LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN L.A.’s Marina

Labor Day Weekend may be the official end of summer break, but the fun is still going strong in Marina del Rey. There’s plenty of things to do all weekend long. Soak up some sun on a brunch cruise, sip mimosas at a waterside restaurant, then stand-up paddle away the extra calories. See you on the water, L.A.!

Marina Fundays Deals

Marina Fundays is the best time to visit L.A.’s Marina! Throughout August and September, take advantage of special deals on dining and activities plus musical entertainment in Marina del Rey. Click the website button to find discounts on paddleboard rentals, aqua yoga classes, dining cruises, and more valid through September 20, 2018.

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Beach Eats Food Trucks

Enjoy live Hawaiian/beach reggae by the Kalama Brothers and a sampling of food trucks at this event on Thursday, August 30. Bring a beach chair and enjoy the entertainment at Marina "Mother's" Beach. Free admission, food for purchase.

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Salsa Dance JAM

A free salsa class is offered at Burton Chace Park on Saturday, September 1, in advance of the evening's free La Santa Cecilia concert. Click the website button for more information.

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Hornblower Dining Cruises

Combine sightseeing with on-the-water dining this Labor Day Weekend on a Hornblower cruise in Marina del Rey. In addition to dinner and brunch cruises on the weekend, Hornblower is running special Labor Day Monday brunch and supper sailings.

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Sunday Boathouse

September 2 is the final Sunday Boathouse of the 2018 season. The Marina del Rey Hotel annually opens its pool to the public on summer Sundays - no cover charge! Non-hotel guests must be age 21 or older. Noon-6 p.m.

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Parasailing

Marina del Rey Parasailing will be open all weekend and Labor Day Monday. Make sure to reserve by phone in advance, since the holiday weekend will be especially busy. 310-306-2222.

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Yacht Charters

Treat your friends and family to a harbor cruise or sail up the Los Angeles coast. Use our site to connect with reputable licensed charter boats (sailing and power yachts).

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Boat & Jet Ski Rentals

Marina del Rey Boat Rentals will be open all weekend and Labor Day Monday. Duffy electric boats, power boats, jet skis, small sailboats, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks are available. Reserve by phone in advance during this busy season. 310-306-4444.

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Yogaqua

Elevate your yoga routine and try vinyasa flow on a stand-up paddleboard. Yogaqua group classes are taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend. (Closed Labor Day.)

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Whale Watching & Sportfishing

Join an open-party (public) sportfishing trip out onto Santa Monica Bay or a daily whale-watching/sealife ocean tour. Excursions are running Friday through Monday this weekend. Click the website button for time options.

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DO

so many ways to play

Marina del Rey has tons of on-the-water fun. Try a yoga class on a stand-up paddleboard, explore on a kayak, rent a duffy boat and picnic on the water, or charter a skippered yacht.

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DINE

waterfront dining

With waterfront views, year-round outdoor dining, and award-winning restaurants, Marina del Rey is poised to become the next culinary hotspot in Los Angeles.

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Stay

rooms with a view

The Marina’s hotels each offer stunning views of the harbor and picture-perfect sunsets, plus easy access to on-the-water attractions.

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LOCATION

Marina del Rey is located on the Los Angeles coast, 4 miles south of Santa Monica. From Interstate 405, connect to westbound Highway 90, which terminates in Marina del Rey. Make a left onto Mindanao Way and follow it to the end at Burton Chace Park. 13650 Mindanao Way.

THE WATERBUS

The Marina del Rey WaterBus operates June 21–September 3, 2018. Rides are just $1 each way. Service is offered Thursday–Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight; and Sunday and Labor Day Monday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Bikes and strollers are allowed. Sorry, no pets. Click here for a brochure and map.

THE FREE RIDE

The Free Ride offers free daily transportation in the Marina and Venice from noon till 9 p.m. If you see a car, wave it down. Or text (no calls please) your location, destination, and passenger count to 323-435-5000; please allow 10–15 minutes for pick-up. Click here for a flyer with a map of the service area.

PUBLIC PARKING LOTS

The Marina has 12 public parking lots. Pay attendant if present, or use the pay-and-display kiosks (accept cash and Visa/Mastercard). Click here for a map.