Memorial Day Weekend in Los Angeles

LA’s Marina is the best place to start summer 2017! On the water, near the water – your choice. Here are five ways to play in Marina del Rey this Memorial Day Weekend.

Killer Rides

Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar kicks off its annual car and motorcycle show series on May 28. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to browse the entries and enjoy music and free hot dogs. Free admission! 4211 Admiralty Way. 310-578-2293.

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Sunday Boat House - Pool Party!

The Marina Del Rey Hotel’s summer pool party series (open to the public) starts on May 28 with a new name and new format. At “Sunday Boat House,” enjoy cocktails and bar bites at the pool, theme events, DJ entertainment, and more on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. No cover charge! 13534 Bali Way. 310-301-1000.

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The Marina is the only place in coastal Los Angeles where you can board a parasailing excursion. Soar up to 800 feet over Santa Monica Bay and enjoy the view. Photo and GoPro video packages are available. Call to make reservations. 310-306-2222.

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Anyone new to this sport will love learning in Marina del Rey, where the harbor waters are calm. Vendors who rent boards by the hour are set up at several spots around the harbor, including Fisherman’s Village and Marina “Mother’s” Beach. The latter is the best place for a newbie to try the sport. Marina Beach is a cove protected from currents and waves, which makes it easier to learn how to balance. Pro SUP Shop rents paddleboards and kayaks at Marina Beach. Staff is happy to give you pointers, or reserve a group lesson in advance. Find the Pro SUP truck at the far corner of the parking lot at Jamaica Bay Inn, 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-945-8350.

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Charter Sailing

Set sail from the Marina up the Los Angeles coast on a charter yacht or sailboat. Choose from a skippered boat – which comes with a captain to lead the way – or, if you’re experienced, rent a bareboat and take the helm. Smaller craft like electric duffy boats and power boats are available by the hour from Marina del Rey Boat Rentals. Click the button below to see the Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau’s list of companies with the proper licensing, insurance, and Coast Guard certification.

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