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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 Yachts & Charters 36 Shopping 38 Events 42 Getting Around
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Produced by Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau
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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.
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 explore 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 live 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 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. The Free Ride is offered daily from noon to 9 p.m. Simply wave down a car for a pick-up or send a text to request a ride (see page 43 for details). Other popular modes of transportation in the area include the free Beach Shuttle and the $1 WaterBus, both offered during summer. So sit back, relax, and let someone else do the driving as you enjoy the Marina’s popular attractions. With Marina del Rey as a home base for a Southern California getaway, visitors are within a short drive to LA’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”
Ready to make a splash in LA’s premier waterfront destination? Go to visitmarinadelrey.com.
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WE HAVE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR — FABULOUS SHOPPING, DINING & ENTERTAINMENT
APPAREL & JEWELRY DSW Shoes Men’s Wearhouse O’ My Soul Swiss Jewelers BEAUTY & HEALTH Eyes of the Marina Equinox European Wax Center Fantastic Sam’s Foot Massage Studio Happy Nails Salon John Peri Salon Nails By Olivia Pure Barre Phenix Salon Suites Supercuts ULTA
ENTERTAINMENT & ELECTRONICS SERVICES AMC Marina Marketplace 6 AMC Marina 6 Dine-in Theaters Radio Shack T-Mobile RESTAURANTS & QUICK SERVICE FOOD Baja Fresh Mexican Grill Burger Lounge The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf DOMA Kitchen East Coast Bagel Fatburger Irori Sushi
BOOKS, MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS Barnes & Noble Booksellers
13450 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey
J. Nichols Restaurant Jamba Juice Le Pain Quotidien New India’s Oven Panda Express Pizzarito RA Sushi Ruth’s Chris Steak House Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana Sharky’s Woodﬁred Mexican Grill - Coming Soon Tender Greens Viktor Benês Bakery (Inside Gelson’s Market) Yard House Yogurtland
FINANCIAL Bank of America ATM Citibank Chase Wells Fargo Bank GROCERY & DRUGS CVS Pharmacy Gelson’s Market Pavilions Grocery SERVICES Hear USA Fulcrum Construction Liberty Tax State Farm Insurance UPS Store US Post Office VIP Marina Cleaners SPECIALTY & GIFTS Petals ‘n’ Wax Pier 1 Imports
Marina del Rey Hotel
Hotels in Marina del Rey are known for two things: sparkling waterfront views and unbeatable value on LA’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, wireless Internet access, and LAX shuttle service.
This West Indies-inspired hotel exudes a tropical vibe, complete with lush flora and a beachfront pool. Its signature restaurant and bar, Beachside, serves California contemporary cuisine and offers chic dining on its beautiful outdoor patio (with fire pits) that overlooks Marina Beach. Beachside also is a popular place for happy hour. With just 111 guest rooms and suites, the property offers a relaxing retreat.
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 134 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 reopened its doors in 2015 after a top-tobottom 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
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 an on-site spa, Spa del Rey. Its signature restaurant, Cast & Plow, offers 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.
EDUCATIONAL PLUSH TOYS, BOOKS AND CLOTHING 10 marina del rey Destination Guide
“Saving the world one doll at a time” by hand-crafting educational plush toys, pillows and clothing in Marina del Rey. Open Daily. At Fisherman’s Village, 13763 Fiji Way E10 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310-902-1651 or visit us at www.indyplush.com Plush items are also available in Venice at: The G2 Gallery 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
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With waterfront views, year-round outdoor dining, and award-winning restaurants, Marina del Rey is poised to become the next culinary hot spot in Los Angeles. Foodies flock to this seaside destination for twists on traditional fare, local hangouts, and celebrated fine dining. Enjoy breakfast on the patio, have a casual lunch break from cycling the coast, or join a dinner cruise to take in the sunset with your meal.
