kayaking is one of the things to do this weekend in marina del rey

5 Outdoor Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Marina del Rey

For Memorial Day weekend plans, look no further than Marina del Rey for 5 outdoor things to do with your crew. L.A.’s Marina is the perfect choice for an authentic seaside vacation. Do you enjoy ocean views? Prefer a laid-back beach town vibe? Then, “seas the day” and make sure your weekend plans include time spent in Marina del Rey.  

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Charter a Private Yacht

Hire a skipper to drive a boat while you and your family and friends enjoy a few hours on the big blue sea! Try a half-day sunset cruise up to Malibu. Perhaps a deep-sea fishing excursion in the morning or a marine life cruise to spot dolphins and whales?

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Weekend Brunch with a View

It's officially patio season in Los Angeles! Make reservations at waterfront restaurants for weekend brunch where the views are clearly the star of the show. Click here for a list of Marina del Rey restaurants on the water.

Another show stopper for weekend brunch: a two-hour dining cruise with City Cruises by Hornblower. Sip cocktails on the open-air top decks while you drink in panoramic views of L.A.'s coastline.

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Floating Picnic on a Duffy

Pack a picnic and bring your favorite drinks and treats on a cozy electric duffy boat. A valid driver’s license allows you to drive a duffy boat around the harbor. Hourly rentals are available. Click button below for more information.

If you prefer to stay on land, then check out 10-acre Burton Chace Park. This hidden gem in Los Angeles is an inviting place for a picnic with its panoramic views of the water and paved paths along comfy grassy spots.

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Soar to New Heights

Go on a 500’ or 800’ flying adventure with Marina del Rey Parasailing. Advanced reservations required. 310-306-2222. Click button below for more information.

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Paddle Adventure in the Harbor

Wander and explore the marina by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Marina "Mother's" Beach is a good spot for beginners learning to stand-up paddle or kayak. Rent from the following outfitters at Mother's Beach: Paddle Method, ProSUP Shop, or YOGAqua. You can also rent from Marina del Rey Boat Rentals,at Fisherman's Village. We recommend making advance reservations for rentals.