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?
Dance under the stars on a dining cruise, unwind from a busy day with live music on a waterfront restaurant patio, or learn some salsa moves at a class – you can do it all in Marina del Rey. Click to learn about where to enjoy music and dancing in L.A.'s Marina.
Marina Spooktacular is a Halloween party on the harbor, featuring L.A.’s only haunted pirate ships. There’s fun and scares for all ages, but the frights intensify as night falls over Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey during this two-day festival. Free admission!
Dogs are welcome aboard Hornblower’s 1st Annual Dogs on Deck Yappy Hour Cocktail Cruise on October 20. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and cocktails and other beverages for purchase. Your pup can indulge at the dog treat buffet sponsored by Petco. Dog training expert Darris Cooper will be in attendance along with a special guest appearance by Georgi La Corgi. Come in costume to compete in the Howl-o-ween costume contest!
Calling all vampires, zombies, and monsters! Join this fun night of music, food, and cocktails on a three-hour harbor cruise aboard a luxury four-level yacht. Two dance floors offer DJ music entertainment.
All ages and skill levels are welcome at these fun dance events in Marina del Rey. Free admission! Make a date night out of it with dinner at a waterfront restaurant and a free concert or movie screening at the park – review the schedule in these listings.
Enjoy the holiday season in Marina del Rey with our signature winter events. Burton Chace Park is the place to be for festive fun, including nightly Christmas lights throughout December, as well as the Snow Wonder festival and Holiday Boat Parade.
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.
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