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.

Welcome Back – What’s Open and How to Experience Marina del Rey Safely

boats docked in slips at Marina

Welcome back to L.A.’s Marina! Marina del Rey is open for leisure travel. Our local business community including hotels, restaurants and attractions are committed to reopening safely and responsibly. Each business has worked hard to follow safety measures per Los Angeles County Public Health’s reopening guidelines. As of June 15, 2021, California has lifted most […]

5 Things to Do on Sunny Weekends in the Marina

two girls flying in the sky through parasailing

We rounded up 5 fun things to do on sunny weekends in L.A.’s Marina. When the weather forecast is sunny and 70 degrees, Marina del Rey is the place to be to enjoy Vitamin Sea and fresh air. Keep reading below for more ideas!

5 Ways to Celebrate Dads and Grads in MDR

parasailing above Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica Pier

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 […]

Marina del Rey Dining News: June 2021

Trader Joe's building at Pier 44 in Marina del Rey with boats

The Marina del Rey dining scene is making a big splash in June with the opening of three popular restaurants at the Boardwalk Shops, a new 86,000 square foot waterfront retail, dining and office space including specialty grocer Trader Joe’s. Whether you love sushi, pasta or Wagyu beef burgers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy […]

Marina del Rey Hotel Deals May 2021

Three friends dip feet in hotel pool in Marina del Rey

Planning a Memorial Day weekend getaway? Or why not surprise Mom with a special Mother’s Day spa-cation? Plan your getaway and book the latest hotel deals in Marina del Rey. NOTE: Hotels in Marina del Rey have implemented strict safety measures set by experts and Los Angeles County public health officials. Examples of protocols include mandatory […]

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

kayaking is one of the things to do this 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 […]

Weekend Brunch Ideas in Marina del Rey

Drinks or weekend brunch on patio table overlooking water at Cast & Plow Restaurant

Weekend brunch is hands down the best part of springtime. And here in Marina del Rey, weekend brunch on the outdoor patio beckons along with the stunning seaside views. Read below for a list of where to go for Mother’s Day Brunch in Marina del Rey on Sunday, May 9. Plus, check out other dining […]

How to Charter a Sailboat or Yacht in Marina del Rey

los angeles sailing charters

So you don’t own a boat but you want to get on the water? No problem! Marina del Rey is the premier boating destination of the Greater Los Angeles Area. As North America’s largest manmade small-craft harbor, the Marina has over 4,600 boat slips. A good number of power yachts and sailboats in town are […]


Los Angeles outdoor weddings - Marina del Rey

A wedding in Marina del Rey is the perfect fit for those dreaming of their “big day” near the sea. If tying the knot in a unique waterfront setting is important, then keep reading for inspiration. Do you dream of a toes-in-the-sand beach wedding? Or a nautical-inspired wedding on the top deck of a yacht? […]


family on beach towel relaxing, one of mother's beach activities

If you’re planning a beach day in Los Angeles, then check out five Marina “Mother’s” Beach activities you can do any time of year. With nearly 300 days of sunshine, Marina del Rey’s popular beach is loved by locals and visitors alike. The cove’s lack of surf make it ideal for families with young kids […]