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What’s inside 4 About Marina del Rey 8 The Best Hotels 12 The Finest Restaurants 26 Fun on the Water 32 Yacht Charters 36 Shopping 38 Events

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42 Getting Around

Produced by Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau

46 Nearby Attractions

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50 Visitor Information

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52 Map

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54 Itineraries

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56 Plan Your Event

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About

Marina del Rey Located in the heart of the beautiful Los Angeles coastline and only 4 miles from LAX, Marina del Rey is the Westside’s premier waterfront playground.

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dventure-seekers can take full advantage of the year-round sunny weather with on-the-water fun, such as chartered sailing excursions, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, paddleboard yoga, jet ski rentals, and more. The Marina is also the pick-up point for deep-sea sportfishing trips and parasailing, both of which head out onto Santa Monica Bay. And even serious cyclists pause for the scenery on the 22-mile Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail, which stretches between Pacific Palisades to the north and Torrance to the south—the route’s leg in Marina del Rey offers views of passing sailboats, sea lions, and quintessential California sunsets. Diners tend to stay a while at local restaurants, as it’s easy to become enthralled by views of luxury yachts and the early evening light reflecting on the water. Large picture windows at Cafe del Rey and dining patios at Tony P’s, Cast & Plow, Whiskey Red’s, and Beachside boast some of the best views in town. At Killer Shrimp and Fisherman’s Village, patrons can “Dock and Dine”—that is, tie up their small boat or kayak at the free dinghy dock and head ashore for a meal. Or, dine on the water with Hornblower Cruises, which offers year-round brunch and dinner sailings with musical entertainment. No rental car? No problem! Try The Free Ride, a fleet of electric shuttles that offer free, on-demand transportation in the Marina. The Free Ride runs daily from noon to 9 p.m. The service area covers the Marina’s six hotels and many restaurants, as well as Fisherman’s Village, Burton Chace Park, the Waterside

shopping center, and Marina Beach. Visitors can also catch a ride to the Venice Pier and Abbot Kinney Boulevard in neighboring Venice. To get picked up, simply wave down a car, or send a text to request a ride. You can also take the free year-round weekend Beach Shuttle and the summer season $1 WaterBus. (See page 43 for details on transportation.) With Marina del Rey as a home base for a Southern California getaway, visitors are within a short drive to L.A.’s popular tourist attractions—the world-famous Venice Beach and Santa Monica are right next door! And after a busy day of exploring, there’s no better place to come back to than any of the Marina’s six waterfront hotels, all of which offer sparkling harbor views.

Marina del Rey translates to “Harbor of the King”

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The 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 L.A.’s desirable Westside. From internationally recognized brands to boutique beachside properties, our hotels are competitively priced and located just steps from the water’s edge. Foghorn Harbor Inn

Jamaica Bay Inn

4140 Via Marina 310-823-4626 foghornhotel.com

4175 Admiralty Way 310-823-5333 jamaicabayinn.com

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

This West Indies-inspired hotel exudes a tropical vibe, complete with lush flora and a beachfront pool. With just 111 guest rooms and suites, the property is a relaxing retreat. Fresh off a complete renovation, the on-site Beachside Restaurant & Bar overlooks Marina Beach and offers a great sunset view. Enjoy a delicious California contemporary menu and daily happy hour specials.

Hilton Garden Inn, Marina del Rey 4200 Admiralty Way 310-301-2000 hgimarinadelrey.com

Ideally positioned across from Marina Beach, the Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey features 136 well-appointed guest rooms and a full-service restaurant serving the best in California coastal cuisine. The hotel’s location provides easy access to a vibrant range of attractions in the Marina, and in neighboring Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Playa Vista.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Hotel 13534 Bali Way 310-301-1000 marinadelreyhotel.com

The iconic Marina del Rey Hotel re-opened its doors in 2015 after a top-to-bottom renovation. The 164-room waterfront property boasts top-notch amenities, including a full-service restaurant, SALT; a marina-facing pool and sundeck; an outdoor wedding venue; and 24-hour room service.

4375 Admiralty Way 310-823-1700 ritzcarlton.com/marinadelrey

Marina del Rey Marriott 4100 Admiralty Way 310-301-3000 marinadelreymarriott.com

This waterfront hotel brings its distinctive elegance, unparalleled service, and contemporary style to the Marina. Features include 304 recently updated guest rooms, a marina-facing pool, and the on-site Spa del Rey. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Cast & Plow, boasts a farm-to-table menu, stylish décor, and tabletop fire pits.

The Marina del Rey Marriott offers 370 modern guest rooms, updated public spaces, and unique, newly renovated private event spaces perfect for any occasion­­­. The outdoor lounge, Sinder, impresses with its ultra-cool ambience, including fire pits, tranquil water elements, lighting, and music. Opt for a guest room with a view of Marina Beach for a brag-worthy photo opportunity. HAVE A WORLD CL A SS AFFAIR BOOK ONE OF OUR LUXURIOUS MEG A-YACHTS FOR YOUR NE X T BIG E VENT

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The Finest

Restaurants

With prime harbor views, year-round outdoor dining, and award-winning restaurants, Marina del Rey is poised to become the next culinary hot spot in Los Angeles. What are you in the mood for? More than 60 restaurants in this compact area serve up a variety of cuisines, from steak and seafood to fine Italian, Indian, Korean barbecue, or traditional American fare.

