California Coast Trip: Malibu Farms & the Malibu Wine Safari
I know. I know what you’re thinking. This post is only ten months late, but I’m kind of happy I waited. I don’t have an excuse as to why I didn’t post the rest of my California trip other than the fact that I kept putting it off for so long that I basically forgot about it. The good news is that I’m finishing it now, which means I have one more post after this and it’s completed (well, two more if you want me to share our itinerary outline!) So why am I glad I waited? Well, it gives me something to write about and share during these crazy times. Looking back at these photos made me happy, and it was a nice distraction, and I’m hoping it does the same for you! 🦒
If you’re new here, last summer, my friend Caitlin and I traveled the coast of California together. It was a lifechanging experience, and I can’t wait to do it all over again. We started in Lake Tahoe, made our way down to Napa Valley, to San Francisco to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Pismo, all the way to Los Angelos. It was one of the most amazing trips I’ve ever been on, and I still can’t get over how gorgeous California truly is.
After leaving Pismo Beach, we headed to Malibu to spend our afternoon grabbing lunch at Malibu Farm, and then wine tasting at Malibu Wine Safari! After the past five days of driving and wild things happening to us, we were exhausted, and a fun day with animals and wine sounded like the best way to end the long drive!
While creating our itinerary, we knew Malibu farms had to be on the list. It’s exactly our vibe, and the food sounded fantastic. We made it there in the afternoon just in time to have lunch before our safari adventure.
The spot was lovely, and we could have sat there all day it was so peaceful. I started with the perfect afternoon pick-me-up, an almond milk cappuccino. It tasted as delicious as it looks.
I know it’s weird seeing me with blonde hair, I can’t believe that was ten months ago…
The menu changes a lot since the food is so fresh and seasonal, so I can’t wait to go back and try something new! The next time I visit my brother in L.A., I’ll make him take me here. I ordered the salmon with kale salad, and it came with potatoes, eggs, tomatoes, and green beans. Everything was tasty! Caitlin ordered the zucchini crust pizza, and it was also a big thumbs up.
We walked the pier a bit after lunch, and then headed up to Malibu Farms for a fun day!
We signed up for the Giraffe tour, and a big thank you to Malibu Wine Safaris for the complimentary visit! We had the time of our life, and our tour guide had us cracking up the entire time. I never appreciated puns until our safari trip.
The tour is a little over an hour and a half, and it’s filled with so many fun stops, plus tasty wine!
The giraffe tour is the most popular from the list because you get to meet and feed Stanley! Stanley is a retired Hollywood star, and he’s living a much more peaceful life here in Malibu.
I think feeding Stanley lettuce was the highlight of the tour!
You’ll get to drink wine with Amerian Bison, Zebra, Llamas, Alpacas, Scottish Highland Cows, and so many more!
Our tour guide was an absolute comedian! He had all the right jokes and had everyone cracking up during our tour. You couldn’t tell that this was probably his 100th time guiding because he was having a blast with us as if this was his first tour.
Each stop, we tried a new wine. We tried the Sauvignon Blanc, the Red Wine blend, Chardonnay, Muscat, Pinot Grigio, and Rose!
Now, that’s a solid wine tasting pour!
I can get used to this!
It’s entertaining because a lot of the locations are set up like movie scenes, which make the perfect photo opp! Check us out at camp cabernet 😂
Even the outside bathrooms were cute 😂
When the guide put all jokes aside, I loved how knowledgeable he was about the animals. They take all precautions to keep them safe, and some of the staff are vet students. It made me so happy knowing they were in the best hands.
The guides will also teach you the proper way to feed the animals, and how to stay safe, because remember, they’re still wild animals and this is their sanctuary.
We had the best time at Malibu Wine Safari! It’s such a perfect place to drink delicious wine, spend time with animals, and relax outside! I look forward to going back 😊
After taking a power nap and getting into our comfortable clothes, we headed to Hermosa beach to watch the sunset, and drink more wine 😂
It was only a few blocks from my brother’s place, so we knew it was where we wanted to end our evening. I love California, and sitting on the beach watching the dolphins and seals was a topper to the perfect day.
We were like little kids practicing our handstands on the beach, and the wine made the handstands a little harder than I remembered lol.
I will work on putting together the photos from the rest of our visit to L.A.! I hope you all enjoyed looking at the pictures and taking time out from stressful thoughts. It’s taking a hit on all of us, but we have to be there for one another! xo ♥️
Questions for you!
- Where do you want to visit as soon as the conditions are safe again?
- Tell me something positive about your week!
- Have you ever been to California?