There’s a reason all the stars hang out in Malibu — even migrating whales love it.

First things first: Malibu’s beaches. Some are more well known than others so ask around to get the lowdown on the best stretches of sand for surfing, sunning and maybe some celeb spotting. Then there is the backcountry, filled with vineyards rolling over hills, canyons with waterfalls and meadows with wildflowers. Malibu will meet your every need, from hot chips on the beach to extravagant dining, museums to farmers markets. And you don’t have to be famous to enjoy it.