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Fall Social Distancing Activities in Marina del Rey

Looking for ideas for fall social distancing activities in Los Angeles? Look no further than Marina del Rey! L.A.’s Marina is nestled along the Los Angeles coastline, just steps from Venice Beach. Thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate, visitors can continue enjoying safe, fall social distancing activities right in the marina. For example, stroll along Fisherman’s Village to watch sailboats go by and sea lions play in the harbor. Or for fitness lovers, why not rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards? Whale-watching and marine life cruises are also quite popular during the cooler months as whales migrate north during this season. Don’t forget to snap a pic of the incredible sunsets wherever you go to experience fall in L.A.’s Marina.  

Read below for 5 fall social distancing activities in Marina del Rey. 

Click here to read about the Marina’s responsible travel practices.

1. Get Cozy at Fire Pit Tables

Note: Outdoor dining will close temporarily for three weeks effective Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. Please support your favorite local restaurants at this time and order take-out or delivery service.

Cozy fire pit tables with a waterfront view are a perfect pair during the fall. The marina offers many options at restaurants with outdoor dining patios and fire pit tables such as Cast & Plow pictured here, Beachside, Brizo, SALT and Whiskey Red's. Click below see a list of restaurants offering outdoor dining in Marina del Rey.

Make sure to check out fall menus at restaurants, too. We recommend trying the popular carrot cake and new pumpkin cheesecake available now for a limited time at Beachside!

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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 new Residence Inn by Marriott. Note: All hotels in Marina del Rey have implemented strict safety measures as outlined by experts and public health officials.

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3. Charter a Boat

Getting on the water during fall means it's less crowded in the marina! Whether you rent a duffy boat like this one pictured here through Marina del Rey Boat Rentalsor charter a private yacht through any of the companies listed below, an adventure on the sea is a fun way to spend a fall morning or afternoon. Catching the sunset from a boat in the marina is quite memorable, too!

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4. Stand-Up Paddle

The vibrant sunsets during the fall are even more mesmerizing when you're on the water. Rent paddle boards and go with a small group for a sunset paddle in the marina with Paddle Method, ProSUP Shop or YOGAqua.

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.

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