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.

Valentine’s Day Specials in Marina del Rey

couple sitting in front of fire pit looking at sunset on the marina

Marina del Rey is the perfect setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, romantic dinner overlooking the water or relaxing activity for that special someone, check out some of these incredible Valentine’s Day specials in Marina del Rey.  

20 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s in Marina del Rey

valentine hearts

Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day and for some, Palentine’s) is just around the corner. Cue the heart-shaped boxes and chocolate-covered everything! Soon, your social media feed will be oozing with all-things Valentine’s. Not everyone plans to give or wants to receive those traditional gifts. In fact, the National Retail Foundation’s recent survey found that experiential […]

Where to Watch 2020 Super Bowl in Los Angeles

football on grass

Look no further for the best venues in Marina del Rey to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 2. Most of the spots in the Marina have incredible views of the water, making it even more enticing to grab your squad and head to L.A.’s Marina. Plus, if you want to avoid driving and […]

Stick to Your 2020 Goals in Marina del Rey

Couple enjoying Kayaking

Welcome to the new year! Time to set 2020 goals that fall into the “good-for-you” category. But first, let’s talk about these goals or what many refer to as New Year’s resolutions. Fitness trainer and TV personality Jillian Michaels recommends in this LA Times article that you should set small achievable goals. Why? Well, according […]

Best Beaches Near Los Angeles in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey is a hot spot for beachgoers of all kinds, from the easy-breezy sunbathers to the surfers and party-goers. The best beaches near Los Angeles can be found in, or very near, Marina del Rey. And, since they are all connected by a beautiful bike trail, it’s possible to enjoy them all.  Marina […]

Relaxing Christmas Vacation Ideas for Couples

Relaxing Christmas Vacation Ideas for Couples

Christmas time is usually filled with the hustle and bustle of gift buying, family get-togethers, and snowy activities. Plus, there’s a Christmas dinner to cook, a house to decorate, cards to write, and the list goes on and on. Christmas is a magical time of year, but also a busy one! If you’re hoping to […]

Holiday Getaway Ideas for the Family

Holiday Getaway Ideas for the Family

As Christmas gets closer, many families think of snowboarding and sitting by a fire. That’s fine. But are you dreaming about a white Christmas or a sunny, warm Christmas? Do you want to walk through the icy snow or on a powdery sand beach? A vacation in Marina del Rey can offer your family so […]

Marina del Rey Holiday Dining Guide

New Year's Eve dining and parties in Marina del Rey Los Angeles

The most wonderful time of year is upon us in L.A.’s Marina. Lights will be on display at Burton Chace Park. The annual holiday boat parade will light up the harbor. And families and friends will gather from near and far. The most important question they’ll ask:  “Where should we eat?” This is where our […]

Marina del Rey Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving dinner with Hornblower Cruises Marina del Rey

Thanksgiving is chock-full of traditional recipes and homemade (or semi-homemade) dishes prepared by families and friends, near and far. For instance, who doesn’t love Grandma’s baked apple pie and killer green bean casserole? Or how about the sweet neighbor’s sage cornbread stuffing and old-school cranberry sauce? And let’s not forget the perfect turkey–moist and delicious […]

Marina del Rey Halloween Photo Contest 2019

woman holding up baby dressed as Oompa loompa

In Los Angeles (and really all across the country), Halloween costumes are taken pretty seriously and many would argue that costumes can be viewed as a work of art. From DIY costumes that may or may not require sewing to outfits purchased on Etsy months before Halloween, the range of fun, creative and spooky attire […]