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WELCOME TO L.A.'S MARINA 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. Make a splash with your next Los Angeles getaway! > Marina del Rey is coastal L.A.’s hidden gem, full of on-thewater recreation, dining with views of the scenic harbor, and competitive rates at waterfront hotels. Adventure-seekers can take advantage of year-round pleasant weather with outdoor excursions such as sailing charters, stand-up paddleboarding, and beachside biking. Also, the Marina is the pick-up point for sportfishing, whale watching, and parasailing trips, all of which head out onto Santa Monica Bay. After a fun-filled day on the water, unwind with a leisurely dinner at one of the Marina’s stellar harborside restaurants. Diners tend to stay awhile, 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, SALT, and Beachside boast some of the best views in town. Or combine dining and sightseeing on a dinner or brunch cruise with Hornblower Cruises & Events. The Marina is the perfect home base for your Southern California vacation. While you could easily fill your whole trip with water sports, cruises, and more right here in the Marina, it’s worth noting that many popular tourist attractions in other parts of the Los Angeles region are within a short drive. The world-famous Venice Beach and Santa Monica are right next door, and you’ll also find easy access to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Universal Studios Hollywood, and renowned museums in downtown L.A. 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.

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WATERFRONT ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels in Marina del Rey are known for two things: sparkling harbor 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 4140 Via Marina 310-823-4626 foghornhotel.com > Nestled among breezy palms, this family-owned boutique hotel is located at Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Each of the hotel’s 23 rooms has a private balcony or patio, offering views of the expansive beach cove and a cozy spot in which to take in the sunrise with your morning coffee. Enjoy walkability to several local restaurants and quick access to shuttle and bus routes to explore neighboring Santa Monica and Venice. Complimentary amenities include daily continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, and LAX shuttle service.

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Hilton Garden Inn, Marina del Rey 4200 Admiralty Way 310-301-2000 hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com > Ideally positioned across from Marina “Mother’s” Beach, the Hilton Garden

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And after a busy day exploring the best of L.A., there’s no better place to come back to than any of the Marina’s waterfront hotels, all of which offer water views. J A M A I C A B AY I N N

Inn Marina del Rey features 136 well-appointed guest rooms and a full-service restaurant serving 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. Catch The Free Ride from the hotel for a complimentary transfer to exquisite dining on the harbor, water activities, shopping, and more.

Jamaica Bay Inn MARINA DEL REY HOTEL

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4175 Admiralty Way 310-823-5333 jamaicabayinn.com > The warm sands of Marina “Mother’s” Beach are right out the doors of this tropical retreat, perfect for a morning walk or sunset stroll. With just 111 guest rooms and suites, the property serves well as a quiet getaway complete with lush flora and a beachfront pool. Rental bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards are available. Fresh off a complete renovation, the hotel’s Beachside Restaurant & Bar overlooks the cove and offers a great sunset view and a delicious California contemporary menu. Daily happy hour specials have inspired Beachside’s popularity as a community gathering place. Enjoy live music on Thursday nights (seasonally).

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13534 Bali Way 310-301-1000 marinadelreyhotel.com > Located on the Bali Way peninsula, the iconic Marina del Rey Hotel offers a coastal chic ambience, 164 comfortably modern guest rooms and suites, and a pool scene that’s the envy of the Marina. SALT

Restaurant & Bar serves seasonally inspired, fresh California cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dual patios offer panoramic Marina views to complement your meal. A limited menu is available for 24-hour room service.

Marina del Rey Marriott 4100 Admiralty Way 310-301-3000 marinadelreymarriott.com > The Marina del Rey Marriott, located in the heart of Marina del Rey and just five blocks from Venice Beach, offers 370 modern guest rooms, engaging public spaces, and unique renovated private event spaces perfect for any occasion. Relax by the hotel pool, take up paddleboarding in the harbor, or grab a drink at Sinder, the hotel’s trendy outdoor lounge. Whether you're in town for work or play, the Marina del Rey Marriott’s ambience and location leave one refreshed and energized.

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey 4375 Admiralty Way 310-823-1700 ritzcarlton.com/marinadelrey > This luxurious waterfront hotel brings its legendary service and contemporary style to the Marina. Features include 304 guest rooms and suites, Sisley Spa, a harborside saltwater pool and whirlpool, lighted tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness center, bicycle rentals, and direct access to the Marina promenade. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Cast & Plow, offers a farm-to-table menu, craft cocktails, and tabletop fire pits on an outdoor patio overlooking the California sunset.


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LOCAL FLAVOR Marina del Rey’s temperate climate affords outdoor dining no matter the time of year. Whether you arrive on a balmy August afternoon or a winter morning kept crisp by the coastal marine layer, you’ll enjoy a meal served up on a waterfront patio. More than 60 full-service restaurants thrive in our 2-mile radius and serve a variety of cuisines to tempt any palate. Surf and turf, classic American, fresh seafood, and exotic fusions are all found in this quaint seaside community. The Marina also offers some of the best happy hour deals on the entire L.A. Westside, with light bites and drink deals in popular settings around the harbor.

FULL SERVICE Akbar Cuisine of India Weekday Lunch, Dinner, Indian, $

> Savor the bold, exotic flavors of India in this tiny hamlet on Washington Boulevard. House specialties include coco lamb, tandoori Chilean sea bass, chicken tikka masala, and samosas. 3115 Washington Boulevard 310-574-0666 | akbarcuisineofindia.com

Baja Cantina Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, $$

> A lively Mexican food restaurant with a popular happy hour. Enjoy the balmy ocean breeze from a seat on the spacious patio. Valet parking takes the stress out of finding a spot in this dense neighborhood. 311 Washington Boulevard 310-821-2252 | bajacantina.com B E AC H S I D E R E STAU R A N T & B A R

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Brennan’s Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/Lounge, American, $$

> Famous for weekly turtle races, this iconic neighborhood pub serves up innovative New American fare with vegan-friendly offerings, a rotating selection of craft beers, creative themed cocktails, and unique weekend events on the patio. Join in on some big parties for St. Patrick’s Day and Oktoberfest. 4089 Lincoln Boulevard 424-443-5119 | brennansla.com

C&O Cucina Weekend Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, Italian, $$

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26 Beach Restaurant Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, American, $$

> Creative burgers on housemade buns and a brunch menu that offers 13 types of French toast are specialties of this quaint bar and eatery with a garden patio. 3100 Washington Boulevard 310-823-7526 | 26beach.com

Beachside Restaurant & Bar

California Contemporary, Seafood, $$

> This trendy beach-chic restaurant offers uniquely inspired cuisine, creative drinks, and a vibrant atmosphere. Situated steps from the water at Jamaica Bay Inn, Beachside opens to outdoor dining beneath a trellis-canopied terrace with fireside seating and an enviable harbor view. 4175 Admiralty Way 310-439-3033 | beachsidemarinadelrey.com

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> Draws here include large portions of homestyle Italian classics, famous garlic rolls, and the Rat Pack Martini Lounge. 3016 Washington Boulevard 310-301-7278 | candorestaurants.com

Bin 73 Dinner, Bar/Lounge, New American, Mediterranean Inspired, $$

> This cozy wine bar has a ceiling decorated with bottles and an everchanging wine list, as well as a tapasstyle menu with Mediterranean flavors, charcuterie, and cheeses. 14 Washington Boulevard 310-827-6209 | bin73venice.com

C&O Trattoria Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Italian, $$

> Located just off the Venice Pier, C&O Trattoria serves up hearty Italian entrées and famous garlic rolls, just like its sister restaurant, C&O Cucina, located eight blocks east. The main difference here is the ambience, as the heated patio is prime real estate for weekend brunch or a sunny lunch outing. 31 Washington Boulevard 310-823-9491 | candorestaurants.com

Cabo Cantina Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, $

> Giant margaritas are the claim to fame here, perhaps best experienced during daily 2-for-1 happy hour, 4–8 p.m. 30 Washington Boulevard 310-306-2500 | cabocantina.com


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FAST CASUAL Baja Fresh Lunch, Dinner, Mexican, $

> Fresh-Mex eatery touting fresh, fire-grilled ingredients. 13424 Maxella Avenue 310-578-2252 | bajafresh.com

CAFE DEL REY

Burger Lounge Lunch, Dinner, Burgers, $$

> Hamburger restaurant featuring grass-fed beef and fresh toppers. 13455 Maxella Avenue 310-827-3670 | burgerlounge.com