Full Service Akbar Cuisine of India 3115 Washington Blvd. 310-574-0666 $/Indian
Beachside (at Jamaica Bay Inn) 4175 Admiralty Way 310-439-3033 $$/California Contemporary
C&O Trattoria 31 Washington Blvd. 310-823-9491 $$/Italian
Cafe del Rey 4451 Admiralty Way 310-823-6395 $$$/Mediterranean, California Contemporary
14 Washington Blvd. 310-827-6209
30 Washington Blvd. 310-306-2500
California Pizza Kitchen
3016 Washington Blvd. 310-301-7278
3105 Washington Blvd. 310-823-2430
12 Washington Blvd. 310-577-2589
13345 Fiji Way 310-301-1563 $$/California Contemporary
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Cast & Plow
13715 Fiji Way 310-823-8941
404 Washington Blvd. 310-822-3939
4213 Admiralty Way 310-578-2293
13950 Panay Way 310-822-4144
4070 Lincoln Blvd. 310-301-9200
J. Nichols Kitchen
(at The Ritz-Carlton) 4375 Admiralty Way 310-574-4333
4375 Glencoe Ave. D1 310-823-2283 $$/American
4211 Admiralty Way 310-578-2293 $$/Seafood
Irori Japanese Restaurant
Jerryâ€™s Famous Deli
4371 Glencoe Ave. B4 310-822-3700
13181 Mindanao Way 310-821-6626
4059 Lincoln Blvd. 310-526-3887
4142 Via Marina 310-306-3344 $$/California Contemporary
Sinder Lounge at Marina del Rey Marriott
B R E A K FA S T | L U N C H | D I N N E R
Voted Top 3 for Best Contemporary California Cuisine, Best Restaurant Service Team and #1 for Best Breakfast VOTED
BEST OF THE
4375 Glencoe Ave. Marina del Rey 90292 | 310.823.2283 | www.jnicholskitchen.com
(at Hilton Garden Inn)
4200 Admiralty Way 310-301-2000
14 Washington Blvd. 310-827-6209
Marina Grill & Bar
Morfia’s Ribs & Pies
20 Washington Blvd. 310-437-0990 $$/Mediterranean
4077 Lincoln Blvd. 310-821-6939
New India’s Oven 13444 Maxella Ave. 310-306-1500 $$/Indian
RA Sushi 13455 Maxella Ave. #270 310-751-9060 $$/Sushi
Ruth’s Chris Steak House 13455 Maxella Ave. #230 310-821-4593 $$$/Steakhouse
SALT Restaurant & Bar (at Marina del Rey Hotel) 13534 Bali Way 424-289-8223 $$/California Contemporary
Regatta Room at Cafe del Rey
Overlooking picturesque views, Cafe del Rey offers a truly fine dining experience with coastal-inspired cuisine in an elegant seaside setting.
Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Bar & Lunch ceLeBrate Your hoLiDaYs with us Company Parties Welcome
open christmas eve & new Year’s eve
BEST OF THE
#1 Best Business Lunch • #1 Best Contemporary Californian • #1 Best Fine Dining • #1 Best Romantic Restaurant• #1 Best Martini • #2 Best Restaurant (overall) • #2 Best Restaurant Service Team • #3 Best Sunday Brunch
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
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Sapori Italian Restaurant 13723 Fiji Way 310-821-1740 $$$/Italian
SugarFish 4722 ¼ Admiralty Way 310-306-6300 $$$/Japanese, Sushi
Thai East Wind Restaurant
Wharo Korean BBQ
2928 Washington Blvd. 310-305-8779
4029 Lincoln Blvd. 310-578-7114
Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana
Tahntawan Thai Kitchen
Tony P’s Dockside Grill
13455 Maxella Ave. #250 310-306-8204
523 Washington Blvd. 310-578-4199
4445 Admiralty Way 310-823-4534
Sinder Lounge (at Marina del Rey Marriott) 4100 Admiralty Way 310-448-4815 $$$/American
507 Washington Blvd. 310-301-3344
4499 Admiralty Way 310-823-5451
13813 Fiji Way 310-823-4522 $$/California Contemporary
Yard House 13455 Maxella Ave. 310-822-7690 $$/American
Tony P’s Dockside Grill
Spectacular Waterfront Dining Seafood • Steaks • Prime Rib Fantastic Happy Hour Monday - Friday • 4:30pm - 7pm Saturday - Sunday • 11:30am - 4pm Marina del Rey • 13950 Panay Way 310.822.4144 Online Online reservations reservations at at chart-house.com chart-house.com Also visit us in Redondo Beach, Cardiff, Dana Dana Point, Point, Also visit us in Redondo Beach, Cardiff, & San Francisco MammothMonterey Lakes, Monterey & San Francisco
VOTED BY LOCAL NEWSPAPERS/TV STATIONS: BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT • BEST STEAK • BEST RESTAURANT ATMOSPHERE • BEST SEAFOOD
FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR •
Where the locals go! Tony P’s is proud to be your community restaurant – the place the locals go for great food and good times! Since 1997, we have enjoyed working hard to meet and exceed your expectations!
