LA Adventures #7 : Day Trippin' to Malibu May 20, 2016 15:41

One of the best things about LA is you're just a quick road trip away from many amazing places! This weekend we packed our day bags for a quick trip up PCH to Malibu, or what locals love to call "the Boo". Filled with gorgeous coastlines, hilly hiking trails that overlook the ocean, amazing brunch and taco spots, fun surf, and beautiful sandy beaches, you can't get much better than Malibu in the summertime. Read on to hear more about what we love to do, our favorite places to eat, and what to pack and wear on a day trip to Malibu!

Where to Eat: 

The Malibu Farm Cafe

This wholesome delicious cafe at the end of the Malibu pier knows how to do farm to table just right. Starting out of owner Helene's backyard with cooking classes and farm dinners, the Malibu Farm Cafe embodies all that homegrown charm.  

Not only are the menu items sustainable and delicious, but they are also really affordable. We are a huge fan of how this restaurant supports small local farmers and you can definitely taste the difference!

Malibu Farm Cafe

Their breakfast menu + an ocean view is one of our favorite ways to start a Saturday morning. 

Malibu Farm Cafe

Image Source: Malibu Farm Cafe & Malibu Farm Instagram

What to Do:

Relax at El Matador State Beach

Once you have had a delicious bite to eat, head over to our favorite beach/tanning spot in Malibu, El Matador state beach. Just a short walk down the beach cliffs (just a heads up it is a little bit of a steep trek) and you come out on a gorgeous sandy beach tucked amongst the cliffs. Aside from the clear summer waters this beach has an amazing view scattered with interesting rock formations! 

el matador

If you are looking for the perfect little spot to layout and enjoy a good book or relaxing with friends than this is it! And if you want to avoid paying for parking in the lot you can look for a spot on PCH, just make sure to check the signs.

el matador

Hike to Escondido Water Falls

This is hands down our favorite hike in Malibu! The trek is about 3.8 miles round trip and ends at a pretty waterfall surrounded by trees. If your trying to see water in the falls you have to go in really early spring or winter, but lately it has been pretty dry. The hike is definitely still worth it on low water days because you can scramble up a few levels of rocks and see out for miles! Don't worry there are some ropes to help you get back down from the heights. And the end of this hike is the perfect little spot for a picnic!

escondido falls hike

Image Source: LA Canvas

What to Wear:

A malibu beach day calls for one thing...an airy,colorful summer frock! The perfect seaside partner is the Kawai Crochet Romper. We love this summery romper with a boho bag and camel colored wood heels!

Romper

For a similar sandal we love this simple strappy pair from Nordstrom:

And for a similar bag we love this suede saddle bag from Free People!

free people purse

Things to Bring:

In addition to a darling brunch outfit, you'll want to pack these things:

1. Casual hiking outfit (including some comfy sneakers)

2. Swimsuit to layout in and jump in the water if your daring

3. Your favorite sunglasses

4. Hat to shade your face from all the Malibu rays

5. Big beach blanket

6. Good Read

7. Refreshing beverage

8. Light protective sunscreen (because who wants skin damage?!) 

We can't wait to get on the road! Share your summertime adventures with us by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou!