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Hotels | Restaurants | On the Water Yachts & Charters | Shopping | Events Getting Around | Nearby Attractions Itineraries


What’s inside 4 About Marina del Rey 10 The Best Hotels 14 The Finest Restaurants

Connect with Marina Del Rey

28 Fun on the Water

visitmarinadelrey.com #ilovemdr

32 Yachts & Charters

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@marinadelrey_ca

@marinadelrey_ca

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36 Shopping 40 Events 44 Getting Around 48 Nearby Attractions 50 Visitor Information 52 Map

Produced by Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau MANAGING EDITOR: Janet Zaldua, CEO WRITER: Valerie Arias, Communications Manager Art Director: Michael Kraxenberger

54 Itineraries

DESIGNERS: Kate Doll, Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

56 Plan Your Event

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES: Renee Baldwin, Kay Christy, David Maury, Jillian Libenson ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Steve Nakutin PUBLISHER: David Comden On The Cover: Stand up paddelboarding at sunrise CONTACT US Marina del Rey Visitors Center 4701 Admiralty Way 310-305-9545 | info@visitmarinadelrey.com Marina del Rey Destination Guide 2016 is © Southland Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

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About

Marina del Rey Located in the heart of the Los Angeles coastline and only 4 miles from LAX, Marina del Rey is a waterfront playground with endless harbor views and a relaxed “California cool” vibe on the bustling Westside.

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isitors enjoy the year-round sunny weather and ocean breeze with waterfront dining, on-the-water recreation, and six contemporary hotels that line the water’s edge. What’s more? Its prime coastal location is just steps from its world-famous neighbors, Venice Beach and Santa Monica. And with easy access to major freeways (read: popular tourist attractions), Marina del Rey is minutes away from all the excitement of Los Angeles. With restaurants that hug the harbor, be ready to dine against a backdrop of open air, luxury yachts, and sparkling waters. Restaurants like Beachside, Café del Rey, and Whiskey Red’s offer expansive views of the Marina del Rey waterfront. Cast & Plow at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey serves farm-totable cuisine on its outdoor terrace that sits directly across from yachts and a waterfront promenade. Marina del Rey is also the only place in Los Angeles to “Dock & Dine.” With the public dock at Killer Shrimp Restaurant, groups can paddleboard, kayak, or boat to their favorite meal (happy hour included). Want to dine on the water? Hornblower Cruises offers champagne brunch and dinner dance cruises weekly. Marina del Rey’s waterfront location offers unique activities that visitors can enjoy year-round. The 22-mile Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Path that stretches from Pacific Palisades to Torrance winds through the

Marina, making it easy to hop on and enjoy the endless beach views. On-the-water activities like stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, and sailing keep the Marina waters active. Boat rentals are a fun way to enjoy the water, whether it’s a picnic lunch aboard a duffy boat or a high-speed power boat that breaks out onto the Pacific. Skippered boat charters are another relaxing way to see the coastline. A visit to Marina del Rey can take you to new heights (literally) with a parasailing excursion that soars high above the ocean for some of the best views of Los Angeles. City sightseening tours like Starline’s Hop-On, Hop-Off takes guests to Venice Beach, Santa Barbara and other LA attractions. Looking for an adventure closer to sea? Marina del Rey Sportfishing takes groups out on the Santa Monica Bay for a fishing excursion. Paddleboard yoga is another hot activity that’s making a splash across the Marina waters. Classes at YOGAqua are offered weekly and continue to grow.

Marina del Rey translates to “Harbor of the King”

Ready to make a splash in LA’s premier waterfront destination? Go to visitmarinadelrey.com.

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Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade is known for its weekly farmers’ markets, fabulous dining, shopping, and entertaining street performers. Here you’ll find hundreds of reasons to explore this urban beach community. Find your place in the sun. This is everyone’s downtown!

Kid’s Corner • Waxing • FaCials • Massage • Mani • Pedi

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County of Los Angeles Department of Beaches and Harbors

2016 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES MAY

AUGUST

Beach Eats

Marina del Rey Summer Concerts (Symphonic)

5/5-9/29

Beach Shuttle

8/4, 8/18

5/27-9/25

Marina del Rey Movie Nights

JUNE

Summer Open House

8/6, 8/20

6/11

Marina del Rey Summer Concerts (Pop)

Marina del Rey Waterbus

OCTOBER

6/16-9/5

8/13, 8/27

Family Beach Days 6/20-9/2

Discover Marina del Rey

JULY

Halloween Haunt

Marina del Rey 4th of July Fireworks Show

10/29

7/4

DECEMBER

Marina del Rey Summer Concerts (Symphonic)

Snow Wonder & MdR Holiday Boat Parade

7/7, 7/21

Marina del Rey Movie Nights

10/9

12/10

Winter Wonderland

7/9, 7/23

12/17

Marina del Rey Summer Concerts (Pop)

Marina del Rey New Year’s Eve Celebration

7/16, 7/30

12/31

YEAR-ROUND EVENTS

Walking Club Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am – 11:30am Zumba Mondays 6:30PM-7:30PM Wednesdays & Fridays 5:30PM – 6:30PM Aerobics Class Wednesdays 6:00PM-7:00PM Marina del Rey Farmers Market Saturdays 9:00AM-2:00PM Shore Fishing Saturdays 9:00AM-10:30AM “Make It & Take It” Kids Craft Class Saturdays 10:00AM-11:00AM

For a complete listing of events and activities, please visit beaches.lacounty.gov. facebook.com/exploreMDR twitter.com/lacDbh


Photo credit: Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey


The

Best Hotels

Hotels in Marina del Rey are known for two things: sparkling waterfront views and unbeatable value on LA’s highly desired Westside. From internationally recognized brands to boutique beachside properties, our hotels are competitively priced and located just steps from the water’s edge. Recent renovations have also kept the properties stylish and on-trend with new restaurants, open communal space and other modern touches. Foghorn Harbor Inn

Jamaica Bay Inn

4140 Via Marina Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.4626 foghornhotel.com

Nestled among breezy palms, this family-owned boutique hotel sits on Marina (Mother’s) Beach offering expansive beachfront views for a quintessential California experience. Each of the hotel’s 23 rooms offers a private balcony or patio, allowing guests to enjoy scenic views of the harbor. Complimentary amenities include daily continental breakfast, wireless Internet access and LAX shuttle service.