WESTSIDE # 1 SPORTS TAVERN • FAVORITE BREAKFAST • BEST OUTDOOR PATIO • AND MUCH MUCH MORE
This is a great community, filled with incredible people. You know we are always there to support our community. Thank you so much for supporting us!!!
Team Tony P 's 4445 Admiralty Way • Marina del Rey • (310) 823-4534 www.tonyps.com marina del rey Destination Guide 19
Fast CA s u a l Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
East Coast Bagel
13420 Maxella Ave. C20 310-823-0858
4375 Glencoe Ave. D4-A 310-305-9852
4050 Lincoln Blvd. 310-301-3330
4786 Admiralty Way 310-827-8600
4325 Glencoe Ave. C1 310-301-4468
13455 Maxella Ave. 310-827-3670
4718 Admiralty Way 310.821.0059
4325 Glencoe Ave. #8 310-301-0582
Frankie & Johnnieâ€™s NY Pizza
13424 Maxella Ave. 310-578-2252 $/Mexican
Killer Shrimp Restaurant and Bar
534 Washington Blvd. 310-827-4500 $/Pizzeria
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Fresh Brothers Pizza
Joni’s Coffee Roasting Café
4722 ½ Admiralty Way 310-823-3800
552 Washington Blvd. 310-305-7147
Le Pain Quotidien
4375 Glencoe Ave. D4 310-301-7262 $/Juice Shop
Jersey Mike’s Subs
13455 Maxella Ave. #140 310-776-6985 $$/Bakery, Sandwich
4020 Lincoln Blvd. A 310-822-9500
Lighthouse Fountain & Grill
13735 Fiji Way
4700 Admiralty Way 310-301-0893
546 Washington Blvd. 310-574-1155
14000 Captains Row 310-424-3074
4315 Glencoe Ave. 310-577-9818
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
4724 Admiralty Way 310-822-2300 $/Sandwich, Salad
4706 Lincoln Blvd. 310-823-1335 $/Coffee, Tea
Patio dining at Whiskey Red’s
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Rubio’s Coastal Grill
4708 Admiralty Way 310-823-5373
4250 Lincoln Blvd. 310-574-1420
Taqueria Chihuahua 505 Washington Blvd. 310-827-8775 $/Mexican
4371 Glencoe Ave. B7 310-823-7333
4724 ½ Admiralty Way A22 310-574-3941
13455 Maxella Ave. #210 310-827-3777
4756 Admiralty Way 310-823-5373
4712 Lincoln Blvd. 310-306-5160
Thai Garden 13737 Fiji Way 310-482-3925 $/Thai
Thomas Hamburgers 108 Washington Blvd. 310-823-4266 $/American
Wahoo’s Fish Tacos 4716 S. Lincoln Blvd. C 310-821-0300 $/Mexican, Seafood
Yogurtland 4371 Glencoe Ave. B-9A 310-577-9572 $/Frozen Yogurt
Salt at Marina del Rey Hotel
recognized by the Wall Street Journal & real trends as one of the top realtors in the country. sold
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849 dickSon St., Marina 4 bd/3 ba 2,230 Sq.ft.
687 WaShington blvd, Marina 3 bd/3 ba 2,184 Sq.ft. $1,620,000
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experience counts Jesse sold More than twice as Many properties in
Marina del rey than his next leading coMpetitor, and More than coMpetitors 2, 3 & 4 coMbined! coMpetitor 2
13700 Marina Pointe dr. #705, Marina 3 bd/3 ba 2,331 Sq.ft. $2,525,000
623 PalMS blvd., venice 4 bd/3.5 ba 2,899 Sq.ft.
234 Marguerita ave., Santa Monica 4 bd/3.5 ba 3,408 Sq.ft. $5,480,000
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Fitness lovers and outdoors enthusiasts revel in the Marina’s easy access to the ocean, making it LA’s leading recreational hub of on-the-water activities. Landlubbers can bike beachside along the 22-mile Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail, bask in the sun at waterfront parks and breezy beaches, or enjoy the scenery on a walking path.
