Looking to go to your favorite Artist's concert this summer and want to visit them in LA? Enjoy the beach and sunshine while you're here at the Sea View Inn. Here is a list of a few concerts happening this year in Los Angeles CA.
June 16 - Andrea Bocelli
June 21 - Halsey
June 25 - Jesse McCartney
July 9 - Halsey
July 23 - Kenny Chesney
July 2 - Justin Bieber
Aug 2 - Josh Groban
Aug 11 - Daddy Yankee
Aug 19 - OneRepublic
Frequently Asked Questions: Manhattan Beach California
Probably one of the most interesting beach towns in the Los Angeles area, Manhattan Beach, also known as the "Pearl of the South Bay" is home to fashionably chic shopping and award-winning restaurants all just steps from the historic Manhattan Beach Pier. But here's a few answers to some frequently asked questions that may come in handy when visiting!
HOW DO I DECIDE WHERE TO EAT?
That's a good question! Only minutes away from the Seaview Inn at the Beach, the Manhattan Beach Food Tour takes you on a voyage throughout Downtown Manhattan Beach where you will taste the best dishes from the top restaurants! Visit many restaurants showcasing a variety of different cuisines including Mexican, Seafood, Mediterranean, Californian, a Wine Tasting and so much more! This culinary journey will be led by locals who will share the history of Manhattan Beach and California's food trends, as well as highlight the most picturesque scenes in the area.
WHAT IS THAT BUILDING AT THE END OF THE PIER?
That's the Roundhouse and it houses an aquarium with a touch tank and many animal specimens from the Santa Monica Bay. It's a particularly good place for kids, and the admission is free! More than 100 marine animals from Southern California's waters live at the aquarium. Notable wildlife includes moon jellies, sharks, octopus, moray eels, lobsters, and more.
WHERE DO I PARK?
The City runs twelve parking lots. These lot locations can be viewed using the online Public Parking Lots Interactive Tour. In addition to the parking lots, there are over 400 City street meters in the Downtown and North Manhattan Beach business districts. And for visitors, you'll need maps and directions, no worries the friendly folks at the City of Manhattan Beach got you covered!
No matter the reason you're visiting us, The Sea View Inn offers casual comfort with all the modern conveniences. We're just a stone throw away from local eateries and a charming avenue of eclectic shops. "Live like a local" and borrow one of our beach cruisers to cruise along the beachfront bike path and enjoy the views of the panoramic ocean. To learn more or help with booking your stay, contact us!
The Sea View Inn and Manhattan Beach, CA are known for their incredible beaches. However, Southern California is also known for its amazing theme parks. And, after over a year of all of them being closed, we are excited to announce that most of the major amusement parks are open or will be soon!
Go see Mickey and Minnie at Disney Parks in California which are now open but limited to California residents
Check out the new Jurassic World ride at Universal Studios California which is now open to the public
If you love big coasters go to Six Flags Magic Mountain which is opening and celebrating its 50th anniversary this May.
Knotts Berry Farm is opening on May 21st and is limited to California residents. It’s Knotts Berry Farm’s 100th Anniversary. Snoopy and the gang are excited to spend it with you!
Be sure you look into each individual park as some parks are requiring reservations before attending.
Shopping in Manhattan Beach - Shop Local
Manhattan Beach has some of the best food, beach, and, of course, shopping in the South Bay. Take a day to walk through Downtown Manhattan Beach located only a short walk away from the Sea View Inn and check out our local coastal boutiques.
If you’re looking for some chic and trendy clothes head over to Manhattan Beach’s The Beehive or their sister store Wright’s to find the cutest new California styles.
If you need some gifts to bring home for friends or family from your California vacay go to Tabula Rasa for our favorite beachy home essentials.
If you’re on the hunt for a bikini to soak up the California sun check out Founded 1912, a new swimsuit boutique with all the coolest brands.
Finally, if you need a new book to read while tanning on the beach, head on over to Pages a small business book store in Downtown Manhattan Beach.
Learn to Surf in Manhattan Beach!
"Catch a wave and you're sitting on top the world!"
- The Beach Boys "Catch A Wave" (1963)
No truer words have ever been spoken, but you've got to start somewhere, right?
Looking to try the Sport of Kings yourself? To seek the stoke? I found it in Manhattan Beach when I was kid, but it's never too late to give it a shot! Back then, surf lessons didn't really exist. Now things are very different, and you can learn "wave sliding" with professional guidance in a safe environment with the appropriate equipment.
Manhattan Beach offers several options for Surf Lessons and Camps in a variety of formats, as well as forgiving waves that are great for learning!
