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.  

Holiday Dining in Marina del Rey

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Here’s the Marina del Rey Eat, Drink and Be Merry guide for 2023! Gather your loved ones for a special holiday meal at one of the Marina’s exquisite waterfront restaurants. The sparkling harbor will make a perfect backdrop for a family photo, too! Back to Holiday Activities

GLOW Party and NYE Fireworks

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The GLOW Party and NYE Fireworks Show in Marina del Rey is where to be on New Year’s Eve! Bring your friends and family to ring in the New Year in L.A.’s Marina. Read below on what to know before you go to the GLOW Party and annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show. What happens […]

November Dining News in MDR

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DINING NEWS Dive into the latest dining news in Marina del Rey! From exciting culinary events to mouthwatering specials, we’ve got the scoop on all the delectable happenings here. And don’t forget to explore our events calendar for year-round fun and delicious discoveries!   CRUMBL COOKIES – NOW OPEN! Last month, Waterside at Marina del […]

5 Reasons to Visit MDR for the Holidays

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With the holiday season around the corner, some of you may be planning a getaway. Or if you’re local, you might have out-of-town family and friends visiting Los Angeles. Whether it’s a day trip, overnight stay or weekend getaway, here are 5 reasons to visit MDR during the festive holiday season.     

Holiday Party Venues in Marina del Rey

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Looking for fun holiday party venues? Marina del Rey has them all! Waterfront spots, all aglow with holiday magic. Picture sipping old-fashioned eggnog, gazing at sailboats in the harbor. Or ringing in the holidays on a private yacht? Whether you’re indoors or out, you’ll enjoy priceless waterfront views in MDR. Plus, Marina del Rey is […]

Where to Have Thanksgiving in Marina del Rey

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Dining out for Thanksgiving in Marina del Rey is hands-down the best choice one can make during the holidays. Why? Because it’s stress-free, mess-free and guilt-free (no leftovers and no wasted food—a win win in our book!). It truly is better to celebrate and enjoy the company of friends and family while someone else does […]

Holiday Hotels for Hosting Friends and Family

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Hosting friends and family during the holidays? We compiled a guide featuring the perfect hotels for your loved ones to stay in during their visit. Whether you’re planning a cozy getaway for couples, a fun-filled retreat for families, or a reunion with friends, our waterfront hotels in Marina del Rey provides the ideal setting for […]

Gifting Experiences Shopping Guide

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Gifting experiences instead of mere trinkets is the way to go this holiday season! Picture a romantic dinner with breathtaking views. How about gifting a day of pure relaxation at the spa? Or an unforgettable sunset dining cruise? This season, give the gifts that create lasting memories! Why not build a treasure trove of shared […]

Fun October Events in MDR

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October events in MDR range from free and family-friendly to live music entertainment. Here’s a quick snapshot of all the fun things to do in Marina del Rey this month.     MDR DRUM CIRCLE, OCT. 8 & 15 Experience an interactive Marina Drum Circle on Sundays at picturesque Burton Chace Park at 11:30 a.m. and […]

Fall Hotel Deals in Marina del Rey

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These fall hotel deals in L.A.’s Marina are exactly what you need for a getaway along the coastline. Scroll below for more information. Start planning your trip with these Los Angeles hotel offers and special deals in Marina del Rey.  Click here to view suggested trip itineraries.  Book Now      MARINA DEL REY MARRIOTT: […]