4175 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.5333 jamaicabayinn.com

Hilton Garden Inn

This brightly colored, West Indieinspired hotel exudes a relaxed, tropical vibe, complete with lush flora, beachfront pool and 111 guest rooms and suites. Its signature restaurant and bar, Beachside, serves California contemporary cuisine and offers chic outdoor dining on its beautiful outdoor patio (fire pits, included) that overlooks Marina (Mother’s) Beach with fantastic waterfront views.

4200 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.2000 hgimarinadelrey.com

The Hilton Garden Inn opened its doors in 2013 making its debut as a wellappointed destination for travelers. Features of this 134-room hotel include a full service restaurant, Marina Grill & Bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary WiFi and inviting communal areas that include spacious outdoor seating with fire pits and a sunlit atrium just past its lobby.

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Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Hotel 13534 Bali Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.1000 marinadelreyhotel.com

4375 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.1700 ritzcarlton.com

The iconic Marina del Rey Hotel reopened its doors in winter 2015 after a $20M renovation. The new, 160-room, waterfront property boasts 4-star amenities, including a full service restaurant, SALT, an outdoor, marinafacing pool and sundeck, an outdoor wedding venue, and 24-hour room service.

Marina del Rey Marriott 4100 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.3000 marinadelreymarriott.com

The contemporary Marina del Rey Marriott recently renovated its 370 guestrooms in addition to its public space – notably, the lobby, restaurant, and bar. Its revamped outdoor lounge, Sinder, impresses crowds with its trendy ambience, including fire pits, mood lighting and music on the weekends.

Experience the best of business and leisure from flexible meeting space and onsite dining to the heated outdoor pool and fitness center. It’s better at the Garden.

310.301.2000 | hgimarinadelrey.com 4200 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey 90292 12 marina del rey Destination Guide

This five-diamond waterfront property brings its distinctive brand of elegance and contemporary style to the Marina with its 304 guest rooms, unparallel service, marina-facing pool and an onsite spa, Spa del Rey. Its signature restaurant, Cast & Plow, offers a farm-to-table menu, stylish décor and tabletop fire pits.


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Let us show you LA’s best beaches bicycling down ”The Strand.”

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Let us lift you 500 feet in the air to watch dolphins frolic in the water below. Let us welcome the setting sun in harmony with the ocean waves. Let us unveil the softer side of Los Angeles.

$594*

Lavish Layover Package - Includes overnight accommodation, round-trip airport transportation and a $25 hotel credit at our waterfront hotel. For reservations, contact your travel professional, call The Ritz-Carlton at 800-474-6501 or visit ritzcarlton.com/marinadelrey.

*Rates start at $594 per room, per night, single or double occupancy and exclusive of taxes, gratuities and other charges unless otherwise noted. Offer valid through December 31, 2016; subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance; rates do not apply to groups. Hotel credits must be used during stay, cannot be used toward room rate, tax or gratuities. No refunds or exchanges for unused portions. Transfer arrangements can be made by contacting the hotel and must be made prior to arrival. © 2016 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.


Salt at Marina del Rey Hotel

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The Finest

Restaurants

With waterfront views, year-round outdoor dining and award-winning restaurants, Marina del Rey is a burgeoning culinary scene right in the center of the Los Angeles coastline. Food aficionados flock to this waterside destination for twists on traditional fare, its local hangouts and celebrated fine-dining amidst the seaside setting. Enjoy breakfast on the patio, have a casual lunch between biking the coast or hop on a dinner cruise to take in the sunset.

Full Service

C&O Trattoria 31 W. Washington Blvd. 310-823-9491 $$/Italian

CafĂŠ del Rey 4451 Admiralty Way 310-823-6395 $$$/Mediterranean, Californian Contemporary

cotrattoria.com

cafedelreymarina.com

(at Jamaica Bay Inn)

Cabo Cantina

14160 Palawan Way 310-439-3033

30 W. Washington Blvd. 310-306-2500

California Pizza Kitchen

$$/Californian Contemporary

$$/Mexican

akbarcuisineofindia.com

pacificahotels.com/ beachside-restaurant

cabocantina.com

Bin 73

C&O Cucina

CafĂŠ Buna

Casa Ado

Akbar Cuisine of India 3115 W. Washington Blvd. 310-574-0666 $/Indian

Beachside

13345 Fiji Way 310-301-1563 $$/Californian Contemporary

cpk.com

14 W. Washington Blvd. 310-827-6209

3016 W. Washington Blvd. 310-823-8646

3105 W. Washington Blvd. 310-823-2430

12 W. Washington Blvd.

$$/American

$$/Italian

$$/American

$$/Italian

mercedesgrille.com/bin73

cocucina.com

cafebuna.com

casaado.com

310-577-2589

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Cast & Plow (at Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey)

El Torito

Islands

Killer CafĂŠ

13715 Fiji Way 310-821-0059

404 W. Washington Blvd. 310-822-3939

4213 Admiralty Way 310-578-2293

$$/Mexican

$/American

$/American

ritzcarlton.com/ marinadelrey

eltorito.com

islandsrestaurants.com

killershrimp.com

Chart House

IHOP

13950 Panay Way 310-822-4144

4070 Lincoln Blvd. 310-301-9200

J. Nichols Kitchen

$$$/Seafood, Steak

$$/American

4375 Admiralty Way 310-574-4333 $$$/Californian Contemporary

4375 Glencoe Ave. 310-823-2283 $$/American

Killer Shrimp 4211 Admiralty Way 310-578-2293 $$/Seafood

chart-house.com

ihop.com

Cheesecake Factory

Irori Japanese Restaurant

Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Famous Deli

Le Cellier Wine + Food

4371 Glencoe Ave. 310-822-3700

13181 Mindanao Way 310-821-6626

417 W. Washington Blvd. 424-228-5491

$$/Japanese, Sushi

$$/American, Deli

$$/French Vietnamese

irorisushi.com

jerrysdeli.com

le-cellier-winebar.com

4142 Via Marina 310-206-3344 $$/Californian Contemporary

thecheesecakefactory.com

Outdoor Patio at Killer Cafe

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jnicholskitchen.com

killershrimp.com


Le Pain Quotidien

Marina Grill & Bar (at Hilton Garden Inn)

Mercedes Grille

13455 Maxella Ave. 310-776-6985

4200 Admiralty Way 310-301-2000

14 W. Washington Blvd. 310-827-6209

$$/Bakery, Sandwich

$$/Californian Contemporary

$$/Cuban

lepainquotidien.com

marinagrillandbar.com

mercedesgrille.com

Locanda Positano

Med Café

Morfia’s Ribs & Pies

4059 Lincoln Blvd. 310-526-3887 $$$/Italian

locandapositano.com

20 W. Washington Blvd. 310-437-0990 $$/Mediterranean

medcafela.com

4077 Lincoln Blvd. 310-821-6939

New India’s Oven 1344 Maxella Ave. 310-306-1500 $$/Indian

newindiasovenla.com

RA Sushi 13455 Maxella Ave. 310-751-9060 $$/Sushi

$/BBQ

morfias.net

rasushi.com

Regatta Room at Cafe del Rey

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B R E A K FA S T | L U N C H | D I N N E R

