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Come sail on the

“Silver Eagle� and enjoy the time of your life

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Just steps from the water, contemporary hotels in the Marina are a perfect home base for a Southern California stay.

Dive into waterfront dining spots, sweet treats, nightlife and more.

Activities Explore what to do on-and-off the water.

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Yacht Charters

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Shopping

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Itineraries

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Events

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Resources

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Map

Directory of charter operators from dining cruises to private sailing excursions and everything in between.

Find local retail spots for high-fashion, vintage items and more.

Make travel planning easy with ideas on how to maximize your time in the area.

Calendar of events such as annual music concerts, holiday events and more.

How to get around, what to pack and traveler tips.

Day trip ideas from the Marina such as Beverly Hills, Hollywood and more.

Full-page area map


WELCOME TO L.A.'S MARINA A seaside enclave in Southern California and only 4 miles north of LAX, Marina del Rey is the perfect destination for on-the-water adventure and for exploring the best of Los Angeles.

> Marina del Rey shines brightly along the Pacific Coast with its diverse on-the-water recreation, dining with views of the scenic harbor, and stylish guest rooms and suites at waterfront hotels. Adventure-seekers can take advantage of year-round pleasant weather with outdoor excursions such as sailing charters, stand-up paddle boarding, 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. It’s no secret the Marina’s popular restaurant scene is making waves across Los Angeles, with award-winning chefs focused on crafting inventive, seasonal menus inspired by California’s fresh bounty. 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. It’s worth noting that the world-famous Venice Beach and Santa Monica are right next door, along with the newly built SoFi Stadium just a few minutes away. You’ll also find easy access to Beverly Hills, Malibu, Universal Studios Hollywood, and downtown L.A. After a busy day of exploring, there’s no better place to come back to than any of the Marina’s waterfront hotels. In 2020, the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau proudly celebrates its 20th anniversary. Go to www.visitmarinadelrey.com for updates, events and more information. Sign up for our monthly newsletter and read our blog for fun tips and resources. We know you’ll soon discover Marina del Rey is coastal vacationing at its best—and truly is the Crown Jewel of Los Angeles. See you soon!

Janet Zaldua CEO, Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau

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CONTACT US: Marina del Rey Visitors Center 4701 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 424-526-7900 visitmarinadelrey.com

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WATERFRONT ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels in Marina del Rey are known for two things: sparkling harbor views and proximity to L.A.'s hottest attractions. From internationally recognized brands to boutique beachside properties, our contemporary hotels boast coastal-luxe guest rooms and suites for every kind of traveler.

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 marinadelreyhgi.com > Ideally positioned across from Marina “Mother’s” Beach, the Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey features 136 well-appointed

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guest rooms and a full-service restaurant serving California coastal cuisine and live music on Friday nights. The hotel’s location provides easy access to a vibrant range of attractions in the Marina, and in neighboring Venice Beach and Santa Monica. Catch the free electric shuttle Circuit from the hotel for a complimentary ride to exquisite dining on the harbor, water activities, shopping, and more.

Jamaica Bay Inn 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. The 10 M A R I N A D E L R E Y z

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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). J A M A I C A B AY I N N

Marina del Rey Hotel 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,


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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

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 featuring live music on Friday nights. 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 iconic waterfront hotel brings distinctive elegance, legendary service, and contemporary style to the Marina. Features include 304 guest rooms and suites, the Sisley Spa, a 24-hour fitness center, lighted tennis courts, a marina-facing saltwater pool, bicycle rentals, and direct access to the Marina promenade. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Cast & Plow, offers a farmto-table menu, craft cocktails, and tabletop fire pits on an outdoor patio overlooking the California sunset.

