Keep active and get fresh air doing these fun outdoor winter activities in Marina del Rey. As the largest man-made small craft harbor in North America, L.A.’s Marina offers wide open spaces to naturally social distance from others. You don’t need to bundle up because the Marina offers year-round sunshine. As a result, you can enjoy these outdoor activities comfortably. If you want to avoid Zoom fatigue and have a change of scenery, all of these activities offer spectacular views of the water, sailboats and sea lions! All of these locations are fantastic spots from which you can capture a stunning sunset photo. Scroll down to see our top 5 outdoor winter activities in Marina del Rey.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – UPDATED DECEMBER 30, 2020
This updated post reflects the new regional stay-at-home order and LA County’s stay-at-home order. Click here to see what’s open in Marina del Rey.
Explore Fisherman's Village
Pick up a hot cocoa from KC's Crepe's Cafe and enjoy a leisurely stroll at this replica of a New England seaport and fishing town. Fancy a lunch or dinner by the water? Order takeout and eat in your car while enjoying the view of the Marina del Rey channel.
Support local restaurants in the Marina and order takeout for a fun picnic lunch at this 10-acre park featuring panoramic views of the Marina channel. Look for seals sunbathing on the docks and sailboats gliding across the water.
Note: Picnic tables and grills remain closed at this time.
The Marina del Rey Farmers Market continues to operate every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parking Lot 11, located 14101 Panay Way. The open-air, farmers’ market is where the community can purchase foods and related essentials. Senior shopping hour starts at 8 a.m. Please remember to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing when visiting the market.
Walk Along the North Jetty and Aubrey E. Austin Jr. Park
This hidden gem on Via Marina and Pacific Avenue offers a paved walkway and unobstructed views of the harbor’s main channel and airplanes departing from LAX. Savor the view from one of the park benches, which face southward toward the flight path. The paved walk is flanked by a thin ribbon of grass, perfect for taking your dog on a stroll. Walk all the way to the end to get a view of Venice Beach and the open ocean.
Scenic Marina del Rey is located along the 22-mile coastal path known as the Marvin Braude Bike Trail. The paved path connects Santa Monica and Venice, through Marina del Rey and all the way to Torrance. As of Nov. 30, LA County beach bike paths are open. Bike to your favorite restaurant and order takeout - a chance to get fresh air and support local restaurants, too! Click the link below to download a map of the route.