4375 Glencoe Ave. Marina del Rey 90292 | 310.823.2283 | www.jnicholskitchen.com


Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

Tahntawan Thai Kitchen

13455 Maxella Ave. 310-822-4144

13455 Maxella Ave. 310-306-8204

523 W. Washington Blvd. 310-578-4199

$$$/Steakhouse

$$/Italian

$$/Thai

ruthschris.com

settebello.net

tahntawan.com

Salt Restaurant & Bar

(at Marina del Rey Marriott)

(at Marina del Rey Hotel) 13534 Bali Way 424-289-8223 $$/Californian Contemporary

pacificahotels.com/salt

Sapori Italian Restaurant 13723 Fiji Way 310-821-1740 $$$/Italian

sapori-mdr.com

Sinder Lounge 4100 Admiralty Way 310-448-4815 $$$/American

Tajrish 507 W. Washington Blvd. 310-301-3344

tajrishrestaurant.com

SugarFish

Thai East Wind Restaurant

$$$/Japanese, Sushi

sugarfishsushi.com

4786 Admiralty Way 310-827-8600 $/Burgers

thecounterburger.com

Tony P’s Dockside Grill 4445 Admiralty Way 310-823-4534

$$/Persian

sinder-la.com

4722 ¼ Admiralty Way 310-306-6300

The Counter

2928 W. Washington Blvd. 310-305-8779 $$/Thai

thaieastwindca.com

$$/American, Seafood

tonyps.com

Whiskey Red’s 13813 Fiji Way 310-823-4522 $$/Californian Contemporary

whiskeyreds.com

Cast & Plow at Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

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I ta l I a n R e s ta u R a n t & P I z z e R I a

New Happy Hour Sun – Thur · 3 – 6 pm

Beer $3.50 · wiNe CoCktails $4 appetizer specials starting at $3

more tHaN just Good pizza!

310.827.0500 8115 Manchester Ave. | Playa del Rey 90293 D i n e - i n | Ta k e - O u T | C aT e r i n g | D e l i v e r y


Warehouse Restaurant 4499 Admiralty Way 310-823-5451 $$/Seafood, Steak

mdrwarehouse.com

Yard House 13455 Maxella Ave. 310-822-7690 $$/American

yardhouse.com

Wharo Korean BBQ 4029 Lincoln Blvd. 310-578-7114 $$/Korean BBQ

wharo.com

Sinder Lounge at Marina del Rey Marriott

Fast CA s u a l

East Coast Bagel

Freebirds World Burrito

4375 Glencoe Ave. 310-305-9852

4025 Del Rey Ave. 310-306-9600

$/Bagel, Sandwich

$/Mexican

freebirds.com

Baja Fresh

Chipotle

Fatburger

13424 Maxella Ave. 310-578-2252

4718 Admiralty Way 310.821.0059

4325 Glencoe Ave. 310-301-4468

$/Mexican

$/Mexican

$/Burgers

bajafresh.com

chipotle.com

fatburger.com

Burger Lounge

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Frankie & Johnnie’s NY Pizza

13420 Maxella Ave. 310-823-0858

534 W. Washington Blvd. 310-827-4500

$$/Coffee, Tea

$/Pizzeria

coffeebean.com

frankiejohnniesnypizza.com

13455 Maxella Ave. 310-827-3670 $$/Burgers

burgerlounge.com

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Fresh Brothers Pizza 4722 ½ Admiralty Way 310-823-3800 $/Pizzeria

freshbrothers.com

Jamba Juice 4375 Glencoe Ave. #4 310-301-7262 $/Juice Shop

jambajuice.com


INS

PIRED BY

THE COAST Overlooking the picturesque Marina del Rey harbor, Cafe del Rey offers a truly fine-dining experience with coastal-inspired cuisine in an elegant seaside setting.

BRUNCH | LUNCH | DINNER | BAR & LOUNGE

Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 823-6395 | cafedelreymarina.com

Spectacular Waterfront Dining Seafood • Steaks • Prime Rib Fantastic Happy Hour Monday - Friday • 4:30pm - 7pm Saturday - Sunday • 11:30am - 4pm Marina del Rey • 13950 Panay Way 310.822.4144 Online reservations at chart-house.com Also visit us in Redondo Beach, Cardiff, Dana Point, Mammoth Lakes, Monterey & San Francisco marina del rey Destination Guide 23


Jersey Mike’s 4020 Lincoln Blvd. 310-822-9500 $/Sandwich

jerseymikes.com

Joni’s Coffee Roasting Café 551 Washington Blvd. 310-305-7147 $/American, Coffee

joniscoffee.com

Maria’s Italian Kitchen Pronto 4248 Lincoln Blvd. 310-823-3000 $$/Italian

mariasitaliankitchen.com

Panera Bread

Panda Express

4720 Lincoln Blvd. 310-823-3860

4315 Glencoe Ave. 310-577-9818

$/Sandwich, Soup

$/Chinese

panerabread.com

pandaexpress.com

Mendocino Farms

Noah’s Bagels

Panini Grill

4724 Admiralty Way 310-822-2300

546 W. Washington Blvd. 310-574-1155

4325 Glencoe Ave. #8 310-823-4446

$/Sandwich, Salad

$/Bakery, Sandwich

$$/Sandwich, Pasta

mendocinofarms.com

noahs.com

Website

Cast & Plow at Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

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L I V E W I T H O U T R E G R E T. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH LAUGHTER. ENJOY YOUR STEAK ON A 500º SIZZLING PLATE.

From her warm hospitality to her sizzling steaks, Ruth had a certain way of doing things. Come in tonight and experience Ruth’s delicious, timeless recipe for yourself. Marina Del Rey • 310.821.4593 • 13455 Maxella Avenue

Great Food • WaterFront dininG Since 1969, BEST VIEW of the SUNSET in Los Angeles is off our deck.

