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.

Outdoor Winter Activities in Marina del Rey

kayaking is one of the things to do this weekend in marina del rey

Keep active and get fresh air with these fun outdoor winter activities in Marina del Rey. As the largest man-made small craft harbor in North America, L.A.’s Marina offers plenty of space to naturally social distance on and off the water. Plus, there’s no need to bundle up much because of the Marina’s year-round sunshine […]

Marina del Rey Holiday Gift Guide for 2020

Christmas dinner on the water in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles

T’is the season to support local businesses! Kick off the holidays and scroll through our 2020 Marina del Rey Holiday Gift Guide. We hope this gives you some good ideas and inspiration for fun and unique gifts for loved ones to use in the near future. If you don’t see a store listed here, please […]

Fall Social Distancing Activities in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Fisherman's Village for fall social distancing activities

Looking for ideas for fall social distancing activities in Los Angeles? Look no further than Marina del Rey! L.A.’s Marina is nestled along the Los Angeles coastline, just steps from Venice Beach. Thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate, visitors can continue enjoying safe, fall social distancing activities right in the marina. For example, stroll along […]

Marina del Rey Thanksgiving Guide 2020

Thanksgiving in Marina del Rey: Roasted turkey with pumpkins and sunflowers on wooden table

For those staying close to home this holiday season, we bring you our Marina del Rey Thanksgiving Guide. Fall is the perfect time to discover L.A.’s Marina. Here, we’re pretty thankful that fall weather in Marina del Rey is mild and pleasantly warm. As a result, plenty of outdoor fun can be had during a […]

Marina del Rey Hotel Deals

palm trees in front of hotel entrance

UPDATED DECEMBER 1, 2020 If you’re planning a Los Angeles staycation getaway this holiday season, then check out our updated list of Marina del Rey hotel deals. Located next to Venice Beach and just four miles north of LAX, L.A.’s Marina is nestled in a quieter part of Los Angeles. The seaside community is a […]


wine at sunset

UPDATED OCTOBER 28, 2020 The Marina del Rey dining scene continues to grow with the arrival of Brizo Bar and Restaurant. Located inside the newly opened dual-branded hotels, Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott, the new restaurant is now open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and happy hour daily. Brizo features California coastal cuisine with […]

5 Things to Do in the Fall in Marina del Rey

L.A.’s Marina is an ideal Southern California getaway during the fall season. The coastal gem remains hidden between Venice Pier and Manhattan Beach Pier, not far from Venice and Santa Monica. Here, visitors can enjoy safe, social distancing activities such as walking along the promenade and watching boats and sea lions cruise along the harbor. […]

Marina Halloweek 2020

Adults in Halloween costumes

This year, Marina del Rey celebrates “Marina HalloWeek” by encouraging locals and visitors to dress in costume and dine at local restaurants in the marina. From Sunday, October 25 through Saturday, October 31, get “dressed in your Halloween best” and enjoy lunch or dinner at Marina del Rey restaurants. Embrace the Halloween spirit all week […]

The Dish: New Restaurants Opening in Marina del Rey, Updates & More

SRC restaurant fireplace

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, September brings a bit of cheer with new restaurants opening soon in Marina del Rey. In addition, the seaside enclave enters the fall season with new dining spaces, reopened outdoor patios and restaurants with new takeout or delivery options. The expanded culinary offerings in L.A’.s Marina will surely […]

Responsible Travel to L.A.’s Marina

Marina del Rey Hotel

Marina del Rey is open and welcoming leisure travelers…but what does responsible travel to L.A.’s Marina look like? Our hotels, restaurants and attractions are going above and beyond to follow industry reopening guidelines and ensure the safety of visitors and locals. Per the local health order, facial coverings and social distancing are required. Read below […]