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.

50 Years of Boat Parade Lovin

The big 5-0 is the golden jubilee of anniversaries. A semi-centennial, exactly half way to the full-grown maturity of centennialhood. In the ADD-addled age of 140-character Tweets and slang that shortens real words into beloved yet unidentifiable fragments (exhibit A: totes the best hun-cal fro yo) a 50-year tradition is something to celebrate. As it so […]

Willie Hjorth: Hands Behind the Sails

Less than five decades ago, Willie Hjorth and her late husband were pioneers in the sailing world. The couple moved to the newly built Marina del Rey in the mid-60s with dreams of starting a business and sailing around the world. Born on a Navajo reservation, Willie didn’t have access to water. She credits her […]

Winona Phillabaum and The Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Public Library

bicycling in Marina del Rey

Set along the coastal bike path and adjacent to Admiralty Way, The Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Public Library overlooks Basin F of the Marina. Filled with thousands of books, the library is frequented by locals of all ages. The library’s “sail window” in the Nautical Wing looks out onto boats in the harbor, the perfect […]