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August: Must See & Do in Marina del Rey

We rounded up 10 things to see and do in Marina del Rey this August. If you’re visiting for a few days, entertaining friends, or looking for summer activities with the family, scroll below for more ideas.



1. Ride the Marina WaterBus for $1 per person and grab lunch or dinner along the harbor. If you’re at Fisherman’s Village, stop by the newly opened pop-up bar On the Docks on Friday-Sunday for $3 tacos and $5 drink specials.  



2. Try paddle boarding or kayaking in the calm cove of Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Get $5 off your weekday rental when you book online with ProSUP Shop at Mother’s Beach and use the promo code: $5OFFWEEKDAY. 



3. Soar above the sky at 500 feet on a parasailing adventure. Tandem rides are available and kids can join (6 years and older).  



4. Whether you’re celebrating a special event or looking for a unique day date, hop aboard a champagne jazz brunch cruise in the harbor through City Cruises. Brunch cruises are held on Saturdays and Sundays and dinner cruises are on Friday and Saturday nights. Boarding is out of Fisherman’s Village. 


5. Drive your own duffy boat rental around the harbor for a floating picnic. Or have someone else do the driving on a private yacht charter while you and your group enjoy a sunset sail in the Santa Monica Bay. Click here to view the yacht charter guide. 



1. Treat yourself to a 50-minute signature massage or facial at Sisley Spa located at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. Save 20 percent when you book a “Spa Day Essential Package” featuring a customized message and phyto-aromatic facial for $260. Click here to make reservation.


2. Check out free summer events happening throughout August in MDR such as the annual Marina del Rey Movies on Saturday nights, Marina del Rey Summer Concert series, Jamaica Bay Inn’s Movies on the Lawn Sundays, Killer Rides car show and more. 


3. Watch the upcoming NFL football preseason games at popular bars and eateries including Tony P’s Dockside Grill, Brizo Bar & Restaurant, and Killer Shrimp


4. Celebrate all-things summer at the Marina del Rey Hotel’s Sunday BoatHouse pool party series


5. Enjoy food truck fare at the weekly Beach Eats food truck event on Lot #11.