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

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akbarcuisineofindia.com

Baja Cantina 311 Washington Blvd. 310-821-2252 $$/mexican

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Beachside Restaurant & Bar (at Jamaica Bay Inn) 4175 Admiralty Way 310-439-3033

Cafe del Rey

C&O Cucina

4451 Admiralty Way 310-823-6395

3016 Washington Blvd. 310-301-7278

$$$/California Contemporary,

$$/Italian

Seafood

L, D

L, D, WB

cocucina.com

cafedelreymarina.com

C&O Trattoria

California Pizza Kitchen

31 Washington Blvd. 310-823-9491

13345 Fiji Way 310-301-1563

$$/Italian

$$/California Contemporary, Pizza

$$/California Contemporary

L, D, WB, PF

B, L, D, WB, PF

cotrattoria.com

L, D, PF

cpk.com

beachsidemarinadelrey.com

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14 Washington Blvd. 310-827-6209

3105 Washington Blvd. 310-823-2430

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$$/New American

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WB:

weekend brunch

L (weekends), D

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pet-friendly patio

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Full Service Casa Ado 12 Washington Blvd. 310-577-2589 $$/Italian

The Cheesecake Factory 4142 Via Marina 310-306-3344

El Torito

J. Nichols Kitchen

13715 Fiji Way 310-823-8941

4375 Glencoe Ave. D1 310-823-2283

$$/Mexican

$$/California Contemporary

L, D

B, L, D, WB

eltorito.com

jnicholskitchen.com

Irori Japanese Restaurant

Killer CafĂŠ

$$/California Contemporary

L (weekends) D, PF

casaado.com

Cast & Plow (at The Ritz-Carlton) 4375 Admiralty Way 310-574-4333 $$$/California Contemporary

B, L, D, WB

castandplow.com

Chart House 13950 Panay Way 310-822-4144 $$$/California Contemporary, Seafood

L (weekends), D, PF

chart-house.com

L, D, WB

thecheesecakefactory.com

The Counter 4786 Admiralty Way 310-827-8600 $$/American, Burgers

4371 Glencoe Ave. B4 310-822-3700

4213 Admiralty Way 310-578-2250 $$/American, Seafood

$$/Japanese, Sushi

L, D

thecounter.com

L, D

irorisushi.com

B, L, D, WB, PF

killershrimp.com/killercafe

Doma Kitchen

Islands

Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar

4325 Glencoe Ave. #8 310-301-0582

404 Washington Blvd. 310-822-3939

4211 Admiralty Way 310-578-2293

$$/Eastern European

$$/American

$$/California Contemporary,

L, D, WB, PF

L, D

Seafood

domakitchen.com

islandsrestaurants.com

L, D

killershrimp.com

Beachside Restaurant & Bar


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Full Service L.A. Gastronomy

Mercede’s Grille

20 Washington Blvd. 310-437-0990

14 Washington Blvd. 310-827-6209

$$/New American, Gastropub

$$/Cuban

L, D, WB, PF

B, L, D, WB, PF

lagastronomy.com

mercedesgrille.com

Marina Grill & Bar (at Hilton Garden Inn) 4200 Admiralty Way 310-301-2000 $$/California Contemporary

B, D, WB, PF

marinagrillandbarca.com

New India’s Oven 13444 Maxella Ave. C14 310-306-1500 $$/Indian

The Propagator

SALT Restaurant & Bar

(at Firestone Walker Brewery)

(at Marina del Rey Hotel)

3205 Washington Blvd. 310-439-8264

13534 Bali Way 424-289-8223

$$/New American, Gastropub

$$/California Contemporary

L, D, WB

B, L, D, WB

firestonebeer.com

saltmdr.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Sapori Italian Restaurant

13455 Maxella Ave. #230 310-821-4593

13723 Fiji Way 310-821-1740

$$$/Steakhouse

$$$/Italian, Mediterranean

L, D

newindiasoven.com

D, PF

L, D, PF

ruthschris.com

sapori-mdr.com

Regatta Room at Cafe del Rey


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

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Cafe del Rey serves as the perfect venue for both small gatherings and large-scale events, accommodating 10 to 300 guests.

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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. E N J O Y YOUR STEAK ON A 500º SIZZLING PL AT E .

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

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Full Service Scopa Italian Roots

SugarFish

Tajrish

Venice Whaler

2905 Washington Blvd. 310-821-1100

4720 Admiralty Way 310-306-6300

507 Washington Blvd. 310-301-3344

10 Washington Blvd. 310-821-8737

$$$/Italian

$$$/Japanese, Sushi

$$/persian, kabobs

$$/American, Seafood

D, WB

L, D

L, D

L, D, WB, PF

scopaitalianroots.com

sugarfishsushi.com

tajrishrestaurant.com

venicewhaler.com

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

Sunny Spot

Thai East Wind Restaurant

The Warehouse Restaurant

2928 Washington Blvd. 310-305-8779

4499 Admiralty Way 310-823-5451

$$/Thai

$$/American, Seafood

13455 Maxella Ave. #250 310-306-8204

822 Washington Blvd. 310-448-8884 $$/California Contemporary

$$/Italian, Pizza

L, D, WB L, D, PF

settebello.net

sunnyspotvenice.com

L, D

L, D, wb, PF

thaieastwindca.com

mdrwarehouse.com

(at Marina del Rey Marriott)

