L.A.’s Marina is an ideal Southern California getaway during the fall season. The coastal gem remains hidden between Venice Pier and Manhattan Beach Pier, not far from Venice and Santa Monica. Here, visitors can enjoy safe, social distancing activities such as walking along the promenade and watching boats and sea lions cruise along the harbor. Adventures on the water are also available such as kayaking, sunset sailing, whale watching cruises and more. As we head into cooler months in Los Angeles, we put together 5 things to do in the fall in Marina del Rey.
2. Book a Staycation
Staycations are a safe, easy way to enjoy a break while discovering your backyard. When you're ready, book a staycation and wake up to a view like this one at the Marina del Rey Hotel. Note: All hotels in Marina del Rey have implemented strict safety measures as outlined by experts and public health officials.View Website
3. Support Local and Shop
Grab a cup of your favorite fall-flavored drink and walk through the shops at Waterside to support your favorite retail stores. While there, check out The Marigold Mercantile, formerly Rainbow Acres (same owner, just rebranded) and some expanded outdoor dining spots like Sugarfish and California Pizza Kitchen, too.
Don't forget to peruse the aisles at the weekly Farmers Market on Saturdays, from 9-2 p.m. Senior shopping hour starts at 8 a.m. Click here for more information about Farmers Market.
5. Whale Watching and Nature Cruises
Fall and winter season is the best time for whale watching as humongous gray whales are migrating between their feeding grounds in the Arctic and the warm lagoons off Mexico. Marine life and whale-watching tours are available year-round out of Marina del Rey. Make reservations in advance. Limited capacity onboard.
Marina del Rey Whale Watching offers tours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. Weekends 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Click button for more information.