Manhattan Beach travel guide

Manhattan Beach Tourism | Manhattan Beach Guide

You're Going to Love Manhattan Beach

With a population of 35,135, Manhattan Beach is a must-see destination in California, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Manhattan Beach deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Manhattan Beach

If you’re looking for affordable options, Manhattan House (1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd) and Pancho's (3615 Highland Ave) are great picks.

When to visit Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach in February
Estimated package price
$380
2 travelers
Flight to Manhattan Beach
3 nights at hotel
Manhattan Beach in February
Estimated package price
$380
2 travelers
Flight to Manhattan Beach
3 nights at hotel

How to Get to Manhattan Beach

Plane

When flying to Manhattan Beach, you’ll arrive at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), which is located 4 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Manhattan Beach include American Airlines, Air France and Aeromexico. The shortest domestic flight to Manhattan Beach departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 10m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Manhattan Beach. The train journey from Manhattan Beach to Burbank takes 0h 29m and costs around $11 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Fullerton, expect to pay about $14 for a 0h 39m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Manhattan Beach is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 13 miles from Manhattan Beach. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Ace, among others, in Los Angeles.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Manhattan Beach, including Bus, FlixBus and Greyhound. From Santa Barbara, the bus ride to Manhattan Beach takes 120 miles and will cost you around $64. From Palm Springs, the ticket costs about $31 for a journey of 124 miles.

Plane

When flying to Manhattan Beach, you’ll arrive at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), which is located 4 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Manhattan Beach include American Airlines, Air France and Aeromexico. The shortest domestic flight to Manhattan Beach departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 10m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Manhattan Beach. The train journey from Manhattan Beach to Burbank takes 0h 29m and costs around $11 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Fullerton, expect to pay about $14 for a 0h 39m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Manhattan Beach is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 13 miles from Manhattan Beach. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Ace, among others, in Los Angeles.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Manhattan Beach, including Bus, FlixBus and Greyhound. From Santa Barbara, the bus ride to Manhattan Beach takes 120 miles and will cost you around $64. From Palm Springs, the ticket costs about $31 for a journey of 124 miles.

Airports near Manhattan Beach

Airlines serving Manhattan Beach

Lufthansa
Good (4,692 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (943 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,554 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,615 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,298 reviews)
Air France
Good (980 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (488 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,595 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,960 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,455 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,888 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (869 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,181 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,683 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Manhattan Beach

Most booked hotels in Manhattan Beach

westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 227 reviews)
$263+
Residence Inn Los Angeles Lax/Manhattan Beach
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 339 reviews)
$210+
Best Western Plus Manhattan Beach Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 943 reviews)
$192+
Marina Del Rey Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 1828 reviews)
$280+
Redac Gateway Hotel Torrance
3 stars
Good (7.9, 1057 reviews)
$132+
Seahorse Inn
2 stars
Good (7.7, 779 reviews)
$126+

Renting a car in Manhattan Beach

Renting a car in Manhattan Beach costs $36 per day, on average, or $72 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 27% cheaper than airport locations in Manhattan Beach.

Expect to pay $3.90 per gallon in Manhattan Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.79 and $62.38. The most frequently booked car type in Manhattan Beach is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Hyundai Elantra or similar) are, on average, 58% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Manhattan Beach costs $36 per day, on average, or $72 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 27% cheaper than airport locations in Manhattan Beach.

Expect to pay $3.90 per gallon in Manhattan Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.79 and $62.38. The most frequently booked car type in Manhattan Beach is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Hyundai Elantra or similar) are, on average, 58% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.