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.  

5 Coffee Shops in MDR with a View

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Looking for coffee shops in MDR with a view? Satisfy your caffeine fix while you watch sailboats, sea lions and sea gulls go by. Whether you prefer drip coffee, a cold brew or a fancy latte, here are 5 essential coffee shops in Marina del Rey.     ALFRED We’re thrilled Alfred is now open […]

REI Marina del Rey Celebrates Grand Opening

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rei marina del rey grand opening the community is invited to celebrate on September 8-10, 2023 Mark your calendars for Friday, September 8th, when REI Co-op opens the doors of its brand-new Marina del Rey store. You’re not going to want to miss this three-day extravaganza filled with outdoor brands, nonprofit partners, and a fantastic […]

2023 Labor Day in MDR Guide

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Our 2023 Labor Day in MDR guide is here! Scroll below for fun things to do with your friends and family. Click here for the full Marina del Rey Events Calendar.  JUST ADD WATER: LABOR DAY IN MDR FUN ACTIVITIES 1. It’s the last weekend to ride the Marina WaterBus for $1 per person and […]

Los Angeles Boat Party Ideas

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For some Los Angeles boat party ideas, look no further than Marina del Rey! With its endless sunshine and picturesque views, it’s no wonder people like to celebrate life’s special moments here. Whether you’re planning a birthday bash, a bachelorette party, or seeking a unique way to celebrate (like, karaoke on a boat, perhaps?), Marina […]

MDR to SoFi Stadium Insider Tips

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Are you heading to Los Angeles for an NFL football game or concert at SoFi Stadium? Marina del Rey, just 9 miles (14.4km) from the venue, is a perfect choice for an overnight stay for fans attending an event at SoFi Stadium. Below are insider tips based on our own experience going to events from […]


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We rounded up this month’s must-do events in Marina del Rey. Located 4 miles north of LAX, L.A.’s Marina offers fun seaside events for everyone to enjoy. Scroll below for this month’s must-do events in MDR. Click here for the MDR events calendar.   Sunday FUNDAY at Marina del Rey Hotel  Date: Sunday, August 6, […]

What’s New in MDR August 2023

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NEW IN MDR: August 2023  L.A.’s Marina is abuzz with exciting happenings this month! From thrilling activities and new dining spots to vibrant summer events along the picturesque coast, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Are you a first-time visitor eager to explore? Or a seasoned local looking for fresh experiences to share with friends? […]

MDR Restaurants by WaterBus Route

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Along the Marina WaterBus route, a treasure trove of culinary delights awaits at Marina del Rey’s waterfront restaurants. We’ve charted a course to delight your taste buds at each of the eight stops. Our guide will help you uncover hidden gems and local favorites that will make your WaterBus ride a gastronomic adventure. Explore MDR […]

Welcome Duchess Pub, New Party Boat in MDR

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NEW: DUCHESS PUB, A FUN WAY TO EXPLORE THE HARBOR Marina del Rey’s newest party boat has arrived on the scene with Duchess Pub! The Duchess Yacht Service announced their brand new vessel, Duchess Pub, a 26-passenger pedal-powered pontoon boat offering harbor tours for groups of all ages.     HOW DOES IT WORK?  Guests […]

Learn to Sail: Q&A with Blue Pacific Yachting

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Ahoy, future sailors! Let’s dive into the world of sailing with a special Q&A session featuring the seasoned sailors of Blue Pacific Yachting. Scroll below to read answers from Blue Pacific Yachting’s General Manager, Mollie Perlman.  If the idea of mastering the art of sailing has been floating in your mind, then you’ve come to […]