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH EVERY SUNDAY 10 am – 3 pm Enjoy bottomless Mimosas – $35.95

PRIME RIB DINNER $17.95 Monday Dinner & Wine Special

FILET MIGNON $21.95 Tuesday Dinner & Wine Special

SUNSET DINNER MENU $22.95 SERVED MON-FRI 5-6 PM

Live Music Saturday nights

SALSA DANCING Friday nights

UNKLE MONKEY Wednesday nights

COMICS

ON THE SPOT - LIVE! Monday Nights, Open Mic 7 pm Live Show 7:45 pm

HAPPY HOUR: Drinks & Food Specials Mon– Fri • 3pm–7pm

Voted among the top two restaurants: BEST BUFFET & BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH Argonaut Best of the Westside 2014 Also voted among the top three: BEST BAR FOOD BEST COMEDY NIGHT / Comics on the Spot BEST BAND/MUSICAL ARTIST: Unkle Monkey AND selected as one of the TOP TEN STEAKHOUSES in Southern California

Lunch • Dinner • Banquet Facilities (310) 823–5451 • mdrwarehouse.com 4499 Admiralty Way, MdR 90292 marina del rey Destination Guide 25


Peet’s Coffee & Tea 4706 Lincoln Blvd. 310-823-1335 $/Coffee, Tea

peets.com

Pinkberry 4708 Admiralty Way 310-823-5373 $/Frozen Yogurt

pinkberry.com

Pizzarito, NY Pizza By the Slice 4371 Glencoe Ave. 310-823-7333 $/Pizzeria

pizzarito.com

Rainbow Acres

Subway

4756 Admiralty Way 310-823-5373

4712 Lincoln Blvd. 310-306-5160

$/Natural Foods

$/Sandwich

rainbowacres.com

subway.com

Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill

Taqueria Chihuahua

4259 Lincoln Blvd. 310-574-1420

505 W. Washington Blvd. 310-827-8775

$/Mexican

$/Mexican

rubios.com

taqueriachihuahua.com

Starbucks

Tender Greens

4724 ½ Admiralty Way 310-574-3941

13455 Maxella Ave. #210 310-827-3777

$/Coffee

$$/Salad, Sandwich

starbucks.com

tendergreens.com

Thai Garden 13737 Fiji Way 310-482-3925 $/Thai

Thomas Hamburgers 108 W. Washington Blvd. 310-823-4266 $/American

Wahoo’s Fish Tacos 4716C S. Lincoln Blvd. 310-821-0300 $/Mexican, Seafood

wahoos.com

Yogurtland 4371 Glencoe Ave. 310-577-9572 $/Frozen Yogurt

yogurt-land.com

Salt at Marina del Rey Hotel

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Enjoy beachfront accommodations at this unique family-owned boutique hotel We offer beautiful marina views from your balcony or patio and are minutes away from LAX, Venice Beach Boardwalk, Santa Monica Pier and close to many delectable restaurants.

Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel 4140 Vía Marina • Marina del Rey • CA 90292

(310) 823-4626 • foghornhotel.com

VOTED BY LOCAL NEWSPAPERS/TV STATIONS: BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT • BEST STEAK • BEST RESTAURANT ATMOSPHERE • BEST SEAFOOD

FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR •

Where the locals go! Tony P’s is proud to be your community restaurant – the place the locals go for great food and good times! Since 1997, we have enjoyed working hard to meet and exceed your expectations!

WESTSIDE # 1 SPORTS TAVERN • FAVORITE BREAKFAST • BEST OUTDOOR PATIO • AND MUCH MUCH MORE

This is a great community, filled with incredible people. You know we are always there to support our community. Thank you so much for supporting us!!!

Team Tony P 's 4445 Admiralty Way • Marina del Rey • (310) 823-4534 www.tonyps.com CVB magazine ad 16.indd 1

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Fun on

The Water

The coastal playground of Los Angeles, Marina del Rey is known for its bustling activity. Fitness lovers and outdoor enthusiasts revel in the Marina’s easy access to the ocean, making it L.A.’s leading recreational hub of on-the-water activities. Landlubbers can bike beachside on the 22-mile Marvin Braude coastal bike trail, bask in seaside parks and breezy beaches, or explore the area with self-guided walking tours

On the Water Gondolas D’Amore

Marina del Rey Boat Rentals

14045 Panay Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.736.7301

13717 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.306.4444

Marina del Rey Sportfishing

Marina del Rey Parasailing

13501 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.3625

13717 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.306.2222

mdrsf.com

marinadelreyparasailing.com

marinadelreyboatrentals.com

Hornblower Cruises & Events 13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 888.467.6256

hornblower.com

Marina Paddle 4601 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey CA 90292 310.626.1573

marinapaddle.com

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Pro SUP Shop 4175 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.945.8530 prosupshop.com

UCLA Marina Aquatic Center

303 Culver Boulevard Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.306.5994

ballonafriends.org

13650 Mindanao Way (meets at Burton Chace Park Community Room) 310.322.6951

310.305.9545 visitmarinadelrey.com

Burton Chace Park Walking Club 13650 Mindanao Way Tuesdays & Thursdays; 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Daniel’s Bike Rentals (in Fisherman’s Village)

*Seasonal – please call for schedule.

13737 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.980.4045 danielsbikerentals.com

Burton Chace Park Fitness Club

Fisherman’s Village

13650 Mindanao Way Wednesdays; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey CA 90292 310.301.9900

*Free; ages 13 +

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yogaqua.com

Self-Guided Walks

*Free

Birdwatching

4101 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 805.283.9642

14001 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.0048 marinaaquaticcenter.org

By the Water Ballona Wetlands

YOGAqua

Spa del Rey 4375 Admiralty Way (located at the Ritz-Carlton) 310.574.4356

spa-delrey.com


No �ing’s Perfect. But �is �s Close.

Whether it is a 2-hour dining cruise or your next private event, enjoy impeccable service and breathtaking views on your next Hornblower cruise in Marina del Rey or Newport Beach.

$5 OFF *

ANY DINNER OR BRUNCH CRUISE

HORNBLOWER.COM • 1-888-HORNBLOWER MARINA DEL REY *

NEWPORT BEACH

LONG BEACH

SAN DIEGO

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Valid for up to 6 adults in Marina del Rey and Newport Beach. Terms and conditions apply. Not valid on holidays or special events. Cannot be combined with other offers. Use code MDG5D. Offer expires 2/28/2017.


Photo credit: Marina Del Rey Hotel

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Yachts &

Charters

Explore the harbor and beyond in Los Angeles’ premier destination for recreational boating and water sports. With six yacht clubs, nineteen anchorages and many first-class facilities, getting on the water has never been easier. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or a novice boater, Marina del Rey offers plenty of seagoing fun from sailing lessons and private charters to boat clubs and deep sea fishing.

