Drive north from Santa Monica on Pacific Coast highway and a few miles up the road, you’ll enter Malibu, a city where Hollywood celebrities mix easily with old hippies, and beachside trailer parks sit a short distance from movie stars’ homes. An area where coastal hills end just a few hundred yards before the beach, Malibu is really just a thin strip of land, with spectacular scenery on all sides. Malibu is a good choice for a driving tour, since you can enjoy the beach and the mountain scenery without ever leaving your car. And if you do want to get out and stretch, there are several public beaches and beachside restaurants. I’d recommend Zuma Beach, 25 miles to the north of Santa Monica, where the waves crash up on massive rock boulders that over the years have been hollowed out and are fun to explore in low tide.