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The ocean pier at night - Pepperdine University

Places to Visit

Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains and stretching for 27 miles, Malibu is the perfect vacationing spot (and the perfect spot to go to school). Malibu is 20-30 minutes away from the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, and other West Coast destinations.


Villa Graziadio Executive Center
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90263


Please call the Villa Graziadio Executive Center for rates and reservations.
The Villa Graziadio Executive Center is poised to meet the needs of global business professionals and organizations seeking educational retreats, seminars, and trainings at an executive conference center facility, as well as that of visitors to the Malibu campus. We offer 32 well-appointed guest rooms with spectacular views and luxurious accommodations.

Standard: $159 + $25 for extra occupant (rate for Pepperdine students, parents, faculty, and staff)
Ocean View: $249 + $25 for extra occupant (rate for Pepperdine students, parents, faculty, and staff)

Distance from Campus:
Located on campus

The Anza – A Calabasas Hotel
23627 Calabasas Road
Calabasas, CA 91302


The Anza features modern design and contemporary décor with a casual vibe. Casual but timeless, modern but comfortable. Enter the bright and airy lobby designed with areas to socialize and relax. With communal tables, lounge seating around a fireplace, and media den, it's the perfect spot to gather with friends or meet new ones. Graze Bistro & Bar provides tempting light fare and a selection of local wines and beers, while The Market offers grab-and-go snacks and other sundries. Enjoy a cabana at the pool or a brisk workout.

Standard: $179 (Pepperdine rate)
Premium: $197 (Pepperdine rate)

Distance from Campus:
30 minutes from campus

The Brentwood Inn
12200 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049


Brentwood Inn is nestled along Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood.  Our private bungalow-style guestrooms boast exceptionally comfortable beds offering chenille, and woven jacquard comforters with plush pillows, high wood-beam ceilings, and skylight.  The Brentwood is smoke and pet free. Lodging includes parking, high speed internet, complimentary bottled water, continental breakfast, and afternoon cookies with milk.

Fairmont - Miramar Hotel
101 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica CA 90401


This Santa Monica hotel offers a beautiful swimming pool, extensive meeting facilities, Exhale Spa and a well-equipped Health Club.

Standard: $355 (Pepperdine rate)
Deluxe: $385 (Pepperdine rate)
Ocean View: $445 (Pepperdine rate)

Distance from Campus:
30 minutes from campus

Four Seasons Hotel
Two Dole Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362



Surrounded by 20 acres of lush gardens and exotic landscapes, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village offers spacious accommodations overlooking inspiring views including mountains, gardens and a cascading waterfall. Guest rooms and suites, feature high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, 42" high-definition plasma television, a Mac iHome system, spacious marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. Pepperdine University travelers receive the following added benefits: Complimentary access to our 24 hour fitness center, including daily fitness classes (yoga and energy walks), dry sauna and indoor pool. Complimentary access to The Spa and outdoor Serenity Pool including our eucalyptus steam rooms, dry saunas and whirlpools. Complimentary mini-muffins, coffee and tea in the Lobby every morning, 24 hour in-room dining, Kids and Teens For All Seasons lounges with pool table, video game room and more.

Superior King: $230 (Pepperdine rate)
Deluxe King/Double Room: $240 (Pepperdine rate)
Deluxe Waterfall King: $260 (Pepperdine rate)
Suite: Depends on availability (typically 25% off regular rate)

Distance from Campus:
30 minutes from campus

Please ask for the Pepperdine rate upon reservation.

Good Nite Inn Calabasas
26557 Agoura Rd.
Calabasas, CA


The Calabasas Good Nite Inn is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants. We're just 9 miles from beautiful beaches, 20 miles from the Santa Monica Pier, 35 miles from Universal Studios, and 45 minutes from Magic Mountain.

Superior King: $230 (Pepperdine rate)
Deluxe King/Double Room: $240 (Pepperdine rate)

Distance from Campus:
20 minutes from campus

Hampton Inn & Suites
30255 Agoura Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301



With more than 1,200 locations, Hampton hotels offer value-minded travelers comfortable, well-equipped rooms. You'll find that friendly service and many extra touches make every stay more enjoyable.
As a proud member of the Hilton family of hotels, guests can earn Hilton Honors hotel points and airline miles for the same stay. Hampton Inn guests also enjoy a complementary breakfast bar, serving a variety of food and beverages. Local calls are always complementary, and a complementary in-room movie channel is provided for your entertainment.

