Father’s Day in Marina del Rey

This Father’s Day, treat Dad to a fun day in L.A.’s premier waterfront playground. Whether his speed matches that of an ocean-bound powerboat or he’s at home with a fishing pole on a pier, Marina del Rey will not disappoint.


What’s a trip to the ocean without a chance to hook a prize catch? In Marina del Rey, you can be at the water’s edge, pole in hand, in just minutes. Or, connect with a licensed sportfishing or charter company to head out into the big blue for some deep-sea action off the Los Angeles coast. Click to read more.

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Boat Rentals

Reserve early to snag one of Marina del Rey Boat Rentals’ four powerboats, or enjoy a slower pace on an electric duffy boat, kayak, or paddleboard rental. The same company operates the parasailing excursions, and in summer, reservations are strongly recommended. Find the stand behind El Torito restaurant at Fisherman’s Village. 13717 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. 310-306-4444.

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Hog Heaven

Bartels’ Harley-Davidson is a biker’s paradise. Peruse the showroom floor stocked with jewel-toned Harleys, swap stories with dedicated staff, and pick out a souvenir from an expansive gift shop. If you’re so inclined, Bartels’ Route 66 Rentals is located next door. 4141 Lincoln Boulevard, Marina del Rey. 310-823-1112.

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Learn to Paddleboard

Try this trendy sport in calm waters at Marina (“Mother’s”) Beach. Pro SUP Shop staffs a rental truck at Marina Beach – find them at the far side of the Jamaica Bay Inn parking lot. (They have kayaks, too.) Ask about guided tours and special events such as full-moon group paddles. 4175 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey. 310-230-1466. Click to read more.

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Father's Day Brunch

The Marina’s sparkling waters make a perfect backdrop for a family gathering. Several local restaurants are holding top-notch brunches on Father’s Day. Some are buffet style, others are plated prix fixe meals. Inquire with the establishments for details and reservations (if available). Whiskey Red’s, The Ritz-Carlton’s Cast & Plow, the Marina del Rey Hotel’s SALT restaurant, Killer Café (pictured), Hornblower Cruises, Tony P’s Dockside Grill, The Warehouse, Cafe del Rey, and the Chart House (lunch) all promise a fun get-together.