Tahntawan Thai Kitchen

Tony P’s Dockside Grill

Wharo Korean BBQ

4100 Admiralty Way 310-301-3000

523 Washington Blvd. 310-578-4199

4445 Admiralty Way 310-823-4534

4029 Lincoln Blvd. 310-578-7114

$$/California Contemporary

$$/Thai

$$/American, Seafood

$$/Korean

L, D

L, D

L, D, WB

D

sinder-la.com

tahntawan-thai.com

tonyps.com

wharo.com

Sinder Lounge

Tony P’s Dockside Grill

Whiskey Red’s 13813 Fiji Way 310-823-4522 $$/American, Seafood

L, D, WB, PF

whiskeyreds.com

Yard House 13455 Maxella Ave. #150 310-822-7690 $$/American, Gastropub

L, D, PF

yardhouse.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 Online reservations reservations at at chart-house.com chart-house.com

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Fast CA s u a l Baja Fresh Mexican Grill 13424 Maxella Ave. C18 310-578-2252

Chick-fil-A 4050 Lincoln Blvd. 310-301-3330 $/Chicken

$/Mexican

L, D

bajafresh.com

Burger Lounge 13455 Maxella Ave. #111 310-827-3670 $/American, Burgers

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 13420 Maxella Ave. C20 310-823-0858

burgerlounge.com

Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar

534 Washington Blvd. 310-827-4500 $/Italian, Pizza

$/Coffeehouse

L, D

coffeebean.com

frankieandjohnnies pizzamarina.com

East Coast Bagel 4375 Glencoe Ave. D4-A 310-305-9852

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

$/Bagel, Sandwich

L, D

B, L, D

chick-fil-a.com

Chipotle Mexican Grill 4718 Admiralty Way 310-821-0059

B, L

Fatburger 4325 Glencoe Ave. C1 310-301-4468 $/American, Burgers

$/Mexican

L, D

Frankie & Johnnie’s N.Y. Pizza

chipotle.com

Jamba Juice 4375 Glencoe Ave. D4 310-301-7262 $/Juicery, Smoothies

L, D L, D

freshbrothers.com

fatburger.com

jambajuice.com


BRITISH PUB & RESTAURANT Best Fish & Chips Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Happy Hour Mon-Thurs 4 - 7PM, Fri till 8PM • Afternoon Tea Mon-Sat

Sunday Roast Dinner • Sunday Karaoke Live Sports • Wednesday Trivia • Best Darts ONE-OF-A-KIND

BRITISH GIFT SHOPPE & BAKERY CUSTOM GIFT BASKETS AVAILABLE TO ORDER 116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica (2ND ST. AT OCEAN)

310-451-1402 • www.yeoldekingshead.com

live

regugsiace msunday’s 6-9 pm

Fine beachside ambiance and vibe. Update Cuban Interpretation of California & Latin Cuisine, in a friendly yet sophisticated setting. Sunday-Thursday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm Friday-Saturday 7:30 am - 11:30 pm

An ultracozy wine bar at the beach, BIN 73 offers an awesome selection of varietals, beer and cocktails as well as a menu featuring great bites including sliders, cheese and meat boards, flatbreads and much more. Sit inside at the bar or outside in the heated patio – enjoy.

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Sunday-Thursday 4 - 10:30 pm Friday-Saturday 3 - 11:30 pm

Happy Hour MoN-FrI 4-7

Happy Hour MoN-FrI 4-6

14 Washington Blvd. - at the Venice Pier Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 827-6209 mercedesgrille.com

18 Washington Blvd. - at the Venice Pier Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 827-6209 bin73.net marina del rey Destination Guide 21


Fast Casual Juice Crafters 4260 Lincoln Blvd. 310-578-9000

Lighthouse Fountain & Grill 13735 Fiji Way

$$ /Juicery, Smoothies

$/American

juicecrafters.com

B, L, D (weekends)

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Mainland Poke Shop

4248 Lincoln Blvd. 310-301-0123

4700 Admiralty Way 310-301-0893 $/Seafood, Poke

$/Hawaiian

L, D L, D

hawaiianbarbecue.com

Le Pain Quotidien 13455 Maxella Ave. #140 310-776-6985 $$/Bakery, California Contemporary

mainlandpoke.com

Mariners Cafe 14000 Captains Row 310-424-3074 $$/California Contemporary,

Happy Hour Heaven

Have the happiest of happy hours in Marina del Rey, where your chilled cocktail is served up with views of the sparkling harbor and passing sailboats. On our website, you’ll find an updated list of where to go kick back: visitmarinadelrey.com/happyhour.

Mendocino Farms 4724 Admiralty Way 310-822-2300 $$/California Contemporary

Coffeehouse

B, L, WB, PF

lepainquotidien.com

B, L, D, WB

mariners-cafe.com

Noah’s New York Bagels 546 Washington Blvd. 310-574-1155 $/Bagel, Sandwich

L, D

mendocinofarms.com

B, L

noahs.com

SALT at Marina del Rey Hotel


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Fast Casual Panda Express 4325 Glencoe Ave. C4 310-577-9818 $/Chinese

Rainbow Acres 4756 Admiralty Way 310-823-5375 13208 Washington Blvd. 310-306-8330

Tender Greens 13455 Maxella Ave. #210 310-827-3777 $$/California Contemporary

L, D

$$/Health Food Store & Café, Juicery

L, D

pandaexpress.com

L

tendergreens.com

rainbowacresca.com

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

peets.com

Starbucks 4724 ½ Admiralty Way A22 310-574-3941 4264 Lincoln Blvd. 310-578-6832 $/Coffeehouse

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

B, L, D

starbucks.com

Pizzarito

Sweetgreen

4371 Glencoe Ave. B7 310-823-7333

4700 Admiralty Way 310-340-6880

$/Italian, Pizza

$$/California contemporary

L, D

L, D

Thomas Hamburgers 108 Washington Blvd. 310-823-4266

Best BrunchES

Check out these prime places to savor a leisurely weekend brunch.