Chick-Fil-A Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Chicken, $

> Serves chicken tenders and sandwiches with whole breast meat, breaded by hand or grilled. Closed Sundays. 4050 Lincoln Boulevard 310-301-3330 | chick-fil-a.com

Cafe Del Rey

Cast & Plow

Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/ Lounge, California Contemporary, $$$

(at The Ritz-Carlton)

> Discover inventive California cuisine in a stylish setting with Marina views and a fireside lounge. Specialties include fresh seafood, truffle pizza, and seasonal soups. Weekend brunch is offered as a three-course, prix-fixe experience or a la carte. 4451 Admiralty Way 310-823-6395 | cafedelreymarina.com

Chipotle Mexican Grill Lunch, Dinner, Mexican, $

> Fresh-Mex style burritos and tacos with a choice of savory grilled meats. 4718 Admiralty Way 310-821-0059 | chipotle.com

Cow’s End Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Juicery, Deli $$

An all-day breakfast menu, bakery items, smoothies, and sandwiches/wraps. 34 Washington Boulevard 310-574-1080 | thecowsendcafe.com

California Pizza Kitchen Lunch, Dinner, American, $$

> Located in the Waterside center, this popular eatery is famous for its specialty pizzas, pastas, and hearty salads. 13345 Fiji Way 310-301-1563 | cpk.com

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/Lounge, California Contemporary, $$$

> Cast & Plow is the signature restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. In true California cuisine fashion, Executive Chef Eric Duchene gives his equal attention to what goes into each dish as to how it’s presented. Enjoy fresh takes on seafood and pastas, as well as vegetarian options. Relax and unwind with a sophisticated cocktail crafted from a selection of ultra-premium spirits, or a fine wine. Indoor and outdoor harbor-view seating. 4375 Admiralty Way 310-574-4333 | castandplow.com

Casa Ado East Coast Bagel

Weekend Lunch, Dinner, Italian, $$–$$$

Breakfast, Lunch, Bagels, Sandwiches, $

> New York-style bagels and bagel sandwiches. 4375 Glencoe Avenue, D-4 310-305-9852

Fatburger Lunch, Dinner, Burgers, $

> A Southern California fast-food phenomenon since 1952. 4325 Glencoe Avenue, Unit C1 310-301-4468 | fatburger.com 14 M A R I N A D E L R E Y z

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> This upscale restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine and features a full-service bar. Dinner and drinks can be enjoyed while watching the sunset on the quaint patio, while a romantic setting indoors is perfect for couples or accommodating a larger party. 12 Washington Boulevard 310-577-2589 | casaado.com CAST & PLOW


THE BEST MEMORIES ARE SE RVE D O N A 5 0 0 ° P L AT E .

Ruth had a certain way of doing things, like preparing the best prime steak of your life and serving it on a 500° sizzling plate. Come in and experience Ruth’s timeless recipe for yourself. Monday-Friday 5-10PM Saturday 4:30-10PM Sunday 4:30-9:30PM For Private Dining or Catering Contact Claudia Gomez at 310.351.0948 or salesmarinadelrey@ruthschris.com

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FAST CASUAL Fresh Brothers Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Pizzeria, $$

> Pizza, salads, wings, and sliders. Counter service, patio seating. 4722 ½ Admiralty Way 310-823-3800 | freshbrothers.com

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Chart House

Lunch, Dinner, Hawaiian, $$

Weekend Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, California Contemporary, Seafood, $$$

> Traditional Hawaiian plate lunches, plus Spam musubi, bowls, and noodle soup. 4248 Lincoln Boulevard 310-301-0123 | hawaiianbarbecue.com

Le Pain Quotidien Breakfast, Lunch, Bakery, Café, $$

> Great spot for breakfast and light bites. 13455 Maxella Avenue, #206-140 310-776-6985 | lepainquotidien.com

> Find mouthwatering seafood and steaks served in an attractive waterfront setting on one of the Marina’s quietest basins. Dinner and happy hour daily; lunch is served only on weekends. 13950 Panay Way 310-822-4144 | chart-house.com

Cheesecake Factory Lighthouse Fountain and Grill Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (weekends), American, $

> A walk-up window on the side of Fisherman Village’s iconic lighthouse serves up classic burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and other dinertype food as well as breakfast items. 13735 Fiji Way

Mainland Poke Lunch, Dinner, Japanese/Sushi, Seafood, $$

> A modern twist on poke highlights prime cuts, so fish is purposely not marinated, and your bowl is built to order. 4710 Admiralty Way 310-301-0893 | mainlandpoke.com

Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/Lounge, American, California Contemporary, $$

> Soak up views of Marina “Mother’s” Beach from the outdoor deck. Choose from over 200 enticing menu items, including an array of appetizers, seafood, salads, and dozens of delicious cheesecakes. 4142 Via Marina 310-306-3344 | thecheesecakefactory.com

Doma Kitchen Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Russian, Mediterranean Inspired, $$

> The well-traveled owners and lead chef collaborated on a globally inspired menu, though Eastern Europe is the predominant influence, with vegetarian options available. Find this hidden 16 M A R I N A D E L R E Y z

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gem in a small corner of Villa Marina Marketplace, near Pavilions. Call for live music schedule. Closed Mondays. 4325 Glencoe Avenue, #8 310-301-0582 | domakitchen.com

El Torito Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, $$

> A great choice for laid-back waterfront dining in Fisherman’s Village. Try steak, chicken, and shrimp fajitas, plus guacamole made fresh at your table. Get great deals on Taco Tuesdays in the Cantina. 13715 Fiji Way 310-823-8941 | eltorito.com

Irori Sushi Lunch, Dinner, Japanese/Sushi, Seafood, $$

> While the neighborhood is home to many sushi restaurants, customer praise for Irori’s attentive service, selection of fish, and traditional Japanese interior design distinguish this establishment. Thoughtful touches, such as a shoe drawer to accommodate a no-shoes policy and embroidered pillows for sitting on wooden floors that simulate the traditional sushi experience, set Irori apart from its peers. Located in the Villa Marina Marketplace, near CVS. 4371 Glencoe Avenue, Suite B4 (310) 822-3700 | irorisushi.com


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 L I V E M U S I C | D A I LY S O C I A L H O U R GROUP DINING

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

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

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Happy Hour Mon-Fri | 4:30pm - 7pm Sat & Sun | 11:30am - 4pm

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FAST CASUAL Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market Lunch, Dinner, California Contemporary, $$

> Sustainable farming–focused and features artisan sandwiches made to order, salads, sides, and soups. 4724 Admiralty Way 310-822-2300 | mendocinofarms.com S A LT R E S TA U R A N T & B A R

Morfia’s Ribs & Pies Lunch, Dinner, Barbecue, $$

> Pork and beef ribs, brisket, sausages, and classic sides. 4077 Lincoln Boulevard 310-821-6939 | morfias.net

Panda Express Lunch, Dinner, Chinese, $

> Quick-serve Chinese entrées with patio seating available. 4325 Glencoe Avenue, C4 310-577-9818 | pandaexpress.com

Pizzarito — N.Y. Pizza By The Slice Lunch, Dinner, Italian, Pizzeria, $$

> Authentic New York pizza by the slice, plus calzones, garlic knots, lasagna, manicotti, salad, and more. 4371 Glencoe Avenue, B-7 310-823-7333 | pizzarito.com

Rainbow Acres Lunch, Café, Smoothies, $$

> Popular natural foods store also offers a lunch counter, serving fresh and health-conscious sandwiches, salads, soups, and smoothies. 4756 Admiralty Way 310-823-5373 | myrainbowacres.com

Rubio’s Coastal Grill Lunch, Dinner, Mexican, Seafood, $

> Casual coastal Mexican fare including the famous Rubio’s Original Beer-Battered Fish Taco, seafood plates, and chicken and beef tacos. 4250 Lincoln Boulevard 310-574-1420 | rubios.com

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Islands Restaurant Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, American, $$

> In a fun and casual tropical atmosphere, enjoy gourmet burgers, specialty drinks, salads, sandwiches, and more. Live sports are televised in the bar. 404 Washington Boulevard 310-822-3939 | islandsrestaurants.com

J. Nichols Kitchen Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, American, $$

> J. Nichols is a neighborhood go-to for breakfast (served weekdays till 2 p.m.) and weekend brunch. Best bets in the morning include giant pancakes and scrambles. For lunch and dinner, homestyle favorites like meatloaf and pastas meet fresh salads and flatbreads. 310-823-2283 | jnicholskitchen.com

spice, a unique flair brought over from the mothership next door. 4213 Admiralty Way 310-578-2250 | killershrimp.com /killercafe

Killer Shrimp Restaurant and Bar Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, California Contemporary, Seafood, $$

> The claim to fame, Killer Shrimp, is a generous helping of shelled or shellon shrimp served in a spicy broth crafted with a secret family recipe 20 years strong—truly a must-taste for any Marina del Rey visit. Enjoy other seafood entrées, steak, and salads all served on the waterfront. Its sister eatery, Killer Cafe, is a diner-style

Killer Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, American, Seafood, $–$$

> This casual eatery open 24/7 offers diner-style seating indoors and a patio overlooking the harbor. Enjoy breakfast anytime, plus lunch and dinner entrées. Several dishes incorporate the signature Killer Shrimp

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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!

FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR ‡ 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

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FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE HAS IT ALL

Shopping and Dining Daniel’s Ice Cream • El Torito • KC’s Crepes • Lighthouse Fountain and Grill • Sapori Restaurant • Thai Garden • Shops at Fisherman’s Village Entertainment Live music every weekend (weather permitting). Come and enjoy the Fourth of July Fireworks and the annual Holiday Boat Parade. Boating Blue Pacific Yachting • Hornblower Cruises • Marina del Rey Boat Rentals • Marina del Rey Parasailing • Marina del Rey Sportfishing • Marina Sailing • Tiki Mermaid • Bob Koepple Yacht Sales • Marina del Rey Yacht Sales Culture Marina del Rey Historical Society Scenic Views Beach Shuttle • Daniel’s Bike Rentals • Marina del Rey Waterbus

13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 | (424) 526-7900 Two hours free parking with validation. From downtown Los Angeles, visitors can take Metro Expo Line light rail to Culver City station. From there, CulverCityBus Line 7 goes directly to Fisherman’s Village.


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FAST CASUAL Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill Lunch, Dinner, Mexican, Seafood, $$

> Fresh-Mex restaurant serving tacos, salads, fajita bowls, and seafood with a focus on high-quality, natural ingredients. 4371 Glencoe Avenue, Suite B4 310-301-4441 | sharkys.com

Sweetgreen Lunch, Dinner, California Contemporary, Salads, $$

> Made-to-order salads and warm bowls created with regionally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients. 4718 Admiralty Way 310-340-6880 | sweetgreen.com

Tender Greens Lunch, Dinner, California Contemporary, Salads, $$

> Casual dining with a healthfocused menu featuring ingredients sourced from regional farms. The core menu lists entrée-size salads, sandwiches, and plant-based sides. 13455 Maxella Avenue 310-827-3777 | tendergreens.com

Thai Garden

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restaurant next door open 24/7. 4211 Admiralty Way 310-578-2293 | killershrimp.com

and fresh salads topped with balsamic reduction. Closed Mondays. 13488 Maxella Avenue, Suite 100 424-289-8485 | mymidici.com

Marina Grill and Bar (at Hilton Garden Inn)

New India’s Oven

Breakfast, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, California Contemporary, $$

Lunch, Dinner, Indian, $$

> Relax in the comfort of Hilton Garden Inn’s signature restaurant, which serves inspiring California cuisine with a local flair. Enjoy a full bar with daily happy hour specials, offered 4–8 p.m. 4200 Admiralty Way 310-301-2000 | hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

From the classic mulligatawny soup and shrimp masala to the succulent and savory flavors of the lamb boti kabob and coconut chicken, the menu at New India's Oven is filled with culinary goodies that have stood the test of time. Find this location in the Villa Marina Marketplace, facing Maxella Avenue. 13444 Maxella Avenue, C14 310-306-1500 | newindiasoven.com

Mercedes Bar & Grill

Lunch, Dinner, Thai, $

> Service from a walk-up window on the plaza at Fisherman’s Village with patio seating. Many classic Thai plates and tea, plus select American items. 13737 Fiji Way 310-482-3925

Wahoo’s Fish Tacos Lunch, Dinner, Mexican, Seafood, $

> Bowls, burritos, and tacos served Fresh-Mex style. 4716 Lincoln Boulevard, Unit C 310-821-0300 | wahoos.com

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cuban, $$

> Dive into this nouveau Latin cuisine, which combines influences from Cuba, Brazil, Portugal, and other Latin countries. On Fridays and Saturdays, enjoy late-night hours with musical entertainment. 14 Washington Boulevard 310-827-6209 | mercedesvenice.com

Midici Neopolitan Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Italian, Pizzeria, $$

> This new addition to the Marina serves gourmet pizzas cooked in wood-fire ovens, Italian shared plates, 20 M A R I N A D E L R E Y z

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Propagator (at Firestone Walker Brewing Company) Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/ Lounge, American, Brewpub $–$$

> Craft beers and gourmet pub food star at this brewpub on the Venice Beach/Marina del Rey border. Weekend brunch features a special menu with beer pairings. 3205 Washington Boulevard 310-439-8264 | firestonebeer.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Dinner, American, Steakhouse, Bar/ Lounge, $$$

> USDA Prime steak is served at its signature 500-degree sizzle. A sultry lounge atmosphere is perfect for date night, celebrations, and business dinners. Dress to impress. Weekday

happy hour in the bar area offers light bites and drink specials. Located in the Villa Marina Marketplace, in the Maxella building. 13455 Maxella Avenue, #230 310-821-4593 | ruthschris.com

SALT Restaurant & Bar

California avocado, and the luscious Maine lobster pasta served on a bed of udon noodles in a succulent brown butter sauce. Aim for a westfacing patio table to get dramatic sunset views. 13534 Bali Way 424-289-8223 | saltmdr.com

(at Marina Del Rey Hotel) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/Lounge, California Contemporary, $$–$$$

> Seasonal ingredients are sourced from local farmers’ markets to create an incredible waterfront dining experience at the Marina Del Rey Hotel. SALT’s take on California cuisine explores simple favorites with a contemporary twist, such as the signature creamy hummus complemented with a touch of

Sapori Italian Restaurant Lunch, Dinner, Italian, Mediterranean Inspired, $$–$$$

> This charming waterfront bistro in Fisherman’s Village serves upscale Italian cuisine and wines. Specialties include sole in lemon Chardonnay sauce and jumbo prawns. The outdoor patio offers a great place to enjoy live music on the weekend, which is offered year-round on Saturday and Sunday afternoons

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on the adjacent village plaza. Indoor seating offers window views of the harbor. 13723 Fiji Way 310-821-1740 | sapori-mdr.com

Scopa Italian Roots Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Italian, $$$

> Homestyle Italian dishes are served in a sophisticated atmosphere. A generous list of specialty cocktails and an after-dinner menu with Italian desserts complete the experience. 2905 Washington Boulevard 310-821-1100 | scopaitalianroots.com

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

TONY P'S DOCKSIDE GRILL

Lunch, Dinner, Italian, Pizzeria, $$

> Indulge in uniquely flavorful gourmet pizzas, soft-baked and wood-fired in the Napoli tradition. Located in the Villa Marina Marketplace, in the Maxella building. 13455 Maxella Ave, #250 310-306-8204 | settebello.net

Sinder (at the Marina del Rey Marriott) Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, California Contemporary, $$

> Head to this hot spot at the Marina del Rey Marriott for modern Southern California cuisine. Snacks and small plates range from hummus to sliders or an L.A. street dog. Hungry for something heavier?  Entrée-size portions of skirt steak tacos or grilled salmon won’t disappoint. Enjoy latenight fireside cocktails at the sultry outdoor lounge. 4100 Admiralty Way 310-301-3000 | marinadelreymarriott.com

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Tajrish Persian Cuisine

Lunch, Dinner, Japanese/Sushi, $$$

Lunch, Dinner, Persian, $$

> This popular restaurant exclusively serves fresh-fish sushi in a bright, airy environment. Upholding Japanese tradition, the master chef decides on each day’s fixed menu based on his knowledge of what’s most flavorful. Find this restaurant at the Waterside center. 4722 Admiralty Way 310-306-6300 | sugarfishsushi.com

> This casual kabob house serves a bounty of Persian/Iranian dishes. Take advantage of lunch specials offered until 3:30 p.m. 507 Washington Boulevard 310-301-3344 | tajrishrestaurant.com

Sunny Spot Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, California Contemporary, $$

> Flavors of Latin America spice up the menus here, though Sunny Spot isn’t a Mexican restaurant, per se. Lots of shareables make this a go-to for groups, happy hour, and weekend brunch. 822 Washington Boulevard 310-448-8884 | sunnyspotvenice.com

