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Marina del Rey Weekend Picks Nov. 20

We put together five Marina del Rey weekend activities to make planning easy breezy. If you’re looking to relax, get some fresh air and enjoy a stress-free weekend before Thanksgiving, L.A.’s Marina is the place to go. The seaside community is much more low-key than neighboring beach towns. Where else can you experience dining next to the water? Or chartering a private yacht for a sunset cruise? Marina del Rey weekend activities range from relaxing walks along the harbor to thrilling adventures on the sea. Read on to get ideas for a Marina del Rey weekend adventure. 

Weekend Brunch by the Sea

Enjoy a leisurely brunch with views of the harbor at any of the Marina's waterfront restaurants. Click button for the restaurant guide.

Cast and Plow Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Looking for a romantic spot by the sea? Click here to view our list of cozy firepits at MDR waterfront restaurants!

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Dance the Night Away

Bring your dancing shoes and get into the groove at The Warehouse on Friday evenings. Start with a salsa and bachata group lesson at 9 p.m. and open dance starts at 10 p.m. $15 entry fee. Click button for more information.

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Whale Watching Cruise

Did you know you can hop on a public whale watching and marine life tour almost any day of the week from Marina del Rey? Head out to get glimpses of grey whales, humpbacks, dolphins, seals and more. Or you can charter a yacht and enjoy a nature cruise in the morning or afternoon. Click button for more information.

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Saturday Farmers' Market

The Marina del Rey farmers’ market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parking Lot 11, located 14101 Panay Way. This open-air market offers fresh veggies, fruits and artisan goods. Masks are no longer required (vendors who sell hot foods will be masked per LA County Public Health guidelines).

Note: Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 27th in observance of Thanksgiving holiday.

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Take a Seaside Stroll

Get some fresh air and head outdoors to Burton Chace Park--one of the only parks in Los Angeles County that is surrounded by water on all three sides. While there, keep an eye out for napping sea lions. Click button for more information on where to see marine life in L.A.'s Marina.

Photo credit: @fdparkerpr

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