1. Malibu

Point Dume and Zuma beach are top destinations for locals.

2. Laguna Beach

Super insular nice community with really friendly local restauranteurs, check out Orange Kitchen when you drive by.

3. Hermosa Beach

Really great for local gift shopping and the beaches are phenomenal.

4. Carpenteria

Beautiful sunsets and hyper local vibes.

5. Avalon

Smaller than other towns but super scenic, this boating peninsula will make your heart melt.

6. Solvang

A must see.

7. California City

Beautiful lake views and quaint shopping activities available.

8. Pacific Grove

Gorgeous water views, and highly regarded as the Jewel of California.