Tony P’s Dockside Grill Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/Lounge, American, California Contemporary, $$

> With generous portions at appealing prices, Tony P’s serves steaks, daily seafood specials, pastas, and more in a relaxing and scenic waterfront setting. Weekend breakfast menus include their famous buttermilk pancakes. Patio seating offers harbor views, while the Tavern is loaded with eight large-screen TVs for all your sports-viewing needs. Check the website for occasional beer-paired dinners, offered via advance tickets. 4445 Admiralty Way 310-823-4534 | tonyps.com


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Venice Whaler Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, American, Pizzeria, Seafood, $$

> This icon at the Venice Pier serves seafood, pizzas, and American fare— plus a perfect sunset view. Check online for information about the weekly music offerings and open mic nights. 10 Washington Boulevard 310-821-8737 | venicewhaler.com

Warehouse Restaurant Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/ Lounge, California Contemporary, $$$

> This Marina del Rey mainstay features steak, seafood, and American food in a Polynesian-themed waterfront atmosphere. A brunch buffet is offered Sundays. Come on a Wednesday for live acoustic music in the bar, 3–7 p.m. Salsa dancing is on

deck for Fridays, starting at 9 p.m. Join in on the free class before the floor opens to all at 10. 4499 Admiralty Way 310-823-5451 | mdrwarehouse.com

Wharo Korean BBQ

views of the harbor and sunsets. The most popular time to visit is for weekend brunch, when nearly every seat is full for the duration, and hungry diners capitalize on a substantial buffet, omelet bar, and a waffle station. 13813 Fiji Way 310-823-4522 | whiskeyreds.com

Dinner, Korean, $$

> Grill your own meats, Korean style! Popular orders here include shabu shabu, bibimbap, and Korean-style pizzas. Closed Mondays. 4029 Lincoln Boulevard | 310-578-7114

Whiskey Red’s Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/Lounge, American, $$

> Located on the outskirts of scenic Fisherman’s Village, Whiskey Red’s offers a huge outdoor patio with primo

Yard House Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, American, $$

> Enjoy full service in a casual atmosphere with 100 beers on tap. Get fantastic drink and food specials during happy hour, offered 3-6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. till close Sundays through Wednesdays. Find the Yard House in the Villa Marina Marketplace, in the Maxella building. 13455 W. Maxella Avenue 310-822-7690 | yardhouse.com

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FUN ON THE WATER It’s no surprise that Marina del Rey’s top attraction is the harbor itself. There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the water, both for those experienced with water sports and visitors who will see the sea for the first time. As L.A.’s premier waterfront playground, Marina del Rey is the place to be for boating, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, and other aquatic adventures. Even if you’d rather stay on land, numerous outdoor activities afford views of the sparkling harbor.

STAND-UP PADDLE AND KAYAKING Self-explore the harbor with a rentby-the-hour kayak or paddleboard. Keep an eye out for sea lions lazily lounging on the docks or even swimming right beside you!

Marina del Rey Boat Rentals 13717 Fiji Way 310-306-4444 | marinadelreyboatrentals.com > In addition to an assortment of boats for rent, this operation leases kayaks and paddleboards from its shop on the dock behind El Torito restaurant at Fisherman’s Village. Call for hours in cooler months.

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Paddle Method 14110 Palawan Way 310-770-7291 | paddlemethod.com > Paddle Method specializes in private and group stand-up paddle lessons and tours/team-building excursions in the harbor, available by reservation.

Pro SUP Shop 4175 Admiralty Way 310-989-4350 | prosupshop.com > Pro SUP Shop’s location at Marina “Mother’s” Beach is the best spot to learn this sport. The calm cove is virtually wave and current free, offering you prime conditions in which to practice your balance and paddling skills. Pro SUP offers hourly paddleboard and kayak rentals, and its certified staff will help guide you into this fun aquatic sport. Guided tours and lessons are available by reservation.

UCLA Marina Aquatic Center 14001 Fiji Way 310-823-0048 | recreation.ucla.edu/mac > UCLA athletes on school rowing teams are often on-site for practice, but the center runs many public programs too, including sailing lessons for youth and adults, kayak and paddleboard rentals, and windsurfing rentals. The MAC also offers guide services for groups who want to paddle or sail in the Marina with an expert leading the way.

CRUISES Some of the best views of L.A.’s Marina must be seen from the water. Enjoy a spectacular sunset from the deck of a yacht. Soak up the sun on a champagne brunch cruise. Treat your special someone to a romantic evening of dinner and dancing under the stars. With the following cruises available year-round, it’s easy to work the experience into your itinerary.

FantaSea Yachts 310-827-2220 | fantaseayachts.com > A family-owned business established in 1980, FantaSea specializes in large-group private events on the water for parties of 50–300 guests, but also has periodic Taste the World themed dining cruises open to the public; find these cruises at our online events calendar, visitmarinadelrey.com/events.

Gondolas d’Amore 14045 Panay Way 310-736-7301 | gondolasdamore.com

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> Enjoy a unique tour of the Marina on a 32-foot Italian gondola, complete with pillows, music, lamps, appetizers, and drinks. Fits up to six passengers. Advance reservations required.

Hornblower Cruises & Events 13755 Fiji Way 855-816-5824 | hornblower.com/visitmarinadelrey > Hornblower’s popular public dining cruises are offered weekly all year long. Enjoy views of the Marina on a dinner cruise, sunset cocktail cruise (seasonal), or weekend brunch cruise. Relax with a cocktail on the open-air top deck and watch passing sailboats and perhaps a playful sea lion pop up its head from the water below. Private charters for holiday parties, weddings, and other social events are available for 10–500 guests.

Skippered Boats for Hire Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just soaking up the warm sun on a Sunday sailing trip, a Marina del Rey yacht charter is a quintessential Southern California experience. Check out the Yacht Charters section starting on page 30 for information on local sailing and motor yachts available for private hire.

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What’s a trip to the ocean without a chance to hook a prize catch? In Marina del Rey, you can be at the water’s edge, pole in hand, in just minutes. Or connect with a licensed sportfishing or charter company to head out into the big blue for some deep-sea action off the Los Angeles coast.

Marina del Rey Sportfishing 310-822-3625 | mdrsf.com > Marina del Rey Sportfishing offers the most affordable option for singleday fishing excursions in Los Angeles. Choose from open-party (public) half-day and three-quarter-day fishing trips out onto Santa Monica Bay, offered year-round. Private trips are also available. Santa Monica Bay is home to numerous types of gamefish. Depending on the season, you’ll be on the hunt for halibut, barracuda, sand bass, calico bass, white sea bass, and yellowtail. The boat service includes fish cleaning and packaging, or you can catch and release. A valid fishing license is required for anyone over age 15, and you can buy a one-day license on the boat as well as rent tackle (cash only for onboard purchases). The boat departs from Dock 52 (13552 Fiji Way), which has a large parking lot with free parking.

Land-Based Fishing: Licensed fishing is permitted at the north and south jetties. You can also fish at the nearby Venice Pier, which doesn’t require a license. Fishing licenses and bait are available at the West Marine store, 310-823-5357. The shop doesn’t rent tackle, but there is plenty for sale. Marina del Rey Sportfishing operates a bait dock at Fisherman’s Village, open daily 5 a.m.–6 p.m. Anyone can stop by with a bucket or cooler to purchase live or fresh frozen bait in the form of

sardines, squid, and anchovies. Dock fishing from the bait dock is allowed between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.; $10 per person, including bait. A fishing license is required and can be purchased at the dock, as well as rental rods (call ahead to confirm availability, 310-822-3625).

Private Fishing Trips: Flip to our Yacht Charters section starting on page 30 for information on skippered boats available for private hire. Look for the fishing icon that identifies companies that offer their charter services for fishing trips—not all do.

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DRIVE-YOURSELF BOAT RENTALS Marina del Rey Boat Rentals 13717 Fiji Way 310-306-4444 | marinadelreyboatrentals.com > Find an assortment of affordable hourly rentals at this shop in Fisherman’s Village. Bring up to 12 pals and a picnic lunch for a relaxing put-put through the harbor on an electric Duffy boat. More adventurous types might enjoy a jet ski or power boat rental that can go out onto the open ocean. It’s best to reserve ahead of time by phone, particularly during the busy summer months.