Blue Pacific Boating 13444 Bali Way #100 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.398.8830

bluepacificboating.com

FantaSea Yachts & Yacht Club 4215 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey CA 90202 310.827.2220

fantaseayachts.com

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Marina del Rey Sportfishing

13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 888.467.6256

13501 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.3625

hornblower.com

mdrsf.com

Blue Water Sailing 13505 Bali Way Marina del Rey CA 90292 310.823.5545

bluewatersailing.com

Captain Alex’s Paradise Bound Yacht Charters 4375 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.305.8884

yachtcharterlosangeles.net

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Marina Sailing 4633 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.6617

marinasailing.com

Tiki Mermaid Charter Yachts 13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.410.8454

Sea Esta Charters 4375 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.433.7751

seaeastacharters.com

Westbound Diving 13800 Bora Bora Way Marina del Rey CA 90292 310.684.3871

tikimermaid.com

westbounddiving.com

TIP

UCLA Marina Aquatic Center

Learn how to surf, kayak, sail, row & more at UCLA’s esteemed waterfront facility.

14001 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.0048

marinaaquaticcenter.org

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 424.248.7190

cgaux.org

Ready to make a splash in LA’s premier waterfront destination? Go to visitmarinadelrey.com

H AV E A W O R L D C L A S S A F F A I R B o o k o n e o f o u r l u x u r i o u s m e g a - y a c h t s f o r y o u r n e x t b i g e v e n t.

Celebrate With Us

35 Years of providing cherishable moments, superior service and luxury for every budget. We Specialize in : Weddings • Receptions • Corporate Events • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs • Holiday Celebrations • •

Anniversaries • Birthday Parties • Sweet Sixteens • Quinceañeras • Special Events • Award Banquets • Fund Raisers • •

Theme Parties • Class Reunions • Proms • Grad Nights • Graduations • Film Shoots • and much much more!!

4215 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 | 310.827.2220 | www.FantaSeaYachts.com

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FUN! SAFE! AFFORDABLE! Marina del Rey Sportfishing on Spectacular Santa Monica Bay Catch ’n Keep or Catch ’n Release

“GREAT FAMILY FUN”

Whale Watching Year Round!

• Cash Only. No Checks or Credit Cards • Tackle rental (rod, reel, etc.): $10.00

WHALE WATCHING $35

Whales, sea lions, dolphin, porpoise, seals, unusual sea birds, and more. 3-3.5 hours on 80 Passenger Big Whale. Great fun for individuals, families, clubs, field trips and parties. Seating both inside and on deck. Onboard snacks and beverages.

Beginners & Tourists Always Welcome Marina del Rey Sportfishing Boats offer: • Daily Open Party Sportfishing trips • Twilight Fishing from May to September • Private Fishing Charters • Whale Watching

SAVE $10

• Friendly Professional Crews • Personalized Service • Our ‘A’ Rated Galley Service • Rod Rentals & Tackle • Bait • Fish Cleaning & Packaging • Fishing Licenses • U.S. Coast Guard Licensed vessels

SAVE $10

O F F F U L L FA R E

O F F F U L L FA R E

SPITFIRE

BETTYO

3/4 DAY FISHING • 6:30AM-3PM $55 Adults (reg $65)

3/4 DAY FISHING • 8AM-3PM $50 Adults (reg. $60)

SAVE $10

O F F F U L L FA R E NEW DEL MAR 1/2 DAY FISHING TRIPS (reg $45) 7:30AM-Noon or 12:30PM-5PM

ALL TRIPS DEPART FROM DOCK 52 • FREE PARKING!

13552 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292 | 800-822-3625marina | mdrsf.com del rey visitors guide

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Shopping

The Waterside, Marina del Rey is the Marina’s premier shopping destination. Chic boutiques like BCBG, L’Occitane and White House | Black Market dot the outdoor plaza’s storefront while dining options are endless. Selections of custom burgers, sushi, pizza, sandwiches, salads, organic juices, and Mexican fare keep diners happy. Spa & salon services are also available at Bellagio Nails, Carlton Hair, DryBar, and Massage Envy. Adjacent to the Marina, is the Marina Marketplace which has been stylishly renovated as a dining/entertainment center with brands like ULTA Beauty Store, DSW Shoes, AMC Dine-In Theaters (21+), Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Yardhouse, and Benihana’s RA Sushi. Two miles from the Marina sits Abbot Kinney – “The Coolest Block in America,” as named by GQ Magazine – which is lined with funky boutiques, eclectic shops, wine bars and trendy restaurants.

Marina del Rey Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Fisherman’s Village

abbotkinneyblvd.com

13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.9900

Marina Marketplace 13450 Maxella Avenue Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.827.1740

villamarinamarketplace.com

Nearby Third Street Promenade 310.393.8355

downtownsm.com

*Two miles from

*Four miles from

Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey

Westfield Culver City

Waterside Marina del Rey

Main Street Santa Monica

4700 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 818.637.8921

mainstreetsm.com

6000 Sepulveda Boulevard Culver City, CA 90230 310.390.5073

*Three miles from

westfield.com/culvercity

shopwaterside.com

Marina del Rey *Four miles from Marina del Rey

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Plush Toys & CloThing Made in Marina del Rey

Eco-friendly, made in USA pillows, plush and clothing. The coolest souvenirs made in Marina Del Rey. Visit our shop on the waterfront at Fisherman’s Village 13763 Fiji Way E10, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Open 7 days, 12-6. 2 hours free parking with validation info@indyplush.com | 310.902.1651 www.indyplush.com

Flight Path Museum and Learning Center For those who love aviation and adventure...

• Extensive collection of aviation displays, vintage airline uniforms and airline memorabilia • Up close plane spotting at LAX • Educational exhibits, free speaker programs and student scholarships • Behind the scenes airfield Tours of LAX • Aviation research library • Go on board an original DC3

Flight Simulator training for ages 12 and up

FREE Admission & Parking • Open Tues. – Sat: 10AM – 3PM • www.flightpathmuseum.com (424) 646-7284 • 6661 W. Imperial Hwy. LA, 90045 (LAX Imperial Terminal) 38 marina del rey Destination Guide


marina del rey’s

Fisherman’s Village

Boating, dining, entertainment, cool breezes and picturesque harbor views — Marina del Rey’s Fisherman’s Village has it all. You’ll find the best waterfront views of Marina del Rey’s main channel, busy with boats coming and going. At its docks are recreational rentals, charter vessels, seasonal whale watching and water taxi, and a commercial fishing fleet. Nearby vessels include the harbor patrol, US Coast Guard, and county lifeguard rescue boats made famous in the TV series, Baywatch. Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod are brought to life architecturally with colorful structures and an iconic lighthouse. Pelicans, seals and sunsets abound. Bring camera!

