Marina del Rey was recently featured as a great summer day trip in the Summer 2013 edition of Sunset Magazine, now on newsstands. The magazine praised MDR for being “Venice’s lower-key neighbor for waterfront walks, sweet beaches, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.” The article went on to tout the marina’s “largest man-made small-boat harbor in the world,” Mother’s Beach and a range of coastal outdoor activities, including sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and biking. Local businesses Blue Pacific Boating, Action Watersports, Daniels Bicycle Rentals, Bin 73 and Mendocino Farms also got shout-outs in the article. It’s always nice to see MDR grab the spotlight, as we all know it is the star of the Westside…but what do you think? Is Marina del Rey better as a day trip or a 365-days-a-year place to live?
Music, Art, Dance—sounds like the Venice Spring Fling is back for its third annual celebration on May 18, 2013! If you’ve never been to this free party, it’s definitely time to head up the beach and join in the fun. What’s the occasion, you ask? Well, the VSF officially “celebrates the season of rebirth” with eight and a half hours of free live music, art, and a whole lot of dance. It’s kind of a fitting description considering the event is set in the land of free spirits: Venice Beach. For lucky Marina del Rey dwellers, that’s just a mile up Pacific Avenue! So hop on your bikes or stroll up the beach to one of the best parties in town.
Like the community of Marina del Rey, TodayMarinadelRey.com has been experiencing an evolution. Since our launch in December 2010, a lot has happened—the Marina is growing by leaps and bounds; companies are opening up headquarters; farmer’s markets and food truck festivals make regular stops near our shores; hot new restaurants are cropping up left and right. With this sea of change occurring all around us, we decided the time was right to take a look at our own blog and ask ourselves if we were still in line with our original goals of being a local resource for waterfront living and boating. After months of examination and speaking with some of our followers, we decided that TodayMarinadelRey.com needed a change too.
May 13–19 is a big week for MDR cycling fans because it’s all about biking towards a healthier lifestyle and planet. Yes, National Bike Week is upon us, and there are plenty of local incentives to get you pedaling your way through the week. (Although really, having Marina del Rey as your bike-into-the-sunset setting is incentive enough, isn’t it?)
Get ready for lunch madness because more food truck goodness is on the way for Marina Del Rey! Mark Saturday, May 11 on your calendars and stroll over to the corner of Via Marina and Tahiti Way for the 2013 Marina Del Rey Food Truck Festival. You’ll find six of the most popular food trucks in L.A. just waiting to serve you up some of their one-of-a-kind fare. Get there between 11 AM and 3 PM—and bring your appetite!