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BE HAPPY @ MARINA GRILL & BAR HAPPY HOUR 4PM-7PM DAILY HILTON GARDEN INN MARINA DEL REY 4200 Admiralty way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 marinadelreyhgi.com

WATERSIDE APARTMENT RESIDENCES & BOAT SLIPS

AT HOME, ON THE WATER. Whether you’re looking for a new home for you or your boat, we’ve got the ideal marina community for you. Our brand new waterside apartment homes and boat slips, with modern amenities and onsite retail and dining, provide a resort-inspired living experience. A place to play, relax, escape – and call home. 4242 Via Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 | 866-662-7344 | Apartment Homes — AMLIMDR.com | Boat Slips — AMLIMDRmarina.com

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

> A lively Mexican food restaurant with a popular happy hour. Enjoy the 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

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

ICONS KEY Water view Dog-friendly patio seating $ Budget Bites $$ Moderate Meals $$$ Fine Dining

> 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 (at Jamaica Bay Inn) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, 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 trelliscanopied terrace with fireside seating and an enviable harbor view. 4175 Admiralty Way 310-439-3033 | beachsidemarinadelrey.com

ever-changing wine list, as well as a tapas-style menu with Mediterranean flavors, charcuterie, and cheeses. 14 Washington Boulevard 310-827-6209 | bin73venice.com

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

> Famous for 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

Bru’s Wiffle Breakfast, Brunch, American, $

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

> This cozy wine bar has a ceiling decorated with bottles and an

> Casual joint serving waffles in a range of breakfast & lunch dishes, plus fried chicken. 3105 Washington Boulevard 310-881-9162 | bruswiffle.com

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

> 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

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

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> 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

IN AND AROUND MARINA DEL REY

Cabo Cantina Marina del Rey has come into its own with diverse eateries in and around the seaside community. Check out some of the tried and true local favorites worth exploring on your next visit.

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

2533 Lincoln Boulevard 310-301-0333 | nightmarketsong.com

Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar | Brunch, L, D, $$

Akbar | Weekday L, D, $

> House specialities in this Indian restaurant include coco lamp, tandoori Chilean sea bass, chicken tikka masala, and samosas. 3115 Washington Boulevard 310-574-0666 | akbarcuisineofindia.com

Irori | L, D, $$$

> Authentic Japanese serving fresh-fish sushi , sashimi and rolls at Villa Marina Marketplace. 4371 Glencoe Avenue, Suite B4 310-822-3700 | irorisushi.com

NIGHT + MARKET Sahm | L, D, $$

> Bustling, brightly decorated spot for modern twists on traditional Thai fare such as drunken noodles with pastrami and peking duck pizza. Lunch served Wednesday-Friday only.

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> Dark and cozy nightspot for boozy French toast, spiked cereal milk and other breakfast-for-dinner fare. 417 Washington Boulevard 424-835-4556 | nighthawkrestaurants.com

Tajrish Persian |

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> Kebabs, stews and traditional Persian fare prepared in a casual setting. 507 W Washington Boulevard 310-301-3344 | tajrishrestaurant.com

Wharo Korean BBQ |

> 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

Cafe Buna Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, American, $$

> Neighborhood cafe serving all-day breakfasts plus lunch fare, including gluten-free options. 552 Washington Boulevard 310-823-2430 | cafe-buna.business.site

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> Grill-your-own meats, bibimbop & "Korean-style pizza" served in a comfortable, casual setting. 4029 Lincoln Boulevard 310-578-7114

Cafe del Rey Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Bar/ Lounge, California Contemporary, $$$

> Discover inventive California cuisine in a stylish setting with Marina views


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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

Burger Lounge Lunch, Dinner, Burgers, $$

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

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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

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

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

Chipotle Mexican Grill

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

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

East Coast Bagel Breakfast, Lunch, Bagels, Sandwiches, $

Casa Ado Weekend Lunch, Dinner, Italian, $$–$$$

> 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

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

Cast & Plow

Fatburger

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

Lunch, Dinner, Burgers, $

> A Southern California fast-food phenomenon since 1952. 4325 Glencoe Avenue, Unit C1 310-301-4468 | fatburger.com 18 M A R I N A D E L R E Y z

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> 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

