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.  

Affordable Family Vacation Activities near Marina del Rey

dockweiler state beach BBQ pit at sunset

Our list of affordable family vacation activities near Marina del Rey focuses on some under-the-radar spots in Los Angeles. We know it can be overwhelming to plan a kid-friendly itinerary. Whether you’re in Marina del Rey for a quick layover or a few days to explore the city, here’s the inside scoop on budget-friendly family […]

Marina del Rey Coffee Shops Guide

Milk being poured into specialty coffee latte drink

The Marina del Rey coffee shops guide just dripped dropped! If you’ve got a caffeine fix or simply want a place to sip on a hot cuppa, then look no further. Do you prefer drip coffee? A cold brew or perhaps a fancier latte? Enjoy coffee, tea and other delightful offerings from these essential coffee […]

Plan a Trip to Los Angeles with Hotel Deals in Marina del Rey

Hotel pool with palm trees and view of marina to plan a trip to Los Angeles

When planning a trip to Los Angeles, where you stay can make or break your vacation. Do you want to be near the ocean? Close to LAX, the major airport? An easy drive to top attractions in Los Angeles? Consider Marina del Rey, just 4 miles north of LAX and south of Santa Monica. If […]

MDR Holiday Gift Experiences Guide

People on kayak and paddleboard in the sea near sea lions on a dock

Give the gift of a memorable experience this holiday season. Think of special moments such as a romantic dinner with a view, relaxing spa day or an unforgettable sunset sail. All of these experiential gifts can easily be found in L.A.’s Marina.  Scroll below for the 2022 MDR Holiday Gift Experiences Guide.   

GLOW Party and NYE Fireworks

People walking by food trucks and trees in holiday lights

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. UPDATE: glow […]

Holiday Dining Guide in MDR 2022

Four people celebrating the holiday season with drinks on a yacht

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S DINING SPECIALS Our holiday dining guide in Marina del Rey is here to bring you cheer! From big-group spots to family-friendly eateries, celebrate the season together in L.A.’s Marina. Scroll below for a list of MDR restaurants offering classic holiday meals and festive settings.     BUT FIRST…COFFEE! ALFRED OPENS THURSDAY, […]

Tips for Watching the MDR Holiday Boat Parade

holiday boat parade

The hap-happiest season of all truly begins with this beloved tradition in MDR. We put together tips for watching the 60th annual MDR Holiday Boat Parade. You’ll see beautifully decorated boats in the Marina channel, adorned in holiday lights, inflatables, other festive decorations.  Whether it’s your first time or 50th time watching the Holiday Boat […]

Winter Break in MDR Itinerary Ideas

Burton Chace Park next to water, perfect location for winter break in MDR

What to do for winter break in MDR? Below are 5 itinerary ideas to help plan your visit to L.A.’s Marina. For those seeking laid-back resort vibes and waterfront hotels and restaurants, Marina del Rey is a gem worth considering for your next trip. It also helps that we’re conveniently located 4 miles north of […]

Weekend Brunch at Brizo and MDR Dining News

lobstser roll and salad on a dish with drinks outside facing harbor and ocean

Weekend brunch at Brizo just went up a notch now that it’s being served on their rooftop space. Plus, did you know Kalaveras Cantina is now open? We’ve got the latest culinary updates in MDR. Check out where to eat, drink and be merry in Marina del Rey.    WEEKEND BRUNCH AT TERRACE DECK    […]

Where to Have Thanksgiving in Marina del Rey

pumpkins and thanksgiving sign with anchor and nautical decorations

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 […]