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 See Marine Life in Marina del Rey

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People often ask us where are the best spots to see marine life in Marina del Rey. Did you know Marina del Rey is a perfect place for sightseeing coastal wildlife throughout the year? Whether you’re cruising the bay or strolling by the water, you can catch a glimpse of marine mammals, shore birds and […]

Tips for a Fun Family Getaway in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Fisherman's Village for outdoor winter activities

A family getaway in Marina del Rey is boatloads of fun! We rounded up tips from local bloggers who’ve experienced Marina del Rey as a family vacation spot. Here, they share advice on how to enjoy Marina del Rey with the fam bam. What’s there to do with kids in tow? Are restaurants family-friendly? Luckily, […]

February Marina del Rey Hotel Deals

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Here is the latest on Marina del Rey hotel deals this February. Get started on planning your staycation with our updated list of Marina del Rey hotel deals. When you’re ready to go on a staycation, ‘workcation’ or ‘daycation’ in California, keep Marina del Rey as your ideal home base. Even though we’re close to […]

7 Valentine’s Day Ideas in Marina del Rey

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Love isn’t cancelled this year (so far!) so here are 7 Valentine’s Day ideas in Marina del Rey. The Marina offers wide open spaces and plenty of fun romantic things to do in the area. Most of the activities here already allow for social distancing such as kayaking or stand-up paddling. As a waterfront playground […]

Buy Local, Support Local in Marina del Rey

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As tourism affects the hospitality industry across the world, we ask that you support local in Marina del Rey by purchasing gift cards for future experiences. Please see below for a list of local businesses in L.A.’s Marina where gift cards and online shopping are available. Keep in mind that businesses are changing and adjusting […]

February Dining News in Marina del Rey

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Here’s the latest dining news in Marina del Rey. With so many changes happening, we’re making sure you’ve got the latest restaurant news on your radar. Most restaurants in the Marina are open for takeout and delivery. Outdoor dining is now open per the Los Angeles County Public Health modified public health order. In the […]

The Latest on the Marina’s Hotel Openings and Updates

View of Marina Mother's Beach from Marriott Marina del Rey rooftop

Read below for the latest on the Marina’s hotel openings and updates for 2021. While travel as a whole is still reeling from the pandemic, the lodging news in L.A.’s Marina brings hope for calm seas ahead. All of the hotels in Marina del Rey are committed to reopening safely and responsibly. Each business has […]

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

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UPDATED APRIL 9, 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 put new safety measures in place per Los Angeles County Public Health’s reopening guidelines. Marina del […]

Top 10 Marina del Rey Sunsets in 2020

Gorgeous sailboat during Marina del Rey sunset

For your viewing pleasure, please enjoy the top 10 Marina del Rey sunsets featured on our Instagram in 2020. We want to thank our followers who capture amazing sunset photos of the Marina and share it with us on their social media pages. As a reminder, add our hashtag #ilovemdr to your Instagram post for […]

Fun Los Angeles Outdoor Workouts in Marina del Rey

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The coolest spots for Los Angeles outdoor workouts are right here in Marina del Rey. You might know L.A.’s Marina for its sailboats and scenic harbor. But did you know this coastal community also boasts wide open spaces on and next to the water? Here, you can burn calories and get fresh air while staying […]