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.

Where to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Marina del Rey

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Make room for sweet treats in Marina del Rey. Here are five desserts worth trying this summer. Whether you’re a regular, first-time visitor or passing by, there’s something specially satisfying about dessert with views of the ocean.

Know Before You Go: MDR Fireworks Show

Know before you go: Marina del Rey 4th of July fireworks show

Here’s all you need to know before you go to the MDR Fireworks Show. We’ve put together a few key points including street closures, Burton Chace Park closure, parking, WaterBus service and more.  If you’re plans are still up in the air, don’t worry. Click here to read about 10 ways to celebrate 4th of […]

MDR Restaurant News: Kazunori Now Open

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MDR RESTAURANT NEWS Whether you’re a local or visitor searching for new culinary adventures, we’ve put together a list of MDR restaurant news to whet your appetite. Read below for more info including 4th of July specials and events at popular waterfront restaurants. 

How to Celebrate 4th of July in Marina del Rey

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We’ve rounded up all the fun ways to celebrate 4th of July in Marina del Rey.  NEW FOR 2021: Burton Chace Park will be closed to the general public on July 4th. Only pre-registered guests are allowed entry from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Go to Eventbrite to register for a FREE ticket. Click here to view more […]

Los Angeles Hotel Deals in Marina del Rey

Group of friends relaxing by the pool at Marina del Rey Hotel

With California back open, Los Angeles hotel deals are sizzling just in time for a visit to Marina del Rey. From stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking at Marina “Mother’s” Beach to stargazing from a hotel rooftop or dining cruise, there’s no better place to rejuvenate and celebrate than in L.A.’s Marina. If you’re planning to […]

Welcome Back – What’s Open and How to Experience Marina del Rey Safely

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UPDATED JULY 17, 2021 Welcome back to L.A.’s Marina! Marina del Rey is open for leisure travel. Our local business community including hotels, restaurants and attractions are committed to reopening safely and responsibly. Each business has worked hard to follow safety measures per Los Angeles County Public Health’s reopening guidelines. As of June 15, 2021, […]

5 Things to Do on Sunny Weekends in the Marina

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We rounded up 5 fun things to do on sunny weekends in L.A.’s Marina. When the weather forecast is sunny and 70 degrees, Marina del Rey is the place to be to enjoy Vitamin Sea and fresh air. Keep reading below for more ideas!

5 Ways to Celebrate Dads and Grads in MDR

parasailing above Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica Pier

If there’s one thing we can all agree on right now it’s that we all need some time to celebrate! In Los Angeles, Father’s Day, graduation and end-of-school year are just some of the events worthy of gathering with loved ones. Keep in mind that Marina del Rey is an ideal spot to celebrate because […]

Marina del Rey Dining News: June 2021

Trader Joe's building at Pier 44 in Marina del Rey with boats

The Marina del Rey dining scene is making a big splash in June with the opening of three popular restaurants at the Boardwalk Shops, a new 86,000 square foot waterfront retail, dining and office space including specialty grocer Trader Joe’s. Whether you love sushi, pasta or Wagyu beef burgers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy […]

Marina del Rey Hotel Deals May 2021

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Planning a Memorial Day weekend getaway? Or why not surprise Mom with a special Mother’s Day spa-cation? Plan your getaway and book the latest hotel deals in Marina del Rey. NOTE: Hotels in Marina del Rey have implemented strict safety measures set by experts and Los Angeles County public health officials. Examples of protocols include mandatory […]