Charcoal Venice Weekend Brunch, Dinner, New American, $$$

> An inviting neighborhood restaurant from Michelin-starred Chef and Owner Josiah Citrin where everything is cooked indoors over live fire. Enjoy a seasonal menu of craveable comfort foods including smoky grilled chicken wings or a 48 oz. dry-aged Porterhouse. 425 Washington Boulevard 310-751-6794 | charcoalvenice.com

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

> 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


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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

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

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Lunch, Dinner, Hawaiian, $$

Cheesecake Factory

J. Nichols Kitchen

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

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, American, $$

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

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

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

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

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> 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

> 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. 4375 Glencoe Avenue 310-823-2283 | jnicholskitchen.com

Killer Cafe 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

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

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 CHEESECAKE FACTORY


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

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

Noah’s NY Bagels Breakfast, Lunch, Bagels, Sandwiches, $

> Counter-serve chain specializing in bagels. Also sells breakfast, salads, soups & sandwiches. 548 Washington Boulevard 310 574-1155 | noahs.com

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

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incorporate the signature Killer Shrimp 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 restaurant next door open 24/7. 4211 Admiralty Way 310-578-2293 | killershrimp.com

Locanda Positano Dinner, Italian, $$$

> This cozy one-room restaurant,

Lunch, Dinner, Mexican, Seafood, $

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Marina Grill and Bar (at Hilton Garden Inn) Breakfast, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, California Contemporary, $$

> 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. and weekly live music. 4200 Admiralty Way 310-301-2000 | marinadelreyhgi.com

Mercedes Bar & Grill Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cuban, $$

Rubio’s Coastal Grill > 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

perfect for an intimate dinner, features an authentic Italian menu focusing on fresh seafood, seasonal produce, and handmade pastas. A selection of Italian wines and beers is offered. 4059 Lincoln Boulevard 310 -526-3887 | locandapositano.com

Coffee or Tea? > Coffee and tea aficionados can get their fix in L.A.'s Marina. Read our list of coffee shops and cafes on visitmarinadelrey.com/ coffee-shops

> 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, $$

> Gourmet pizzas cooked in wood-fire


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FAST CASUAL Sampa’s Gourmet Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Pizza, $

> Classic Italian pizzas or Brazilianstyle pies featuring Brazilian flavors with a California twist. 534 Washington Boulevard 310-827-4500 | sampaspizza.com

Shake Shack Lunch, Dinner, Burgers, $$

> Hip, counter-serve chain for gourmet takes on fast-food classics like burgers, hot dogs, and shakes. 4786 Admiralty Way 213-618-3241 | shakeshack.com

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 entrée-size salads and sandwiches. 13455 Maxella Avenue 310-827-3777 | tendergreens.com

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

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

New India’s Oven Lunch, Dinner, Indian, $$

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. 13444 Maxella Avenue, C14 310-306-1500 | newindiasoven.com

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. 13455 Maxella Avenue, #230 310-821-4593 | ruthschris.com

SALT Restaurant & Bar (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 California avocado, and the luscious Maine lobster pasta served on a bed of udon noodles in a succulent brown butter sauce. Aim for a west-facing patio


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table to get dramatic sunset views. 13534 Bali Way 424-289-8223 | saltmdr.com

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 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. Ask your server about Old Lightning, the

SWEET TREATS Coldstone Creamery

> Ice cream chain offering designyour-own creations plus cakes, smoothies and shakes. 36 Washington Boulevard 310-823-2464 | coldstonecreamery.com

KC’s Crepes Cafe

> Walk-up stand creperie offering both sweet and savory crepes, plus coffee and milk teas. Fisherman’s Village 13723 Fiji Way 310-348-9697 | kcscrepescafe.com

SUNNY SPOT

hidden-away speakeasy behind Scopa. 2905 Washington Boulevard 310-821-1100 | scopaitalianroots.com

Sinder (at Marina del Rey Marriott) Breakfast, 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 and live music at the sultry outdoor lounge. 4100 Admiralty Way 310-301-3000 | marinadelreymarriott.com

