aerial view of Burton Chace Park and harbor

Top Five Social Distancing Activities in Marina del Rey

Social distancing activities in Marina del Rey give you fresh air, harbor views and a sense of calm. Because the marina is naturally an outdoor haven full of open-air spaces, many of the activities here allow for safe social distancing. This includes dining out in Marina del Rey–many restaurants already offer large outdoor dining spaces and views of the harbor. Whether on land or sea, L.A.’s Marina is the perfect place to escape from it all.  

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Updated October 1, 2020


Sail Away on Your Private Boat!

Charter a yacht with a skipper for a stress-free outing on the Pacific. Fresh air and the open seas are just what you need for a coastal getaway. This includes dining cruises, fishing charters, sportfishing excursions, whale-watching charters and sunset sails. Bring your own food and spend a day on the water relaxing. Currently, only charters with six passengers or less are allowed (six passengers or less on boat charters refer to members of the same household). The number of passengers on dining cruises and fishing excursions are limited to capacity per LA County Public Health's reopening protocols. Click button below to view a list of charters in Marina del Rey.

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Waterfront Dining

Many restaurants in L.A.'s Marina boast open-air patios and terraces where you can enjoy brunch, cocktails or dinner with views of the Marina, passing sailboats, and wildlife. The expansive spaces allow for social distancing at favorite spots such as Tony P's and Cast & Plow to SALT Restaurant & Bar and Beachside.

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Stand-up Paddleboard, Kayak and More

Recreational rentals and lessons are open in L.A.'s Marina! Rent a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, jet-ski, or duffy boat to explore the marina. The following are approved by LA County Public Health as businesses that have put new safety procedures in place to ensure physical distancing and sanitizing of vessels, equipment and life jackets. Check out: Marina del Rey Boat Rentals, Marina del Rey Parasailing, ProSUP Shop, Paddle Method and YOGAqua.

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Burton Chace Park

Jutting out into the main channel, this beautiful 10-acre park offers one of the best spots to get fresh air and Instagram-worthy pics of the harbor. Hit the flat, paved walking path along the perimeter for a morning or sunset walk. Support your local restaurant, order takeout and enjoy it at the park lunch or dinner with a view (picnic tables are closed, so find a spot on the grass while socially distancing from others).

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Marvin Braude Bike Trail

Scenic Marina del Rey is located along the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail, a 22-mile coastal path from Santa Monica all the way to Torrance. Click the link below to download a map of the route. Note: The bike trail has re-opened. Bike to your favorite waterfont restaurant and enjoy al fresco dining in open-air patios. Or pick up takeout - you're getting fresh air and a chance to support local restaurants, too! P.S. You can rent a bike from Daniel's Bike Rentals located in Fisherman's Village.

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