Hampton Inn & Suites
510 North Ventu Park Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320


Nestled in the scenic Santa Monica Mountains, the Hampton Inn & Suites Thousand Oaks, CA hotel is located only 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is within 35 miles of Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (BUR) and 45 miles of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Hilton Garden Inn
24150 Park Sorrento
Calabasas, CA 91302


Regular King/Regular Double: $179 (Pepperdine rate), Free Parking and Wifi

Distance from Campus:
20 minutes from campus

Enter your corporate ID number to access your discounted rate:
Pepperdine University Corp ID = 0765494

Hilton Woodland Hills
6360 Canoga Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Main: 818.595.1000
Reservations: 800.922.2400



Located adjacent to Highway 101 (Ventura Freeway), 25 minutes from campus, the Hilton Woodland Hills offers 326 deluxe guestrooms and suites featuring the "Hilton Serenity Bed Collection". Enjoy our state of the art fitness center, complimentary business center, complimentary appetizers Monday-Friday in Fitzgerald's Lounge, complimentary shuttle service within a 3 mile radius and within walking distance to shopping, theaters and restaurants.

Hotel Angeleno
170 N. Church Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049


A Boutique Hotel that is Uniquely Los Angeles. With ideal hotel location at the crossroads of Brentwood and Bel-Air,and within minutes of the Century City, Beverly Hills corridor. Hotel Angeleno is nestled amidst the best of the West Site. The landmark circular design of this dramatic Modern era icon set the tone for the cool yet classic look of a new interior by Jofusion Inc. Hotel Angeleno seamlessly blends an understated and handsome design with a relaxed ambiance, to create a new kind of casual luxury. Our Brentwood grounds,pool,and spectacular penthouse-level restaurant and lounge continue the warm and sophisticated atmosphere. Modern amenities, connected services and an authentic sense of place ensure a flawless stay. The result is a boutique hotel that is uniquely LA.

Homewood Suites by Hilton
28901 Canwood Street
Agoura Hills, CA 91301


The Homewood Suites by Hilton in Agoura Hills is an all suite hotel which features one- and two-bedroom suites. Our suites include fully equipped kitchens with full-sized refrigerators, two-burner stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, and full-sized sleeper sofas. Enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily and evening dinner available Monday through Thursday. Park the car and enjoy a complimentary shuttle service within a five-mile radius from 7 am – 10 pm and stay connected with complimentary WiFi . Your suite is a home away from home.

Hotel Casa Del Mar
1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405


The opulent Club Casa Del Mar of the Roaring Twenties is again the Grande Dame of Santa Monica. Restored to its original grandeur, the legendary seaside hotel welcomes you with the warmth, elegance and style of the past…and every comfort and amenity of today. For special graduation rates contact Janet English at 310.899.8449.

Hyatt Regency Westlake
880 S. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361



Escape from the ordinary in Southern California to our newly decorated luxury hotel—Hyatt Regency Westlake, located minutes from the scenic beaches of Malibu and within walking distance of over 30 restaurants, upscale shopping, excursions and entertainment. Enjoy our Mediterranean-style hotel, an oasis of sophistication and resort-like atmosphere with a beautiful outdoor patio, fire-pits, sauna, pool, gym, and garden. On property, indulge in Harvest Kitchen and Bar, serving full breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bar or re-energize with our on-site Starbucks. 

Depends on availability (Pepperdine rate is 10% off)

Distance from Campus:
25 minutes from campus

Pepperdine referral code:  94618

Los Angeles County Bed and Breakfasts

A resource for local Bed and Breakfasts.

Malibu Beach Inn
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265


The privately owned Malibu Beach Inn, Carbon Beach is nestled on the sands of famed "Billionaire's Beach," in the heart of Malibu. Built in 1989, the hotel has become a beloved destination for both leisure and business travelers. After a complete contemporary makeover, the property re-opened in Fall 2007, featuring 47 elegantly appointed rooms, exceptional coastal California cuisine in its guests-only dining room, a private beach club and attentive European-trained staff. Cutting-edge amenities and anticipatory service, offering guests the ultimate Malibu experience, distinguish Malibu Beach Inn as the only luxury oceanfront hotel destination between Santa Monica and Santa Barbara.

