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.


Boat captain on boat sailing in the harbor

Imagine waking up every day to the sounds of seagulls, feeling the fresh ocean breeze on your face, and spending your workday cruising the beautiful harbor. Sounds like a dream job, right? Well, this month we’re excited to feature Captain Trevor Durant with City Cruises, and get an inside look at why he loves his […]

Five Must-Do Outdoor Adventures in MDR

There’s nothing quite like spending time outdoors by the water with loved ones, especially when on vacation. Whether you’re kayaking through the harbor, lounging on a sandy beach, or fishing in the Pacific Ocean, there’s no shortage of fun activities to enjoy outside in Marina del Rey. Get ready to explore and try these five […]

MDR Eats: Dining Events, St. Patrick’s Specials and More

enjoy the perfect mojito

With spring around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with some delicious food and refreshing drinks by the sea? We rounded up the latest culinary news including food and drink specials to savor this spring in L.A.’s Marina. From fun sports bars to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day to seasonal cocktail and food pairing […]

Fun Sports Bars in Marina del Rey

football on grass

Here’s our guide to fun sports bars in Marina del Rey. Enjoy watching your favorite teams with other fans in a lively atmosphere. Plus, you can indulge in good food and drinks while taking in scenic water views at several venues along the harbor.    Tony P’s Dockside Grill  25 FLAT SCREEN TVs   Tony […]

MDR Valentine’s Day Specials 2023

Drinks or weekend brunch on patio table overlooking water at Cast & Plow Restaurant

Our guide to MDR Valentine’s Day specials is here for 2023! From sunset dining cruises to luxe prix fixe dinners, Marina del Rey restaurants and attractions along the water 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.

Must-Try Chocolate Desserts in Marina del Rey

Must try chocolate desserts and sweets from Brizo Bar & Restaurant

Chocolate-lovers, rejoice! We compiled a list of must-try chocolate desserts in Marina del Rey. Keep in mind, this is a short list because it’s not easy tasting all these sweet treats.  So…while we make room for more dessert, scroll below and plan your next sweet culinary  adventure in MDR. Or if you have your own […]

2023 MDR Super Bowl Guide

sliders, hot dog and margaritas for super bowl

Our 2023 MDR Super Bowl Guide is here! Eagles fans, Chiefs fans, and fans of the Big Game are all welcome at Marina del Rey bars and restaurants. We listed the spots below based on the number of large flat screen TVs. Whether you’re here for the game or just the halftime show, we know […]

Outdoor Workouts to Try in 2023

running on the beach

Outdoor workouts might just do the trick to make exercising more fun in the New Year. We rounded up several outdoor workout classes and activities in Marina del Rey for you to try in 2023. Scroll below to view outdoor workouts in MDR and increase your  Vitamin D and “Vitamin Sea!”  BUT FIRST…SOME INSPIRATION We […]

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 […]