Stark's Pinkberry

Lunch, Weekend, Brunch, Dinner, American, $$

See’s Candies

> This upscale yet comfy American eatery serves grilled steaks and proteins, seafood, sandwiches and entree salads. Enjoy the raw seafood bar and happy hours nightly. Go for the bottomless mimosas during weekend brunch. Tucked into the side of the restaurant is a cafe offering grab & go breakfast items, coffee and house-made pastries. 13181 Mindanao Way 310-437-7600 | starksrestaurant.com

> Counter-serve frozen yogurt chain offering many toppings, smoothies and shakes. 4708 1/2 Admiralty Way 310-827-3900 | pinkberry.com > Candies and gourmet chocolates sold by the piece or box at old-school chocolate shop. 4734 Admiralty Way 310-821-4148 | sees.com

Yogurtland

> Self-serve frozen yogurt & toppings. 4371 Glencoe Avenue 310-577-9572 | yogurt-land.com

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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. 4722 Admiralty Way 310-820-4477 | sugarfishsushi.com

Sunny Spot Breakfast, 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

Venice Whaler Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Bar/Lounge, American, $$

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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

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 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

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. 13455 W. Maxella Avenue 310-822-7690 | yardhouse.com


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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.

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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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NIGHTLIFE What to do after the sun sets in L.A.’s Marina? Here are some ideas for night owls to enjoy the crisp evening air, cocktails and live entertainment found in the Marina.

For waterfront drinks… > Relax by the firepit tables on the patio of The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey’s signature restaurant, Cast & Plow, overlooking the harbor. Or enjoy a cocktail at Whiskey Red’s, SALT Restaurant & Bar at Marina del Rey Hotel and Beachside at Jamaica Bay Inn for breathtaking sunset views. The main draw at Cafe del Rey, Tony P’s Dockside Grill and Killer Shrimp is the front row seating along the Marina—a perfect way to enjoy drinks with a view any night of the week.

For live entertainment... > Unwind and enjoy live music

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weekly on select evenings at popular restaurants such as Cafe del Rey, Sinder Lounge at the Marina del Rey Marriott, Killer Shrimp, Marina Bar & Grill at Hilton Garden Inn and Beachside. Get ready to move with salsa dancing at The Warehouse. Check out cover bands and local talent performing weekly at Hinano’s and The Whaler just steps from the Venice Pier. Or turn it up on a music-themed dining cruise such as blues, country, reggae or yacht rock with Hornblower Cruises & Events as well as FantaSea Yachts.

Summer night scene in the Marina… > Grab a picnic dinner and make your way to Burton Chace Park in July and August for the free Summer Concert Series featuring Symphonic Thursdays and Pop Saturdays. Sip on seasonal cocktails at SALT Restaurant & Bar while you watch sailboats return from the annual Sunset Series Regatta. Continue the evening at cocktail lounges along Washington Boulevard such as Old Lightning and The Little

Friend. For some outdoor fun, play lawn games like cornhole at Irish pub Brennan’s, known for its turtle races every month or kick back on the outdoor patio at Sunny Spot.

For late night bites… > When the evening rolls into afterhour grub, the following spots serve food past 10 p.m. in and around L.A.’s Marina. In the heart of the Marina, Killer Café, open 24 hours a day, offers hearty comfort food along with its late, late happy hour menu from midnight to 2 a.m. nightly. Another option is The Cheesecake Factory with its extensive menu guaranteed to please all palates. For more late-night happy hours with shareable food, try Yard House, Cabo Cantina and Firestone Walker’s The Propagator. Along Washington Boulevard, late night cravings can be fulfilled at Scopa, Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar and The Pier House. Need a dose of caffeine to get you through the after party? We’ve got you covered… check out our list of coffee shops at visitmarinadelrey.com/coffee-shops.


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FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR ‡ WESTSIDE # 1 SPORTS TAVERN ‡ FAVORITE BREAKFAST ‡ BEST OUTDOOR PATIO ‡ AND MUCH MUCH MORE

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! 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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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 Pacific Ocean 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.

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.

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FISHING 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.

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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 38 for information on local sailing and motor yachts available for private hire.

