3 Things to do in Malibu on a Budget

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Malibu is known around the world for its Mediterranean climate, surf, and world-class shopping. Of course, many people also associate some of Hollywood’s biggest names with this laid-back California coastal town and rightfully so, since A-listers like Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr., and Lady Gaga all have mansions in the area. 

With so much affluence concentrated in one place, is it possible to take a trip to Malibu without breaking the bank? Of course! You don’t have to be rich and famous to eat, drink, see and do dozens of things. The first step in saving money, though, is affordable accommodation. 

Good Nite Inn Calabasas offers guests comfortable, clean and modern rooms that are sure to exceed your expectations. Best of all, it’s centrally located for easy access to all of the things to do in Malibu on a budget!

Now that you know where to put your head down, here’s the best Malibu has to offer, money optional. 

Take a Stroll Down Malibu Pier

Unlike piers like Santa Monica Pier, Malibu Pier is notably quiet, making it the perfect place to spend a relaxed afternoon fishing, reading, and people-watching. If you have a bit of money to spend, Malibu Pier is also home to some must-visit restaurants and shops. 

Whatever you decide to do, expect stunning views and easy access to the beach. Feeling adventurous? Check out the beach rentals or hire a boat for the afternoon to go whale watching.

Lounge on the Beach

One of the biggest draws of Malibu is its beaches. Just ask the local surfers! 

Fortunately, most of the beaches in Malibu are public which means they’re free to enjoy. Some of our favorites at Good Nite Inn include Paradise Cove, Topanga State Beach, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, and Le Carrillo State Park and Beach and Zuma Beach.

If you’re traveling with children or pets, make sure you have a look into which beaches are best for your specific needs. 

Bonus: If you prefer forests to beaches, stay at Good Nite Inn Salinas and check out Big Sur National Park instead. 

Take a Tour of Star’s Homes in Malibu

If you’re fascinated by celebrities, you’ve come to the right place. Dozens of stars live in Malibu, which (naturally) means dozens of tours have cropped up in the city that give visitors a chance to see how the other half lives.

If you don’t want to pay $60 for a ticketed tour, create your own! While it may take a bit more time to do the initial research and plot your route from your hotel in Calabasas CA, the result will be a totally free, bespoke trip around the city. 

Just don’t forget your camera!

See? There’s plenty to do in Malibu for free! Whether you’re traveling with kids, have escaped to the coast for a romantic weekend, or are just stopping through, you can enjoy the sun, sand, and celebrity without spending a dime.

Book your room at Good Nite Inn Calabasas now.