On the docks, Marina del Rey Boat Rentals offers humanpowered stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and small sailboats, as well as powerboats, jet skis, and quiet electric ‘Duffy’ boats. For spectacular views of Santa Monica Bay, book a ride with Marina del Rey Parasailing.

Popular weekend concerts are presented in the lighthouse courtyard, surrounded with food concessions. Sapori Restaurant offers exquisite Italian cuisine, beautifully presented, with views of the harbor from inside and from its outdoor dining patio. The popular El Torito offers margueritas and mexican cuisine.

For fun and scenic exercise, peddle a portion of the Marvin Braude Bike Path. The 22-mile route goes right by Fisherman’s Village, about a mile north of midpoint. Daniel’s Bike Rentals can assist with equipment.

Marina del Rey Sportfishing offers daily fishing trips and seasonal whale-watching. Larger groups celebrate special occasions aboard elegant party charter vessels operated by Tiki Mermaid and Hornblower Cruises.

Marina del Rey Historical Society tells the story of Marina del Rey’s creation and with an exhibit at its History Gallery, and in Images of America: Marina del Rey, its newly released book available for purchase, along with photos, DVDs, T-shirts and more. For narrated Marina history, take Starline Tours’ narrated Hop-On Hop-Off buses. Fisherman’s Village retail shops offer great souvenirs, handmade items and ECO-friendly merchandise. During summer months, the Marina del Rey Waterbus ferries passengers around the harbor, and a landward Beach Shuttle connects the Village with the rest of Marina del Rey, Venice Pier, and Playa Vista. From downtown Los Angeles, visitors can take Metro Expo Line light rail to Culver City station. From there, Culver CityBus Line 7 goes directly to Fisherman’s Village. marina del rey Destination Guide 39


Photo credit: Joe Szopa

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Events

Whether a visitor or resident, Marina del Rey offers free, fun events year-round. Annual traditions like the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, the Summer Concert Series, and Holiday Boat Parade draw huge crowds while seasonal events like “Beach Eats” and the Sunset Sailing Regatta Races are local favorites. Weekends are also popular with outdoor concerts in Fisherman’s Village and brunch buffets throughout the harbor. Y ear - ro u nd

Free Weekend Concerts Fisherman’s Village 13755 Fiji Way

Saturday and Sunday afternoons

Y ear - ro u nd

First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice

Fridays 6pm-10pm

M ay 5 - S ep t. 2 9

Beach Eats Food Trucks Marina (Mother’s) Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way

J u ne 1 6 - S ep t. 2 5

Free Beach Shuttle

Thurs. 5pm-9pm

S at. F eb 2 7

Polar Plunge benefit for So. Cal Special Olympics Marina (Mother’s) Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way

Saturday, 8am-1:30pm

A pril 1 3 - S ep t. 7

California Sunset Series Sailing Regatta Wednesdays 5:30pm-8pm

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J u ne 4

Kahanamoku Klassic Marina (Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way

Saturday, June 4, 8am start

J u ly 7, J u ly 2 1 , Aug. 4, Aug. 18

MDR Summer Concerts, Classical Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way

Thursdays, 7pm

J u ly 2 4

Old Fashioned Day in the Park Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way

classicyacht.org

J u ne 1 7 - S ep t. 5

MDR Waterbus marinawaterbus.com

J u ly 4

MDR 4th of July Fireworks Monday, 9pm

J u ly 9 , J u ly 2 3 , Aug. 6, Aug. 20

MDR Movie Nights

Discover Marina del Rey

Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way

Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way

Saturdays, 8pm

Sunday, 11am-4pm

J u ly 1 6 & J u ly 3 0 , Aug. 13, Aug. 27

O c t. 2 9

MDR Summer Concerts, Pop Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way

Saturdays, 7pm

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O c t. 9

Halloween Haunt Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way

Saturday, 7pm-9pm

Dec. 10

MDR Holiday Boat Parade & Snow Wonder Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way

Saturday, 6pm, (parade)

D ec . 3 1

MDR New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve Celebration Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way

Saturday, 7pm, (big screen), 9pm fireworks

Please check the event listings on visitmarinadelrey.com for any changes to the schedule.


VENICE VisitVeniceCA.com

MARINA DEL REY HISTORY EXHIBIT Tuesday-Sunday, 12-4 pm at Fishermans’s Village • Historical Photos • 18-minute history video • Books, prints, memorabilia • Free admission • DVDs, PRINTS, GIFT ITEMS

2 hours free parking with validation, no purchase necessary

Marina del rey historical society fisherman’s village, 13737 fiji way, c-3, Marina del rey www.marinadelreyhistoricalsociety.org (310) 701-1073

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Getting

Around

Only four miles north of LAX, it’s easy to get to Marina del Rey and, once you’re here, it’s even easier to get around. The Marina 90 Freeway provides a gateway to the community from Interstate 405. From LAX, or nearby Santa Monica, Lincoln Boulevard (Route 1) is another option without freeway driving. Rental car agencies are available throughout LAX with several locations in the Marina del Rey area. Taxis also operate in the area. Sightseers want to check out Starline Tours Hop-On, Hop-Off bus which connects riders to L.A.’s hottest attractions. R e n ta l C A r s

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 4111 Via Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 310.822.6166 | enterprise.com

Hertz Rent a Car (two locations) 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 310.306.0221 | hertz.com 4363 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 310.821.4065 | hertz.com

Starline Tours 855.452.4676 | starlinetours.com

The Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour from Fisherman’s Village transports visitors throughout the Marina and to nearby Venice Beach and Santa Monica. Visitors can also connect to other Starline routes to see Beverly Hills, Hollywood and other popular Los Angeles landmarks.

Ta x i s

Bell Cab 888.551.6228 | bellcab.com

Beverly Hills Cab Company 800.273.6611 | beverlyhillscabco.com

Independent Taxi 800.521.8294 | taxi4u.com

L.A. Checker Cab 800.300.5007 | ineedtaxi.com

United Independent Taxi 800.822.8294 | unitedtaxi.com

Yellow Cab 800.200.1085 | layellowcab.com

P ub l i c T r a n spo r tat i o n

It’s also easy to travel by bus from Marina del Rey to area attractions. Three city bus lines serve the Marina with interconnecting routes.