Depends on the season (rates fluctuate between $500-$1,500, no Pepperdine rate)

Distance from Campus:
5 minutes from campus

Malibu Country Inn
6505 Westward Beach Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265


Perched atop three beautifully landscaped areas overlooking Zuma Beach, Malibu Country Inn is a haven where our guests can relax by the pool and enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Ocean View, Mountain View, Garden View Rooms and Jacuzzi Rooms (which feature a hot tub on a private patio) are available.

28920 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265


The Native has a modern look inspired by old paradise charm.  Surrounded by lush greenery, this mid-century modernist retreat is just steps from Zuma beach.

Depends on the season (Pepperdine rate is 10% off)

Distance from Campus:
10 minutes from campus

Residence Inn, Westlake Village
30950 Russell Ranch Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91362



The Residence Inn by Marriott Westlake Village opened in August 2007 and is nestled between Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in prestigious Westlake Village. There are a wide variety of entertainment options close to the hotel; enjoy a fine dinner or take in a show at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Enjoy daily complimentary full hot breakfast buffet.

Varies based on availability.

Distance from Campus:
25 minutes from campus

Sheraton Agoura Hills
30100 Agoura Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301




Conveniently located off the 101 freeway, Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel is the closest Marriott property to Pepperdine University.

Ask for a Pepperdine Rate.
Please call Tamara Gilson at 818.665.4243 with questions or to book.

Shutters on the Beach
One Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Shutters, with its perfect blend of luxurious service and casual beach-life style, welcomes you to a stay of elegance and repose with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and California coastline.

Warner Center Marriott
21850 Oxnard St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367


Set like a jewel in the heart of West San Fernando Valley, adjacent to Highway 101 (Ventura Freeway), the newly reenergized Warner Center Marriott is an extraordinary business/vacation destination where the world revolves around you! Deep, vibrant tones accent a contemporary European style that stirs the senses and soothes the soul. 474 beautifully refreshed guest rooms and suites feature Revive® – the invigorating new bed from Marriott boasting softer sheets, plusher mattresses, more pillows and untold comfort.

Westlake Village Inn
31943 Agoura Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361


The Westlake Village Inn is a premier resort style property just outside of Los Angeles. With 17 acres of beautiful landscaping, it truly is a one of a kind experience. All of our rooms feature private patios or terraces, plush terry cloth robes, high speed internet access, irons and full size ironing boards, coffee makers and hair dryers. Please ask for the Pepperdine rate upon reservation. 

Courtyard Room: $180 (Pepperdine rate)
Executive/Lakeside Room: $190 (Pepperdine rate)
Signature Suite: $200 (Pepperdine rate)
Mini Suite: $210 (Pepperdine rate)

Distance from Campus:
25 minutes from campus

Viceroy Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401


One of the "Top 100 Hotels in the U.S. and Canada" -Travel + Leisure, 2008.

City View Room: $289 (Pepperdine rate)
Ocean View Rooms: $364 (Pepperdine rate)

Distance from Campus:
30 minutes from campus:

For reservations, please call 800.622.8711 and request the Pepperdine University preferred rate.

Bui Sushi - 23733 Malibu Rd., Malibu, 310.456.1500
Japanese cuisine with lunch specials. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and Bui Sushi will be on the right.

Cafe Habana - 3939 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.317.0300
Cafe Habana specializes in Cuban, Latin, and Mexican flare. They offer flavorful food while you relax on the patio outside or catch some the game on the TV inside.

Cheesecake Factory - 442 West Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, 805.371.9705
Well-known for its great desserts, the Cheesecake factory is also now highly regarded for its other main dish items. The Cheesecake Factory is located 22 miles from campus. Take Malibu Canyon Rd. to Highway 101 north, exit at Moorpark, and turn left onto Hillcrest Dr.

Chick-fil-A - 3771 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village, 805.379.0790
Top quality, responsibly sourced chicken served without fillers, hormones, or preservatives.  Many locations but the closest is located 18 miles from campus. Take Malibu Canyon Rd. to Highway 101 north, exit at Westlake Blvd, and turn left onto Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Closed on Sundays.

