Since the 1930s, Hollywood hotshots have considered Malibu their home away from home. Malibu Colony, the famous gated community that opened in 1929, has served as an escape for everyone from Gloria Swanson to Barbara Streisand.
But despite the glut of glamorous residents, this beach-side enclave remains relatively laid-back. After surfing or relaxing by the ocean, you can tone up and rejuvenate your senses at The Ranch at Live Oak spa. For the more culinary-minded, dinner at Savory or stargazing at Nobu are musts, and the culturally-inclined can expand their knowledge of Greek and Roman history at the Getty Villa.
In your overnight bag? Think casual with a capital “C,” mixed with a Boho-chic vibe. Forget the heels and gowns—ground yourself in flat sandals and give in to your groovy side!