parasailing above Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica Pier

5 Ways to Celebrate Dads and Grads in MDR

If there’s one thing we can all agree on right now it’s that we all need some time to celebrate! In Los Angeles, Father’s Day, graduation and end-of-school year are just some of the events worthy of gathering with loved ones. Keep in mind that Marina del Rey is an ideal spot to celebrate because it’s situated away from the hustle and bustle of L.A. With its fresh air and wide open spaces near and on the water, many of the things to do here keep you socially distanced and naturally outdoors. Continue reading below for 5 ways to celebrate dads and grads (and more) in L.A.’s Marina! 

1. Celebrate on a Boat

Hire a skipper to drive a boat while you celebrate on the ocean with family and friends! Or how about a deep-sea fishing excursion or whale-watching tour? Other options include renting boats by the hour such as power boats or electric duffy boats. Click button below for more information on yacht charters.

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2. Plan a Weekend Getaway

Whether you're celebrating a milestone graduation or Father's Day, everyone deserves a getaway to L.A.'s Marina. Start the vacation by checking into modern resort-style hotels with views of the water, sunset and sailboats. Click below to see where to stay in Marina del Rey.

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3. Enjoy a Weekend Brunch on the Waterfront

Take advantage of patio season and book a table at waterfront restaurants in the marina for weekend brunch. Treat Dad to his favorite sweet and savory breakfast and lunch dishes, then walk it off along the promenade and watch for sailboats and sea lions in the harbor. Click button below for our waterfront dining guide.

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4. Party on a Dining Cruise

Get dressed up and hop aboard a dining cruise to celebrate Father's Day! Enjoy cocktails on the open-air top deck, take in stunning water views and relax as the yacht glides along the harbor. Click below to make reservations for your perfect cruise experience.

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5. Play on the Water

L.A.'s Marina is where locals and visitors go to play on the water. Whether you go on a 500' or 800' parasailing trip (pictured here), kayak, stand-up paddle board or jet-ski, you and your crew will be sure to have fun in the sun with any water sport you choose. Click button to view our guide for on-the-water activities.

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