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From intimate weddings to over-the-top celebrations, to team building outings for corporate groups, Hornblower is able to service any client’s unique needs. Let Hornblower take care of the details while you and your guests enjoy the scenic views, the delicious food, and the good company that surrounds you. Hornblower.com/VisitMarinaDelRey | 855-816-5824  @HornblowerLA |  @HornblowerSoCa |  @HornblowerCruises MARINA DEL REY

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FITNESS BY THE SEA Identifying types of activities that you enjoy is the key to a successful fitness plan. In Marina del Rey, the premier waterfront playground of the Los Angeles area, you’re flush with options that will keep you smiling while you get your heart pumping.

Beachfront Biking > Marina del Rey is located midway along the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail, a 22-mile paved path between Pacific Palisades and Torrance. Serious cyclists may be up for the whole route, but you can easily pedal just a portion in line with your comfort level. Several Marina hotels offer bike rentals by the day or hour for their guests. Other options are Daniel’s Bicycle Rentals in Fisherman’s Village and Venice Beach Rentals (aka Perry’s) at the Venice Pier. Get a trail map at visitmarinadelrey. com/brochures or at the Marina del Rey Visitors Center.

YOGAQUA

Marina Athletic Club

YOGAqua

4101 Admiralty Way 310-591-0199 | marinaathlecticclub.com > Get a mix of cardio and strength training at this beach bootcamp, which meets in the morning on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Also offers private training, semi-private training, corporate training, and self-defense.

13977 Palawan Way 805-283-9642 | yogaqua.com > A paddleboard becomes your yoga mat at a YOGAqua class, which brings the practice of yoga into perfect fusion with stand-up paddleboarding. Group and private classes take place in the calm cove at Marina “Mother’s” Beach, so there are no waves or currents to discourage beginners.

Best Walks Stop by the Marina del Rey Visitors Center for an area map and tips about these local walking areas.

Ballona Wetlands Hike: At the Marina’s southern border lie these 600 acres of protected habitat, home to hundreds of plant species and birds. Docent-led walking tours are available through Friends of Ballona Wetlands, as well as volunteer-run restoration projects. A public walking trail along the perimeter allows visitors to enjoy the scenery at their own pace. 310-306-5994; ballonafriends.org.

Burke Marina Walk Promenade: This wide paved path meanders around the Marina and offers unobstructed views of boats in the harbor. Enjoy a stroll along the promenade from any waterfront hotel to restaurants on Admiralty Way—the path makes it easy to plan a progressive dinner, sans car. M A R V I N B R AU D E COA STA L B I K E T R A I L

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Burton Chace Park: The crown jewel of the Marina, this 10-acre park is surrounded on three sides by water. Walk the perimeter to enjoy picture-perfect views of sailboats, seabirds, and the sunset. Yvonne B. Burke Park: This narrow sliver of green space runs parallel to Admiralty Way and includes a parcourse. At the north end is the entrance to Oxford Basin, a nicely landscaped flood-control basin with bird viewing opportunities. Jetties: The rocky outcroppings that line the harbor’s main channel are paved on top. From the north jetty, you can view multimilliondollar homes on the Grand Canal at Venice Beach. Overlooking Dockweiler Beach, the south jetty is a great vantage point to observe airplanes taking off from LAX.


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YA C H T C H A R T E R S

HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS

BOATING ADVENTURES Some of the best views of coastal Los Angeles are seen from the water—luxury residences burrowed into the green coastal hillsides, Santa Monica’s iconic Ferris wheel on the pier, the setting sun casting its golden glow on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Savor these sights from the sun deck of a charter yacht. A seasoned captain will handle the navigation while you and your friends enjoy a Champagne toast and sea breezes. • Corporate groups will find yachts a fashionable alternative to the boardroom for seminars and other business functions, and companies with fleets can arrange team-building sailing regattas for some post-function fun. • The charter operators listed here are approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors to run out of Marina del Rey, so you can feel confident that you are hiring a reputable charter with proper safety inspections, licenses, and insurance. T H E R I T Z C A R LTO N M A R I N A D E L R E Y 30 M A R I N A D E L R E Y z

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Bella Yacht 424-403-0443 | laboatexcursions.com > Bella is a 44' motor yacht available for harbor cruises, half-day or full-day ocean excursions, and overnight trips to Catalina Island with a hotel stay. Up to six passengers.

Blue Pacific Yachting 310-305-7245 | bluepacificboating.com > Vessels range from 23' to 72'. Half-day through overnight ocean excursions. Up to 12 day trip passengers on same vessel. Up to eight overnight passengers on same vessel.

Bluewater Sailing 310-823-5545 | bluewatersailing.com > Vessels range from 22' to 36'. Harbor cruises as well as half-day through overnight ocean excursions. Up to six day trip passengers on same vessel. Up to six overnight passengers on same vessel.

Charter L.A. Yachts 310-957-2827 | charterlayachts.com > Vessels range from 38' to 143'. Harbor cruises as well as half-day through overnight ocean excursions. Up to 12 day trip passengers on same vessel. Up to six overnight passengers on same vessel.

Charters 2000 310-401-4175 | charters2000.com > La Gitana is a 54' Irwin sailing vessel available for harbor cruises as well as half-day and full-day ocean excursions. Up to 12 passengers.

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818-749-5183 | cruisemdr.com > Blue Horizon is a 31' motor yacht available for harbor cruises, halfday and full-day ocean cruises, and overnight Catalina Island trips with hotel stay. Up to six passengers.

310-736-7301 | gondolasdamore.com > A 32' Italian gondola available for harbor cruises. Up to six passengers.

Hornblower Cruises & Events Duchess Yacht 310-570-8902 | theduchessyacht.com > Duchess is a 63' motor yacht available for harbor cruises as well as half-day through overnight ocean excursions. Up to six day trip passengers. Up to six overnight passengers.

FantaSea Yachts 310-827-2220 | fantaseayachts.com > A family-owned business established in 1980, FantaSea specializes in large-group private events on the water. Three large yachts are ideal for business functions, weddings, and any other special occasion with a group size of 50–300. FantaSea also has a 125' luxury superyacht for up to 12 guests. FantaSea provides a range of food and beverage options and can assist with any entertainment and AV needs.

855-816-5824 | hornblower.com/visitmarinadelrey > Hornblower Cruises & Events offers an array of public dining cruises throughout the year, as well as private charters for 10–500 guests. From intimate weddings to team-building outings for corporate groups, Hornblower is able to service any unique need on board one of its beautiful vessels.

L.A. Sportfishing 424-777-3474 | lasportfishing.com > Marsea is a 32' motor yacht available for harbor cruises as well as half-day and full-day ocean excursions. Up to six passengers.

Legend Yacht 310-710-8544 | thelegendyacht.com > Legend is a 70' vintage motor yacht available for harbor cruises and half-day through overnight ocean excursions. Up M A R I N A D E L R E Y D E S T I N AT I O N G U I D E

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Paradise Bound Yacht Charters

These three companies offer regular public service and are also available for a full buyout to serve your group needs.

310-305-8884 | yachtcharterlosangeles.net > Silver Eagle is a beautiful 42' Catalina sailboat with three private double cabins. Other yachts are available for any occasion for groups of up to 300 guests.

Luxury Liners

Remedy Yacht

310-526-3429 | luxuryliners.com > Vessels range from 38' to 145'. Available for harbor cruises and half-day through overnight ocean excursions. Up to 68 day trip passengers for harbor cruises or up to 42 for coastal cruises. Up to 12 overnight passengers.

424-341-3735 | remedyyacht.com > Remedy is a 60' motor yacht available for harbor cruises and half-day through overnight ocean excursions. Up to 12 day trip passengers. Up to four overnight passengers.

310-822-6617 | marinasailing.com > Vessels range from 18' to 46'. Available for half-day through overnight ocean excursions. Up to six day trip passengers on same vessel. Overnight capacity up to six passengers on same vessel.

Mariner Sailing Charters 310-822-7550 | gosailnow.com > Amethyst is a 46' vintage sailing yacht available for harbor cruises and half-day and full-day ocean excursions. Up to six day trip passengers.

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310-306-4444 | marinadelreyboatrentals.com > Self-explore the harbor by kayak, paddleboard, sailboat, or electric Duffy boat with hourly rentals departing from Fisherman’s Village. Or head out to sea with a motor-powered boat or jet ski rental. Marina del Rey Boat Rentals operates year-round but on a reduced schedule October through April; advance reservations by phone are recommended.

Marina Del Rey Parasailing Sea Esta Charters

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Marina Del Rey Boat Rentals

310-433-7751 | seaestacharters.com > Sea Esta is a 44' motor yacht for harbor cruises as well as half-day and full-day ocean excursions.

