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.

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 […]

Ideas for a Fun Labor Day Weekend in Marina del Rey

couple on beach

Three-day holiday weekend, here we come! For those who have a day off on Friday, then more power to you—a four-day holiday weekend is quite a treat. We’re stoked to share all the Labor Day weekend fun in store for you: we’ve got a fun brunch cruise on Hornblower, the final outdoor summer concert at […]

What’s New in the Marina del Rey Restaurant Scene

People lifting glasses in one of the Marina del Rey Restaurant

For many of us, food is an important part of our travels. We want to go and experience what the locals do, especially where they eat and drink. While Marina del Rey is known as the L.A. area’s premier waterfront playground– it is, after all, North America’s largest man-made small craft habor–the burgeoning food scene […]

‘MAIDEN’ arrives in Marina

Maiden is expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Sept. 1, 2019 The public is invited to a free screening at Burton Chace Park on Sept. 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. The Maiden Factor World Tour began in November 2018 and will end in May 2021 – a two and a half year worldwide tour […]

Latest Marina del Rey Restaurant News

Killer Shrimp tacos for dining blog post

“What do you feel like having for dinner? Where should we go for lunch today?” Sound familiar? Whether you’re an Angeleno or out-of-town visitor, we know that our palates can often influence where we go for a satiating meal. In Los Angeles, restaurants and food shops are sprinkled throughout neighborhoods and across several major freeways. […]

Things to do this Weekend in Los Angeles, July 19 – 21

Couple enjoying Jet skiing, Things to do in Los Angeles

Let the fun begin in L.A.’s Marina! Here are some fun things to do this weekend in Los Angeles. We’ve got concerts, dining cruises, pool parties and more to keep everyone feeling summer vibes all weekend long. Read on for what’s happening in MDR this weekend.   Can’t make it this weekend to MDR? Bring […]