Welcome to the official Marina del Rey blog written by the Marina del Rey Tourism Board. My Marina tells different stories of what makes L.A.’s Marina a unique destination. Read about fun things do like sailing and paddle boarding to waterfront dining, yacht cruises, and more.  

MDR Party Ideas to Inspire Your Next Celebration

dining tables with white flower centerpieces and view of marina

LAST UPDATED AUG. 29, 2022 Thinking about throwing a birthday party on a boat?  Planning an office holiday party? (Hopefully it’s a step up from The Office’s version). Looking for a waterfront venue to hold your next company outing? How about a family reunion by the sea? If you’re in planning mode, then get ready […]

MDR Restaurants for Business Deals

Drinks or weekend brunch on patio table overlooking water at Cast & Plow Restaurant

Looking to book MDR restaurants for business meetings? If you’re meeting for lunch, dinner or drinks (like this crew from The Office), then scroll below to find the best spots to dine and work out a business deal in Marina del Rey.  Click here to view the full list of restaurants in MDR.

MDR to SoFi Stadium Insider Tips

Exterior of SoFi Stadium complex

Are you flying into Los Angeles for an NFL football game at SoFi Stadium? Or driving in to enjoy a concert at the new entertainment complex in L.A.? Marina del Rey is where to stay if you’re planning to attend a game or concert at SoFi Stadium. Below are some insider tips based on our […]

MDR Labor Day Weekend Ideas for Everyone

Group of friends relaxing by the pool at Marina del Rey Hotel

Our 2022 MDR Labor Day weekend guide is here! Scroll below for fun things to do by the water or on the water. Click here for the MDR Events Calendar.    JUST ADD WATER: FUN ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE    1. It’s the last weekend to ride the Marina WaterBus for $1 per person and grab […]

August: Must See & Do in Marina del Rey

enjoy the perfect mojito

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.   ON THE WATER 1. Ride the Marina WaterBus for $1 per person and grab lunch or dinner […]

Where to Go for Great Seafood in MDR

Marina del Rey Fisherman's Village for outdoor winter activities

Our summer roundup of great seafood in MDR is here! Looking for fresh sashimi, tasty fish tacos or spicy shrimp bowls?  These Marina del Rey restaurants will not disappoint. Plus, the incredible views at waterfront restaurants make it even more memorable. Scroll below for spots offering great seafood in MDR. 

Know Before You Go: Ride the WaterBus

Ride the WaterBus, an open-air water taxi in the Marina del Rey harbor

Going to ride the WaterBus in Marina del Rey? Here are 10 things to know before you go on this Los Angeles scenic water ride during summer Fridays and weekends. And a bonus tip for you: Hop on at noon when they first open on Friday and you might have the WaterBus all to yourself!  […]

MDR Eats: August Dining News

Drinks or weekend brunch on patio table overlooking water at Cast & Plow Restaurant

In this MDR Eats feature, we focus on the latest dining news in Marina del Rey. Tempt your taste buds and scroll below for what’s new and coming up in August.     

MDR Fourth of July Weekend Guide 2022


The MDR Fourth of July weekend guide is here! Whether you’re visiting or planning to come for the annual 4th of July fireworks show, we’ve got you covered. Read below for fun events, things to do on the water, live music and more in Marina del Rey. 

3 Reasons Why to Book Midweek Vacations in MDR

Marina del Rey Fisherman's Village for outdoor winter activities

Making plans for a Los Angeles trip near the beach? Deciding whether to drive, fly or perhaps where to stay? Most importantly, when do you plan to travel? We put together three reasons why to book midweek vacations in MDR.  Check out some itineraries here to help plan your trip. There’s a lot to love […]