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. Getting outdoor time is important as folks stay close to home during the coronavirus crisis. Residents are navigating sidewalks and exploring their neighborhoods. Here in Marina del Rey, locals can enjoy many outdoor activities while safely social distancing. For all of these activities, we encourage you to wear a face mask as mandated by Los Angeles County and of course, bring a water bottle for hydration. 

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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 (picnic tables are closed, so find a spot on the grass while socially distancing from others).

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Stand-up Paddleboard, Kayak and More

Recreational rentals are now open in L.A.'s Marina! Rent a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, jet-ski, or duffy boat to explore the marina. And parasailing is back, too. Groups on boats are limited to six passengers or less and must be members from same household. Check out the following approved by LA County Public Health as these businesses 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 and Paddle Method.

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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 restaurant and order takeout - you're getting fresh air and a chance to support local restaurants, too!

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Fisherman's Village

Bike or walk over to this local and visitors' favorite: Fisherman’s Village is a replica of a New England seaport and fishing town. You can stroll the quiet harbor or order takeout from the restaurants on-site to enjoy views of the Marina, passing sailboats, and wildlife. P.S. You can rent a bike from Daniel's Bike Rentals located in Fisherman's Village.

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Yvonne B. Burke Park

This narrow sliver of green space runs parallel to Admiralty Way in the heart of the Marina. The Marvin Braude Bike Trail runs through the park, which is named to honor Yvonne B. Burke, who represented Marina del Rey for 16 years on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Note: The free parcourse fitness circuit is currently closed.

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