On the Water Gondolas D’Amore
Marina del Rey Boat Rentals
14045 Panay Way 310-736-7301
13717 Fiji Way 310-306-4444
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Marina del Rey Parasailing
13755 Fiji Way 310-301-6000
13717 Fiji Way 310-306-2222
Marina del Rey Sportfishing (board at Dock 52) 13552 Fiji Way 310-822-3625
UCLA Marina Aquatic Center 14001 Fiji Way 310-823-0048
Pro SUP Shop
4175 Admiralty Way 310-945-8530
13977 Palawan Way 805-283-9642
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By the Water Ballona Wetlands 310-306-5994
Birdwatching (Burton Chace Park Community Room) 13650 Mindanao Way 310-322-6951 *Seasonal – please call for schedule.
Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail
Burton Chace Park Walking Club 13650 Mindanao Way Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 310-305-9595
Daniel’s Bike Rentals (at Fisherman’s Village) 13737 Fiji Way 310-980-4045
Farmers Market 14101 Panay Way 310-455-0181 Saturdays
Self-Guided Walks 310-305-9545
13755 Fiji Way 310-301-9900
Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail visitmarinadelrey.com
(at Burton Chace Park) 13650 Mindanao Way 310-305-9545
Spa del Rey (at The Ritz-Carlton) 4375 Admiralty Way 310-574-4356
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County of Los Angeles Depart
2017 EVENTS MAY
Beach Eats 5/4-9/28
YEAR-ROUND @ Burton Chace Park
Dockweiler Fun-a-Palooza 6/10
Marina del Rey Waterbus 6/22-9/4
Family Beach Days 6/26-9/1 JULY
Marina del Rey 4th of July Fireworks Show 7/4
Walking Club Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am â€“ 11:30am Marina del Rey Farmers Market Saturdays 9:00AM-2:00PM
Marina del Rey Summer Concerts (Symphonic) 7/6, 7/20
Beach Movie Nights 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28
Marina del Rey Movie Nights 7/8, 7/22
Marina del Rey Summer Concerts (Pop) 7/15, 7/29
For a complete listing of events and activities, please visit marinadelrey.lacounty.gov.
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tment of Beaches and Harbors
YEAR-ROUND @ Dockweiler Youth Center
Marina del Rey Summer Concerts (Symphonic) 8/3, 8/17
Marina del Rey Movie Nights 8/5, 8/19
Beach Movie Nights 8/11, 8/18, 8/25
Marina del Rey Summer Concerts (Pop)
Zumba Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6:30PM-7:30PM Shore Fishing Saturdays 9:00AM-10:30AM “Make It & Take It” Kids Craft Class Saturdays 10:00AM-11:00AM
8/12, 8/26 OCTOBER
Discover Marina del Rey 10/8
Harvest Days & Haunted Nights 10/28 - 10/29 DECEMBER
Snow Wonder & MdR Holiday Boat Parade 12/9
Beach Winter Wonderland 12/16
Marina del Rey New Year’s Eve Celebration 12/31
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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, the Marina’s waterfront has never been more accessible. 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 13723 Fiji Way B-U6 310-305-7245
FantaSea Yachts 310-827-2220
475 Washington Blvd. 310-526-3429
13763 Fiji Way E-05 310-822-6617
Blue Water Sailing
4375 Admiralty Way E-403 310-433-7751
13505 Bali Way 310-823-5545
Captain Alex’s Paradise Bound Yacht Charters 4375 Admiralty Way 800-655-0850
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Marina del Rey Sportfishing
13755 Fiji Way 310-301-6000
(board at Dock 52)
13552 Fiji Way 310-822-3625
Tiki Mermaid Charter Yachts 13755 Fiji Way 310-410-8454
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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.
