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.  

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 […]


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

We rounded up this month’s must-do events in MDR. If you’re visiting L.A.’s Marina in July, then you’re in for a treat. Just 4 miles north of LAX, our seaside community serves up the best of all-things summer with fun events (some are free!) for all to enjoy. Read on for this month’s must-do events […]

What to Do this Weekend in MDR

people riding open air pontoon Marina WaterBus in the harbor

Looking for what to do this weekend in MDR? From daytime adventures to nightlife, L.A.’s Marina has it all. On-the-water adventure more your thing? Click here to view all the activities on the water. Scroll below to plan your weekend in MDR.   FUN & FREE EVENTS IN & AROUND MDR The annual Killer Rides […]

Love My Job: Executive Chef Sean Collins

We’re moving along with our series, “Love My Job” in MDR. Each article features someone who loves working in Marina del Rey and shares a bit about what they do every day! This month, we’re featuring SALT Bar & Restaurant’s new Executive Chef Sean Collins. Read below to learn all about why Chef Sean loves […]

MDR Weekend Guide, June 17-19, 2022

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

Let the MDR Weekend Guide line up your plans. Looking for last-minute Father’s Day ideas? Celebrating the end of school? Want to beat the heat? We got you covered. Scroll below to see what’s on deck in L.A.’s Marina. Share the MDR Weekend Guide with someone you know. Click here for more Father’s Day ideas […]