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.

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

Marina del Rey fireworks

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

Cafe Del Rey

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

Best Things to Do This Weekend in L.A.’s Marina

It’s bound to be a glorious weekend in Southern California, especially right here in Marina del Rey. Looking for some things to do with your crew? L.A.’s Marina has something fun for you–whether you’re a local, new in town or a visitor from near or far. Read on to get the scoop on the best […]

Fun Father’s Day Ideas in Marina del Rey

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Give Dads the gift of “vitamin sea” this year! Show them how special they are with some fun, on-the-water activities including delicious brunches on the Marina del Rey waterfront. So here’s where to go on June 16.

What’s Happening This Week in Marina del Rey

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We’re getting ready for a warm weekend here in Los Angeles. Read on for ideas on where to cool off, enjoy a cocktail by the pool, listen to live music, and more here in L.A.’s Marina!  

Take Note: Where to Find Live Music in Marina del Rey

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Whether it’s a cover band, a funky jazz trio, or just a guy with a guitar, live music can be enjoyed in the Marina day or night. Grab a picnic dinner and head to Burton Chace Park for the Summer Concert series! Did you know you can sail along the harbor and enjoy live jazz […]