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?
Marina del Rey offers year-round outdoor dining on the Los Angeles waterfront. Enjoy the views no matter the occasion, whether you’re here for light bites at happy hour or you’re celebrating a special occasion with an intimate dinner party on a restaurant patio at sunset.
In these colder months, sportfishing boats typically target tasty sculpin and feisty sand bass, and there’s always the chance for a fine halibut. Sunny winter days are a wonderful time to get out and enjoy Santa Monica Bay, and chances are you’ll be having fish for dinner. Click below for information about deep-sea fishing excursions from Marina del Rey.
Break out those dancing shoes! Enjoy free live music on the plaza at Fisherman’s Village. Saturdays and Sundays year-round, weather depending. Winter hours are 1–4 p.m. Click the website button for the January lineup. Free admission! Get two hours free parking with validation from a shop or restaurant in the village.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Soar up to 800 feet above Santa Monica Bay with views of the Los Angeles coast, the Hollywood Sign, Catalina Island, and more. Ride with 1, 2, or 3 passengers! Attraction is open seasonally, mid-February through mid-November.
Explore how close you'll be to many of the biggest attractions when you stay in LA's Marina.
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