Main Street: The small downtown core has cafés and restaurants, boutiques, yoga facilities, and home decor shops. Elyse Walker boutique is the purveyor of luxury brands; Kier Design shop sells nautical accents.
Restaurants: Three words: The Hungry Cat. The seasonal menu boasts some of the best oysters on the West Coast. Gladstone's peppery clam chowder served in a bread bowl is best enjoyed on the sunny patio.
Activities: Palisades Park & Recreation Center and Rustic Canyon Park are the go-to spots for family fun, with baseball diamonds and basketball courts.
Lodging: Channel Road Inn is a cozy retreat near the water.