Tiki Mermaid Charter Yachts 310-410-8454 | tikimermaid.com > Tiki Mermaid and Tiki Too are available for private group harbor cruises for up to 75 people. Food and beverage services.

310-306-2222 | marinadelreyparasailing.com > Join a public parasailing excursion to get a bird’s-eye view of the L.A. coast, or reserve all 13 spots for your private group outing. Fly one, two, or three at a time and soar to your choice of 500 feet or 800 feet. Flyers must be at least age 6. Parasailing operates daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, on a reduced schedule outside of that season, and is closed mid-November through mid-February. Advance reservations by phone are recommended.

Marina Del Rey Sportfishing & Whale Watching Yachts 4 Fun 310-822-1037 | yachts4fun.com > Vessels range from 40' to 55'. Available for harbor cruises as well as half-day through overnight ocean excursions. Up to 12 day trip passengers on same vessel; up to six overnight passengers on same vessel.

310-822-3625 | mdrsf.com > This year-round operation offers both public fishing excursions and private trips to entertain groups of 10 to 90 people. Rod rental, tackle, bait, and licenses are available on the boat. Other services include scattering of ashes, Catalina Island excursions, and whale-watching eco tours.


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Cruiser 370

Marquis 55

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Yacht charters for any occasion and boat rental plans that are simple, affordable and fun! Call 310-822-1037 or visit www.yachts4fun.com

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Take a break from your fun on the water with an afternoon of shopping. Perhaps you’ll find the perfect breezy dress for the evening’s sunset dinner cruise, or an ideal souvenir to serve as a conversation piece when you’re back home. Check out these shopping areas in Marina del Rey and nearby neighborhoods.

Waterside, Marina del Rey 4700 Admiralty Way shopwaterside.com > Waterside is the Marina’s premier shopping destination with more than a dozen clothing and gift boutiques including Brighton Collectibles, White House | Black Market, Loft, Havaianas, M. Fredric, William B, Paper Source, and Amazon Books. You’ll also find beauty services here like Dry Bar, Sephora, Carlton Hair Salon, and Massage Envy. Take a break from browsing and savor a meal or snack. Choose from premium sushi at Sugarfish, healthful salads and bowls at Sweetgreen, artisan sandwiches at Mendocino Farms, and much more.

Villa Marina Marketplace Glencoe Avenue @ Mindanao Way Glencoe Avenue @ Maxella Avenue villamarinamarketplace.com > This sprawling shopping center offers numerous services and dining spread over two sections. Head to Glencoe Avenue @ Mindanao Way for a CVS pharmacy and Pavilions grocery store, as well as fast-casual dining at Pizzarito and Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill. Cross over to the collection of shops and restaurants in the Maxella building to find ULTA Beauty, Pier One Imports, a dine-in AMC movie theater, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Yard House, and more.

Marina del Rey Farmers’ Market County Parking Lot 11 14101 Panay Way facebook.com/mdrfarmersmarket > Enjoy this local market year-round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect fresh flowers and produce as well as handmade jewelry, bath and body products, home decor, and gift items. Musical entertainment and gourmet foods are other draws. Onsite parking is available for 25 cents per 10-minute period. After shopping, take a stroll on Marina “Mother’s” Beach next door.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard > Shoppers on the hunt for unique gifts can head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a trendy corridor in nearby Venice, lined with funky boutiques, eclectic shops, wine bars, and popular restaurants. The Free Ride offers daily shuttle service between the Marina and Abbot Kinney. Find details on page 48.

Nearby … > World famous for its shopping options, Santa Monica is only 4 miles north of Marina del Rey. Investigate your options at the pedestrian Third Street Promenade (downtownsm.com), Main Street Santa Monica (mainstreetsm.com), Santa Monica Place (santamonicaplace.com), and Montana Avenue (montanaave.com).

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Marina del Rey offers the best ways to enjoy the Los Angeles coast, whether you’re here for a week or just a couple hours on a layover at nearby LAX. Here are our suggestions on how to maximize your time.

Short on time? No problem. In just two hours, you can… > Pedal a segment of the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail. This 22-mile paved path stretches between Pacific Palisades in the north and Torrance in the south. If you only have time for a quick cruise, head northward toward Venice. It’s only about 3 miles one way from the Venice Pier to the Santa Monica Pier, and you’ll get to see an array of colorful characters and souvenir shops on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Get wheels at Daniel’s Bike Rentals in Fisherman’s Village (call first to confirm hours; 310-980-4045), or Venice Beach Rentals at the Venice Pier (perryscafe.com).

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> Get takeout from a local restaurant or grocery store and head for Burton Chace Park. This 10-acre park on the beautiful waterfront offers covered and uncovered picnic tables, a paved walking path, and grassy hills where you can relax and watch passing sailboats and the sparkling water. Dogs on leash are welcome. > Savor a meal or cocktails at one of our waterfront restaurants. Find tips on bargain bites and drink deals at visitmarinadelrey.com/happyhour. > Rent a paddleboard or kayak by the hour from Marina del Rey Boat

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> Get pampered with a massage, facial, or body treatment at Sisley Spa, located at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. Book a 50-minute treatment and you get all-day access to the hotel pool, too! 310-574-4356; thesisleyspa .com/los-angeles. > You’ll need to book in advance, but YOGAqua offers private lessons that teach a fun twist on vinyasa flow on the water. Group classes are offered at a reduced cost. Check the website to see if your quick visit aligns with the schedule. These public events are typically 90 minutes long and take place at Marina “Mother’s” Beach, a calm cove great for beginners to practice their balance. 805-283-9642; yogaqua.com.

DEEP-SEA FISHING

> If you’re in town between mid-June and Labor Day Weekend, you can enjoy a brief ride on the Marina del Rey WaterBus for only $1. Service is available Thursdays through Sundays. View the schedule and map at marinawaterbus.com.

In four or five hours, you can… > No trip to the Marina is complete without spending some time on the water. If you plan ahead, you can book a private yacht charter for as little as two hours (depending on the company), but most local boats offer either half-day or full-day excursions. Harness the power of the wind on a traditional sailboat, or cruise in luxury on a high-end motor yacht. Find charters that are properly licensed to operate out of Marina del Rey at visitmarinadelrey.com/charters. JET SKIING

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Cruises on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 855-816-5824; hornblower.com /visitmarinadelrey. > Hit the open ocean with Marina del Rey Sportfishing for the ultimate deep-sea fishing experience. Two halfday trips are offered daily year-round. Whale watching is also available (prime season is December–February). 310-822-3625; mdrsf.com. SUNSET SAIL

> Hornblower Cruises & Events offers year-round public dining cruises in the harbor. Three-hour dinner cruises take place on Fridays and Saturdays. Twohour brunch cruises are on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Between midJune and late October, take advantage of budget-friendly Sunset Cocktail

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> Squeeze in a bit of shopping at Waterside, where you’ll find a sampling of clothing boutiques and restaurants. Or catch The Free Ride shuttle for a complimentary lift over to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a renowned shopping and dining district in adjacent Venice. Get more information about The Free Ride at visitmarinadelrey.com/brochures.

> Marina del Rey Boat Rentals has a range of watercraft available to rent by the hour. Advance reservations are recommended between June and August. Up to 12 people can fit in an electric Duffy boat for a leisurely picnic on the water. Take a jet ski or power boat beyond the breakwater for a thrilling ocean adventure. The same company operates parasailing excursions (open seasonally, mid-February through early November). 310-306-4444; marinadelreyboatrentals.com.

Looking for more? Read about additional activities starting on page 25. Combine your favorites for a full day of fun in L.A.’s premier waterfront destination!


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THINGS TO DO Marina del Rey is a fun and vibrant getaway with a range of entertaining events throughout the year, from free outdoor concerts that get you moving to jaw-dropping fireworks displays. Why not plan your visit around one of these exciting happenings?

SPRING/SUMMER Sunset Series Sailing Regatta > The California Yacht Club organizes these weekly sailing races that take place Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. from April 17 to September 11. Best viewing spots are at Fisherman’s Village and Burton Chace Park. 310-823-4567 | calyachtclub.com/regattas

Beach Eats

> Head to the parking lot at Marina “Mother’s” Beach on Thursdays, May 23 through September 26, for dinner by the sea. Food trucks serve up gourmet grub from 5 to 9 p.m., and local bands entertain live from 6 to 8 p.m. 424-526-7900 | visitmarinadelrey.com/beacheats

ARTsea

> This pop-up arts district at Marina “Mother’s” Beach offers outdoor galleries, interactive workshops, a maker’s market, food trucks, a wine and beer garden, water sports, dance

For more information on events and activities throughout the year, visit visitmarinadelrey.com or call the Marina del Rey Visitors Center at 424-526-7900.

