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.

Winter Menu Favorites

tomato soup

Even though our Los Angeles weather is rather agreeable compared to snowy climes this month, there are days when something warm in the belly hits the right note. Here are five picks from Marina del Rey restaurants that are sure to keep the chill at bay. Cafe del Rey’s French Onion Soup This waterfront restaurant […]

Christmas Photo Booth at Marina Lights

Marina Lights event holiday photo booth at Burton Chace Park

Here’s your chance for a fun, creative holiday photo with your friends and family. Oh, and it’s free! Stop by Marina Lights in Burton Chace Park on Saturday nights during December between 4 and 8 p.m. The crew at Venice Paparazzi are running a green screen photo station, so you can choose from several festive […]

Good Day L.A. features Marina Lights Holiday Event

Marina Lights takes place at Burton Chace Park throughout December

Fox 11’s Good Day L.A. program featured Marina Lights, a nightly holiday light display in Burton Chace Park, in its November 29 broadcast collaboration with Yelp L.A. This week’s show highlighted the best free things to do in the Los Angeles area. Here on the Westside, Marina Lights is one of the few places to […]

Christmas Dining in Marina del Rey

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

Gather your loved ones for a special Christmas meal at one of the Marina’s exquisite waterfront restaurants. The sparkling harbor will make a perfect backdrop for a family photo, too! Back to Holiday Activities

New Year’s Eve Dining

champagne and confetti

Make early reservations for these premier New Year’s Eve events in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles. Time your seating to enjoy one of two fireworks shows—the first at 9 p.m. and the second at midnight—that will cast a festive glow over the main channel as we ring in 2019. Back to Holiday Activities

Marina del Rey Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Roasted turkey with pumpkins and sunflowers on wooden table

Does the thought of a kitchen full of Thanksgiving dishes make you sigh? Let someone else do the work for you! Here are a few places around the Marina where you and your loved ones can enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner sans K.P. duty.

Marina del Rey Attends IMEX 2018

IMEX 2018

Marina del Rey CVB’s CEO Janet Zaldua attended IMEX America 2018 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas. Here, Janet meets up with Smart Meetings magazine for a chat about what it’s like to hold a corporate event in L.A.’s premier waterfront meetings destination. IMEX is America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings, […]

Sunset Magazine’s 2018 Travel Awards

girl enjoying on porch

Sunset magazine editors named Marina del Rey as a Best Day Trip runner-up in the prestigious annual competition. “…We spent endless days on the road and nights on hotel beds, forest floors, and airport benches to bring you our 2018 Travel Awards,” the team wrote in the August 2018 issue. “Use our list of landmarks, […]