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5 Reasons to Enjoy Spring Break in Marina del Rey

Spend your spring break in MDR for some quality time with your besties, loved ones, family and friends. It’s time to reconnect and recharge once spring season arrives. We’ve put together our list of 5 reasons (with two bonus reasons!) to spend spring break in Marina del Rey. 



Waterfront hotels, restaurants and fun outdoor activities make it easy to enjoy a beach vacation in L.A.’s Marina. Whether you’re traveling solo, with a group or perhaps with furry family members, Marina del Rey has something for everyone. Scroll below for the 5 reasons to enjoy spring break in MDR.


Rejuvenate & Recharge

Marina del Rey is a relaxed, laid-back beach community along the Los Angeles coastline. Here, you can recharge and feel rejuvenated just by being steps from the sea and feeling the ocean breeze. Visitors enjoy staying in the Marina because it truly feels like a getaway. When you're ready for some R&R, book a room or suite with a view of the marina. Click button to view the latest hotel deals in Marina del Rey.

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Outdoor Dining with Views

Dining in the Marina will delight foodies, cocktail lovers, and everyone in between. Enjoy lunch, brunch, cocktails, or dinner with a view at restaurants along the coast. Many eateries boast open-air patios with views of the shimmering water and sailboats passing by. For casual drinks and classic American seafood, try local neighborhood favorites such as Tony P's Dockside Grill, Beachside at Jamaica Bay Inn or take it up a notch with an elegant sunset dinner at Cast & Plow at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. Click button for the Marina del Rey dining guide.

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Plenty of Activities on the Water

Eager to explore the harbor? Rent tandem kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. For thrill-seekers, consider a parasailing adventure, deep-sea fishing or whale-watching tour. Hop aboard public dining cruises for weekend brunch or dinner. Relax at Burton Chace Park, a beautiful 10-acre park surrounded by water. Click button for a list of things to do on and by the water.

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Boat Rentals for Groups

Get your friends and family together on a private chartered boat out of Marina del Rey. Popular types of boat rentals include half-day trips to Malibu, a casual sunset sail, day cruises along Santa Monica Bay and of course, marine life cruises where your goal is to find dolphins, whales and sea lions in the sea. If you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary or just want to get out of the city, you can easily charter a boat out of Marina del Rey. Click button to view our charters directory, featuring charter operators with a business license and proper certification by the U.S. Coast Guard and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.

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Day Trips

Located just 15 minutes north of LAX, Marina del Rey is a conveniently home base when visiting Los Angeles. Fun day trips include riding bikes to Santa Monica on the paved Marvin Braude Coastal Trail. Beach cruisers are available at most hotels for guests or at Daniel's Bikes in Fisherman's Village. Another option? Head to Abbott Kinney for shopping or Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. Lastly, the Marina is an easy drive to L.A.'s top attractions such as Santa Monica Pier, Malibu, Downtown Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood. Click button to view more trip itinerary ideas.

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Live Music & Nightlife

Unwind with relaxing live music at restaurants and bars in the Marina. Or if you feel like moving to the beat, some spots also feature live DJs at Brizo Restaurant and Bar and salsa dancing at The Warehouse Restaurant on the weekends, too. Click button for more information on where to hear live music in Marina del Rey.

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Shop & Stroll by the Sea

Sip, shop and stroll along the waterfront at Fisherman's Village (pictured here). While here, you can rent bikes for the day, enjoy ice cream or watch for sea lions napping on the docks. Other nearby spots include Boardwalk Shops and Waterside Shops featuring more varied options of chic boutiques, salons, restaurants and a plaza that's perfect for people-watching. Click button for more info on shopping in and near L.A.'s Marina.

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