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Spring Break Ideas in Marina del Rey

It’s almost time to shake off winter and embrace some sunshine! Want to know what to do for spring break in Los Angeles? Read on for exciting spring break ideas in LA’s premier waterfront playground, Marina del Rey!

FISHING IN MARINA DEL REY

What’s a trip to the ocean without a chance to hook a prize catch? In Marina del Rey, you can be at the water’s edge, pole in hand, in just minutes. Or, connect with a licensed sportfishing or charter company to head out into the big blue for some deep-sea action off the Los Angeles coast. Learn more about fishing in Marina del Rey here.

GIRLS’ GETAWAY

Whether you’re seeking a relaxing getaway or an activity-packed weekend, Marina del Rey is the place to be. Indulge in a day of luxury at Spa del Rey. Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, the spa offers massage and body treatments, nail services, and a eucalyptus steam room. Spa patrons can enjoy use of the hotel’s outdoor pool and Jacuzzi all day! Staying over? Great! Enjoy a lazy morning with coffee on the balcony of your hotel room that overlooks the sparkling Marina.

SAILING FROM MARINA DEL REY

Charter a private skippered yacht and sail along the Los Angeles coastline. Enjoy views of popular landmarks like the world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk or the Santa Monica Pier’s amusement park. Talk to your chosen charter representative about catering options—how does a picnic at sea sound?

If you’re on a tighter budget, Hornblower Cruises & Events offers the only public dining cruises in the Marina. Choose from weekend champagne brunch cruises or dinner cruises that take in the sunset.

LAUNCH YOUR LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING TOUR FROM MARINA DEL REY

Hop-on Hop-Off Starline Tours picks up at Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey. This is a perfect starting point for a narrated tour on the Green Line, which includes the Marina, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica. Hop off at your leisure to explore such attractions as the Venice Pier and Boardwalk, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade shops, and Santa Monica Pier. Then catch the next bus (they’re every 30-45 minutes) back to the Marina. If you just want to ride the loop, it takes about 1.5 hours without disembarking.

CYCLE THE LOS ANGELES COAST

Pedal along the 22-mile Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail, which winds through Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and other seaside towns to the north and south of the Marina. Hourly or full-day rentals are available from Daniel’s Bike Rentals at Fisherman’s Village.

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD IN THE CALM MARINA

The Marina’s shorebreak protects the harbor from waves and strong currents, making our waters the perfect place to learn this sport. Experience the stand-up paddleboarding craze with hourly rentals available through Marina del Rey Boat Rentals, Pro SUP Shop, or the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.

Find some inner peace with a yoga class on stand-up paddleboards in a calm cove. These 90-minute group classes start with basic paddleboard instruction and acclimation, then move into an hour of yoga practice.