Culver City Bus 310.253.6510 culvercity.org/government/ transportation/bus

Westside communities of Marina del Rey, Venice, West Los Angeles, Westwood, Century City, Culver City, Palms, Westchester, Rancho Park and Mar Vista. You can connect to the MTA Green Line and Santa Monica Blue Bus.

Metro (MTA) 323.466.3876 metro.net

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) or Metro (buses are painted orange, black and white, or red) oversees 200 metro bus lines and three metro rail lines. MTA buses can get you almost anywhere. If your trip requires the use of more than one MTA bus line, you must pay the full fare for each line. Transfers between Metro (MTA) buses are not available.

The Culver City Green Bus Line carries riders on 44 buses across 25 square miles, encompassing the marina del rey Destination Guide 45


Santa Monica Blue Bus 310.451.5444 | bigbluebus.com

The Santa Monica Blue Bus is a great way to see the Westside. Check out the Santa Monica Pier, shop at Third Street Promenade or spend the day at Will Rogers State Beach. Want to explore the city? Take the Big Blue to downtown Los Angeles for stops at the Music Center, Olvera Street, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Geffen Contemporary at the MOCA and innumerable other destinations of interest. Big Blue also connects you to LAX, Santa Monica Airport, Greyhound Bus Station, Union AMTRAK Metro Station and all Metro Rail Lines. Tips for riding the bus: There are many route options available to each destination. Research your plans, confirm your exact route, destination

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address, fare and transfer information before starting out on your journey by calling the bus lines directly. Rates/schedules change frequently and without advance notice. Exact fare is required; drivers do not carry change. Coins or bills are accepted as fare. Marina del Rey Visitors Center offers a number of printed bus route schedules for visitors to the area. Stop by for more information, free brochures and route maps.

Beach Shuttle June 16 – September 25 Friday – Saturday (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.) Sundays & Holidays (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Thursday Summer Concerts (5 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

visitmarinadelrey.com

Summer Rides

During the summer, the free Playa Vista Beach Shuttle takes riders to different locations throughout the Marina and to the Venice Pier, while the Marina del Rey WaterBus shuffles patrons to various parts of the harbor for a $1 each way.

Marina del Rey WaterBus June 17 – September 5 Thursday – Saturday (11 a.m. – Midnight) Sundays & Labor Day (11 a.m. – 9 p.m.)

marinawaterbus.com


WE’RE PROUD TO JOIN YOUR FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD HOSPITAL. MARINA DEL REY HOSPITAL IS NOW A CEDARS-SINAI AFFILIATE. We’re excited to be a part of the neighborhood. Cedars-Sinai has partnered with Marina Del Rey Hospital to bring expanded programs and upgraded facilities to your local hospital. All with the care and compassion you expect from a neighbor.

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Photo credit: Joe Szopa


Nearby

Attractions Venice Beach

Venice Beach is known for its oceanfront boardwalk filled with street performers, cafes, shops, music and more. Only a 10-minute walk or quick bike ride from Marina del Rey, visitors enjoy the eclectic energy and sparkling ocean views. Steps from the beach are the Venice Canals where guests can stroll the pedestrian bridges to enjoy the unique architecture and charming neighborhood. venicebeach.com

Santa Monica Three miles from the Marina basks Santa Monica – a popular travel destination featuring shopping, dining and beaches. Visitors enjoy the worldfamous Santa Monica Pier and flock to shopping districts like Third Street Promenade and Main Street. santamonica.com

Ballona Wetlands Just south of Marina del Rey lies the Ballona Wetlands – 600 acres of protected habitat that’s home to hundreds of plant species and wildlife. Docent tours are available as well as volunteer restoration projects on select days of the month. ballonafriends.org

Playa del Rey & Dockweiler State Beach Just south of the Marina is the quiet beach town of Playa del Rey, which has made recent headlines for its budding dining scene. Dockweiler State Beach neighbors Playa del Rey and features

a three mile long shoreline, fire pits and RV park. The 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Path runs directly along the beach. playadelrey.com | beacheslacounty.gov

J. Paul Getty Museum The J. Paul Getty Museum is one of LA’s most renowned attractions with European paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. Distance: 14 miles | 23 kilometers getty.edu/museum

Flight Path Museum Model aircrafts, airline memorabilia, historic aviation posters & photos, space satellite models and fully restored vintage DC-3. Gallery offers panoramic view of LAX airfield. Distance: 6 miles | 9.65 kilometers flightpathmuseum.com

Universal Studios Universal Studios is LA’s entertainment theme park with thrilling rides and shows. Outside of the park is CityWalk with restaurants, shops and cinemas. Distance: 25 miles | 40 kilometers. universalstudioshollywood.com

Malibu One of LA’s most famous beach towns, Malibu is north of Santa Monica with beautiful ocean views. Visitors enjoy cruising down Pacific Coast Highway to popular beaches, oceanfront dining, hiking trails and attractions like the Malibu Pier and the Getty Villa. Distance: 15 miles | 24 kilometers. malibucity.org

Manhattan Beach Manhattan Beach is an inviting beach community known for its pier and surf breaks with chic boutiques and restaurants just steps from the beach. The town sits right on the 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail. Distance: 10 miles | 16 kilometers. ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us

Beverly Hills The ultimate in lavish lifestyle, Beverly Hills exudes luxury with its hotels, dining, star-studded events, and, of course, world-renowned shopping along its famed Rodeo Drive. Distance: 8 miles | 13 kilometers. lovebeverlyhills.com

Hollywood One of the world’s most iconic cities, Hollywood is bursting with red-carpet events, award shows and tourist attractions like Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sightseeing tours, nightlife, dining and shopping can all be found here. Distance: 18 miles | 29 kilometers. discoverlosangeles.com visitwesthollywood.com

Downtown Los Angeles Named “America’s Next Big City” by GQ Magazine, downtown Los Angeles is home to L.A. Live which features popular venues like Staples Center, Nokia Theatre and The Grammy Museum among dining and other activities. Distance: 18 miles | 29 kilometers. discoverlosangeles.com

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Visitor

Information

Looking to plan your Marina adventure? Start with a visit to the Marina del Rey Visitor Center. Located in the heart of the Marina along the Marvin Braude Bike Path, the visitors center is open daily and is ready to help with any questions and recommendations to make the most of your stay. At the visitor center, you can:

• Stop by for a free Marina del Rey postcard

• Pick up a free Marina Pass which features savings on local restaurants & activities

• Learn about self-guided walking tours

Address: 4701 Admiralty Way (at the corner of Mindanao, before Burton Chace Park)

• And more!