Beachside Restaurant & Bar. ................................................ page 13 Café Buna.................................... page 13 Cafe del Rey.............................. page 13 Cast & Plow............................... page 14 Doma Kitchen......................... page 14 Hornblower Cruises..........page 27 J. Nichols Kitchen............... page 14 Killer Café..................................... page 14 Marina Grill & Bar................ page 16 The Propagator...................... page 16 SALT Restaurant & Bar. ................................................ page 16 Tony P’s Dockside Grill.......................... page 18 The Warehouse...................... page 18 Whiskey Red’s. ....................... page 18

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

$/American, Burgers

pizzarito.com

sweetgreen.com

L, D B, L, D

wahoos.com

Enjoy live music and dancing in the Marina. Explore your options at visitmarinadelrey.com /music.

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Marina del Rey Boat Rentals offers hourly jet ski, boat, and kayak rentals from Fisherman’s Village.


Fun on

The Water

The Marina’s easy access to the ocean makes it L.A.’s leading destination for recreational water activities, including boating, stand-up paddleboarding, and parasailing. See the Yacht Charters section starting on page 32 for local sailing and power yachts available for hire.

On the Water Gondolas D’Amore Private habor tours 14045 Panay Way 310-736-7301

Marina del Rey Boat Rentals Kayak, paddleboard, and boat rentals 13717 Fiji Way 310-306-4444

gondolasdamore.com

marinadelreyboatrentals.com

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Marina del Rey Parasailing

Public and private charter dining cruises 13755 Fiji Way 310-301-6000

hornblower.com

Marina del Rey Sportfishing

UCLA Marina Aquatic Center

Public and private charter fishing and whale-watching Dock 52, 13552 Fiji Way 310-822-3625

Rentals, lessons, kids’ camps 14001 Fiji Way 310-823-0048

recreation.ucla.edu/mac

mdrsf.com

Pro SUP Shop

YOGAqua

Kayak and paddleboard rentals, lessons, and team-building 4175 Admiralty Way 310-989-4350

Group and private yoga classes on paddleboards 13977 Palawan Way 805-283-9642

prosupshop.com

yogaqua.com

Seasonal attraction 13717 Fiji Way 310-306-2222

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By the Water Ballona Wetlands Guided tours and a self-guided walking trail 310-306-5994

ballonafriends.org

Fisherman’s Village Live music on weekends, water activities, bike rentals, restaurants 13737 Fiji Way 310-822-6866

Daniel’s Bike Rentals (at Fisherman’s Village) Hourly or daily rentals 13737 Fiji Way 310-980-4045

danielsbikerentals.com

Burton Chace Park Walking Club 13650 Mindanao Way Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 424-526-7910

Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail

Farmers Market County Parking Lot 11 14101 Panay Way 805-845-6100 Saturdays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

sfma.net

Shopping See page 37 424-526-7900

visitmarinadelrey.com

Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail

Summer Concerts

Stop by our Visitors Center for a trail map 4701 Admiralty Way 424-526-7900

See page 40 13650 Mindanao Way 424-526-7900

visitmarinadelrey.com /brochures

Self-Guided Walks Stop by our Visitors Center for a map of the area 4701 Admiralty Way 424-526-7900

visitmarinadelrey.com /brochures

(at Burton Chace Park)

visitmarinadelrey.com

Spa del Rey (at The Ritz-Carlton) Massages, facials, nails 4375 Admiralty Way 310-574-4356

spa-delrey.com


FantaSea Yachts

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Yacht

Charters

Explore the harbor and beyond in L.A.’s premier destination for recreational boating and water sports. Celebrate a special occasion with a sunset sail along the L.A. coast or an overnight excursion to Catalina Island. Want to learn to sail? Many of these local companies offer lessons, too. A Marina cruise also serves as a spectacular backdrop for weddings, company parties, and other festive gatherings.

Blue Pacific Yachting

Charters 2000

Duchess Yacht

310-305-7245

310-401-4175

310-570-8902

310-736-7301

bluepacificboating.com

charters2000.com

theduchessyacht.com

gondolasdamore.com

Gondolas D’Amore

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Bluewater Sailing

(public dining cruises or private charter)

