Park. Peruse. Repeat.
For many, that final stretch before the inevitable turn south on PCH into Hermosa is the stuff of rush hour angst and frustration. But while you weary commuters bang your heads on steering wheels, a few of your neighbors enjoy the perks of this busy commercial thoroughfare. Why sit in traffic when you could be sipping an after-work espresso or picking out a nice bottle of wine for dinner? Here are a few reasons to get out of your car and get in on the local action.
After you pass Manhattan Beach Boulevard, things start to pick up near 11th Street and the bold blue façade of
1. Manhattan Torah Center (1003 N. Sepulveda Blvd.) If you order by Wednesdays, you can pick up their delicious challah bread on Friday afternoons.
Another block down and you’ll hit a few notable eateries, including popular
2. El Gringo Manhattan (921 N. Sepulveda Blvd.), 3. O-Sho Japanese (913 N. Sepulveda Blvd.) and 4. India Tandoori Halal (916 N. Sepulveda Blvd.) across the street.
Now that you need to work off all that delicious ethnic cuisine, 5. Club Pilates Manhattan Beach (903 N. Sepulveda Blvd.) can be found right next door for an after-work workout. For the happy hour-inclined, 6. Barsha Wines & Spirits (917 N. Sepulveda Blvd.) has the perfect pour for you.
Leaping ahead past 6th Street you can enjoy the instant perks of 7. Two Guns Espresso (350 N. Sepulveda Blvd.), a stylish respite for both coffee and tea lovers. Take your caffeine buzz next door and grab a sandwich to go at crowd-pleaser
8. Rinaldi’s (350 N. Sepulveda Blvd.) or one of the much-loved tacos at
9. El Tarasco (350 N. Sepulveda Blvd.)
This side of Sepulveda offers plenty for those of you with a green thumb. Most prominent, 10. Deep Roots Garden Center & Florist (207 N. Sepulveda Blvd.) entices visitors with its red façade and wide assortment of drought-resistant, native plants. If your love of nature is more aligned with the vase, you can find fresh-cut flowers and arrangements at 11. Manhattan Village Florist (909 N. Sepulveda Blvd.)
The breathtaking Hualālai landscape, hot Kona coffee and haute cuisine are all on the menu for this Big Island getaway.