The Best of Malibu: Hotels, Shopping, Restaurants, Wineries and more


The Malibu Beach Inn
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-6444
For a true “Malibu moment,” stay at the Malibu Beach Inn. You’ll sleep on Frette linens, set foot on Carbon Beach, soothe yourself with Molton Brown products and relax with an 11-bottle in-room wine selection of hand-picked California varietals. Yes, this is a luxury experience indeed.


Best Shopping
Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creek Rd,
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-7300
For the best spot to indulge in some retail therapy, head straight to the Country Mart, an outdoor luxury boutique mall located in the heart of Malibu.The 90,000-square foot, six-acre property houses haute shops like John Varvatos, MAC, Ron Herman, Oliver Peoples and Ralph Lauren. Prepare your credit card for a delightful battle.


Best Eats/Best Hangouts
Café Habana
3939 Cross Creek Rd,
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-0300
For an evening of karaoke and cocktails with the jet set, look no further than Rande Gerber’s Café Habana. Sip on the proprietor’s own Caliche rum or Casamigos tequila while gazing at his wife, supermodel Cindy Crawford, should the two be on premises during your lively night out on the town.

Best Sushi
22706 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-9140
Views of the ocean are available from nearly every seat at Nobu Malibu, the newest outpost of Nobu Matsuhisa’s haute cuisine. Reservations can be made up to a month in advance for preferred seating. Book far in advance should you wish to sample Nobu’s signature dishes like Tiradito, yellowtail sashimi with Jalapeno and black cod with miso.

Best Lunch
Geoffrey’s Malibu
27400 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-1519
A stellar view, excellent service and delectable fare like seafood paella and sautéed day boat sea scallops make Geoffrey’s the hautest lunch spot in The ‘Bu.

Best Chinese
Mr. Chow
3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-7600
Michael Chow designed the stunning white interior of Malibu’s Mr. Chow himself, so you may personally thank him for offering you a delightful meal in a gorgeous space. This eatery, located at the Malibu Country Mart, is the first Mr. Chow location to feature an open kitchen, so you’ll be able to see Executive Chef Kit Lau prepare the delicacies you’re about to eat.


Best Beach
carbon beach
The mile-long stretch of oceanfront property known as “Billionaires Beach” is the hautest destination for sun and surf in Malibu. Should you go, you may just run into residents David Geffen, Larry Ellison, or Haim Saban.


Best Wineries

Rosenthal Estate Winery
18741 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Malibu 90265
(310) 456-1392

Malibu Wines
31740 Mulholland Hwy,
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 865-0605
Wine lovers will rejoice upon discovering both Malibu Wines and the Rosenthal Estate Winery. While away a sunny day sipping your favorite vino in either of these absolutely gorgeous locations. Personally, we can’t think of anything better.