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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 16 years of age or older, 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 38 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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Team Building Events | Excursions | Paddle Cruises | Board Sales

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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. K AYA K I N G

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Burton Chace Park: 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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Bella Yacht 310-422-1114 | bellaboating.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 Moon Dolphin Cruise 424-272-1954 | thebluemoon.us > Blue Moon Dolphin Cruise can accommodate groups to 6 people, as well as groups of up to 12 people on their bareboat.

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

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Charter L.A. Yachts

FantaSea 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.

310-827-2220 | fantaseayachts.com > A family-owned business established in 1980, FantaSea specializes in largegroup 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.

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.

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.

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.

Duchess Yacht

L.A. Sportfishing

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

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California Dream Tours 562-382-3272 | californiadreamtours.com > Enjoy daytime and sunset boat excursions on Maxim, a power boat helmed by Captain Joss, a Coast Guard licensed captain with 16 years experience. Accommodates up to 6 people.

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.

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.

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lessons, lobster adventures, movie nights on the sail and more for groups up to 6 passengers.

Paradise Bound Yacht Charters

SUNSET SAIL, MOJO SAILING

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 to 41 day trip passengers. Up to eight overnight passengers.

Luxury Liners 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.

overnight ocean excursions. Up to six day trip passengers on same vessel. Overnight capacity up to six passengers on same vessel.

Remedy Yacht 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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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.

Sea Esta Charters Mojo Sailing 858-449-6802 | mojosailingllc.com > Mojo is a 44' sailing yacht available for half-day through overnight ocean excursions. Up to six day trip passengers. Up to four overnight passengers.

Marina del Rey Catamaran Sailing 424-501-0222 | marinadelreycatamaransailing.com > MDR Catamaran Sailing can accommodate groups to 6 people on Serenity, a 34' Gemini 105Mc Catamaran sailboat.

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.

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 NAOS Yachts 310-821-8446 | naosyachts.com > Yacht sales, bareboat charters, group and private sailing lessons, ASA courses.

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 available.

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818-644-0081 | oldplankadventures.com > Prima Stella is a 36.9' vintage luxury sailing yacht available for filming, boating

424-533-7700 | ymcsint.com > Choose from a variety of yachts from 34' to 145' that can be chartered by the hour or by the day and come


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available for a full buyout to serve your group needs.

Marina del Rey Boat Rentals 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.

OTHER EXCURSIONS These three companies offer regular public service and are also

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 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 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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SHOPPING

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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.

The Boardwalk Shops at Marina del Rey 4655 Admiralty Way visitmarinadelrey.com/shopping > Opening in Spring 2020, The Boardwalk at Marina del Rey will encompass over 10 acres of waterfront shopping and dining in L.A.'s Marina. The new retail center features outdoor plazas, with a promenade, patio dining, stadium seating, a brand new bike path and more than 80,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, bank and office space, as well as boater amenities. Some boater amenities include new dry stack storage, transient slips, pump out station, dinghy docks, WiFi availability, a boaters’ lounge with kitchen and restrooms, a boat repair shop and boat sales offices. Boating supplies retailer, West Marine, as well as specialty grocer

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 (santamonica place.com), and Montana Avenue (montanaave.com).

Trader Joe's are also located at the new retail center.

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 Drybar, 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, 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. On-site 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 abbotkinneyblvd.com > 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. Catch a ride on the free shuttle Circuit between the Marina and Abbot Kinney.

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PLAN YOUR DAY

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. Most hotels offer bicycle rentals on-site. Or get wheels at Daniel’s Bike Rentals in Fisherman’s Village (call first to confirm hours; 310980-4045), or Venice Beach Rentals at the Venice Pier (perryscafe.com).

B U RTO N C H AC E PA R K

> 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. If you're here in the summer, check out the Events Calendar online or on page 52. Free concerts, movie screenings and other special events are often held at the park. > Rent a paddleboard, kayak or jet ski by the hour from Marina del Rey Boat

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Rentals, Pro SUP Shop, or the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center. Hours vary by season. See page 33 for contact information. > Savor a meal or cocktails at one of our waterfront restaurants. Find tips on bargain bites and drink deals at visitmarinadelrey.com/happyhour.

