Malibu, California is known to many as a hot-spot for celebrities. This city has lots of beautiful features, including miles of beaches (Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Point Dume), trendy restaurants, amazing homes, and scenery for days. It’s not hard to see that Malibu is a beautiful haven for superstars. Luckily, this means that you might just be able to see celebrities in Malibu!
Where to see celebrities in Malibu?
Malibu celebrity sightings and celebrity hangouts in Malibu are quite abundant in the oceanfront city. I say city, but it’s more of a beach village feel, except with TONS of money. Of course, not all celebrities do not live there, but because it is so beautiful, Malibu is a constant celebrity attraction. There are many “hotspots,” or places to go to that will increase your chances of seeing a celebrity. However, keep in mind that just because they have been spotted in Malibu doesn’t necessarily mean they live there.
Mr. Chow is a majorly frequented place that celebrities go to. Mr. Chow is a high-end Chinese restaurant and has been around for a while – there is a location in Beverly Hills too. The California people have given it great reviews and have attracted many. Celebrities seem to love this place as well. Some of the celebrities seen their include Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, Nicolas Cage, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, Cher, Tyra Banks, and Elton John. Those are some of the most famous celebrities, but there are many more that have been seen there as well.
The next celebrity “hotspot” is the Malibu Country Mart, which is actually where Mr. Chow is located. In the center of Malibu is where this mart can be found – it’s a haven for the rich and famous. It is an outdoor mall of boutiques and has lots of different shops and restaurants to experience. Some of the places to go to in this mart include 5 Point Yoga, Ambience (a spa), Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Curve (fashion), and Beauty Collection. As far as celebrities go, some of the stars seen there more recently are Britney Spears, Meg Ryan, Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson, Ben Affleck, and Howie Mandell.
Vintage Grocers is another shop to find some megastars. This upscale grocery store features local products and a great deli and espresso bar. It is close to where Lady Gaga lives. She has been spotted at this grocery store many times. Bradley Cooper, a friend of hers and co-star in “A Star is Born,” has also attended the market with her.
One of the best Japanese restaurants in this world is Nobu Malibu. The chef running the place is famous Iron Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The restaurant’s location is unmatched and sits right on the beach and is loved by many including celebrities! Some of the celebrities include the Kardashians, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Kate Hudson, and Bradley Cooper, among so many others! If there are paparazzi on the sidewalk outside, there are celebrities inside. Those guys and gals know the inside scoop!
SoulCylce Malibu is yet another spot that gets swarmed with celebrities. It is an indoor cycling class that lasts about 45 minutes. It features high-intensity cardio, strength, and it’s done all to the beat of, usually, dance music. It is also lit only by candles. SoulCycle provides a very interesting experience that you cannot find in any gym. Making it even better, there are also celebrities that love SoulCycle. Some of the stars that often go to SoulCycle are Brooke Burke, LeAnn Rimes, and Cindy Crawford. If you’re lucky you might just get to see one of these superstars before you’re ready to get your sweat on!
Café Habana is another cool spot at Malibu Country Mart. This café is known to pull in quite a few stars. In fact, this place is even owned by celebrities, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. The celebrities that have attended this cafe include Harry Styles, Kenny G, David Foster, and Pierce Brosnan.
Other places you might want to see include Mastro’s Ocean Club, The Lumber Yard, which is a shopping plaza next to the Country Mart, and the Malibu Pier.
Celebrities that Live in Malibu
Not all celebrities that visit Malibu live there but there are still many that do permanently live in the beautiful area. A great way to see which celebrities live in Malibu is through the “Malibu Celebrity Homes Map” from VelvetRopes.
Some celebrities that live or have lived in Malibu include:
- Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic)
- Mel Gibson (Braveheart)
- Jennifer Aniston (Friends)
- Louis Tomlinson (Singer, Back to You)
- Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced)
- David Spade (Grown Ups)
- Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde)
- Jeffrey Katzenberg ( Shrek)
- Paula Patton (Warcraft)
- Will Smith (I am Legend)
- Jada Pinkett (Girls Trip)
- Simon Cowell (America’s Got Talent)
- Cher (Singer/Actress, Mamma Mia!)
- Beyoncé (Singer, Halo)
- Jay Z (Singer, 99 Problems)
- Barbra Streisand (Singer/Actress, Meet the Fockers)
- P!nk (Singer, Give me a Reason)
- Kenny G (Songbird)
- Julia Roberts (Wonder)
- Kid Rock (Singer, Born Free)
- Bob Dylan (Singer, Hurricane)
- Lady Gaga (Singer/Actress, Bad Romance)
- Robin Thicke (Singer, Blurred Lines)
- Dustin Hoffman (Hook)
- Cindy Crawford (Model and Actress)
Jennifer Aniston House Malibu
Of course, one of the biggest names in the world, Jennifer Aniston, lived in Malibu for quite some time. Following her split from Brad Pitt in 2005, Jen moved to a modest home (considering who she is) for a reported $30,000. She leased the 1,531 square foot beachfront home from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison until 2007.
Malibu Star Homes Tour
Knowing so many celebrities are in Malibu attracts many tourists. The problem is, without a defined plan or known spots as to where these celebrities hang out, you will be wasting a lot of time. Velvet Ropes offers a tour called the Malibu Celebrities Homes Tour. In this tour, you get offered the opportunity to see tons of celebrity homes and the possibility of seeing celebrities at verified locations. The celebrity homes in the Malibu map are easy to follow via Google Maps links, making the celebrity journey more enjoyable.
The tour is less than $20, and with it you get over 36 verified celebrity home locations, 15 celebrity hotspots, links to maps so you can access locations, local tips to help you see your celebrity, and the websites personal information to get in contact to help answer questions you may have, all delivered in a PDF that is easily accessible to you. The tour will take you about 3-4 hours but it will be one of the best 3-4 hours of your lifetime. And you can always skip stuff you don’t care about to speed it up.
It has everything you need on your celebrity journey and provides links to make you celebrity hunt easier. One of the links provided is to google maps. This link will give you directions to the homes of the various celebrities on the PDF. The other link available to you is to see pictures of the homes and a little backstory of the home. You can see how many bedrooms it has, square footage, how much it is worth, how many bathrooms, and the estimated mortgage. Pretty awesome right!? Throughout the PDF there are also tips to make your journey more enjoyable as well as to give you more chances of seeing a celebrity!
Seeing a celebrity is a dream of so many people! It stinks that not many of us get to experience that because of not knowing where to go or because the cost would be too much to get any bit of celebrity finding advice. Velvet Ropes has changed all that! They offer an inexpensive, easy to follow, and fun experience to go see these celebrities. Also, unlike some celebrity tours, Velvet Ropes provides verified addresses of these celebrities. It is worth the money and time to go on this tour to experience what only some will ever experience!