The middle part of Malibu, stretching from the Adamson House to Pepperdine University, is where the beaches open up and the commerce takes on a more chi-chi vibe. Take in the tile inside the Adamson House then plant yourself on one of the benches outside. The nearby Malibu Lagoon is a perfect spot to spy the 200 species of birds that make this saltwater marsh home throughout the year. Just up the road on the right is the Malibu Country Mart and newly opened Malibu Lumber Yard, with oodles of high-end boutiques to browse and celebrities to spy. Farther north, catch the view of Malibu Bluffs Park from the grounds of Pepperdine.