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.  


Wedding couple on rooftop of Marina del Rey Marriott hotel overlooking mountain and ocean view

A wedding in Marina del Rey is the perfect fit for those dreaming of their “big day” near the sea. If tying the knot in a unique waterfront setting is important, then keep reading for inspiration. Whether you’re dreaming of toes-in-the-sand beach weddings or nautical-inspired ceremonies atop yacht decks, L.A.’s Marina has your perfect venue. […]

MDR Valentine’s Day Specials 2024

Couple walking on a dock

Our guide to MDR Valentine’s Day specials is here for 2024! From sunset dining cruises to luxe prix fixe dinners, Marina del Rey restaurants and attractions are guaranteed to take your Valentine’s Day celebration to the next level. Scroll below to get ideas on where to treat your lucky date this year. 

Where to Watch the Big Game in Marina del Rey

football on grass

Here’s where to watch the Big Game in Marina del Rey on Sunday, February 11. Watch your favorite teams with other fans in a lively atmosphere. Plus, indulge in good food and drinks while taking in scenic water views at several venues along the harbor. Whether you’re a fan of Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco […]

Hotel Renovations: What’s New in Marina del Rey

Aerial view above Marina del Rey channel with boats and hotels and buildings with Santa Monica Mountain range in background

HOTEL RENOVATIONS & NEWS IN MARINA DEL REY Exciting news is on the horizon as numerous hotels in L.A.’s Marina undergo transformative renovations. The buzz is all about these hotels, ready to offer  a refreshed and elevated experience for visitors in search of a perfect blend of comfort and sophistication—just 4 miles from LAX. Read […]

Dining Cruises: Know Before You Go

Group of girls having brunch on dining cruise in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey’s dining cruises offer the perfect blend of gourmet dining and a laid-back coastal escape in Los Angeles. Ready for a taste bud adventure with ocean breezes as your co-pilot? Before you rock that nautical-chic look, let’s spill the tea on how to make your dining cruise smooth sailing all the way! Read […]

24 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s in Marina del Rey

holding hands at the beach

Valentine’s Day in Marina del Rey means celebrating love and loved ones. Cue the heart-shaped boxes and chocolate-covered everything! And somehow, doesn’t it seem like it’s just around the corner?  Whether you love or loathe February 14, we know that Valentine’s, Galentine’s or Palentine’s in Marina del Rey is a perfect choice for anyone planning […]

5 Reasons to Enjoy Spring Break in Marina del Rey

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

Spend your spring break in MDR for some quality time with your besties, loved ones, family and friends. It’s time to reconnect and recharge once spring season arrives. We’ve put together our list of 5 reasons (with two bonus reasons!) to spend spring break in Marina del Rey.  UPDATED JANUARY 1, 2024   Waterfront hotels, […]

Holiday Dining in Marina del Rey

Christmas gifts and ornaments

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

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. What happens […]

November Dining News in MDR

Assortment of cookies featuring different flavors

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 […]