Whether you've been in Malibu since birth or you're planning to visit for the first time, there are plenty of unique experiences you'll want to cross off your bucket list.  With summer winding down, it's time to get serious about having some fun. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Malibu!

Hike to a Waterfall

The hike to Escondido Falls is crowded, but how often do you get to see a waterfall in California? It's about 4 miles roundtrip with plenty of shaded sections. An easy hike for a Sunday morning. 

Explore the Getty Villa

The Getty is a must for me.  The art collection is perfectly curated, the gardens are serene, the architecture is a Roman-inspired work of art, and the people watching can be fun too. 

Go to a Beach Yoga Meetup

There's no better place to get in touch with your inner yogi. The best part? These classes are usually donation-based.  

Feed a Giraffe

Did we just transport to a safari in Africa? Nope, just the Santa Monica mountains.  Stanley the Giraffe is one of the sweetest animals I've met. I'll bet you're already coming up with the perfect Instagram caption. 

Eat Tacos at the Seafood Market

If you've driven on PCH, you've probably noticed how crowded Malibu Seafood can get. Whenever someone visits me from out of town, this is my go-to for lunch. You can't beat the food or the view. 

Witness the View from Hero's Garden

I lied, you can beat the view from the Seafood Market.  You have to know your way around the Pepperdine campus for this one (or ask the friendly security guards for directions).  At the very top of the hill is a tribute to a 9/11 hero, and it's every bit as majestic and breathtaking as you would imagine. 

Hunt Down the Nomad Guys 

A couple guys selling bikinis all over Malibu from their revamped Airstream trailer, nicknamed the Rolling Bikini Dream Machine. What more could a girl want? 

Explore the Caves at El Matador

This beach is a little far from most of Malibu and there are about 5 million stairs to get down to it, but once you're there, the enchanting caves and rock formations make it worth the trek. 

The Rock Store 

A local hotspot for bikers, Jay Leno, and those looking for something off the beaten path. 

What would you add to the ultimate Malibu bucket list? 

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