Chipotle - 3822 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 424.644.2184
Burritos and bowls with fresh ingredients with no GMOs. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to Cross Creek, turn left.

Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine - 18763 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.317.0025
Authentic Thai cuisine just across from the sand. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and Cholada will be on your left, just past Topanga Canyon Rd.

D'Amore's Pizza - 22601 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.317.4500
With imported water from Napoli and handmade pizza dough (gluten-free dough available), this pizza is voted #1 on lowest calorie count. Take Pacific Coast Highway south.

Duke's Malibu - 21150 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.317.0777
This Hawaiian tropic seafood restaurant offers spectacular views of the Pacific. Duke's is located 4 miles from Pepperdine. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and Duke's will be on your right.

Fast Food - McDonald's, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, and Subway

Geoffrey's Malibu - 27400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.457.1519
An elegant beachside restaurant set on top of the cliffs at the Pacific's edge that offers a variety of entrees and has an extensive wine cellar. Geoffrey's is located 4 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway north and it will be on your left.

Gladstone's Malibu - 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, 310.GL4.FISH
A popular seafood spot located on the way to Santa Monica. Gladstone's is located 9 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and it will be on your right.

In-N-Out Burger - 30780 Russel Ranch Rd., Westlake Village, 800.786.1000
Iconic Southern California burgers made fresh to order  Try the fries and shakes.  They even have a secret menu (hint: "animal style," "flying dutchman," and more).  Many locations but the closest is located 20 miles from campus. Take Malibu Canyon Rd. to Highway 101 north, exit at Russel Ranch Rd.

John's Garden - 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.456.8377
Located in the Malibu Country Mart, John's Garden has a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, and soups, with outside seating in the open air of the Country Mart.

La Paz - 4505 Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas, 818.880.8087
Yucatan style Mexican Seafood fare right at the tip of Malibu Canyon before you reach Malibu. Take Malibu Canyon Rd., and La Paz will be on the left just past Lost Hills Rd.

Lily's Malibu - 29211 Heathercliff Rd., Malibu, 310.457.3745
Lily's has the much talked-about breakfast burritos that appear on nearly every "best burrito" list. Be sure to call in your order ahead of time to avoid a long wait. Take Pacific Coast Highway north and tun left on Heathercliff Rd. Lilly's is located in the Pavilions shopping center on the right.

Malibu Cafe - Calamigos Ranch, 327 Latigo Canyon Rd., Malibu, 818.540.2400
Self-described "nouveau barbecue" spot offers a chic outdoor dining space for new American cuisine.

Malibu Farm - 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 310.456.1112
Breakfast & lunch spot offering fresh organic and locally sourced American cuisine, located on the Malibu Pier. They also serve dinner Wednesday - Sunday between 5:00-9:30 pm.

Malibu Fish and Seafood - 25653 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.456.3430
Enjoy fresh seafood right on the beach. Outside dining.

Marmalade Cafe - 3894 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, 310.317.4242
This restaurant and catering company serves California/eclectic cuisine with a variety of soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, and entrees. They are also known for their great desserts. Marmalade is located just 2 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to Cross Creek Rd. and it will be on your right, behind Starbucks.

Moonshadows Malibu - 20356 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.456.3010
Oceanside restaurant with breathtaking view as you eat. Moodshadows offers a mix of seafood and signature dishes with Asian fusion, Italian and American influences.

Neptune's Net Seafood - 42505 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.457.3095
Longtime spot where fresh catches burgers are served at picnic tables overlooking the ocean; and maybe you'll get to be an extra in a movie while there.

NOBU - 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.317.9140
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa brings the sushi closer to his celebrity clientele with his famous restaurant in the Malibu Country Mart.  Multiple Locations

OLLO - 23750 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 310.317.1444
Farm to table dining; locally sourced California cuisine with Mediterranean and Italian influences. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and OLLO will be on the right.

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe - 28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.457.9791
This oceanfront restaurant specializing in seafood is along the water and a strip of sand north of campus. Paradise Cove is 5 miles from campus. Travel north on Pacific Coast Highway and you will see the sign for the restaurant on your left.

Reel Inn Restaurant - 18661 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.456.8221
Reel Inn serves mainly seafood, but does have chicken and vegetarian entrees.

