Manhattan Beach

location MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA

In the future, I know I’m going to be living elsewhere. I have no clue as to when or how, or anything else. I just know that living in Los Angeles is not a permanent thing. And so I want to make the most of this place.

In a series called ‘Discover Los Angeles’, I am determined to get out more and explore this city that I’ve lived in for years and yet, have only stepped out to my backyard (or rather, my apartment’s parking lot). Anyway, let me get off my soap box.

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On a rather sunny weekday, my friend and I traveled all the way to Manhattan Beach, a place that isn’t nearly as famous as Santa Monica beach or Malibu (hooray). It is a neighboring beach to Redondo and Hermosa beach. And without any tourist attractions, this is a very calm, sparse, and rather clean beach – perfect for those days that you just want to go lay out on the sand and read a book.

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There is a boardwalk full of restaurants, ice cream parlors, and the usual souvenir shops that locals seem to really like. For dinner, we went to a burger/beer joint and after waiting for 40 minutes for a table, found that the place was noisy as hell. Nice that we found a popular place, Not nice that my friend and I couldn’t even have a proper discussion. It didn’t help that the L.A. Kings playoff game was being shown on the many large screens displayed on the walls.

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Anyway, I had a wonderful relaxing time on a Los Angeles beach and am glad we got to spend a weekday there (I highly suggest going on a weekday when it’s not going to be as crowded).

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