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.

What’s On Deck in MDR this Weekend, Jan. 14-17

los angeles sailing charters

If you’re in MDR this weekend, check out these fun events and activities. Whether you’re here with friends, family or enjoying some “me time,” a weekend in L.A.’s Marina is guaranteed sunshine and Vitamin Sea. Looking to explore the harbor? Try any of these outdoor activities such as stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking. Or if you’re […]

Winter Soups to Warm You Up

Hands around bowl of pumpkin soup

Winter soups are oftentimes the best way to warm up during a chilly California evening. Here in L.A.’s Marina, there’s no shortage of soup options. From hearty soups to comforting broth-based bowls, get cozy and order these any day of the week.  


sunset sky overlooking boats in the harbor

We bring you the top 10 Marina sunsets as featured on our Instagram in 2021. Thanks to all the followers for sharing sunset spectaculars with us. Remember to add our hashtag #ilovemdr to your Instagram post. We like to feature your amazing sunset photos on our Instagram page. Why is L.A.’s Marina a popular place […]

Outdoor Activities in Marina del Rey

friends enjoying paddle boarding outdoor activities in Marina

Looking for outdoor activities in Marina del Rey? Here are 5 ways to stay fit and stick to your New Year’s resolutions (err…intentions?) while you’re in L.A.’s Marina. Nestled along the Los Angeles coastline, Marina del Rey boasts a mild Mediterranean climate. Thus, visitors can enjoy outdoor activities most days of the year. We suggest […]

Where to View Fireworks in Marina del Rey

4th of July fireworks

Where to view fireworks in Marina del Rey? We’ve got a complete list of where to watch throughout the Marina including neighboring areas.  KNOW BEFORE YOU GO The annual New Year’s Eve fireworks are two ten-minute shows held at 9 p.m. and midnight.  Walk, bike or skate to the public viewing spots to avoid getting […]

A Very Merry MDR Christmas Weekend

Holiday lights wrapped around trees in park

A very merry MDR Christmas weekend is upon us! Read below to see our weekend picks on where to eat, stay and play in Marina del Rey. 

MDR Holiday Boat Parade, Events and More

holiday themed boat

The annual MDR Holiday Boat Parade is back this year! If you’re looking for holiday cheer, check out this weekend’s upcoming events and festivities in Marina del Rey. 

Marina del Rey NYE Celebrations Guide

Wine glass on firepit table next to harbor and boats during sunset

Looking for Marina del Rey NYE party ideas? Yes, the countdown to 2022 means it’s time to say “Bon Voyage, 2021!” The seaside community will bring back its annual Marina del Rey NYE fireworks display at 9 p.m. and 12 p.m. PST on Friday, Dec. 31st. Enjoy food and drink specials* to ring in the […]

Marina del Rey Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Christmas gifts and ornaments

Marina del Rey holiday shopping days are here again! Whether you’re home for the holidays or enjoying a getaway in L.A.’s Marina, celebrate the spirit of the season by shopping local. Take the air fryer out of your shopping cart and give the gift of an experience this year. Perhaps a guided tandem kayak tour […]

Marina del Rey Weekend Picks Nov. 20

woman paddling in a green kayak in the sea with boats docked nearby

We put together five Marina del Rey weekend activities to make planning easy breezy. If you’re looking to relax, get some fresh air and enjoy a stress-free weekend before Thanksgiving, L.A.’s Marina is the place to go. The seaside community is much more low-key than neighboring beach towns. Where else can you experience dining next […]