"Provides the Southern California experience"
The most amazing thing about Malibu is that the entire city is essentially one long stretch of land along the California coast. You are constantly bordered on one side by the Pacific Ocean, and on the other side by amazing red rock mountains. You get the best of both beautiful worlds. Driving up the Pacific Coast Highway on a beautiful day, through Malibu and beyond, is one of the most iconic California experiences a visitor could have. I also recommend making this drive right at Sunset, as the view will be incredible. You are guaranteed to see parked cars all along the PCH with people stopping to admire the view. Despite its fame, Malibu is still a quiet beach town, which is part of what is so great about it. Your chances of seeing a celebrity out in public are higher than almost anywhere else, but this doesn't seem to faze any of the hyper-casual locals. Malibu provides a lot of activity in a relatively close proximity – You can enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world while there, and then take a quick trip south to the city of Santa Monica when you feel like some night life and entertainment. Or, you can visit the famous and eccentric Venice Beach. This city truly provides the Southern California experience.