Thanksgiving in Marina del Rey: Roasted turkey with pumpkins and sunflowers on wooden table

Marina del Rey Thanksgiving Guide 2020

For those staying close to home this holiday season, we bring you our Marina del Rey Thanksgiving Guide. Fall is the perfect time to discover L.A.’s Marina. Here, we’re pretty thankful that fall weather in Marina del Rey is mild and pleasantly warm. As a result, plenty of outdoor fun can be had during a Los Angeles Thanksgiving weekend getaway! After eating turkey, go throw a football around at Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Then, explore the marina and rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards from Paddle Method, Pro SUP Shop or YOGAqua. Or embark on a coastal adventure and plan an afternoon sunset sail.  

This year’s Marina del Rey Thanksgiving Guide is full of ideas for you and your quaranteam. Here’s a list of where to order take-out Thanksgiving meals. In addition, you’ll find special hotel rates for a staycation. Check out ideas for social distancing-friendly attractions, too. 

Our hotels, restaurants and attractions are going above and beyond to follow industry reopening guidelines. Thus, the top priority by local businesses is to ensure the safety of visitors and locals. Per the local health order, facial coverings and social distancing are required. 

UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 22: Outdoor dining in Los Angeles County including Marina del Rey will be closed for the next three weeks effective Wednesday, Nov. 25. 

Click here for further information on what’s open and how to experience Marina del Rey safely. 

Click here for a list of restaurants offering takeout or delivery. 

EAT: Beachside Restaurant and Bar

The culinary team is offering three options for Thanksgiving Meals To Go. Price starts at $175 (feeds between 4-6 people).

Please call (310) 439-3033 to place your order. All catering orders must be placed by 5:00pm Thursday, November 19th.

Orders must be picked up on Thursday, November 26th between 9am-12pm.

New restaurant hours:
Brunch daily: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed from 3-4 p.m.
Dinner daily from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bar stays open to 11 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday

Click button below to see the Thanksgiving Meals To Go menu.

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EAT: Brizo Bar & Restaurant

Spend a relaxing Thanksgiving by letting someone else do all the cooking. Indulge in three delectable courses by Executive Chef Chris Houlihan. The special menu includes all traditional fixings and features a 24-Hour Beer-Brined Turkey, Confit Garlic Mashed Potato, Pretzel Bread Turkey Stuffing and Blue Lake Green Beans with Crispy Onion. Whole steamed lobster can be added for $39.00 + tax. Top it all off with traditional pumpkin pie for dessert.

Cost: $49 per adult, $25 per child (10 and under)

Call 310-439-2908 Ext 5807. Prices do not include 9.5% tax and gratuity.

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EAT: Whiskey Red's

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26 by ordering an exceptional three-course meal from Whiskey Red's. Thanksgiving To Go family-style meals will be available for pick-up by 5pm on Wednesday, Nov. 25th. Click below for more information.

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STAY: Jamaica Bay Inn

Experience Marina del Rey like a local and book the Stay 'N Play package. This hotel is located right on Marina "Mother's" Beach--a calm cove with no waves, perfect for little ones to wade in the water.

This package includes:
Complimentary Paddle Board or Kayak (for two)

Complimentary Marina View Room Upgrade

*Website exclusive only. Must book at least 1 day prior to arrival.

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STAY: Marina del Rey Hotel

Wake up to serene harbor views, sea lions barking and boats sailing by at the spectacular Marina del Rey Hotel located right on the waterfront. Get 30% off when you book by 11/30/20 using this website exclusive offer.

Valid for stays through 3/31/21. Subject to availability. Use promo code: CARES.

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STAY: The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

When you’re ready, get away from it all and relax in the comfort of a Deluxe Guest Room while enjoying breakfast in bed. Or enjoy an al fresco meal on the waterfront terrace of Cast & Plow featuring a locally sourced menu.

The Bed and Breakfast package rate starts at $409 per night for deluxe accommodations and includes breakfast for two through in-room dining and valet parking. Valid through December 31, 2020.

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PLAY: Charter a Boat

Plan to soak up sunshine and fresh air on a sailing trip out of Marina del Rey. A Marina del Rey boat rental or yacht charter is a quintessential Southern California experience! For those on a break during Thanksgiving week, why not plan a sunset sail or a morning boat excursion looking for dolphins in Santa Monica Bay?

Click on the button below for more information. The charter operators listed here have a business license from the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors

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PLAY: ProSUP Shop

Pro SUP Shop’s location at Marina “Mother’s” Beach is the best spot to learn stand-up paddling or kayaking. The calm cove is virtually wave and current free, offering you a chance to learn to balance on your board or kayak and navigate with the paddle.

Pro SUP offers hourly paddleboard and kayak rentals, and its certified staff will include a brief lesson for beginners.

Open daily, year-round (weather/wind depending) and open for Thanksgiving Day, find the Pro SUP rental truck at the southwest end of the Jamaica Bay Inn parking lot. Paid parking allowed at hotel and at adjacent County Lot 10. Call 310-989-4350 for more information.

Black Friday Special: Paddle off those extra servings with extra savings! 50% off all rentals. 10% off boards and paddles.

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PLAY: Sportfishing

A family that fishes together, stays together! Try a single-day fishing excursion out of Marina del Rey on Thanksgiving day or weekend. Choose from open-party (public) half-day and three-quarter-day fishing trips out onto Santa Monica Bay, offered year-round. Private charters are also available. The boat service includes fish cleaning and packaging, or you can catch-and-release.

A valid fishing license is required for anyone over age 15, and you can buy a one-day license on the boat. Marina del Rey Sportfishing also offers tackle rental onboard for an extra $10 (cash only). The boat departs from Dock 52 (13552 Fiji Way). Call 310-822-3625.

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PLAY: Whale-Watching Cruise

It’s an amazing spectacle to see humongous gray whales up close—up to 46 feet long—and you can do this with your family on a whale-watching cruise that leaves from Marina del Rey.

Marina del Rey Sportfishing will run its regular 10 a.m. whale-watching tour on Thanksgiving day. Board at Dock 52 13552 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.

Advance bookings (recommended) are available online, or call 310-822-3625.

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PLAY: YOGAqua

A great way to work off the extra Thanksgiving calories is yoga on a stand-up paddle board with YOGAqua on the calm cove of Marina "Mother's" Beach.

Classes are open to “all levels.” Students are taken through a Vinyasa Yoga flow with customized and detailed instruction for the paddleboard so even if they have not been practicing yoga for years, or if they have never been on a paddleboard, they will be able to follow along with no problem. Click button below for more information.

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