Taverna Tony - 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, 310.317.9667
Mykonos comes to Malibu at this festive Greek taverna near the beach. Features authentic traditional Greek cuisine such as baby lamb, giant prawns, fresh seafood, delectable salads and homemade sweets. Beautiful garden-patio and indoor dining. Come and experience "Zorba-style hospitality" to the sounds of our bouzouki band. Tony's occasionally has live music and is located on Civic Center Way just south of Pepperdine.

Tra Di Noi - 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.456.0169
A classic Italian restaurant with patio seating that specializes in authentic pastas and pizzas to superb seafood. Tra Di Noi is 2 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to Cross Creek Rd., and it will in the shopping plaza to the left.

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill - 5050 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills, 818.597.8900
Known for their fantastic barbecue, the closest Wood Ranch is located in nearby Agoura Hills. Take the 101 north and get off at the Kanan exit. Turn left on Kanan, left on Roadside Dr., right on Cornell Rd., and it will be on your left side.


Malibu Yogurt - 23755 W Malibu Rd., Malibu, 310.456.3522
For the best variety of frozen yogurt and ice cream in town. Located just south of Pepperdine in the Malibu Colony Plaza.

Starbucks Coffee - 3900 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.317.4515
What's a town without this necessary coffee shop? Malibu's version is just 2 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to Cross Creek Rd., and it will be on your right. Multiple locations.

Sunlife Organics - 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.456.7070
Food as nourishment.  Go for the smoothies, Acai bowls, and salad and stay for the community vibe. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to Cross Creek Rd., and it will be on your left.

Adamson House - Tour this classic Malibu home built in 1930 for Rhoda Rindge Adamson and her husband, Merritt Huntley Adamson. The house shares its location with one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California.

Beverly Hills - The famous shopping and dining grounds of the stars. Make sure to take a trip down famous Rodeo Drive while you are there. Beverly Hills is 24 miles away from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to the 10 East, to the 405 north and exit on Santa Monica Blvd., right on Santa Monica, left on North Beverly.

The Broad - A contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum offers free general admission with rotating temporary exhibitions in a 120,000-square-foot building.

Calabasas Commons - A local outdoor shopping area with a movie theatre, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, and various stores and restaurants. The Calabasas Commons is 15 miles away from campus. Take Malibu Canyon to the 101 south, exit Parkway Calabasas to the left, The Commons will be on the right side.

Catalina Island - On a clear day the island is visible from Pepperdine. Activities on the island include water sports, island tours, and various seaside shops. The Catalina Express boat leaves daily from San Pedro, Long Beach, and Dana Point ports.

California State Parks - There are over 270 state parks and beaches in California.

Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University - Is host to internationally acclaimed performers as well as Pepperdine student productions.

City Walk - A boardwalk of restaurants, unique stores, clubs, and theatres located next door to Universal Studios. City Walk is 35 miles from campus in Universal City.  Take Malibu Canyon to the 101 south and exit Lankershim Blvd/ Universal City.

Disneyland - Disneyland is 54 miles away in Anaheim. The theme park is also adjacent to Disneyland's California Adventure park.

Dodger Stadium - Take Malibu Canyon to the 101 south, exit Alvarado, go north, then turn right on Sunset. Go approximately one mile and turn left on Elysian Park Ave.

J. Paul Getty Museum - With incredible views of Los Angeles, all the way to the ocean. The Getty Center is centrally located in Los Angeles near the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405) and the Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10). Take the Getty Center Dr., exit from the 405 and follow the signs.

The Getty Villa Malibu - The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Located on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades (just south of Pepperdine), the Getty Villa is the place to see Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Iconic theatre located in Hollywood. Opened in 1927 and filled with exotic art from China, the theatre's jade-green bronze roof rises 90 feet into the air.

Griffith Park Observatory - Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin.

The Grove -  The Grove Los Angeles is a shopping and entertainment complex built adjacent to the historic Farmers Market. It centers on a landscaped park and a dancing fountain. It's become a popular spot for shopping and dining, and its lively crowds and street grid layout making it feel like an old-fashioned downtown.

Hollywood - Hollywood & Highland provides visitors entertainment, shopping, dining, along the walk of stars. Take the 101 south, and exit on Highland Ave/Hollywood Bowl; merge onto Cahuenga Blvd. Cahuenga becomes N. Highland Ave. Stay on Highland until Hollywood Blvd.

