MY MARINA

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 paddleboarding to waterfront dining, yacht cruises, and local personalities. Experience Marina del Rey through these shared adventures.

Transportation in Marina del Rey

transportation blog

No car, no problem here in Marina del Rey. With several local free and low-cost transportation options, you don’t need a rental car to enjoy your vacation on the Los Angeles coast. Here’s why: The Free Ride The Free Ride is fleet of five-passenger electric shuttles that offer free, on-demand transportation daily from noon to 9 p.m. […]

St. Patrick’s Day in Marina del Rey

St. Patrick's blog

Ah, St. Paddy’s – for many, an excuse to throw back more than a couple and to use the “you’re-not-wearing-green-pinch” as a flirting strategy. This year, the pseudo holiday falls on a Friday, so expect to see more than usual number of rabble rousers out and about. Here are a few local parties on March […]

Bonfire at Dockweiler State Beach

bonfire blog

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 […]

Step Up to SUP

paddleboard blog

By Valerie Arias Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has been around in one form or another for decades, but the modern style we know today soared in popularity just a few years ago – especially once paparazzi photos of celebs such as Jennifer Aniston and Matthew McConaughey partaking in the fun started showing up in magazines. And there’s […]

Five Date Night Ideas in Marina del Rey

Date ideas blog

Whether it’s your first date or one rare night out without the kids, you’ll find fun on-the-water options for couples in Marina del Rey. Ditch the dinner-and-a-movie routine in exchange for a unique date night (or day!) in LA’s Marina. Try these suggestions: Moonlight Paddle Excursion ($) Paddle through the calm waters of the Marina on a guided kayak tour […]

Spring Break Ideas in Marina del Rey

spring break blog

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!

90292 Eats: Tony P’s Dockside Grill

tony p's blog

Welcome to our new blog series, 90292 Eats, which explores dining in Marina del Rey. The staff of the Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau is more than happy to try out our local restaurants and point you in the right direction of what to order. Bon Appétit! Tony P’s Dockside grill Tony P’s has been […]

Marina del Rey Parasailing

parasailing blog

By Valerie Arias I consider myself up for most any adventure, but soaring 800 feet above Santa Monica Bay? Even I felt butterflies in my stomach at that thought. It wasn’t enough to keep me shoreside though, so a friend and I joined one of Marina del Rey Parasailing’s excursions. up, up, and away I […]

90292 Eats: Firestone Walker Brewing Company

firestone blog

Welcome to the first of a new series, 90292 Eats, that explores dining in Marina del Rey. The staff of the Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau is more than happy to try out our local restaurants and point you in the right direction of what to order. Bon Appétit! Firestone Walker: The Propagator […]

Get Fit: The Coastal Los Angeles Workout

workout blog

It’s not uncommon for a New Year’s resolution to center around boosting your fitness level. Heading to the gym isn’t fun for all people, so it’s important to identify types of activity that you enjoy. In Marina del Rey, the premier waterfront playground of the Los Angeles area, you’re flush with options that will keep […]