Malibu, a captivating coastal city stretching along 21 miles of Southern California, offers a striking blend of natural beauty and luxurious living. From rocky peaks and pristine beaches to extravagant oceanfront estates and celebrity homes, Malibu presents a range of experiences for visitors and locals alike. Here are some of the best the city has to offer.
A leisurely walk along the historic landmark of Malibu Pier is most rewarding to enjoy the breathtaking views of the coastline. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore nearby Surfrider Beach and Malibu Lagoon. You can also venture slightly inland to Malibu Creek State Park to immerse yourself in nature’s wonders. Perfect for hiking enthusiasts, the park includes Malibu Lake Trail, Rock Pool and Century Lakes Trail, and Saddle Peak. Experience the coastal peaks, scenic trails, and abundant wildlife in this serene and picturesque setting. The vibrant Malibu Country Mart is home to high-end retailers and a buzzing atmosphere.
Located along the Pacific Coast Highway in California, The Reel Inn is a beloved seafood shack where Malibu locals flock for their seafood fix. This casual eatery offers a memorable dining experience with its quirky decor and convivial atmosphere. Here, you can order your choice of fresh fish, prepared to your liking, and savor it with two delectable sides. The adjacent Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine is a hidden gem that tantalizes taste buds with its irresistible Thai dishes. Delight in the bubbling tom kha soup served in a traditional hot pot, and don’t miss the delectable “golden bags” – fried wontons shaped like miniature coin purses. Then, complete your culinary journey with a flavorful curry, fragrant rice, or a satisfying noodle dish.
To experience barefoot luxury, head to the historic Surfrider Hotel. With its beach-house-like ambiance, this stylish boutique hotel offers 20 beautifully appointed rooms and stunning views of the surfing hub it’s named after. The rooftop deck provides an idyllic setting to unwind and enjoy the coastal panorama. Situated on the ocean side of the Pacific Coast Highway in California, Malibu Beach Inn offers a tranquil retreat with 47 well-appointed rooms. Enjoy easy access to a serene beach via a convenient staircase and indulge in onsite dining at Carbon Beach Club Restaurant. For unparalleled luxury, immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Nobu Ryokan Malibu. This exquisite property offers 16 rooms, each carefully designed with a blend of Japanese minimalism and decadence. To top it off, there’s Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s renowned sushi at onsite Nobu Malibu.
Sweden is getting ready to soak in Olympic vibes. The SOC (Swedish Olympic Committee) is going to organize an elaborate Olympic Festival in Stockholm, during the upcoming Tokyo 2020. This unique festival will offer the sports-enthusiast children to follow the Olympic Games, meet their icon Olympians, and even give new fun sports a try.
This Olympic Festival is actually a much broader concept, to be implemented in a total of 11 countries over 4 continents. Along with Sweden, Cape Verde, the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Kosovo, Singapore, and Australia are also going to host International Olympic Committee-backed Olympic Festivals.
The Stockholm Festival
During the coming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, SOC will conduct the festivities (August 4–6). The main venue of the festival is the Olympic Stadium of Stockholm. The SOC is busy building a festival area, with amenities like big screens and restaurants, but all complying with the current covid restrictions.
Due to the pandemic situation, Tokyo is not allowing spectators at Olympic venues. The project manager of SOC Frida Nevalainen also has openly encouraged the sports fanatics to be part of the Stockholm Festival and enjoy a similar Olympic atmosphere together with friends and families at the Olympic Stadium. Most significantly, this festival is completely free of cost and open to all. According to Nevalainen, Stockholm Festival will provide the enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime chance to give sports included in Olympics a try, meet their favorite Olympians, and take part in various fun challenges and competitions.
Alongside the Olympic Stadium, opportunities to test various Olympic Games will be available also in Skeppsbron and Kungsträdgården, from July 23 – August 2, this year. The preparation of another event, a month-long Olympic exhibition in Stockholm Central Station, is also currently undergoing. With all its array of entertainments, the Stockholm Festival is all set to celebrate the Olympic spirit, full of fun and frolic for sports buffs from all ages.