By Keith Kyle
There are endless reasons that make Manhattan Beach such a unique and special town, and certainly one of them is the small town charm. As with any good town, the heart of the city is located in the downtown shopping and dining area. Only this town center sits just steps from one of the nicest beaches in the world and it’s hard not to be amazed and dazzled by the location. With a variety of restaurants both casual and fine dining, sports bars to catch the games, a boutique and hip hotel and shops for just about everyone, downtown Manhattan Beach really epitomizes the casual yet elegant feel of the city itself. In addition to the abundance of activities in the center of the city, just a short walk down the street leads you to the sand of world famous Manhattan Beach as well as the Manhattan Beach pier, Roundhouse Aquarium, and the bike and walk paths of The Strand, Manhattan Beach’s oceanfront walk.
Map of downtown Manhattan Beach.