Fair warning: parking is pretty bad around the beach, especially on the weekends. Every non residential street has marked (and metered) spaces and there are a couple of cramped parking garages. Despite this, one may have to search for a while to get a parking spot, and if you do it may be far away from where you intended to go at first. That can get further perturbed by the fact that there are pedestrians at every corner. If you are staying nearby, it is best to walk or ride a bike around the beach.
The beach is lined with densely built homes, many with their own unique flair from quirky, to luxurious. It is fun to walk around and look.
Manhattan Beach Pier. Perhaps one of the more picturesque piers in the South Bay Area, second only to Santa Monica Pier in size. The pier is 928 ft. long and authorities permit fishing on the pier all year.
Roundhouse Aquarium (at the end of the pier), 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd, ☎ (310) 379-8117, . A small, free aquarium with local aquatic life on display. Has an adjoining snack bar.edit
Simmzy's229 Manhattan Beach Blvd 90266, ☎ (310) 546-1201. M-Th 11a-11p, F 11a-Midnight, Sa 10a-Midnight, Su 10a-11p. Huge craft beer list, wine and good food. The burger is a standout in a town (LA) known for great burgers (rivaling Father's Office?). It's very small and open-air and with a great location right on MH Bch Blvd., so expect a wait. This is a mini-chain, with another location in Long Beach (MUCH bigger).Moderately priced.
Rock'N Fish, 120 Manhattan Beach Blvd (very close to the Pier), ☎ (310) 379-9900, . M-W, Su 11:30am -10 pm; Th 11:30am - 10:30pm; F-Sa 11:30 am - 11 pm. Very tasty seafood restaurant with great ambiance. Full bar. Parking might be hard as the restaurant is located in the heart of Manhattan.edit
The Belmar Hotel, 3501 Sepulveda Boulevard, ☎ 310.750.0300, . Chic and stylish hotel with 127 rooms. There is a restaurant called Second Story thats serves breakfast and dinner.edit
Hawthorn Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach, 1817 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Tel: (310) 546-8942, .
Holiday Inn Express, 900 N. Sepulveda Blvd., (310) 318-6132, .
Manhattan Beach Marriott, 1400 Parkview Avenue, (310) 546-7511, Fax: (310) 546-7520, .The Manhattan Beach Marriott hotel offers a resort like experience including a 9-hole golf course. The hotel is minutes from Hermosa Beach in LA’s South Bay area and El Segundo, California.
Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach, 1700 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Phone: (310) 421-3100, Fax: (310) 545-1327, .
Shade, 1221 N Valley Dr, ☎ +1-310-546-4995, . Manhattan Beach's only luxury boutique hotel, located two blocks from the beach.$250-600. edit
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