Manhattan Beach is a seaside town neighboring Hermosa Beach in south Los Angeles, California. The most fashionable and posh town in the South Bay area, visitors can enjoy everything from beach volleyball to shopping. Accommodations range from boutique to upscale hotels, and beauty salons and health centers are within walking distance of most hotels. Located on Manhattan Beach Boulevard, the downtown Polliwog Park offers many activities including picnic areas, the Botanical Garden and amphitheater. Visitors can also walk the pier to the Roundhouse Aquarium or stroll along the Strand to shop, dine and people-watch.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located only 5 miles from Manhattan Beach, making for an affordable taxi ride to and from the airport. Within the town, the Beach City Transit bus offers fixed routes from Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan beaches.
Spring and fall are the ideal seasons to visit this 100-year-old city, with temperatures averaging around 70-degrees Fahrenheit. With mild year-round temperatures, visitors are sure to enjoy the numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants with offerings ranging from fresh seafood to Mexican, Japanese and American. The eclectic nightlife scene offers martini bars, late night dining and local dives. The town also hosts a year-round farmer's market located at 13th Street and Morningside Drive.