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.

Best Holiday Parties in Marina del Rey

Celebrate the holidays in style in Marina del Rey. Choose your own adventure in LA’s premier waterfront destination. December Dining Cruises Hornblower Cruises offers the only public dining cruises in the Marina. Make early reservations for sailings on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. 310-301-3300. December 7: Tony P’s Dockside Grill Tony’s famous […]

Holiday Events in LA’s Marina


Marina del Rey is overflowing with festive holiday fun this season! Bring your neighbors, friends, and visiting family members out for a celebration in LA’s premier waterfront playground! November 24, Thanksgiving Does the thought of a kitchen full of Thanksgiving dishes make you sigh? Let someone else do the work for you! Here are a […]

Stress-Free Thanksgiving in the Marina

Does the thought of a kitchen full of Thanksgiving dishes make you sigh? Let someone else do the work for you! Here are a few places around the Marina where you and your loved ones can enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner sans K.P. duty.   Beachside Restaurant & Bar Every seat in the house is […]

2016 Best of the Westside

Marina del Rey businesses won a whopping 145 awards in the Argonaut‘s 2016 Best of the Westside issue. Congrats! Here’s the full winners list.

5 reasons to hold your event in Marina del Rey

Get out of the boardroom and onto the water

From corporate meetings and business programs to weddings and family reunions, you can put a creative spin on your event in LA’s premier waterfront playground.   UNIQUE VENUES Traditional meeting spaces take a backseat to unique venues for your entire group or breakout sessions. Picture your event on a chartered yacht for a sunset cocktail reception, a waterside patio or […]

Easy Sightseeing Tours

Starline Hopon Fishermans Village Stop

Fisherman’s Village is an easy start/stop point for the popular hop-on, hop-off narrated bus tour from our friends at Starline Tours. Take the “green loop” for a fun 1.5-hour drive through Marina del Rey, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica. You’ll get acquainted with the marina’s top entertainment and dining areas, plus get to swing by iconic places in our […]

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 […]