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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. > 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.

In four or five hours, you can… M A R I N A D E L R E Y PA R A SA I L I N G

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> 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. > Hornblower Cruises & Events offers year-round public dining cruises in the harbor featuring live entertainment and breathtaking views. Choose from three-hour dinner cruises on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (seasonal), two-hour weekend brunch cruises, sunset cocktail cruises during summer


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No trip to the Marina is complete without spending some time on the water

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weeknights and holiday cruises throughout the year. 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. > Squeeze in a bit of shopping at Waterside or The Boardwalk Shops, where you’ll find plenty of shopping and restaurants. Or catch the free electric shuttle Circuit for a complimentary lift to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a renowned shopping and dining district in adjacent Venice. > 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 50 M A R I N A D E L R E Y z

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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.

Traveling with Kids? You can… > Build sandcastles and burn off energy at the playground right on Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Here, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available yearround. From May-September, you and your family can enjoy food trucks and live music at Beach Eats on Thursdays at adjacent Parking Lot #10. Or enjoy live music at the free weekend concerts at Fisherman’s Village year-round. > If you’re in town between midJune and Labor Day Weekend, take

the whole family on the Marina del Rey WaterBus for only $1 per person, one-way. The scenic ride makes several stops along the Marina with service available Thursdays through Sundays. Bikes and strollers are welcome. View the schedule and map at marinawaterbus.com. > Dining options in the Marina are endless when traveling with your brood. Most restaurants are familyfriendly and offer kid-approved fare. Choose to get gussied up for a night of classic seafood or go for a low-key lunch of burgers and fries. And of course, waterfront views are the cherry on top in L.A.’s Marina!

Looking for more?

> Read about additional activities starting on page 32. Combine your favorites for a full day of fun in L.A.’s premier waterfront destination!


MARINA DEL REY’S

FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE HAS IT ALL

Shopping and Dining Daniel’s Ice Cream • El Torito • KC’s Crepes • Lighthouse Fountain and Grill • Sapori Restaurant • 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. For weekend concert information please visit visitmarinadelrey.com/fishermansvillage 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 | 310.305.1300 x1 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. 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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EVENTS

THINGS TO DO

Marina del Rey is a fun and vibrant getaway with a range of entertaining events throughout the year. For more information, go to visitmarinadelrey.com/events.

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 15 to September 9. Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s VIllage are best viewing spots to catch the boats returning from the race.

Beach Eats

> Head to the parking lot at Marina “Mother’s” Beach on Thursdays, May 21 through September 24, for dinner by the sea. Food trucks serve up gourmet grub from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music between 6 to 8 p.m. Trucks, menus and bands change weekly.

ARTSEA

WaterBus

> A fun and convenient way to get around the Marina, the WaterBus service runs in the summer on Thursdays through Sundays, plus summer holidays—all for just $1 per one-way ride. Strollers and bikes are allowed. June 18-September 7.

ARTsea

> This two-day pop-up arts district at Marina “Mother’s” Beach offers outdoor galleries, interactive workshops, food trucks and all day music entertainment. Free admission.

June 13-14. Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m; Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Killer Rides

> Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar opens its parking lot to hot rod, classic car, and motorcycle displays. Free to show, free to attend. May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30.

Kahanamoku Klassic

> The Southern California Outrigger Racing Association hosts this canoe event. May 30.

MarinaFest

> Experience MarinaFest’s two-day boat show. June 2020.

4th of July Fireworks

> Marina del Rey’s popular waterfront fireworks can be viewed at Burton Chace Park, Fisherman’s Village, and local hotels and restaurants. The spectacular 20-minute fireworks display is shot from a barge across the Marina’s main channel.