310-823-5545

bluewatersailing.com

310-301-6000

hornblower.com

Captain Alex’s Paradise Bound Yacht Charters

Cruisemdr.com 818-749-5183

310-827-2220

424-777-3474

310-305-8884

cruisemdr.com

fantaseayachts.com

lasportfishing.com

FantaSea Yachts

L.A. Sportfishing

yachtcharterlosangeles.net

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Luxury Liners

Marina Sailing

Mojo Sailing

Tiki Mermaid Charter Yachts

310-526-3429

310-822-6617

858-449-6802

luxuryliners.com

marinasailing.com

mojosailingllc.com

Mariner Sailing Charters

SeaEsta Charters

UNIQ Yacht Charters

310-433-7751

310-584-7777

seaeastacharters.com

uniq.la

Marina del Rey Sportfishing (and whale-watching) 310-822-3625

mdrsf.com

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310-822-7550

gosailnow.com

310-410-8454

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Boating, dining, entertainment, cool breezes and picturesque harbor views — Marina del Rey’s Fisherman’s Village has it all. The shops at Fisherman’s Village offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry, vintage clothing, art, woodwork, historical memorabilia, and Marina del Rey and Hollywood souvenirs. Eco-friendly sustainable stuffed plush toys are offered by IndyPlush. 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. 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! Popular live concerts are presented weekends in the lighthouse food court, which offers a variety of takeout by Thai Garden, Lighthouse Fountain and Grill, and KC’s Crepes. For classic full service, 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 dessert, visit Daniel’s Ice Cream. 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. Additional charters are offered by Blue Pacific Boating and Marina Sailing. 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. Marina del Rey Parasailing is the ticket to a thrilling aerial view of Santa Monica Bay and beaches. Marina del Rey Historical Society tells the story of Marina del Rey’s creation with an exhibit at its History Gallery, and in its book, Images of America: Marina del Rey, available for purchase, along with photos, DVDs, T-Shirts, holiday ornaments and more. For narrated Marina history, take Starline Tours’ narrated Hop-on Hop-off buses. 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. 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. Fisherman’s Village is located at 13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. 2 hours free parking with validation. Information, (424) 526-7900. marina del rey Destination Guide 35


Waterside, Marina del Rey


Shopping

Waterside, Marina del Rey, is the harbor’s premier shopping destination. Spend an afternoon browsing in such shops as Brighton Collectibles, White House | Black Market, Loft, Sephora, M. Fredric, William B, and Paper Source. Refuel at one of many dining establishments—choose from custom burgers, sushi, pizza, sandwiches, salads, organic juices, and more. Find spa and salon services at Bellagio Nails, Carlton Hair, DryBar, and Massage Envy. Enjoy more options at Villa Marina Marketplace, a vibrant entertainment center with ULTA Beauty Store, DSW Shoes, AMC Dine-In Theaters (21+), Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Tender Greens, The Yardhouse, and more. Shoppers on the hunt for unique California gifts can head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a trendy corridor in nearby Venice, lined with funky boutiques, eclectic shops, wine bars, and popular restaurants.

Marina del Rey

Nearby Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Third Street Promenade

Venice, CA 90291

Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-393-8355

Fisherman’s Village

Villa Marina Marketplace

13737 Fiji Way 310-822-6866

13450 Maxella Avenue 310-827-1740

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villamarinamarketplace.com

*Two miles from Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Farmers Market County Parking Lot 11 14101 Panay Way 805-845-6100 Saturdays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

sfma.net

Waterside, Marina del Rey

Main Street Santa Monica Santa Monica, CA 90405

4700 Admiralty Way 818-637-8921

mainstreetsm.com

shopwaterside.com

*four miles from Marina del Rey

downtownsm.com *five miles from Marina del Rey

Westfield Culver City 6000 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 310-390-5073

westfield.com/culvercity *Four miles from Marina del Rey

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Marina Lights in Burton Chace Park


Events

Marina del Rey offers free, fun events throughout the year. Annual traditions like the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular and Holiday Boat Parade draw thousands of fans from throughout Southern California. Seasonal series such as the Summer Concerts at Burton Chace Park, Beach Eats food truck gatherings, and sailing regattas contribute to an active summer lineup.

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Free Weekend Concerts

Beach Eats Food Trucks

Fisherman’s Village 13737 Fiji Way Saturday and Sunday afternoons

Marina Beach 4101 Admiralty Way Thursdays, 5-9 p.m.

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Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

marinafest.org

beaches.lacounty.gov

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First Fridays Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 Fridays, 5–11 p.m.

abbotkinneyfirstfridays.com

A pril 1 8 – S ept. 5

California Sunset Series Sailing Regatta Marina Main Channel Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m.

calyachtclub.com

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J u ly 1 4 , J u ly 2 8 , Aug. 11, Aug. 25

Kahanamoku Klassic

Marina Movie Nights

Marina Beach 4101 Admiralty Way 8 a.m. start

Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way 8 p.m.

gomarinaoutrigger.org

visitmarinadelrey.com/events

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4th of July Fireworks 9 p.m. fireworks

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Summer Concerts (Pop) Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way 7 p.m.

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Summer Concerts (Symphonic)

Old Fashioned Day in the Park

Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way 7 p.m.

Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

visitmarinadelrey.com /concerts

classicyacht.org

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Marina Spooktacular

Marina Lights

Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way

Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way 4-10 p.m.

visitmarinadelrey.com /halloween

mdrholidays.com

Dec . 8

Snow Wonder and Holiday Boat Parade Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Snow Wonder, noon–6 p.m. Boat Parade, 6–8 p.m.

mdrholidays.com mdrboatparade.org

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Glow Party Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way 7 p.m.-midnight

mdrholidays.com

Events are subject to change. Check for updates at visitmarinadelrey.com/events, or call the Marina del Rey Visitors Center at 424-526-7900. 40 marina del rey Destination Guide


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The Free Ride operates daily, noon-9 p.m.


Getting

Around

Marina del Rey is conveniently located just 4 miles north of LAX. The Marina is the perfect destination on its own or as a home base for exploring the greater L.A. area. Highway 90, the main freeway into the Marina, gives easy access to the rest of the region’s major freeways, so many major attractions are easily accessible by car and public transportation.

