Where living in the moment means paddleboarding to breakfast. Seizing the day can be a mid-morning sailing lesson, parasailing over the marina, or cycling to Venice Beach. Embracing an evening is toasting the sunset and dancing under the star-kissed sky on a harbor cruise.
It’s all here … what will your Marina adventure be?
Head to Marina Beach on Thursdays, May 4 – September 28, for the best food truck party on the Westside! A rotating selection of food trucks set up in the parking lot from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring chairs or a blanket for a picnic on the beach, or use the covered picnic pavilion and enjoy dinner while the sunset reflects on the Marina waters. The weekly list of trucks is available at the link below.
Marina del Rey offers a unique way to get your kid out in the great outdoors this summer – sailing camp! Several local yacht clubs and recreation centers offer all-day youth programs throughout the summer months.
There’s no better way to end a fun day at the beach than to circle up around a cozy bonfire. Not all California beaches allow bonfires, but here in the Marina del Rey area, we’re lucky that Dockweiler State Beach does permit regulated burns in provided fire rings. Follow these tips to ensure your group has an enjoyable time.
Marina del Rey's proximity to LAX makes travel easy, and its coastal location on the upscale Los Angeles Westside is an ideal home base for a Southern California getaway. Visitors are within a short drive to LA’s popular tourist attractions—the world-famous Venice Beach and Santa Monica are right next door! And after a busy day of exploring, there’s no better place to come back to than any of the Marina’s six waterfront hotels, all of which offer sparkling harbor views.
With waterfront views, year-round outdoor dining, and award-winning restaurants, Marina del Rey is poised to become the next culinary hot spot in Los Angeles. Enjoy breakfast on the patio, have a casual lunch break from cycling the coast, or join a dinner cruise to take in the sunset.
Gather your posse and enjoy a full (or half) day on the water. Your skipper will take care of the navigation while you enjoy views of the coastline and squeal at dolphin sightings. Check out our list of charter companies in the Marina, and don’t forget to pack a picnic for your day at sea!
Champagne brunch on the water? Yes, please. A dinner dance cruise under the stars? Sounds lovely. Sunset cocktail cruise? Done and done. Hornblower Cruises & Events offers weekly cruises to the public. All you have to do is decide which one strikes your fancy.
Yes, you read that right! Yoga is making a splash across the Marina waters. Take your practice to the next level with a YOGAqua class near Marina (Mother’s) Beach. The calm water is the perfect place to make the ocean your yoga mat.
Scenic Marina del Rey is located along the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail, a 22-mile coastal path between Will Rogers beach at the north end, and Torrance beach at the south end. Click below to access a downloadable map.
There’s no shortage of kayak rentals in the Marina. Check out Marina del rey Boat Rentals in Fisherman’s Village and Pro SUP Shop at Jamaica Bay Inn. New to kayaking? Sign up for lessons with the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.
Marina del Rey Boat Rentals offers both electric and motor boat for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Hang out in the harbor with a duffy boat or break out onto the Pacific with a high-powered beauty. The choice is yours.
On a stand-up paddleboard, you’ll be walking on water. This unique combination of balancing and paddleboarding guarantees a fun morning or afternoon in the sun – not to mention a killer core workout. Rentals available throughout the Marina at Marina Paddle, Marina del Rey Boat Rentals and Pro SUP Shop.
Although whales can be spotted from the California coast mostly year-round, wintertime offers the best chance to see one in Los Angeles. That’s when humongous gray whales are migrating between their feeding grounds in the Arctic and the warm lagoons off Mexico, where they give birth, and then back again. See these giants on a whale-watching tour that departs from Marina del Rey.
Explore how close you'll be to many of the biggest attractions when you stay in LA's Marina.
LAX (10 Miles Away)
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