California takes up almost 424,000 square kilometers and has a population of just under 40 million, meaning that you have plenty of ground to cover during your visit to the state. Whatever the reason for your visit, you can always count on the abundance of Good Nite Inn hotels dotted around the state for a well-earned rest, giving you easy access to some of the most popular spots and attractions in California.
And that’s just the problem, California is so large, that you’ll never get round to seeing the whole of the state in just one visit. Whether on a road trip or on business, you’ll most likely end up in the most well known of California’s cities. With San Francisco and LA top on many people’s lists, it’s easy to forget about the smaller settlements dotted across the state. With each boasting their own unique history, it’s never a bad idea to take some time out to explore a little further afield.
That’s why Malibu is such a surefire hit with tourists in California. Just an hour and 40-minute drive from hotels in Redlands CA and 40 minutes from Los Angeles accommodation, Malibu is an easy-to-reach city with a wealth of attractions and intrigue for tourists.
All about Malibu
Based near the coastline of western Los Angeles County, Malibu is one of the best cities in the state for surfing. Boasting a 48-kilometer coastline and wave heavy stretches of Pacific water, the area is one of the most famous locales for movie stars and celebrities, many of whom own property overlooking the sand duned landscape. With the Pacific Coast Highway just a few hundred yards from the city, Malibu is easy to reach for guests at the best hotels in Calabasas. With ample outdoors activity for visitors and locals, Malibu is a far cry from the urban metropolis of Los Angeles and instead offers a range of hiking trails through narrow canyons, an abundance of relaxing beach spots, and plenty of cultural attractions for visitors.
History of Malibu
Originally an important settlement for Native Americans, the area of Malibu has seen populations dating as far back as 2100 BC. The name itself derives from the Native American word for “the surf sounds loudly”, or Humaliwo. As far back as the 16th century, colonizers were known to exploit the area, first explored by Spanish adventurer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. With the Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit built and even preserved into the 20th century, the area was eventually built upon with the new South Pacific Highway, leading to further development into the MAlibu city we see today.
Attractions in Malibu
Guests at the Good Nite Inn Calabasas can enjoy a broad range of attractions in Malibu. With countless beaches and hiking trails, the area is also home to the Getty Villa, part of the J Paul Getty Museum. This museum focuses on art and sculptures from Ancient Greece and Rome, promising a stunning villa of work lying opposite to the Pacific Palisades home of its owner and oil baron J Paul Getty.