 310 376-7857address: 116 Manhattan Beach BlvdKnown for its pizza and reasonably-priced drinks.
SimmzysDelicious hamburgers with bleu cheese. Many beers as well but all seem to be American.
phone: +1 310 750-0300address: 3501 Sepulveda BlvdChic and stylish hotel with 127 rooms. There is a restaurant called Second Story thats serves breakfast and dinner.
phone: +1 310 546-8942address: 1817 N. Sepulveda Blvd
phone: +1 310 318-6132address: 900 N. Sepulveda Blvd
phone: +1 310 546-7511address: 1400 Parkview Ave
phone: +1 310 421-3100address: 1700 North Sepulveda Blvd
phone: +1 310 546-4995address: 1221 N Valley DrManhattan Beach's only luxury boutique hotel, located two blocks from the beach.
- El Segundo - The city's northern neighbor is mostly an industrial town, although visitors are generally surprised to find a sleepy downtown that is home to numerous restaurants and bars.