From private lessons to classes to full-blown surf camps, there few better places to learn to surf than Manhattan Beach!
Manhattan Beach Surf Lessons
See you in the lineup!
Manhattan Beach Pier - The History
A trip to Manhattan Beach is not complete without a visit to the Pier. Located at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, the pier was reputedly one of the first structures erected during the town's birth back in 1901, though the one standing today is not the original pier. The original structure was made from wood and stood 900 feet long but it was destroyed by a storm in 1913.
Delays in construction related to cash flow, mother nature, and the war prevented the reappearance of the pier until 1920. This time around, engineer A.L. Harris built a concrete structure and designed a circular end to help protect against exposure and the ravages of the sea. An octagonal house was added to the line-up in 1922 and a 200-foot extension that had been added in 1928 was destroyed by a winter storm in 1940, never to be repaired.
In 1946, the pier and attached beach were given to the state by the city of Manhattan Beach. For the next forty years, life revolved quietly around this beautiful spot by the sea. But by the mid-1980s, age and Mother Nature had done their dirty work on the pier. A passing jogger was injured by falling concrete and this was the last straw. Something had to be done. In 1995, the Manhattan Beach Pier was declared a historic landmark by the state and the process of restoring it back to its original glory was underway.
Today, the pier is home to the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium. Free to the public, the aquarium houses a shark tank, a touch tank with species native to Southern California and more.
The pier is also known for its fine fishing, particularly barred surfperch, with fisherpeople catching up to hundreds of them per hour.
In the late 1940s, Dale Velzy, the first commercial surfboard shaper, started a business building and repairing surfboards under the pier. He then moved to the nearby storefront in 1949.
If the pier looks very familiar but you just can't place it, think back to the 1980s. Mel Gibson's character in Tequila Sunrise lived on the beach near the pier. In 1991, Keanu Reeves bought his surfboard from a shop on the pier in Point Break. And in 2004, Ben Stiller's character, Starsky, is seen stretching and running under the pier in the movie Starsky and Hutch. Be sure and make it down to the Manhattan Beach Pier the next time you are in the area. Its long and colorful history provides a little something special for everyone.
WHERE TO STAY?
The Sea View Inn at the Beach is the closest hotel to the Pacific Ocean in Manhattan Beach, CA! Recently remodeled, our rooms are all unique, comfortable, boutique and chic, and we provide lots of freebies including FREE Wi-Fi, bicycles, beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach toys for the kids! Call us today to book your room with a view - 310.545.1504
Things to do on your sun-filled fun vacation in Manhattan Beach California
If you are in the market for a fabulous vacation, try a flight to the home of the stars, as well as the location of luxurious beaches, such as Manhattan Beach, California and its things to do.
A short stroll from the Sea View Inn, beachgoers can view the Californian classic Manhattan beach, with all of its volleyball courts, sunbathers, and surfers.
Nearby, the South Bay Bicycle Trail and accompanying pedestrian walkway is a great place to jog and bike along the beautiful beach side.
After burning calories biking and jogging, travelers may visit one of the many excellent restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach, that have earned the location a noteworthy reputation spot for extravagant dining, with many locations such as, The Arthur J, serving hardwood grilled steaks. There is also Paradise Bowls, with its maximum sized fruit bowls of pineapples, goji berries, and superfood, pitaya. Or even perhaps the Ercoles Bar, which has been in town since 1927, according to the LA Times, sporting pool tables and $6 mai tais.
After a satisfying lunch, brunch, or afternoon cocktail, travelers should visit one of the many museums or galleries of greater Los Angeles. L.A. is home to more museums, theaters, and galleries than any other U.S. city, according to Discover Los Angeles. Awe-inspiring museums include the Getty Center in Brentwood and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Museum Row. There are also monthly art walks across the city.
If museums are not your idea of a good time, the nightlife of L.A. is unparalleled. There are many nightclubs, bars, and comedy clubs, including the chic Drai's and the Colony in famous Hollywood, or the well-known Hard Rock Cafe, or the highly entertaining Laugh Factory with its stand-up comics and surprise guests.
Whatever your idea of luxury or fun is, L.A. is accommodating, and a great place to visit for any traveler in search of the sun, fun, and lax times. Perhaps you might even rub elbows with some of Hollywood's elite!
WHERE TO STAY?
The Sea View Inn at the Beach is the closest hotel to the Pacific Ocean in Manhattan Beach, CA. Recently remodeled, our rooms are all unique, comfortable, boutique and chic, and we provide lots of freebies including FREE Wi-Fi, bicycles, beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach toys for the kids! Call us today to book your room with a view - 310.545.1504