On foot, it’s actually the pier, with holiday lights on. There’s supposed to be an aquarium at the far end of the pier, but at 9:30 p.m., I’m sure it’s closed!
Up the hill, the restaurants and the bars seemed to be doing good business, although this was a Wednesday night.
I get the feeling that Manhattan Beach serves the California “beach culture”. Relaxed in the daytime, partying at night!