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performances, and all-day music entertainment. Free admission. May 18–19. 424-526-7900 | artsea-mdr.com

viewing spots are Burton Chace Park, Fisherman’s Village, and local hotels and restaurants. 424-526-7900 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Killer Rides

Summer Concert Series

> Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar opens its parking lot to hot rod, classic car, and motorcycle displays. Free to show, free to attend. May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25. 310-578-2293 | killershrimp.com

Kahanamoku Klassic

> The Southern California Outrigger Racing Association hosts this canoe event. Watch departures at Marina “Mother’s” Beach, or view the teams paddling the main channel en route to the ocean course. June 1. scora.org/race-schedule

MarinaFest & Discover Marina del Rey

> Purchase a wristband to experience MarinaFest’s two-day boat show. On Sunday, Discover Marina del Rey offers free kids’ activities, exhibitors, crafts, marionette shows, and more at this family affair. June 22–23. marinafest.org beaches.lacounty.gov

4th of July Fireworks

> Marina del Rey’s waterfront fireworks attract spectators from throughout the region. Popular gathering and

> This music series offers symphonic and pop music concerts outdoors at Burton Chace Park on select dates in July and August. Free admission. 424-526-7900 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Marina Movie Nights

> Plan a date night at one of these outdoor film screenings at Burton Chace Park on select Saturdays July-September. Free admission. 424-526-7900 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Old Fashioned Day in the Park

> The Classic Yacht Association hosts its 43rd annual event at Burton Chace Park featuring classic yachts and vintage automobiles. July 28. classicyacht.org

FALL/WINTER Marina Spooktacular

> Marina Spooktacular is a Halloween party on the harbor, featuring L.A.’s only haunted pirate ships. There’s fun and scares for all ages, but the frights intensify as night falls over Burton


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Marina Lights

> Enjoy live jazz, R&B, country, salsa, and other genres on rotation. Concerts are Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Free admission. Find the latest lineup at visitmarinadelrey.com/events.

> Marvel at the beautiful display of festive lights throughout Burton Chace Park during the month of December. Saturdays feature holiday movie screenings, carolers, and fun photo ops. Free admission. 424-526-7900 | mdrholidays.com

Holiday Boat Parade

> Thousands of spectators congregate in Fisherman’s Village and Burton Chace Park to watch lighted boats on parade in the main channel. Free admission. December 14. mdrboatparade.org

Snow Wonder

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> Offered on the same day as the Holiday Boat Parade, this familyfriendly festival at Burton Chace Park features real snow, sledding, crafts, and more. December 14. 424-526-7900 | mdrholidays.com

New Year’s Eve Celebration

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> Head to Burton Chace Park for a Glow Party, with face painting, DJ music, dancing, and food trucks. Watch live broadcasts of the East and West Coast countdowns to the New Year—with fireworks at 8:59 p.m. and again at 11:59 p.m. Free admission. 424-526-7900 | mdrholidays.com

YEAR-ROUND Farmers’ Market

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> The Marina del Rey Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturdays year-round from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop weekly for fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables, gourmet foods, handmade gift items, and more. Plus, enjoy live music from local singer-songwriters. Find the market in the parking lot next to the Cheesecake Factory at the intersection of Via

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Kids Earth Day April 13 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dockweiler Fun-a-Palooza June 8 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Beach Movie Nights July-August 8 p.m. Beach Winter Wonderland December 21 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Zumba Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. Drawing/Painting Class Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m. Yoga Fridays 6:30-7:30 p.m. Shore Fishing Saturdays 9-10:30 a.m. Kids Crafts Saturdays 10-11 a.m.

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LOCATION > Marina del Rey is located on the Los Angeles coast, 4 miles south of Santa Monica and 4 miles north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Cities located west of Interstate 405, including Marina del Rey, are generally referred to as being located on L.A.’s Westside. With six waterfront hotels, over 60 full-service restaurants in a 2-squaremile area, and enough water activities to fill an entire week, Marina del Rey is a delightful vacation destination in its own right. For travelers who want to explore the greater Los Angeles area, the Marina is the perfect choice for your home base. Spend a few days of fun in the sun in our picturesque harbor, then enjoy easy access to public transportation and highways that lead to top attractions in the region. Read about day trip possibilities from the Marina del Rey area starting on page 54. Distance from Marina del Rey Visitors Center: • 2 miles to Venice Beach and the Venice Canals • 4 miles to Santa Monica’s shopping, pier area, and beaches • 10 miles to Beverly Hills • 10 miles to Hollywood/ West Hollywood • 24 miles to Universal Studios Hollywood

MARINA DEL REY VISITORS CENTER

MARINA DEL REY VISITORS CENTER > Our friendly staff are ready to suggest fun activities, recommend the best dining experiences, and help you maximize your time in L.A.’s premier waterfront destination. Stop in for attraction brochures, local maps, a restaurant guide, transportation information, and more. Free 15-minute on-site parking. Free postcards, too! 4701 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 424-526-7900 | visitmarinadelrey.com

Hours: Weekdays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Easter, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Day.

PARKING > Twelve public parking lots are available around the Marina. Find a map on page 50, 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

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Tips for Bus Riders If paying in cash/coin, exact fare is required. Consider getting a TAP card, a reloadable smart-chippowered plastic card that can be used as electronic payment on Big Blue Bus, Metro bus and rail, Culver City Bus, and more. Find information at taptogo.net. M A R I N A D E L R E Y WAT E R B U S

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.

TRANSPORTATION The Free Ride visitmarinadelrey.com/transportation > These five-passenger electric shuttles offer free, on-demand transportation every day from noon to 9 p.m. within the Marina. Shuttles also travel to the Venice Pier and Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. Passengers must be able to use a regular seatbelt; child safety seats are not available. Pets are welcome. To ride, simply wave down a shuttle, or text your pickup location, passenger

count, and destination to 323-4355000 (no calls, please). Allow 10-15 minutes for pickup. If you have an international cell phone, the text feature might not work; ask your hotel front desk for assistance. Gratuity for the driver is appreciated.

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> Uber and Lyft operate throughout the Los Angeles area and pick up/ drop off at LAX. Bikes and electric scooters are also available.

Public Bus 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.; 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 visitmarinadelrey.com/brochures or at the Marina del Rey Visitors Center.

WaterBus

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Rideshare

marinawaterbus.com > The Marina del Rey WaterBus is a summer season attraction (mid-June through Labor Day) that shuttles patrons to designated points in the harbor for $1 each way. Service is offered 11 a.m.–midnight on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays plus July 4; and 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Sundays and Labor Day.

> The Culver City Green Bus Line covers 25 square miles of Westside communities including Marina del Rey, Venice, West Los Angeles, Westwood, and Century City. You can connect to the Metro Green Line, Expo Line, and Santa Monica Blue Bus. 310-253-6500 | culvercitybus.com > The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), or Metro, oversees 200 bus lines and six rail lines that serve the entire region. Metro buses are painted red or orange, black, and white. If your trip requires the use of more than one Metro bus line, transfers are included for up to two hours. 323-466-3876 | metro.net > The Santa Monica Blue Bus is a great way to see the Westside. It serves Santa Monica and 10 neighboring communities. Big Blue also connects to LAX, Greyhound Bus Station, Union Station, and all Metro rail lines. 310-451-5444 | bigbluebus.com


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Starline Tours > The Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour 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. 800-959-3131 | starlinetours.com

Rental Cars Enterprise Rent-A-Car 3240 Washington Boulevard 310-827-7800 | enterprise.com Hertz Car Rentals 4100 Admiralty Way (in the Marriott) 310-306-0221 | hertz.com MPG Car Rental 2423 Lincoln Boulevard 310-305-0505 | mpgcarrental.com

Taxis Bell Cab 888-481-2345 | bellcab.com Beverly Hills Cab Company 800-273-6611 | beverlyhillscabco.com Independent Taxi (located at The Ritz-Carlton)

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

Minute Clinic, CVS 13171 Mindanao Way 866-389-2727 | cvs.com/minuteclinic > The CVS drugstore located at the Villa Marina Marketplace operates this health clinic for minor illnesses. Walk-ins welcome, or reserve your place in line by scheduling your visit online. Closed Tuesdays. View hours on website. On-site pharmacy. UCLA Marina del Rey Urgent Care 4560 Admiralty Way 310-656-1770 | uclahealth.org/marinadelrey > Open 9 a.m.–9 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m.–6 p.m. weekends and most holidays. Walk-ins welcome.