The HOLLYWOOD Sign - Visit the famous HOLLYWOOD sign and find out where to capture the best photos.

Japanese American National Museum - The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.

La Brea Tar Pits - The world famous repository of Ice Age fossils in the heart of the Los Angeles 'Miracle Mile' district. The La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum are located at Wilshire Blvd. and Curson Ave.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - The main buildings at LACMA (also known as LACMA East) are located in the Miracle Mile area between Fairfax Avenue and La Brea Ave., on Wilshire Blvd., just east of Ogden Dr.

Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs - Detailed information on cultural festivals and events in the Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles Zoo - The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park, at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.

Magic Mountain - A popular theme and adventure park associated with Six Flags. Magic Mountain is 48 miles away from campus in Valencia.  Take Malibu Canyon to the 101 south, to the 405 north and exit on Magic Mountain Parkway.

Malibu Chili Cook Off and Carnival - Labor Day Weekend

Malibu Lagoon/Surfrider Beach - 23200 Pacific Coast Highway.

Museum of Contemporary Art - Take the 101 south, exit Temple St. and turn left, right on Grand Ave., left on 1st St., right on Olive St. and enter California Plaza parking garage on the right.

Museum of Tolerance - "The Museum of Tolerance is a high tech, hands-on experiential museum that focuses on two central themes through unique interactive exhibits: the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust - the ultimate example of man's inhumanity to man."  Take Pacific Coast Highway north, Santa Monica Freeway (10) east - exit at Overland/National. Turn right and right (north) again on Overland Ave. and continue towards Pico Blvd. Turn right (east) on Pico Blvd.

The Music Center, Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County - Centrally located in downtown Los Angeles along Grand Ave., the Music Center is home to four internationally acclaimed Resident Companies: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Opera, and Los Angeles Master Chorale and is comprised of four venues: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum, as well as outdoor theaters, plazas and gardens.

Pepperdine Sporting Events - Attend a Pepperdine athletic event that includes 16 NCAA Division I teams.

Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area - Headquarters: 401 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks.

Santa Monica Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art - 2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg. G-1, Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Pier - Home to the 100 year old ferris wheel, an aquarium, a trapeze school, summer twilight concert series, ROGA (run/yoga), movies, and more.

Third Street Promenade - An outdoor walkway of shops, restaurants, cart vendors, and street entertainers.  Third Street is 14 miles away from campus in Santa Monica.  Take Pacific Coast Highway south to the California Incline, turn right on Ocean, and turn left on Santa Monica Blvd.

Topanga AMC 16 Movie Theatres - Located on Topanga Blvd.  Has student discounts on tickets.

Topanga State Park - Entrada Rd./Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Universal Studios - A theme and adventure park within the heart of the movie studios.  Universal Studios is 35 miles away in Universal City.  Take Malibu Canyon to the 101 south and exit Lankershim Blvd/ Universal City.

Venice Boardwalk - Venice, California, is a desired destination for travelers the world around. It is unlike any place on Earth. Well known for its artists, street performers, and funky atmosphere. It is a virtual carnival running year round with free admission.

Weisman Museum of Art - located on the Malibu Campus of Pepperdine University.

The following are some of the more practical stops that you will appreciate during your stay in Malibu.

Bed Bath and Beyond - Several locations near campus. A popular home good store for bed, bath, and kitchen accessories. Bed Bath and Beyond is located in Westlake Village or Canoga Park, both about 15 miles away from campus.

Best Buy - 390 N Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks

Calabasas Car Care Tire Pros - 4929 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas; offers Pepperdine discounts

Car Wash, Shell - 23387 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu

Costco - 5700 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village. A wholesale and bulk food store.  Costco is 15 miles away from campus. Take Malibu Canyon to the 101 north, exit Lindero Canyon to the right, and Costco will be on the right.

Department of Motor Vehicles - California - Several locations in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Erewhon Organic Market - 26767 Agoura Road, Calabasas; purest, ethically and sustainably produced foods, wellness and beauty products, and household items.

Fry's Electronics - 6100 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills

IKEA - 600 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank. Functional home furnishings. Located in Downtown Burbank, about 35 miles from campus.