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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 • •
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4215 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 | 310.827.2220 | www.FantaSeaYachts.com Marina del Rey | 310.827.2220 | www.FantaSeaYachts.com
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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, homemade soaps, lotions, body butters, 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, (310) 305-9545. marina del rey Destination Guide 35
The Waterside, Marina del Rey, is the Marina’s premier shopping destination. Spend a leisurely afternoon browsing chic boutiques including BCBG, L’Occitane, and White House | Black Market. Refuel at one of many dining establishments—choose from custom burgers, sushi, pizza, sandwiches, salads, organic juices, Mexican fare, and more. Spa and salon services are also available at Bellagio Nails, Carlton Hair, DryBar, and Massage Envy. Just beyond the Marina boundary is the Villa Marina Marketplace, a vibrant entertainment center with ULTA Beauty Store, DSW Shoes, AMC Dine-In Theaters (21+), Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Tender Greens, The Yardhouse, RA Sushi, and more. Shoppers on the hunt for unique California finds can head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a trendy corridor in Venice just two 2 miles from the Marina lined with funky boutiques, eclectic shops, wine bars, and popular restaurants.
Marina del Rey Fisherman’s Village 13755 Fiji Way 310-301-9900
Villa Marina Marketplace
Nearby Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Third Street Promenade
Venice, CA 90291
Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-393-8355
13450 Maxella Avenue 310-827-1740
*Two miles from Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey Farmers Market 14101 Panay Way 310-455-0181 Saturdays
Waterside Marina del Rey
Main Street Santa Monica Santa Monica, CA 90405
4700 Admiralty Way 818-637-8921
*four miles from Marina del Rey
downtownsm.com *five miles from Marina del Rey
Westfield Culver City 6000 Sepulveda Boulevard Culver City, CA 90230 310-390-5073
westfield.com/culvercity *Four miles from Marina del Rey
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Marina del Rey offers free, fun events year-round. Annual traditions like the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, the Summer Concert Series, and Holiday Boat Parade draw crowds from throughout Southern California. Weekends are popular with outdoor concerts in Fisherman’s Village and brunch buffets throughout the harbor.
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California Sunset Series Sailing Regatta Marina Main Channel Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m.
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MDR Holiday Boat Parade and Snow Wonder Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Snow Wonder, noon–6 p.m. Boat Parade, 6–8 p.m.
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MDR Movie Nights Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Saturdays, 8 p.m.
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Events are subject to change. Check for updates on our events calendar at visitmarinadelrey.com or call the Marina del Rey Visitors Center at 310-305-9545.
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Flight Path Museum and Learning Center For those who love aviation and adventure...
Go on board the DC 3
• New Aerospace Exhibit • Extensive collection of aviation displays, vintage airline uniforms and airline memorabilia • Up close plane spotting at LAX • Hear the Air Traﬃc Control Tower • Aviation research library • Educational speaker programs • Student scholarships • Flight Simulator Classes ages 14 and Up
Reserve Ahead for School & Group Tours FREE Admission & Parking • Open Tues. – Sat: 10AM – 3PM • www.ﬂightpathmuseum.com (424) 646-7284 • 6661 W. Imperial Hwy. LA, 90045 (LAX Imperial Terminal)
NOW Accepting Applications for Volunteer Positions Plush items are also available in Venice at: The G2 Gallery 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
INDY PLUSH ATELIER Clothing with a Conscience. Made in the USA. % of funds go to organizations that protect Marine Life. The ONLY hand-crafted clothing made in Marina del Rey. @ Fishermans Village, 13763 Fiji Way E10, Marina del Rey or visit us at www.indyplush.com Open Daily. 310-902-1651
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Catch The Free Ride in Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey is conveniently just 4 miles north of LAX, so visitors can start their vacations shortly after deboarding a plane. Highway 90, the main freeway into the Marina, gives easy access to the rest of Los Angeles, so many major attractions are within a dozen miles from your home base. R e n ta l C A r s
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 3240 Washington Blvd. 310-827-7800 | enterprise.com
Hertz Car Rentals (two locations) 4100 Admiralty Way (in the Marriott) 310-306-0221 | hertz.com 2519 Lincoln Blvd. 310-821-4065 | hertz.com Ta x i s
Bell Cab 888-481-2345 | bellcab.com
Beverly Hills Cab Company 800-273-6611 | beverlyhillscabco.com
on-demand transportation within a specific zone: Fiji Way to Admiralty Way to Via Marina, and streets within those boundaries. Some shuttles also travel to the Venice Pier and Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. Gratuity for the driver is appreciated. To ride, simply wave down a shuttle, or text your pick-up location to 323-435-5000 (allow 10-15 minutes for pick-up). See page 53 for more info. B us
Culver City Bus 310-253-6510 | culvercitybus.com
800-200-1085 | layellowcab.com
The Culver City Green Bus Line carries riders on 44 buses across 25 square miles, encompassing 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.
