Welcome to “My Marina,” the official blog of the Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau! With a fun, first-hand perspective, “My Marina” tells different stories of what makes this coastal destination so unique – from water sports like sailing and paddle boarding to waterfront dining and yacht cruises and local personalities. Experience Marina del Rey through these shared adventures.

4th of July Fireworks 2016!

Best seats in the house!

Nothing says 4th of July quite like the Marina del Rey Fireworks Show! The fireworks start at 9:00 P.M. and will be shot from a barge across from the Marina’s main channel. Still not sure where to go to get the best views? We have compiled our top picks to celebrate the 4th in style: Bayview Bash […]

Tourism Surges in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Hotel

The re-opening of the newly renovated Marina del Rey Hotel has helped to boost tourism in the Marina’s an exciting time in Marina del Rey!

Ten Ways to Get On The Water in Marina del Rey

Kayaking in Marina del Rey

One of the biggest misconceptions of Marina del Rey is that in order to get on the water, you need to own a boat, or know someone who has one. To that we say, no boat? No problem! We’re sharing our top ten ways you can enjoy the Marina’s sparkling waters…and maybe get in a […]

#SB50 in Marina del Rey

Superbowl Sunday (aka #SB50) will make a touchdown of a splash this weekend. From viewing parties & football jerseys to buffalo wings & halftime show glory, this is a day that sport lovers, marketers & Coldplay fans have been looking forward to for the past few months. Still not sure where to catch the big […]

Happy Holidays!


We’re in the thick of the holiday season & the joyful tunes, festive spirit & endless sea of sweets & treats are flowing throughout our waterfront community! With hotels offering special winter rates, Christmas Day dining cruises & brunches & a New Year’s Eve fireworks show, it’s no wonder the Marina is buzzing with holiday cheer. The Marina del […]

Marina del Rey Emergency Preparedness


September may have been National Preparedness Month, but it’s never too late to ensure that you are fully prepared in case a major natural disaster strikes your area. While California is mainly known as “earthquake country” or a wildfire hot zone, other natural disasters like tsunamis & El Nino have crept into the conversation of emergency planning. And […]

Hot Country Nights in Marina del Rey


Saddle up your cowboy boots & hats because Marina del Rey is going country thanks to a series of concerts organized by Hornblower Cruises & Go Country 105 FM! This exclusive new country lover’s cruise is two hours & features live performances by Country Showdown finalists along with raffle prizes, cash bar, food for purchase and Go Country’s […]

Pizza Love in Marina del Rey


Pizza. It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch & dinner. And when our office hits our regularly scheduled (i.e. daily) pizza craving, we’ve got one number on speed dial, Pizzarito, N.Y Pizza by the Slice. Pizzarito is located in the Marina Marketplace  (nestled between Pavilions & CVS) & truly delivers on quality pizza. No muss, no fuss. Just good, solid […]

4th of July Fireworks in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey fireworks

Nothing says 4th of July like a spectacular fireworks display & what better way to celebrate than with a front row seat to one of the biggest shows in town?! This year, we let freedom ring on Hornblower’s ”Fireworks Observation Cruise” which included a boarding glass of champagne, tray passed hors d’oeuvres, a two-hour cruise through the […]

Free Summer Beach Shuttle

If Memorial Day is known as the unofficial kick-off to the summer, why not head to the beach in celebration?! Thanks to the FREE summer beach shuttle you can – in a no muss, no fuss kind of way (with the exception of a little sand in your beach bag). The beach shuttle service begins […]