Boards on bikes and bikes on boardwalks characterize Manhattan Beach, a quintessentially-Californian beach town. As young trendsetters trickled south into its sister cities, Hermosa and Redondo, Manhattan Beach morphed into a polished seaside respite with a reputation for respectability. Residents still enjoy its sun, its surf, and its sportiness, they merely do so with a mellowed attitude and an earlier bedtime.See 85 places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Manhattan Beach has a wonderful array of restaurants/bars from upscale to walking right off the beach after a surf and right into a beer and a burger."
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Great for surfers, retirees, honeymooners, and all beach lovers alike."
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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."
Michal Czerwonka is a contract photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. Born in Poland and raised in Canada and the Midwest, his early travels led him to photography. When not on assignment Michal cruises the Pacific coast with his wife Soyoung and their Beagle looking for good waves and good people. His work has appeared in The New York TImes, The Wall Street Journal, LIFE Magazine, TIME Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, among others