F r e e M a r i n a S hutt l e
The Free Ride
323-466-3876 | metro.net
Several five-passenger electric shuttles service the Marina area and offer free,
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), or Metro, oversees 200
Independent Taxi 800-521-8294 | taxi4u.com
L.A. Checker Cab 800-300-5007 | ineedtaxi.com
United Independent Taxi 800-822-8294 | unitedtaxi.com
bus lines and three rail lines. Metro buses are painted orange, black and white, or red. Metro buses can get you almost anywhere. If your trip requires the use of more than one Metro bus line, you must pay the full fare for each line. Transfers between Metro buses are not available.
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 the Big Blue to downtown Los Angeles for stops at the Music Center, Olvera Street, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Geffen Contemporary at MOCA , and many other notable destinations. Big Blue also connects riders to LAX, Santa Monica Airport, Greyhound Bus Station, Union AMTRAK Metro Station, and all Metro rail lines.
Starline Tours 800-9593131 | starlinetours.com
The Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour from Fishermanâ€™s Village transports visitors throughout the
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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. Tips for riding the bus: There are many route options available to each destination. Confirm your exact route, destination address, fare, and transfer information by calling the transportation provider or visiting its official website. Rates and schedules change frequently and without advance notice. Exact fare is required; drivers do not carry change.
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Coins or bills are accepted as fare, as well as the cashless TAP card. The Marina del Rey Visitors Center stocks a number of printed bus schedules available for free to visitors.
Beach Shuttle May 26–September 24 Friday–Saturday (10 a.m.–10 p.m.) Sundays and Holidays (10 a.m.–8 p.m.) Thursday Summer Concerts (5–10 p.m.)
During the summer, the free Playa Vista Beach Shuttle takes riders to locations throughout the Marina and to the Venice Pier. The Marina del Rey WaterBus shuttles patrons to designated points in the harbor for $1 each way; you can also ride the entire loop in about an hour for a pleasant tour of the Marina.
Marina del Rey WaterBus June 22–September 4 Thursday–Saturday (11 a.m.–midnight) Sundays and Labor Day (11 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Visit 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
British PuB & restaurant Best Fish & Chips Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4 - 7pm • Afternoon Tea Mon-Sat Sunday Roast Dinner • Sunday Karaoke Live Sports • Wednesday Trivia • Best Darts One-Of-a-kind
British Gift shOPPe & Bakery 2 hours free parking with validation,
Custom Gift Baskets availaBle to order 116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica
no purchase necessary
Marina del rey historical society fisherman’s village, 13737 fiji way, c-3, Marina del rey (310) 701-1073
(2nd St. at Ocean)
310-451-1402 • www.yeoldekingshead.com
Your Marina Del reY anD WestsiDe sPecialists!
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Contact us today at 310.821.8980 / Charles@MarinaCityRealty.com www.MarinaCityRealty.com CalBRE# 00292378, 01174847
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Santa Monica Pier
Attractions Ballona Wetlands .5 miles | 1 kilometer ballonafriends.org
At the Marina’s southern border lie these 600 acres of protected habitat, home to hundreds of plant species and birds. Docent tours are available, as well as volunteer-run restoration projects. A public walking trail along the perimeter allows visitors to enjoy the scenery at their own pace. Limited parking is available along Lincoln Boulevard near the Jefferson intersection.
the Grammy Museum. Several of LA’s popular ethnic 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.
Marvel at luxurious hotels, sprawling estates, and upscale restaurants in the prestigious 90210 zip code. 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
Downtown Los Angeles 18 miles | 29 kilometers discoverlosangeles.com
Here’s your location for major event venues, including the Staples Center, LA Live, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and
Hollywood 18 miles | 29 kilometers discoverlosangeles.com, visitwesthollywood.com
LA’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 promenade for a fantastic view of the Hollywood sign, as well as a designated area for shuttles to and from the Hollywood Bowl.
