Christmas time is usually filled with the hustle and bustle of gift buying, family get-togethers, and snowy activities. Plus, there’s a Christmas dinner to cook, a house to decorate, cards to write, and the list goes on and on. Christmas is a magical time of year, but also a busy one!
If you’re hoping to spend this Christmas unwinding from the stress of the year or are searching for relaxing Christmas vacation ideas for couples, Marina del Rey is the place for you. Check out the most relaxing things to do in Marina del Rey over Christmas. Don’t forget to take a look at hotel deals either.
Climb Aboard a Cruise Ship
Instead of a traditional Christmas dinner, why not have it onboard a Hornblower cruise ship? The whole marina is lit up during the holidays, so you’ll thoroughly enjoy the incredible food and beautiful lights onboard a luxury ship. You won’t find a more relaxing—or romantic—setting for your Christmas dinner.
Stroll Down the Harbor
For a great view of the marina, visit Burton W. Chace Park. This gorgeous harbor juts out into the marina and has waterfront views on three sides. Take a relaxing stroll down the paved path or watch the sunset from one of the benches. The harbor is also host to several community events, including Old Fashioned Day in May, Summer Concert Series, and Marina Lights in December.
Sunbathe at Marina “Mother’s Beach”
If you’re planning a Christmas vacation in California, sunbathing at the beach is probably at the top of your list. For a relaxing beach scene, head to Mother’s Beach. It’s a short walking distance away from most of Marina Del Rey’s hotels. You’ll find 12 acres of gorgeous beach and shaded picnic areas—the perfect setup for a relaxing beach day.
Enjoy Live Music at Fisherman’s Village
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by listening to live music at Fisherman’s village? Grab a cocktail and take in some R&B, salsa, or jazz right next to the harbor front. Don’t be afraid to hit the dance floor either!
A tropical Christmas in California wouldn’t be complete without getting on the water.
Whether you’re into kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, or sailing, there are tons of watersports and water activities to try. There’s even sportfishing for those who love to fish.
There’s so much to see and do at Marina del Rey. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach or get out on the water, there’s plenty to do on your Christmas vacation in California. Plan your Christmas getaway today and see just how much there is to do in Marina del Rey.