Our Top Picks for Fall Weekend Fun in Marina del Rey

Check out our top picks for a beautiful fall weekend in Marina del Rey. The biggest news is Dine LA Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, Oct. 1st. It’s the perfect time to cruise around the Marina and try new (or old) restaurants. Don’t forget, it’s fall y’all so make sure to bring a long sleeve or scarf when you’re here in the afternoon and evening! 

Thursday: Beach Eats

Head to Parking Lot #11 on Via Marina and Panay Way for Beach Eats, a weekly food truck event on Thursdays, 5–9 p.m, now through November 18, 2021. Order online before or on-site.

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Dine LA Week begins Friday, Oct. 1

L.A.'s Fall Restaurant Week "Dine LA" is back Oct. 1 through Oct. 15, 2021. Marina del Rey has several participating restaurants - several with incredible water views - including UOVO (pictured here) at the newly opened Boardwalk Shops on Admiralty Way and Mindanao Way. Click button to see the list of restaurants.

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Friday: Salsa Dancing Lessons

Get your dancing shoes on and move to the beat at The Warehouse on Friday evenings. The sounds of salsa and bachata will guide you along with a group lesson at 9 p.m. $15 entry fee. Click button for more information.

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Saturday: Farmers Market

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. Pick up fresh vegetables, fruits and artisan goods at this open-air, farmers’ market next to Marina "Mother's" Beach. Masks are no longer required (vendors who sell hot foods will be masked per LA County Public Health guidelines).

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At Your Leisure: Whale Watching

Whale watching and marine life tours are running out of Marina del Rey. Take the family or some friends out to get glimpses of grey whales, humpbacks, dolphins, seals and more. Public whale watching cruises are open again. Or charter a yacht for your own nature cruise in the deep blue sea!

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At Your Leisure: Yoga

What better way to enjoy the season changing than by trying yoga on a paddleboard? YOGAqua offers classes throughout the week and weekend. All levels are welcome to try the 90-minute Vinyasa flow class.

If you prefer to stay on land, try the yoga classes at the Marina del Rey Hotel with Red Diamond Yoga (open to guests and non-hotel guests for a fee) or the newly reopened Yoga Nest on Washington Boulevard.

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At Your Leisure: Sunset Cruise

Fall sunsets are just as dreamy as the other season sunsets in L.A.'s Marina. Charter a yacht for the afternoon and cruise up to Santa Monica Bay to capture the sunset over the water. It's sweater weather so make sure to bring one especially when you're on a sunset cruise in the Marina! Click button to view yacht charters available.

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