5 Miles south of LAX. Take Interstate 105 and South on the 405 freeway. Exit Rosecrans or Inglewood Avenue or Artesia and head west.
Metro Green line last stop brings you the Marine Avenue Station.
Local buses have routes throughout Manhattan Beach.
Bicycle, skate, or walk along the Strand, Manhattan Beach's picturesque boardwalk which spans along the Pacific. Multimillion dollar homes, busy sand volleyball courts, and bike paths line the walk.
Manhattan Beach Pier. Perhaps one of the more picturesque piers in the South Bay Area, second only to Santa Monica Pier in size.
Manhattan Beach Grand Prix The second oldest Pro-Am cycling race in America. Held during July or August. Circuit runs along Valley and Manhattan Beach Blvd.
AVP Beach Volleyball Championship Home of legendary beach volleyball tournament. Held in July/August at the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Farmer's Market Tuesdays, near the Metlox shopping center in Downtown Manhattan Beach. 1PM-4PM.
The shops and boutiques along Manhattan Avenue, stretching down to the pier provide the best flavor of this upscale community.
[http://www.simmzys.com/, 229 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).Moderate.
Manhattan Beach is known for its numerous breakfast spots. Many people consider breakfast to be the meal that the town does best. But beware, on weekends crowds can be heavy and waits can be long.
The Kettle Highland Avenue at Manhattan Beach Blvd. A 24hr eatery with lots of local character.
Local Yolk 3415 Highland Ave in El Porto. A surfers breakfast joint with renowned omelets and diner fare.
Uncle Bill's Pancake House 1305 Highland Ave. Stop by this diner for great pancakes with an ocean view.
Oceanview Cafe 229 13th St. Situated on a quiet lane, this place is worth a visit for its charm.
Petros, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd. #B110 (In Metlox, downtown). . +1 310-545-4100. Upscale Greek food, named Top New Restaurant in the 2007 Los Angeles Zagat guide.
Cafe Pierre, 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd. . +1 310-545-5252. This Cal-French bistro has served the local community for over 30 years.
Talia's, 1148 Manhattan Ave. . +1 310-545-6884. Contemporary Italian food that has served the South Bay for 30 years.
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.
Shellback Tavern, 116 Manhattan Beach Blvd, ☎ +1-310 376-7857, . Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat & Sun 9am-2am. Known for its pizza and reasonably-priced drinks.
Upper Manhattan Lounge.
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.
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.
El Segundo - The city's northern neighbor is mostly an industrial town, although visitors are generally surprised to find a sleepy downtown that is home to numerous restaurants and bars.
Hermosa Beach- Typical beach town with laid back attitude, athleticism, and festive nightlife.