Pharmacy Services

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CVS 13171 Mindanao Way 310-821-8908 | cvs.com Marina del Rey Pharmacy 4558 Admiralty Way 310-823-5311 Ralphs Grocery 4700 Admiralty Way 310-827-4843 | ralphs.com

Medical Care

Emergencies

Marina del Rey Hospital 4650 Lincoln Boulevard 310-823-8911 | marinahospital.com > Marina del Rey Hospital is part of Cedars-Sinai Health System. Offers a 24-hour emergency room.

> To contact police, the fire department, or ambulance services, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency police assistance in Marina del Rey, call the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department at 310-482-6000.

Dry Cleaning Bella Cleaners 4760 Admiralty Way 310-823-4018 | bellacleanersca.com New Marina Cleaners 4160 Via Marina 310-823-6794

Grocery Pavilions 4365 Glencoe Avenue 310-821-7208 | pavilions.com Rainbow Acres Health Food Store > Lunch counter, supplements, and limited grocery items. 4756 Admiralty Way 310-823-5373 | myrainbowacres.com Ralphs 4700 Admiralty Way 4311 Lincoln Boulevard 310-827-4843 | ralphs.com

TRAVELER TIPS Tipping > Tipping for most services is customary in the United States. Gratuities are rarely included, but it is acceptable to inquire with your specific provider. In cases of credit card transactions (such as at restaurants, a spa, and most taxis), you can authorize a gratuity electronically when signing the purchase receipt. You will need cash for most other M A R I N A D E L R E Y D E S T I N AT I O N G U I D E

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instances. As a general guide: • Restaurants, bar: 18%–20% of your bill • Taxi: 15%–20% of your fare • Hotel doorman: $1–$2 per transaction • Hotel bellhop: $1–$3 per bag • Hotel housekeeping: $2–$5 per night • Hotel concierge assistance: $5–$20, depending on the service • Valet attendants: $2–$5 per vehicle delivery • Spa/salon: 18%–20% of your bill • Guided activity/tour: 10%–20% of your group’s total fare

Banking > If you need to exchange foreign currency, the closest resources are in Santa Monica: Currency Exchange International Santa Monica Place, Level 2 395 Santa Monica Place Santa Monica 90401 310-393-7444 | ceifx.com Travelex Currency Services Inside U.S. Bank 201 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 101 Santa Monica 90401 310-260-9219 | travelex.com

Driving Considerations Cell Phones > It is illegal in California to write, send, or read text-based communications on a cell phone while driving a motor vehicle. Drivers age 18 and older may use hands-free devices. Child Passenger Safety > In California, all children under 8 years old must use a child safety seat or booster and ride only in the vehicle’s back seat. Find information about rare exceptions at dmv.ca.gov. Children under 2 years old must use a rear-facing child safety seat unless they weigh at least 40 pounds and measure at least 40 inches tall.

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Common Traffic Rules • Right turn on red is allowed except in cases when posted signs forbid it. • When emergency and law-enforcement vehicles are approaching from either direction with lights and/or sirens on, all vehicles are required to pull over and yield the right of way. • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (even some prescription drugs) is a serious offense in California; the legal limit of blood-alcohol level is .08 percent. • Always give pedestrians the right of way. • Motorcycles are allowed to split lanes in California; be alert, especially on highway lanes, as motorcyclists commonly split the leftmost lanes.

Beach/Surf Conditions > View live webcams and get surf reports at surfline.com and search by city or beach name. Find up-to-date water quality reports on Los Angeles beaches at bit.ly/lasurf.

Alcohol Consumption > Patrons must be age 21 or older to purchase or consume alcohol in the United States. Carry an official government-approved ID with you at all times, such as a driver’s license or passport. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (even some prescription drugs) is a serious offense in California; the legal limit of blood-alcohol level is .08 percent.

Smoking > In California, smoking is illegal in restaurants, bars, and many public spaces, even outdoors where people congregate, such as at some beaches. Most hotels also do not permit smoking anywhere inside the property

or within 20 feet of entryways and windows.

Dogs

> Marina del Rey is quite dog friendly. Many restaurants allow well-behaved dogs on the patio. Look for the puppy icons in our restaurant section, starting on page 10, for places in the Marina where you can dine with your dog. Dogs must always be on leash in the Marina’s public spaces, including Burton Chace Park and Yvonne Burke Park. Leashed dogs are allowed at the Marina “Mother’s” Beach picnic pavilions and paved areas, but not on the sand. The neighboring community of Playa Vista has three leash-free dog parks, the most popular being Bluff Creek Dog Park at 12604 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista 90094. A bit farther is The Boneyard at Culver City Park, 9910 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City 90232.

Local Dog-Friendly Hotels The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey 310-823-1700 | ritzcarlton.com/marinadelrey > Pets under 30 pounds are allowed with a nonrefundable $125 cleaning fee per room.

Dog Walking/ Daycare Services Club Fido Dog Daycare (Culver City) 310-390-8134 | clubfido.com Fun Paw Care 424-341-0166 | funpawcare.com Healthy Spot > Small-dog daycare 310-827-8500 | healthyspot.com Out Dog 424-272-0746 | out.dog Westside Dogs LA 310-591-9724 | westsidedogsla.com


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Marina del Rey is the perfect home base for exploring the greater Los Angeles area. Quick access to regional highways and public transportation hubs makes it easy to visit L.A.’s top attractions and unique neighborhoods.

Ballona Wetlands

Beverly Hills

2 miles | 3 kilometers

10 miles | 16 kilometers

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 along the perimeter allows visitors to enjoy the scenery at their own pace.

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. You'll also find numerous luxury spa and salon options, many of which require reservations far in advance.

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4 miles | 6.5 kilometers

beaches.lacounty.gov > Amenities at this popular 3-milelong stretch of sand include fire pits, an RV park, and a seasonal concessionaire. The RV park utilizes an online reservation system. Regular parking is available in the lot at the intersection of Vista del Mar and Imperial Highway; $6–$13.

Downtown Los Angeles 14 miles | 22 kilometers

discoverlosangeles.com > Explore major event venues including the Staples Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Grammy Museum, The Broad museum, and Olvera Street. Several popular ethnic neighborhoods are located nearby; explore authentic dining options in Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and Koreatown.

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Flight Path Museum & The Proud Bird 6 miles | 9.5 kilometers

flightpathmuseum.com theproudbird.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. Not far from here is The Proud Bird, a bazaarstyle food court with outdoor seating that yields priceless views of jumbo airliners landing just yards away at LAX; in between approaches, walk the grounds and explore numerous vintage planes on display.

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GETTY MUSEUM

Getty Museum and Getty Villa

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10 miles | 16 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—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.

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Griffith Park 21 miles | 34 kilometers

laparks.org/griffithpark > This expansive urban park offers rugged hiking and equestrian trails, the Los Angeles Zoo, a premier planetarium at Griffith Observatory, and a popular outdoor concert venue.

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Hollywood/West Hollywood

Playa Vista

10 miles | 16 kilometers

1 mile | 2 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 with a fantastic view of the Hollywood Sign. West Hollywood is a destination in its own right, offering trendy dining, famous comedy clubs, and other nightlife.

playavista.com > Runway, the neighborhood’s entertainment zone, offers dozens of restaurants, shops, and a movie theater. Take the free weekend Beach Shuttle (Fridays–Sundays) between Playa Vista and the Marina for an enjoyable day trip.

Malibu 15 miles | 24 kilometers

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malibu.org > 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.

Manhattan Beach 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. D O C KW E I L E R STAT E B E AC H

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.

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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. Cycle 4 miles up the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail to reach this dynamic city.

Universal Studios Hollywood 24 miles | 39 kilometers

universalstudioshollywood.com > 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.

Venice Beach 2 miles | 3 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,” and pause for a photo op at the Venice Canal Historic District. Shoppers and those looking for trendy dining will find their sweet spot on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The Free Ride provides complimentary transportation to Venice (service offered daily, noon– 9 p.m.). See page 48.

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APPAREL & JEWELRY DSW Shoes Men’s Wearhouse O’ My Sole Swiss Jewelers BEAUTY & HEALTH Amazing Lash Studio Azure Salon Equinox Eyes of the Marina European Wax Center 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 Chase Citibank Wells Fargo Bank GROCERY & DRUGS CVS Pharmacy Gelson’s Market Pavilions

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 Pizzeria Napoletana

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