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.  


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 […]

MDR Fourth of July Weekend Guide 2023


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. 

What’s New in MDR for Summer 2023

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Here’s the latest on what’s new in MDR for summer including all the fun events! From free concerts and movie nights at Burton Chace Park to the beloved annual Fourth of July Firework show, read below to view what’s new in MDR. Mark your calendars for a summer of fun in the sun!   NEW: DUCHESS […]

Congrats Pizzarito on 39 Years in Business

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Hey there, pizza lovers! Guess what? Our beloved local pizza joint in the Marina del Rey area, Pizzarito NY by the Slice, is celebrating an amazing 39 years in the biz! 🎉🍕 Let’s give them a big congratulations on this incredible milestone. Since 1984, Pizzarito has been delighting our taste buds with their irresistible New […]

Father’s Day MDR Brunch Guide 2023

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Father’s Day MDR Brunch Guide Father’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, June 18!). Celebrate Dad this year with a memorable brunch along the waterfront in L.A.’s Marina. Scroll below for our ultimate Father’s Day MDR Brunch Guide.  Waterfront brunches in Marina del Rey offer a perfect blend of delicious eats and stunning views. […]

PLANTA Cocina Opens Marina del Rey Location

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WELCOME PLANTA TO L.A.’S MARINA! Located along the waterfront at Boardwalk MDR Shops, PLANTA bring its innovative plant-based cuisine to Los Angeles with the opening of PLANTA Cocina, its first West Coast location in Marina del Rey. MDR locals and visitors alike can enjoy pan-Latin inspired dishes like croquetas, tostadas, tacos, queso fundido, and more. […]

MDR Tourism Board at Work

View of Marina Mother's Beach from Marriott Marina del Rey rooftop

April was a full month of exciting tourism and hospitality industry events showcasing Marina del Rey. The Marina del Rey Tourism Board attended industry trade shows, sponsored community events and facilitated local workshops for our business community. Scroll below to read more about our efforts.

MDR Dining News and Events in May 2023

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

Good food, good friends, and good times – that’s what dining in Marina del Rey is all about! And Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and summer are just around the corner. There’s no better time to check out the latest dining news in this beautiful coastal city. From waterfront restaurants with stunning views to cozy cafes […]

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 this summer? 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 11 a.m. when they first open on Friday and you might have the WaterBus […]

MDR Party Ideas to Inspire Your Next Celebration

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Summertime means outdoor parties and celebrations under the sun! Thinking about throwing a birthday party on a boat? Planning an office party? (Hopefully it’s a step up from The Office’s version). How about a family reunion by the sea? If you’re in planning mode, then get ready for a boatload of MDR party ideas below […]