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MARINA LIGHTS

Summer Concert Series

> This music series offers symphonic and pop music concerts outdoors at Burton Chace Park on select Thursdays and Saturdays in July and August. Free admission. Symphonic Thursdays | 7 p.m. | July 9, 23, August 6, 20, and 22 (Saturday). Pop Saturdays | 7 p.m. | July 18, August 1, 15, and 29. Go online to view the concert lineup.

FALL/WINTER Marina Spooktacular

> This free Halloween party on the harbor features L.A.’s only haunted pirate ships at Burton Chace Park. There’ll be fun and scares for all ages but the frights intensify as night falls. October 31-November 1 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Marina Lights

> Plan a date night at one of these outdoor film screenings at Burton Chace Park on select Saturdays in July-September. Free admission. Movie starts at 8 p.m. July 11, 25, August 8, September 5, 12, 19 and 26. Go online to view the movie lineup.

> Enjoy festive lights throughout Burton Chace Park during the month of December with Saturdays featuring holiday movie screenings, live caroling, snacks, and hot beverages for purchase. Movie screenings are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 5, 19, and 26. Free admission. Go online to view the movie lineup.

Old Fashioned Day in the Park

Holiday Boat Parade

Marina Movie Nights

> The Classic Yacht Association hosts its 44th annual event at Burton Chace Park featuring classic yachts and vintage automobiles. July 26.

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> Come watch lighted boats on parade in the main channel. Fireworks kick off the parade at 5:55 p.m. and the parade continues until 8 p.m. Free admission. December 12.

Snow Wonder

> This family-friendly festival at Burton Chace Park features real snow, sledding, crafts and more between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. December 12.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

> Head to Burton Chace Park for a Glow Party, with live DJs, food trucks, face-painting, and more. Two fireworks shows at 8:59 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Free admission.

YEAR-ROUND Farmers’ Market

> The Marina del Rey Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturdays year-round from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find the market in the parking lot at Via Marina and Panay Way.

Weekend Concerts at Fisherman’s Village

> Enjoy live jazz, R&B, salsa and more at free concerts on Saturdays and Sundays. Go online for monthly schedule.


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Events Activities

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YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES Youth Sailing Camp

MDR Farmers’ Market

Burton Chace Park

Marina “Mother’s” Beach

MONDAYS – FRIDAYS 10 am – 4 pm

SATURDAYS 9 am – 2 pm

Classes taught by LA County Lifeguards! Offered every spring, summer & winter.

Shop weekly for fresh flowers, fruit & vegetables, gourmet foods, handmade gift items, & more. Plus, enjoy live music.

Financial aid available.* *Call (424) 526-7888 for eligibility and pricing.

Walking Club

MDR Farmers’ Market

Yoga Burton Chace Park

Burton Chace Park

WINTER: SUNDAYS 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SUMMER: SUNDAYS & MONDAYS 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Kids Earth Day Kids Earth Day

For more information on events, visit: visitmarinadelrey.com/events or call the Marina del Rey Visitors Center at: 424-526-7900

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April 11 11 am - 4 pm

Dockweiler Fun-a-Palooza June 20 11 am - 4 pm

Beach Movie Nights July - August 8 pm

WEEKLY

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Drawing & Painting Class THURSDAYS 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Yoga FRIDAYS 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Shore Fishing

Beach Winter Wonderland

SATURDAYS 9 am - 10:30 am

December 19 11 am - 4 pm

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VISITOR INFORMATION Ready to dive in to your Marina adventure? Read on for an overview of local services and transportation information or stop by the Visitors Center to get tips, guides and more.

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 waterfront hotels, over 60 fullservice restaurants in a 2-square-mile 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. 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 • 8 miles to SoFi Stadium and entertainment complex • 10 miles to Beverly Hills • 12 miles to Hollywood/ West Hollywood • 24 miles to Universal Studios Hollywood

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 Marina. Open seven days a week; weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and weekends 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 4701 Admiralty Way | 424-526-7900

WEATHER > Marina del Rey generally offers yearround sunshine and average annual temperatures in the mid to high 60s

Fahrenheit. August is the warmest month, with temps usually in the low to mid 70s. December is the coldest month, with temps in the low 50s to mid 60s.

