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.

Marina del Rey Emergency Preparedness

September may have been National Preparedness Month, but it’s never too late to ensure that you are fully prepared in case a major natural disaster strikes your area. While California is mainly known as “earthquake country” or a wildfire hot zone, other natural disasters like tsunamis & El Nino have crept into the conversation of emergency planning. And […]

4th of July Fireworks in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey fireworks

Nothing says 4th of July like a spectacular fireworks display & what better way to celebrate than with a front row seat to one of the biggest shows in town?! This year, we let freedom ring on Hornblower’s ”Fireworks Observation Cruise” which included a boarding glass of champagne, tray passed hors d’oeuvres, a two-hour cruise through the […]

50 Reasons to Love Marina del Rey

bicycling in Marina del Rey

In honor of the Marina’s 50th birthday, we’ve compiled a list of our top 50 reasons to love Marina del Rey. From popular water sports to free weekend concerts, we’ve got you covered. Are you ready? It’s time to get smitten with some of our hottest activities. 1)       Rent a bike at Fisherman’s Village & hop on the […]

Happy Birthday, Marina del Rey!

Our golden year is here and we’re SO excited to share that 2015 marks a special milestone for the community of Marina del Rey…we’re turning 50! Our favorite waterfront hot spot has come a long way since duck marshes and oil derricks and continues to be one of the most desired communities on L.A.’s Westside. […]

Hold a Meeting at Sea

Meetings and Events at Marina del Rey

By Valerie Arias Marina del Rey is a waterfront haven for meeting planners. Because we’re located in the heart of the Los Angeles coastline, we’re able to put a creative twist on traditional meetings as we showcase the harbor with unique venues like luxury yachts, on-the-water activities, and waterfront dining. Signature events in the Marina […]

Brunch in Marina del Rey

Nothing says weekend quite like brunch, and here in the Marina we’re famous for our waterfront buffets and flowing mimosas. In honor of this momentous (and glorious) meal, Today Marina del Rey rounded up their top picks for brunching along the coast. Click here for the full article or check it out below! Did your […]

Visiting Ballona Wetlands

Recently, our team took a little field trip to our friendly neighbor, the Ballona Wetlands.  If you’ve never visited Los Angeles or lived in the city, there is a good chance you may not have heard of this nature lover sanctuary.  It’s filled with wildlife, unique vegetation and offers a special sense of serenity, which can […]

Sailing With UCLA Marina Aquatic Center

Sailing is a popular pastime here in the Marina – and rightfully so! Sailboats dot the harbor with their tall masts, clever names, and unique designs. Seasoned sailors glide through the Marina channel, while hopeful beginners learn the ropes (literally) from veteran instructors. So when travel writer, Max Hartshorne, wanted to take a sailing lesson […]

Waterfront Mansions & Venice Beach

waterfront homes on Marina del Rey's Grand Canal

Marina del Rey has plenty of special qualities. I mean, where else in Los Angeles can you paddleboard to dinner? However, one of my absolute favorite features of the community is an area known as the Marina Peninsula. Its serene setting is straight out of a movie set (Salma Hayek & Pierce Bronson were spotted filming […]

50 Years of Boat Parade Lovin

The big 5-0 is the golden jubilee of anniversaries. A semi-centennial, exactly half way to the full-grown maturity of centennialhood. In the ADD-addled age of 140-character Tweets and slang that shortens real words into beloved yet unidentifiable fragments (exhibit A: totes the best hun-cal fro yo) a 50-year tradition is something to celebrate. As it so […]