Web: visitmarinadelrey.com

Phone: 310.305.9545

• Grab brochures on area attractions • Learn about bird watching activities

Hours:

• Get up to speed on local transportation

• Weekdays: 9 am - 5 pm

• Take a bike map, dining guide, or event flyer

• Closed Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving and Easter

• Weekends: 10 am - 4 pm

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Map of Marina Del Rey

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Your Marina Del reY anD WestsiDe sPecialists!

Charles & Kristina Lederman

Contact us today at 310.821.8980 / Charles@MarinaCityRealty.com www.MarinaCityRealty.com CalBRE# 00292378, 01174847

We’ll Take You There!

Shopping • Dining • Expo Line • UCLA • Venice Beach • Marina del Rey • LAX City Bus Center • Green Line Station Spare yourself the agony of parking! Culver CityBus takes you to the shopping malls: •Westfield Century City • Westfield Culver City • Westside Pavillion • Waterside at Marina del Rey • Villa Marina Shopping Center • Fisherman’s Village • Runway Playa Vista

LINE 3 POINTS OF INTEREST • Century City • Westside Pavilion • West LA College • Westfield Culver City Mall • Corporate Pointe

LINE 6 POINTS OF INTEREST • UCLA • Westfield Culver City Mall • LAX City Bus Center • Aviation Metro Green Line Station • Howard Hughes Center

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Founded 1928, Culver CityBus is the second oldest municipally owned bus line in California. Seven routes serve over 5 million passengers annually with a service area encompassing 25.5 square miles, including Venice, Westchester, Westwood, West Los Angeles, Palms, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Playa Vista, Century City, and Culver City.

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Itineraries

Marina del Rey is full of action. On-the-water, by-the-water, we’ve got you covered with some of the best ways to enjoy the Los Angeles coast. Our itineraries provide suggestions on how to spend your time in the Marina – whether you’re a local, visitor or checking out of the airport to spend your pLAY-over with us. Short on time? No problem. In just two hours, you can… • Bike along the beach on the 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail. Cruise up to Venice Beach & Santa Monica or head south to explore Playa del Rey and Manhattan Beach. Rentals available at Daniel’s Bike Rentals in Fisherman’s Village • Enjoy a waterfront picnic in Burton Chace Park • Explore the Marina by foot with any of our six self-guided walking tours • Grab a bite at one of our waterfront restaurants and enjoy sparkling Marina views • Hop on a paddleboard or kayak with hourly rentals from Marina del Rey Boat Rentals, Marina Paddle, Pro SUP shop and the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center

• Try a paddleboard yoga class with YOGAqua

Have a little more time to spare? In a half-day, you can… • Charter a private skipper for an unforgettable excursion up the coast

Rey Sportfishing for the ultimate deep-sea fishing experience (daily half-day trips year-round). Seasonal whale watching also available. • Learn how to sail with any of our sailing schools including Blue Water Sailing, Blue Pacific Boating, and the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center

• Explore the neighboring Ballona Wetlands which is home to more than 200 species of wildlife

• Paddleboard, kayak or boat to your favorite meal at Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar where guests are welcome to “Dock & Dine”

• Dance the night away on Hornblower Cruises & Events’ weekly dinner cruise or take in the sun on its popular champagne brunch cruise (weekend)

• Spend the day at the Waterside, Marina del Rey where shoppers enjoy chic boutiques and salons along with trendy eateries and outdoor dining

• Groove to the free weekend concerts at Fisherman’s Village every Saturday and Sunday afternoon (weather permitting) • Hit the open waters with Marina del

Looking for more? Combine any of these activities for a full day of fun in LA’s premier waterfront destination!

• Make a splash on the water with a jet ski or boat rental from Marina del Rey Boat Rentals • Pamper yourself with a massage, facial or spa treatment at Spa del Rey • Soar over the Pacific coastline with Marina del Rey Parasailing for an exhilarating adventure • Take in the sunset on any of our waterfront patios with signature cocktails and happy hour bites

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Photo credit: Marina del Rey Hotel

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Plan Your When it’s time to celebrate, do it in breathtaking style in Marina del Rey. With sparkling marina views & year-round sunny weather, the Marina’s event venues are the perfect space to celebrate life’s important milestones. Enjoy a family reunion in waterfront Burton Chace Park or reserve a chic poolside cabana for your next girls’ gathering. Charter a private yacht for your special event whether it’s a wedding, retirement celebration or anniversary party. Sip cocktails under the stars in an exclusive space at any of our outdoor patios and lounges or reserve a private dining room with waterfront views for your next celebration.

Weddings

Bridal Showers

Rehearsal dinners and day-after wedding brunches

Baby Showers

Quinceañeras

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

Retirement Parties

Anniversary & birthday celebrations

Family reunions

Graduations

Funerals at Sea

Photo credit: Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey is a popular location for:

Photo credit: FantaSea Yachts

Event

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Discover a Coastal Point of View Traditional meetings take a back seat in Marina del Rey as the harbor is showcased through unique venues like luxury yachts, on-thewater teambuilding activities, and waterfront dining. And with Silicon Beach and tech hotbed Playa Vista nearby, the Marina is appealing to high-end corporate business and the tech industry keeping the community on the cusp of emerging trends. •

Experience 100,000 square feet of unique meeting space

Network in contemporary hotels with sparkling Marina views

Reserve a room block in the Marina, which has approximately 1,100 hotel rooms

Entertain groups with waterfront dining, and cocktail cruises

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Charter a private yacht for board retreats, corporate meetings, and company celebrations

Team-build on the water or in the sky with kayaking, rowing or parasailing excursions

Enjoy close proximity to LAX (4 miles), and world-famous attractions like Venice Beach & the Santa Monica Pier

Where Board Room Meets Fun Marina del Rey’s waterfront location initiates a creative twist to meeting space. Add a little flair with one of the Marina’s signature event venues: • Host a sunset cocktail reception aboard a harbor cruise • Hold a seminar at sea or a dockside meeting on a yacht • Meet in a rooftop ballroom with sweeping views of Los Angeles

Arrange a harbor side meeting in a private yacht club

Enjoy the breezy coastal climate in an intimate rose garden or private outdoor terrace

Organize team-building events like mini-sailing regattas, group rowing and deep sea fishing

Because of the close proximity of hotels, restaurants and activities, meeting in the Marina is a breeze as guests can easily walk or bike. Parking is also plentiful.

$2,000 Reasons to Book your Marina Meeting As a special promotion, the Marina del Rey CVB is offering up to $2,000 in incentives for your next meeting in one our hotel properties. Visit marinadelrey.com/promo/incentives for full details.


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