10 miles | 16 kilometers lovebeverlyhills.com
Amenities at this popular 3-mile-long stretch of sand include restrooms, showers, fire rings, picnic areas, an RV park, a youth center, and access to the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail. The RV park utilizes an online reservations system. Regular parking is metered.
European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography from its beginnings to the present, gathered internationally. The Los Angeles location boasts a sprawling campus with expansive gardens and an overlook that offers a panorama of the greater LA area. The Villa is prized for its focus on Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities; an advance timed-entry ticket is required for the Villa location.
Malibu 15 miles | 24 kilometers malibu.org
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 art-lover’s itinerary. These two institutions house
One of LA’s best-known coastal towns, Malibu offers waterfront restaurants, popular beaches, outdoor activities, and major attractions such as the Getty Villa and Malibu Pier.
Manhattan Beach 10 miles | 16 kilometers downtownmanhattanbeach.com
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walkable downtown area known for great casual restaurants and boutique shopping. Manhattan Beach is on the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail.
Playa del Rey 4 miles | 6.5 kilometers playadelrey.com
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.
Santa Monica 4 miles | 6.5 kilometers santamonica.com
If you’re staying in Marina del Rey, you’re just minutes from the famous Santa Monica pier with its iconic Ferris wheel and amusement rides, as well as top shopping at Santa Monica Place and Third Street Promenade.
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25 miles | 40 kilometers universalstudioshollywood.com
Delve into the worlds 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.
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
• 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
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3/4 DAY FISHING • 6:30AM-3PM $55 Adults (reg $65)
3/4 DAY FISHING • 8AM-3PM $50 Adults (reg. $60)
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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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:
• Learn about where to find the best walking paths
• Grab brochures on area attractions
• Get directions to area attractions
• Get up to speed on local transportation
• And more!
• Take a bike map, dining guide, or event flyer
4701 Admiralty Way (corner of Mindanao and Admiralty)
• Pick up a free Marina del Rey postcard
• Weekdays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
• Closed Christmas, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Easter
• Weekends: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
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The Heart of the Marina Workout Walk Burton W. Chace Park and L.A.’s Small Vessel Harbor The Marina Peninsula Fisherman’s Village to Ballona Creek Bridge Abbot Kinney Boulevard Venice Canals Walkways Map not to scale
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Marina del Rey Parasailing
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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 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… • 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. 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 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.
• Try a paddleboard yoga class with YOGAqua.
Have a little more time to spare? In a half-day, you can… • Charter a skippered yacht for an unforgettable excursion up the coast. • Explore the neighboring Ballona Wetlands, which are home to more than 200 species of wildlife. • Dance the night away on a dinner cruise with Hornblower Cruises & Events, or take in the sun on its popular weekend champagne brunch cruises. • 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). Winter whale watching is also available. • Learn to sail with local sailing schools, including Blue Water Sailing, Blue Pacific Boating, and the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center. • Paddleboard, kayak, or boat to Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar, where patrons can “Dock & Dine.” • Spend the day at Waterside, Marina del Rey, where shoppers enjoy chic boutiques and salons along with trendy eateries and outdoor dining. Looking for more? Combine 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. • 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. • Take in the sunset on any of our waterfront patios with signature cocktails and happy hour bites.
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The Marina del Rey Hotelâ€™s event lawn
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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 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 harbor views for your next celebration.
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Marina del Rey is a popular location for: •
Corporate meetings and events
Rehearsal dinners and day-after wedding brunches
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
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
Endless on-the-water 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. A cocktail reception with FantaSea Yachts
LAX 24/7 Locker Rentals Luggage storage made easy
Our facility offers locker rentals with the following benefits: • 24 hour access, 7 days a week • Conveniently located next to LAX • Plenty of parking • Rent by the hour or by the day • Keyless lockers with digital access • Unlimited access to your locker during the rental period
Let us store your baggage so you can enjoy your day!
We can accommodate oversized baggage, skis, snowboards, and anything else you can carry with you at no extra charge. Advanced notice required. Call us for details.
Located in the Ralph’s / CVS Shopping Center across from the CVS parking lot. Behind Boston Market & Pizza Hut. 8917 S. Sepulveda Blvd Ste. B Los Angeles, CA 90045
STAY ORIGINAL Marina del rey hotel jamaica bay inn The Kinney Inn at Venice Beach pacificahotels.com