Packing Tips > No matter what time of year in L.A.’s Marina, the temperature cools in the evenings so bring light sweaters and long-sleeve attire. Pack clothing that can be layered especially if you hop onboard a dining cruise or yacht charter. Tank tops, shorts, and sportswear are a must-have if you plan to enjoy any recreational and water activities. For a night out, 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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available in Lot 2 (13477 Fiji Way). No camping or sleeping in vehicles.

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PARKING > Twelve public parking lots are available around the Marina. Find a map on page 64, or online at beaches .lacounty.gov/parking. Pay attendant when present. Otherwise use the pay-and-display kiosks, which accept cash and Visa/Mastercard. Overnight parking is allowed for a maximum of seven days within a 30-day period. Overnight parking for recreational vehicles over 20 feet in length is only

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 download the free app “Ride Circuit” and schedule your pick-up. Allow 1015 minutes for pickup. Gratuity for the driver is appreciated.

DOG-FRIENDLY MARINA > Marina del Rey is quite dogfriendly. Many restaurants allow well-behaved dogs on the patio. Look for the puppy icons in our restaurant section, starting on page 14, 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 leashfree 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,

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9910 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City 90232.

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 yearround Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.– 10 p.m.; Sundays and select 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 marinawaterbus.com > The Marina del Rey WaterBus is a summer season attraction (June 18— September 7) 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.

Rideshare > Uber and Lyft operate throughout the Los Angeles area and pick up/ drop off at LAX.

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 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

E-scooters and E-bikes > Another option to get around are app-based electric scooters and bikes. You must download the company’s app first. Most apps require a driver’s license. Please read the app’s instructions for safe proper use. General cost is around $1-$2 to rent and users are charged by the minute to ride. Make sure to follow traffic laws and wear a helmet.

Metro Rail E Line > The Metro Rail E Line in Downtown Santa Monica is just 5 miles north of the Marina. A quick taxi ride will get you to the sparkling Marina waters in no


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time! Metro rail lines must be paid for using a TAP card; cash is not accepted. metro.net

Public Bus > 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

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

Big Bus Tours > See the best of Los Angeles on a hop-on hop-off tour aboard an authentic, open-air, double-decker

Tips for Bus Riders If paying in cash/coin, exact fare is required. Consider getting a TAP card, a reloadable smartchip-powered 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.

bus. Go at your own pace and choose the Beach Loop (blue route) with multiple stops between Marina del Rey, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Buses arrive every 30 minutes regularly between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the pick-up on Washington Blvd. and Via Dolce. 877-323-4285 | bigbustours.com

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Disneyland 38 miles / 61 kilometers

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.

disneyland.com > Experience the wonder of the Magic Kingdom at the one and only original Disneyland® Park. Meet your favorite Disney characters, enjoy the nightly parade and ride vintage thrillers like the Matterhorn Bobsleds or Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Tea Party spinning cups. Make sure to check out new attractions at the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land.

Ballona Wetlands

Beverly Hills

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10 miles | 16 kilometers

Dockweiler State Beach

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

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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 and Getty Villa 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 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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Griffith Park 21 miles | 34 kilometers

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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.

Hollywood/West Hollywood 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. M A N H AT TA N B E AC H P I E R

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Malibu 15 miles | 24 kilometers

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.

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12 miles | 19 kilometers


Playa del Rey

Santa Monica

Universal Studios Hollywood

4 miles | 6.5 kilometers

4 miles | 6.5 kilometers

24 miles | 39 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.

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.

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.

Playa Vista 1 mile | 2 kilometers

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.

SoFi Stadium 8 miles / 12 kilometers

sofistadium.com > The new stadium and entertainment complex in Hollywood Park opens in Summer 2020 and will serve as the home of two Los Angeles NFL teams. The stadium is scheduled to host the 56th NFL Super Bowl as well as the 2028 Summer Olympics opening and closing ceremonies.

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. Circuit provides complimentary transportation to Venice with service offered daily, noon–9 p.m.

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