Kaiser Permanente - 5601 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills

Malibu Urgent Care - 23656 Pacific Coast Highway 310.456.7551.

Ralphs Grocery Store - 23841 Malibu Rd., Malibu. The closest grocery store to campus. Located just south of campus on the right side of Pacific Coast Highway in the Malibu Colony Plaza.

The Oaks - Shopping Mall - The Thousand Oaks indoor/outdoor shopping mall with both department and specialty stores. The Oaks Shopping Mall is 24 miles away from campus. Take Malibu Canyon to the 101 north, exit Lynn Rd. to the right, and the Oaks will be on the right.

Pharmacy, CVS- 23805 West Malibu Rd., Malibu. The closest drug store to campus. CVS is just south of campus on the right side of Pacific Coast Highway in the Malibu Colony Plaza.

Social Security Administration Offices - Several offices located throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Target - Several locations near campus. A popular all-purpose discount store. Target is 17 miles away from campus.  Locations in Woodland Hills, West Hills, Westlake Village, Topanga Mall, and Thousand Oaks.

Trader Joe's - Several locations near campus. A grocery store full of the basics, plus unique items at great prices. Trader Joe's is located in Santa Monica, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, West Hills, and Woodland Hills.

UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, Emergency Room, and Medical Center - 1250 16th St., Santa Monica 310.319.4000

Westfield Topanga Shopping Mall - 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park. Down the street from the Topanga Shopping Mall, the Westfield Mall is anchored by Nordstrom, Macy's, Sears, Neiman Marcus, and Target.

Westlake Medical Center - 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Rd., Westlake Village

Whole Foods Market - Several locations near campus in Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Santa Monica.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - 575 Los Liones Drive, Pacific Palisades. 310.459.1626

Hindu Temple - 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Road, Calabasas

Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue - 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Malibu Presbyterian Church - 3324 Malibu Canyon Road, Malibu

Malibu United Methodist Church - 30128 Morningview Drive, Malibu

Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church - 3625 Winter Canyon Road, Malibu

Pacific Crossroads - Pico Blvd and 4th Street, Santa Monica High School

Reality LA - 1309 N. Wilton Pl, Los Angeles; large, non-denominational

Serra Retreat - 3401 Serra Road, Malibu

St. Aidan's Episcopal Church - 28211 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

St. Paul Lutheran Church - 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Agoura Hills

The Gathering - 6425 Busch Drive, Malibu; small, outdoor, non-denominational

University Church of Christ - Pepperdine University, Malibu, non-denominational

Vintage Church - 1015 California Avenue, Santa Monica

The following are methods of public transportation in and around the Malibu area.


Metro Bus Los Angeles- Metro Express 534 bus is available from the Pepperdine Malibu Campus traveling to Point Dume, to Santa Monica, and to the Fairfax Bus transit hub in Los Angeles, CA. The bus can be obtained at the crossroads of Seaver Drive and Malibu Canyon, and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and John Tyler Drive (JTD), on the edges of the University.  Fares begin at a base rate of $1.75 (Pepperdine discount) per boarding and vary depending on bus transfers and operations.

Campus Shuttles: 

Blue Route - The Blue Route circles the campus clockwise and leaves the main lot every 15 minutes beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. GPS shuttle live-tracking available on the Pepperdine mobile app.

Orange Route - The Orange Route circles the campus counter-clockwise. Two shuttles serve this route, leaving the main lot approximately every 10 minutes beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. GPS shuttle live-tracking available on the Pepperdine mobile app.

Shuttles (Airport):

Road Runner Shuttle - 800.247.7919
SuperShuttle- 800.258.3826

Malibu Cab - 310.456.0500


Rental Cars:

Pepperdine has been given corporate car rental rates at the following agencies:

  • Avis Corporate Account ID #A887800
  • Alamo Corporate Account ID #132421
  • Budget Corporate Account ID #V254239
  • Enterprise/National Corporate Account ID #XZ33641
  • Hertz Corporate Account ID #1739516

Please call Corniche Travel, the University's on-site travel agency at 310.506-4562 for additional information.


Ride-Share/Alternative Transportation:
- Rent a car by the hour or day; an environmentally-friendly, economical alternative to bringing a car to campus.