R e n ta l C A r s

F r e e M a r i n a S hutt l e

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

The Free Ride

3240 Washington Blvd. 310-827-7800 | enterprise.com

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Hertz Car Rentals 4100 Admiralty Way (in the Marriott) 310-306-0221 | hertz.com

MPG Car Rental 2423 Lincoln Blvd. 310-305-0505 | mpgcarrental.com Ta x i s

Bell Cab 888-481-2345 | 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 424-222-2222 | layellowcab.com

These five-passenger electric shuttles offer free, on-demand transportation every day from noon to 9 p.m. within the Marina. Certain shuttles also travel to the Venice Pier and Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. Download a flyer with a map at visitmarinadelrey.com/brochures. To ride, simply wave down a shuttle, or text your pickup location, passenger count, and destination to 323-435-5000 (no calls, please). Allow 10-15 minutes for pick-up. If you have an international cell phone, the text feature might not work; please ask your hotel front desk for assistance. Gratuity for the driver is appreciated.

and on Thursdays and Saturdays for the Summer Concert Series at Burton Chace Park, 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Get a route map at the Marina del Rey Visitors Center or at visitmarinadelrey.com /brochures. w at e r t r a n spo r tat i o n

WaterBus marinawaterbus.com

The Marina del Rey WaterBus is a summer season attraction that shuttles patrons to designated points in the harbor for $1 each way. June 21–September 3, 2018 Thursday–Saturday and July 4 (11 a.m.–midnight) Sundays and Labor Day (11 a.m.–9 p.m.) B us

f r e e b e a ch shutt l e

Beach Shuttle visitmarinadelrey.com/brochures

The free weekend Beach Shuttle runs on a set loop between Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, and the Venice Pier. Buses arrive approximately every 30 minutes. Service is offered year-round Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.;

Culver City Bus 310-253-6500 | culvercitybus.com

The Culver City Green Bus Line covers 25 square miles of the 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 Metro Green Line and Santa Monica Blue Bus.

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Metro 323-466-3876 | metro.net

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), or Metro, oversees 200 bus lines and six rail lines. Metro buses are painted red or orange, black, and white. If your trip requires the use of more than one Metro bus line, you must pay the full fare for each line; no transfers.

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. Take Big Blue to downtown Los Angeles for stops at the Music Center, Olvera Street, Museum of Contemporary Art, and many other notable destinations. Big Blue also connects to LAX, Greyhound Bus Station, Union Station, and all Metro rail lines.

Starline Tours

Tips for riding the bus

800-959-3131 | 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 different Starline routes to see Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and other popular Los Angeles landmarks.

Exact fare is required; drivers do not carry change. Coins or bills are accepted as fare, as well as the cashless TAP card (taptogo .net) which is honored by Metro, Big Blue, and Culver City Bus. Our visitors center stocks a number of printed bus schedules available for free to visitors. Rates and schedules change frequently and without advance notice; confirm schedule on the tranportation provider’s website.

www.marinadelreyhistoricalsociety.org

MARINA DEL REY HISTORY EXHIBIT Tuesday-Sunday, 12-4 pm at Fisherman’s Village • Historical photos and videos • Books, prints, memorabilia • Free admission • DVDs, GIFTS

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 (310) 701-1073 44 marina del rey visitors guide


A Modern Living Experience on the Marina In addition to our well-appointed apartment homes and amenities, we offer nearby exquisite shopping, fine dining, loads of ocean and waterfront activities and on-site slips for your boat. Visit us online or in person for a true taste of the AMLI Marina Del Rey experience.

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Griffith Observatory


Nearby

Attractions Ballona Wetlands .5 miles | 1 kilometer ballonafriends.org

These 600 acres of protected habitat are home to hundreds of plant species and birds. Docent tours are available, as well as volunteer-run restoration projects. A public walking trail allows visitors to enjoy the scenery at their own pace.

Beverly Hills 10 miles | 16 kilometers lovebeverlyhills.com

Marvel at luxurious hotels, sprawling estates, and upscale restaurants. The fashion industry elite set up shop in this neighborhood’s famous section of Rodeo Drive.

Dockweiler State Beach 4 miles | 6.5 kilometers beaches.lacounty.gov

Amenities at this popular 3-mile-long stretch of sand include restrooms, showers, fire pits, picnic areas, an RV park, a youth center, and access to the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail. The RV park utilizes an online reservation system. Regular parking is available in the County Parking Lot at Imperial Highway; $6-$13.

neighborhoods are located nearby; explore authentic dining options in Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and Koreatown.

Flight Path Museum 6 miles | 9.5 kilometers flightpathmuseum.com

Model aircraft, airline memorabilia, historic aviation posters and photos, and other attractions make this a must-see for aviation buffs. The exhibit gallery offers a panoramic view of the LAX airfield.

Getty Museum and Getty Villa 14 miles | 23 kilometers (Museum) 9 miles | 14.5 kilometers (Villa) getty.edu

The J. Paul Getty Museum in northwest Los Angeles and its sister, the Getty Villa in Malibu, should top any artlover’s itinerary. These two institutions­ —both offer free admission—house international paintings, drawings,

sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography from its beginnings to the present. The Los Angeles location boasts a sprawling campus with expansive gardens and an overlook. The Villa is prized for its focus on Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities; an advance timed-entry ticket is required for the Villa location.

