Manhattan Beach travel guide

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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. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Manhattan Beach has to offer.

What to do in Manhattan Beach

Top activities & attractions in Manhattan Beach

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.

Most popular restaurants in Manhattan Beach

Wonderful (360 reviews)
Very good (150 reviews)

When to visit Manhattan Beach

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

How to Get to Manhattan Beach


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 Azul, Alaska Airlines and Air China. The shortest domestic flight to Manhattan Beach departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 10m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Manhattan Beach. The train journey from Manhattan Beach to Fullerton takes 0h 36m and costs around $14 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Anaheim, expect to pay about $16 for a 0h 42m trip.


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 Hertz and Ace, among others, in Los Angeles.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Manhattan Beach, including FlixBus, Bus and Amtrak. From Bakersfield, the bus ride to Manhattan Beach takes 125 miles and will cost you around $31. From San Diego, the ticket costs about $20 for a journey of 135 miles.

Airports near Manhattan Beach

Airlines serving Manhattan Beach

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British Airways
Good (2,034 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,690 reviews)
Air France
Good (606 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,554 reviews)
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (317 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,509 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (581 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Manhattan Beach

Average rates range from around $301 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $1,222 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Manhattan Beach

Most booked hotels in Manhattan Beach

Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach Lax
Excellent (8.7, 386 reviews)
Marina Del Rey Hotel
Excellent (8.2, 1531 reviews)
westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection
Excellent (8.2, 214 reviews)
Best Western Plus Manhattan Beach Hotel
Excellent (8.1, 622 reviews)
Residence Inn by Marriott Manhattan Beach
Excellent (8.1, 293 reviews)
Seahorse Inn
Good (7.8, 710 reviews)

Renting a car in Manhattan Beach

Renting a car in Manhattan Beach costs $37 per day, on average, or $75 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 25% cheaper than airport locations in Manhattan Beach.

Expect to pay $3.82 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 $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Manhattan Beach is Mini (Nissan Quest or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Kia Forte or similar) are, on average, 65% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.