Marina del Rey Fisherman's Village for outdoor winter activities

Outdoor Winter Activities in Marina del Rey

Keep active and get fresh air doing any of 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’re trying to avoid Zoom fatigue and need a change of scenery, all of these activities offer spectacular views of the water, sailboats and sea lions! Scroll down to see our top 5 outdoor winter activities in Marina del Rey. 


This updated post reflects the modified LA County stay-at-home order. Click here to see what’s open in Marina del Rey.

1. Book a Weekend Getaway

When you're ready, book a weekend getaway and wake up to a view like this one at the newly opened Courtyard by Marriott. Note: All hotels in Marina del Rey have implemented strict safety measures as outlined by experts and public health officials.

Outdoor dining is now open at Los Angeles restaurants. Most restaurants in the Marina continue to offer takeout and delivery as well.

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2. Charter a Boat

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

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3. Explore Fisherman's Village

Enjoy a leisurely stroll at this replica of a New England seaport and fishing town. Fancy a lunch or dinner by the water? Outdoor dining is open as of Friday, Jan. 29 so plan for a relaxing al fresco brunch, lunch or dinner with waterfront views at any of the eateries at Fisherman's Village.

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4. Go on a Paddling Adventure

Nothing beats getting a cardio workout plus sunshine and sea lion sightings like a kayak or stand-up paddling adventure in L.A.'s Marina. Rent kayaks and stand-up paddle boards from the following outfitters in the Marina: Paddle Method, ProSUP Shop, Marina del Rey Boat Rentals, or YOGAqua.

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5. Soar Above the Pacific

Get a bird's eye view of the big blue sea when you go on an aerial adventure at either 500 feet or 800 feet. Book an excursion with Marina del Rey Parasailing located at Fisherman's Village. Click button for more information.

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6. Ride the Marvin Braude Bike Trail

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 dine outdoors (now open) orcall ahead for takeout - a chance to get fresh air and support local restaurants, too! Click the link below to download a map of the route.

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