Griffith Observatory 21 miles | 34 kilometers griffithobservatory.com

L.A.’s premier astronomy attraction offers telescope viewing, science exhibits, and a planetarium. Visit at sunset for dramatic views from the outdoor promenade.

Hollywood 18 miles | 29 kilometers discoverlosangeles.com, visitwesthollywood.com

L.A.’s entertainment capital is bursting with red-carpet events, awards shows, and famous tourist attractions including the Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman’s). Shop till you drop at the Hollywood & Highland Center, which has an overlook on the restaurant level for a fantastic view of the Hollywood sign.

Downtown Los Angeles

Malibu

18 miles | 29 kilometers discoverlosangeles.com

15 miles | 24 kilometers malibu.org

Here you’ll find major event venues including the Staples Center, L.A. Live, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as attractions like the Grammy Museum, The Broad museum, and Olvera Street. Several of L.A.’s popular ethnic

One of L.A.’s best-known coastal towns, Malibu offers waterfront restaurants, popular beaches, outdoor activities, and major attractions such as the Getty Villa, Malibu Pier, and historic Adamson House.

Santa Monica Pier

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Manhattan Beach

Santa Monica pier with its iconic Ferris wheel and amusement rides, as well as top shopping at Santa Monica Place and Third Street Promenade.

10 miles | 16 kilometers downtownmanhattanbeach.com

Head to the pier for a prime view of this popular surf spot, then explore the walkable downtown area known for great casual restaurants and boutique shopping. Manhattan Beach is on the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail.

Universal Studios 25 miles | 40 kilometers universalstudioshollywood.com

Playa del Rey 4 miles | 6.5 kilometers playadelrey.com

Venice Canals

This quiet beach town offers a hearty sampling of off-the-radar eateries with loyal followings. Playa del Rey is best known as the location of Dockweiler State Beach, which is easily accessible from Marina del Rey via the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail.

neighborhood’s entertainment zone, offers dozens of restaurants, shops, and a movie theater. Take the free weekend Beach Shuttle between Playa Vista and the Marina for an enjoyable day trip.

Playa Vista

Santa Monica

4 miles | 6.5 kilometers playavista.com

4 miles | 6.5 kilometers santamonica.com

This new live-work-play community is a Silicon Beach hot spot. Runway, the

If you’re staying in Marina del Rey, you’re just minutes from the famous

Climb aboard our vintage DC 3

Go behind the scenes of favorite films and television shows at this Los Angeles theme park. The adjacent CityWalk entertainment district offers tons of dining and shopping, as well as nightclubs, an IMAX movie theater, and more.

Venice Beach 1 mile | 1.5 kilometers visitveniceca.com

Venice Beach is a people-watcher’s paradise. Take in the boardwalk’s street performers, cafes, shops, and more. Check out the bodybuilders at “Muscle Beach,” shoot hoops at the oceanfront park, and pause for a photo op at the Venice Canal Historic District.

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

F E AT U R I N G

• Extensive collection of vintage flight attendant and pilot uniforms • Exclusive view of the live runway at LAX • Listen to the control tower LIVE as you plane spot • Peruse our Aviation Library • Guest Speaker Programs • Student Scholarships • Flight Simulator Classes Open Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 3PM, FREE Admission & Parking 6661 W. Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles, 90045 (LAX Imperial Terminal)

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424.646.7284 • www.flightpathmusuem.com


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The Marina shelters over 4,600 boats.


Visitor

Information

Looking to plan your Marina adventure? Start at the Marina del Rey Visitors Center. Located in the heart of the Marina along the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail, the visitors center is open daily. Our staff are ready to help answer questions and make recommendations to help you enjoy your stay. At the visitors center, you can:

Hours:

• Grab brochures on area attractions, a bike map, or event flyer

• Weekends: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

• Weekdays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

• Learn about local transportation

• Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Easter

• Ask for restaurant recommendations and take a dining guide

Parking:

• Choose a free Marina postcard • Locate the best walking paths • Get directions to area attractions • And more!

Several L.A. County-owned public parking lots are available around the Marina. Find a map on page 52, or online at beaches .lacounty.gov/parking. Pay attendant when present. Otherwise use the pay-

and-display kiosks, which accept cash and Visa/Mastercard. Overnight parking is allowed for a maximum of seven days within a 30-day period. Overnight parking for recreational vehicles over 20 feet in length is only available in Lot 2 (13477 Fiji Way). No camping or sleeping in vehicles. 424-526-7900 4701 Admiralty Way (corner of Mindanao and Admiralty) visitmarinadelrey.com

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A rowing team works out on Ballona Creek.

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Marina del Rey is full of action. On-the-water and by-the-water, the Marina offers the best ways to enjoy the Los Angeles coast. Our itineraries suggest how to spend your time—whether you’re a first-time visitor, a local, or checking out of the airport to spend your pLAY-over with us. Short on time? No problem. In just two hours, you can…

Have a little more time to spare? In a half-day, you can…

• Bike along the beach on the 22-mile Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail. Cruise up to Venice Beach and Santa Monica, or head south to explore Playa del Rey and Manhattan Beach. Start at Daniel’s Bike Rentals in Fisherman’s Village.

• Charter a skippered yacht for an unforgettable excursion up the coast.

• Enjoy a waterfront picnic in Burton Chace Park. • Explore the Marina by foot on paved walking paths. • 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, Pro SUP Shop, and the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.

