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?
Have a memorable Memorial Day Weekend in Los Angeles with these deals and events in Marina del Rey. There’s so much going on in L.A.’s Marina – choose from harbor cruises, boat rentals, live music, and more. Make a splash in L.A.!
A cloud of vibrant streamers greets visitors to Burton W. Chace Park through July 1, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and local artist Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics. Shearn’s Sunset Vestige is a 5,000-square-foot Skynet piece consisting of more than 40,000 streamers that dance on the ocean breeze. The vibrant artwork emulates the glow of a California sunset, contrasting with the serene, coastal ambiance of Marina del Rey. You’ll find it at the far end of the park, along the Main Channel.
The Marina del Rey Hotel annually offers a series of Sunday pool parties (open to the public), May 27 through September 2, 2018. Come for DJ entertainment, themed events, and poolside bites and libations. No cover charge!
Beach Eats is a weekly food truck gathering at Marina (Mother’s) Beach on summer Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. NEW this year, enjoy live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. while you picnic by the sea. Bring your own beach chair and enjoy the free show. Season starts May 17!
Jazz up your weekend with cool tunes from hot regional blues musicians. Hornblower Cruises & Events offers this summer series of dinner + live music cruises in the scenic Marina del Rey harbor. Dance under the stars, sip craft cocktails, and enjoy a gourmet seated dinner with your date or group. May 11, Guitar Jack Wargo. June 8, Mighty Mojo Prophets. July 13, Lightnin’ Willie. August 10, Celso Salim Band.
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!
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 del Rey Boat Rentals, Pro SUP Shop, and the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although whales can be spotted from the California coast mostly year-round, wintertime offers the best chance to see one near Los Angeles. Get a close-up look for yourself with Marina del Rey Sportfishing’s whale-watching trips.
Explore how close you'll be to many of the biggest attractions when you stay in LA's Marina.
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