Pretty and safe area, 15 minutes to Malibu Beach
Traffic smog distance miss connections
Cool Summer Night in the Santa Monica Mountains
Stumble upon a ranch/museum, just minutes from the city of Los Angeles, and an hour+ from Santa Barbara!!Happy to say the Leonis Ranch, California's first official Historic-Cultural Monument, came to be due to strong effort for locals who desired to preserve historical land and culture. The land included a house of adobe brick belonging to the...more
Built in 1981 and located in Calabasas, but very near Malibu State Park in a beautiful very detailed traditional Hindu Temple. It was sort of sureal to see it in the mountains on the way to Malibu. The priest live on the grounds to keep an eye on it. The deities at the Malibu Temple include Venkateswara, Rama, Lakshman, Sita, Hanuman, Ganesh,...more
24150 Park Rosso, Calabasas, CA 91302
Good for: Families
24150 Park Sorrento
Good for: Families
23627 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, California, 91302, United States
Good for: Solo
Part of a small chain (9) you can always count on a good meal at a reasonable price. Prices range from salads such as the chopped Italian at $8.99 or a BBQ chicken salad at $12.99, to your classic pasta dishes, lasagna, pizza, risottos, seafoods are mostly shrimp and calamari, not too much is fish or steak dishes.more
If you must have that hot pastrami sandwich, or a side of knish with gravy, then you are at the right spot. As good a deli menu as you will find anyplace. You can get our sandwich for around $11, a deli plate for $14, even fried shrimp or baked salmon. There is another Label's on Pico in West LA.more
Located in the El Camino Shopping Center, Chick's has been serving rotisserie chicken, roasted over a blend of eucalyptus and avocada firewood in a copper oven since 1982. A favorite with many local families and you can regularly find LA County deputies enjoying the good foot. Not fancy, very casual, just good food.more
Although technically not in Calabasas, it is only 15 minutes away in Malibu. The locals seem to know when Momma Rosa is in the kitchen. Continental menu. Very cosy, and some great wines on the rack. Catch a celebrity there once in a while. My favorite is the spinach salad with dates, apples and gorgonzola cheese.more
Riviera opened up in late 2004 and is an upscale full service restaurant across the street from the Promenade on Calabasas Road. The dcor is nice and artsy. The service was just OK. On the plus side, you can get quality international wines by the glass. On the downside, I ordered a Bordeau and was given a very gamay flavored Cote du Rhone.more
Where else but to find venison, wild boar, all expertly prepared. For me this is one of the best restaurants in LA and is only 7 minutes (by car) from my home. It use to be a hunting lodge and has many vestiges of the old days hanging around. Like heads of former meals staring down at you. There is a dress code, i.e. no jeans, t shirts. While it is...more
Ok so at the moment the club scene in L.A. is sorta weak because of a bad economy and stuff. Not that there isn't stuff to find and do that will be going off. I'm a promoter and talent manager so I have a good knowledge of things in the area. I just want everyone to know were to go that will meet your needs. From dance clubs with Drum&Bass, House...more
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This little boutique shop seems to have exactly what the Malibu babes want. Although not in Calabasas, it is only 15 minutes away. They have a huge sale in January where the locals line up before the store opens.
What to pay: A little expensive.
Warning to all of you smokers out there who want to come to Calabasas: quit or suffer the consequence of being frowned upon in this town. This year, city government is enforcing a no smoking ban, not only inside buildings but outside in any public area. Note: different to what was though before, there WILL be some designated smoking areas put in place, in areas that are deemed away from the public!
I swear, Calabasas may just enforce anti-breathing law one of these days! He he.. I say this not as a smoker keen on smoker's rights. I just question a bit the loss of casual freedoms at large here. Hmmm.. there is a strong smell of debate on this topic here.
Especially in September and October, brush fires in Southern California are very dangerous and, as can be seen, happen very close to us. The local fire departments were able to save every home accept one. They were amazing. We have many friends that this recent fire (Sept 2005) affected.more
Malibu Canyon between the San Fernando Valley and the Beach is beautiful and dramatic, but we lose several wonderful people every year when they fail to negotiate the turns and head over the cliff. It is tempting to speed through the canyon, but please mind the speed limits. The roadside memorial is another testimonial of driving too fast.more
Being in the Santa Monica Mounrtains, nature is only a footstep away. It is very common to find a rattlesnake in your backyard or on the front porch. If you are hiking in the hills you always have to be careful to watch your step or where you put your hand. These two were found right across the street from the Calabasas High School. In amorous...more
Well, I admit it. I was sucked into seeing The Commons, one of the latest opulent strip malls to be created in southern California. It is more like an experience of people watching and picture snapping than shopping. The usual somewhat high-end and ultra luxury shops are here- just like at many other grand malls but the real attraction here is the overall atmosphere of the place. The Commons is built up as a republica of an elegant part of Tuscany or Northern Italy. For those here who can't afford to go to charming Italy may just love to come here.
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Unique Suggestions: Ride the trolley that departs to Old Calabasas to discover the more authentic part of the city. (Transportation tip)
Manage to come during the week. Weekends mean more crowds.
Also, check out special events on the website
Bird viewing at Zuma Beach lagoon. During the winter storms the waves are too choppy and the water is to murky for pelicans and other seabirds. They hang by the shore waiting for a break in the weather. The pelicans act like old biddies, looking out to sea, then turning to their neighbor and complain about the damn weather. There are many other...more
Just 15 minutes from Calabasas, this is a beautiful canyon complete with various trails, stream, waterfall, even a visitors center and parking. Walk up 2 miles to the remains of Roberts house (burned down in 1982) complete with bomb shelter. The remains of a palm garden are running wild. Huge Bird of Paradise plants in full bloom. This is a great...more
Just 22 miles from congested urban turf of downtown Los Angeles, Calabasas is a suburban escape with an old country feel, nestled in the San Fernando Valley. City leaders have made a commitment to preserving and beautifying the land. Besides the Leonis Ranch, several structures, from city hall to the library charms with Spanish-Mex ranchero...more