• Explore the neighboring Ballona Wetlands, which are home to more than 200 species of wildlife. • Dance the night away on a Hornblower dinner cruise or take in the sun on its company’s champagne brunch sailings offered every weekend. • Groove to the free weekend concerts at Fisherman’s Village on Saturday and Sunday afternoons year-round (weather permitting). • Hit the open water with Marina del Rey Sportfishing for the ultimate deep-sea

fishing experience (daily half-day trips year-round). Whale watching is also available. • Learn to sail with local sailing schools, including Blue Water Sailing, Blue Pacific Yachts, and the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center. • Paddleboard, kayak, or boat to Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar, where patrons can “Dock and Dine.” • Spend the day at Waterside, Marina del Rey, where shoppers enjoy chic boutiques and salons along with trendy eateries. Looking for more? Combine these activities for a full day of fun in L.A.’s premier waterfront destination!

• Make a splash on the water with a jet ski or boat rental from Marina del Rey Boat Rentals. • Get pampered with a massage, facial, or body treatment at Spa del Rey. • Soar over Santa Monica Bay with Marina del Rey Parasailing and take in views of the entire Los Angeles coast. • Try a paddleboard yoga class with YOGAqua. Picnic on the water in an electric Duffy boat from Marina del Rey Boat Rentals. marina del rey Destination Guide 55


Marina del Rey Marriott’s Bayview Ballroom

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Event When it’s time to celebrate, do it in breathtaking style in Marina del Rey. With sparkling water views and yearround sunny weather, the Marina’s event venues are the perfect space to celebrate life’s important milestones. Enjoy a family reunion at the 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 harbor views for your next celebration.

Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey is a popular location for: • • • • •

Corporate meetings and events Board meetings and company retreats Weddings Bridal showers Rehearsal dinners and day-after wedding brunches

Baby showers

Quinceañeras

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Retirement parties

Anniversaries

Family reunions

Graduations

Funerals at sea

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Discover a Coastal Point of View In Marina del Rey, traditional meetings take a back seat in favor of unique venues, on-the-water team-building activities, and waterfront dining. The Marina is equally appealing to highend corporate business programs as it is to casual tech industry powerhouses that want a laid-back but trendy meeting destination. What makes Marina del Rey the best place for your meeting or special event? •

100,000 total square feet of meeting space

Just 4 miles from LAX and easy freeway access to the rest of Los Angeles and its top attractions

Contemporary hotels with dramatic water views and approximately 1,100 guest rooms

Unique venues such as chartered yachts, dockside reception space, and private waterside terraces

Rent out a rooftop ballroom with panoramic views of the Los Angeles coast

Memorable team-building activities, such as parasailing, group kayaking or rowing, and a yoga class held on stand-up paddleboards

Hold a ceremony in a private rose garden or waterside terrace

Challenge your team with a mini sailing regatta or deep-sea fishing excursion

Exciting entertainment from kayak rentals to harbor cruises with live music and dancing

Where Boardroom Meets Fun Marina del Rey’s coastal location gives a creative twist to any business function or group celebration. Make your next event memorable with one of our signature venues: • Mingle at a sunset cocktail reception aboard a harbor cruise •

Conduct a seminar at sea or a dockside meeting on a yacht

2,000 Reasons to Book Your Marina Meeting The Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau can help make your next business meeting or group event more affordable. Through our incentive program, you can save up to $2,000 on your event held at one of our hotel properties.

Get further details at visitmarinadelrey.com.

The Marina is a scenic backdrop for any business event or special occasion.


APPAREL & JEWELRY DSW Shoes Men’s Wearhouse O’ My Sole Swiss Jewelers BEAUTY & HEALTH Equinox European Wax Center Eyes of the Marina Fantastic Sam’s Foot Massage Studio Happy Nails Salon John Peri Hair Design Nails By Olivia Phenix Salon Suites Pure Barre Supercuts ULTA

ENTERTAINMENT & ELECTRONICS SERVICES AMC Classic Marina Marketplace 6 AMC Dine-In Marina 6 T-Mobile FINANCIAL Bank of America ATM Citibank Chase Wells Fargo ATM Wells Fargo Bank GROCERY & DRUGS CVS Pharmacy Gelson’s Market Pavilions Grocery

13450 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey VillaMarinaMarketplace.com

INT’L NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES & BOOKS Barnes & Noble Bookstore RESTAURANTS & QUICK SERVICE FOOD Baja Fresh Mexican Grill Burger Lounge Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Doma Kitchen East Coast Bagel Fatburger Irori Sushi J. Nichols Restaurant Jamba Juice Le Pain Quotidien New India’s Oven Panda Express Pizzarito Ruth’s Chris Steak House Settebello

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill Tender Greens Viktor Benés Bakery (Gelson’s Market) Yard House Yogurtland SERVICES Fulcrum Construction Liberty Tax Property Management Office State Farm Insurance UPS Store US Post Office VIP Marina Cleaners SPECIALTY & GIFTS Petals ‘n’ Wax Pier 1 Imports


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Mdr destination 2018  

Marina del Rey (CA) Destination Guide to Hotels, Restuarants, Boat Rentals, Shopping, Events, Getting Around and Nearby Attractions.

Mdr destination 2018  

Marina del Rey (CA) Destination Guide to Hotels, Restuarants, Boat Rentals, Shopping, Events, Getting Around and Nearby Attractions.

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