The Best Local Getaways Near Woodland Hills
Stay close to home to enjoy the full natural landscapes and attractions LA offers. Most of this city’s incredible sights are near Woodland Hills and the popular apartments at Essence, where you can begin and end a host of unforgettable day trips.
Life’s a Beach
Essence near Woodland Hills is across a small mountain pass from LA’s most essential beaches. Point Dume State Beach offers some of the best nearly-360-degree views in all of LA: rocky coastline, mountains, and endless sea (you can often spot Gray Whales). Point Dume also boasts a peaceful, isolated section, a sliver of the beach up the stairs on the east side of this bluff-top preserve that offers rare tidepools. El Matador State Beach is another high point: views from the upper cliffs above giant boulders and the kelp-laden Pacific Ocean take one’s breath away. Truly one of Malibu’s finest.
Terranea boasts inspired links with a world-class golf club, a golf academy, event facilities, and a pro shop. This venue advertises special golf packages (both individual and group), “breakfast with a view” atop the stunning Palos Verdes Peninsula (green hills, golden sand, blue waters), and a spa rejuvenation package popular with all who’ve grown weary of city life.
California Cowboys and Cowgirls
When the skies are clear, you can see for miles from the Malibu headquarters of Los Angeles Horseback Riding. The site was voted “The Most Beautiful Place to Trail Ride in Los Angeles” by Los Angeles Magazine. This outfit offers full and half-day adventures through the lowlands and highlands in small groups or even on private rides. On the other hand, Malibu Riders can take you on a ride through Malibu to Santa Monica. Or take a shorter ride paid by the hour.
Beach Club and Spa
The Calamigos Guest Ranch offers an old family history. It is uniquely located in “Malibu Wine Country” with equal access to the mountains and the beach.
Living at Essence provides the perfect opportunity to stay home and still visit all these incredible locations and more near Woodland Hills and LA.