Welcome to the official blog of the Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau! My Marina tells different stories of what makes this coastal destination so unique – from water sports like sailing and paddleboarding to waterfront dining, yacht cruises, and local personalities. Experience Marina del Rey through these shared adventures.

Ideas for a Fun Labor Day Weekend in Marina del Rey

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Three-day holiday weekend, here we come! For those who have a day off on Friday, then more power to you—a four-day holiday weekend is quite a treat. We’re stoked to share all the Labor Day weekend fun in store for you: we’ve got a fun brunch cruise on Hornblower, the final outdoor summer concert at […]

What’s New in the Marina del Rey Restaurant Scene

For many of us, food is an important part of our travels. We want to go and experience what the locals do, especially where they eat and drink. While Marina del Rey is known as the L.A. area’s premier waterfront playground– it is, after all, North America’s largest man-made small craft habor–the burgeoning food scene […]

‘MAIDEN’ arrives in Marina

Maiden is expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Sept. 1, 2019 The public is invited to a free screening at Burton Chace Park on Sept. 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. The Maiden Factor World Tour began in November 2018 and will end in May 2021 – a two and a half year worldwide tour […]

Latest Marina del Rey Restaurant News

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“What do you feel like having for dinner? Where should we go for lunch today?” Sound familiar? Whether you’re an Angeleno or out-of-town visitor, we know that our palates can often influence where we go for a satiating meal. In Los Angeles, restaurants and food shops are sprinkled throughout neighborhoods and across several major freeways. […]

Things to do this Weekend in Los Angeles, July 19 – 21

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Let the fun begin in L.A.’s Marina! Here are some fun things to do this weekend in Los Angeles. We’ve got concerts, dining cruises, pool parties and more to keep everyone feeling summer vibes all weekend long. Read on for what’s happening in MDR this weekend.   Can’t make it this weekend to MDR? Bring […]

Five Things to Do This Weekend in Marina del Rey, July 12-14

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Summer is in full swing here in L.A.’s Marina! Bring your sunscreen, floppy hat and open-toe shoes for some relaxation. Or get dressed up for some dancing and dinner on the waterfront. Here are five things to do this weekend in Marina del Rey. Bonus: Thursday kicks off with the first night of the annual […]

Top 10 Things You Need to Know about 4th of July in Marina del Rey

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We know many locals and visitors from near and far make their way to the spectacular fireworks show at Marina del Rey every year. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 things you need to know about 4th of July in L.A.’s Marina as you make your celebration plans. This is a fun, energy-filled […]

Meet Cafe del Rey’s New Executive Chef

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Cafe del Rey’s new Executive Chef Job Carder is no stranger to Lala-land or the restaurant biz. This third-generation Angeleno was born and raised in the historic neighborhood of Highland Park (just north of Dodgers Stadium) and grew up cooking with the men in his family. Fun fact: his grandfather co-founded Norm’s Restaurant, a diner-style […]

July 4th Specials in Marina del Rey


Head to Marina del Rey this July 4th for the Los Angeles Westside’s premier fireworks show. Join a festive party at the following restaurants, make reservations for prime viewing spots or click the button below for information on where to watch the show for free, plus other details including road closures. Fireworks information