Have you seen the signs? Pumpkins on the porch, jumbo bags of Hershey chocolates lining the shelves and the grand display of dog costumes at Petsmart…there’s no mistaking it—Halloween is coming. While some stick-in-the-muds think it’s just a kid’s holiday (pfffft, yeah, right!), those of us who have experienced a Halloween or two around Marina del Rey know that grown-ups definitely know how to have a ghoulishly good time. It’s hard not to when there’s so much going on all around us. Parties on land, parties by sea, haunted houses, creepy movie parties, and yes—even family events for all-age fun—basically anything you could possibly want to do is happening at least within a few miles of us.
Huge plans are in the works for Marina del Rey and if the L.A. County Board of Supervisors gives their nod of approval, our beautiful harbor area is going to get even better. According to the Argonaut news, the plan to “maximize amenities, improve traffic flow and control development in Marina del Rey” would essentially reinvent Marina del Rey as a major tourist destination with the addition of up to 200,000 square feet of retail development and approximately 940 new hotel rooms.
That’s big business for our little town and while some people are wary of change, it could be filled with positive possibilities. Like—for example—less traffic! Take a look at four of the proposed long-term changes and judge for yourself:
In Marina del Rey, we love our holidays. Face it, when you live in a beachy utopia like we do, “festive” just comes with the territory. And that means Oktoberfest, Halloween, National Donut Day—whatever it is, we do celebrations extraordinarily well. So, in case you aren’t already aware—get ready for merrymaking (or in this case, “merry eating”) because today is National Dessert Day!
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Technology typically has its ups and downs. We love streaming, but hate slow connections. We threaten to break up with Facebook daily, but still check it at least 10 times a day (just admit it!). But when it comes to the conveniences technology brings to our Marina del Rey lifestyle—there’s zero downside. How can you complain about the ability to build your own burger on your tablet and pick it up a handful of minutes later? Or check-in or out of the Ritz Carlton with a tap of your fingertip? You can’t—technology is the pinnacle of convenience.
If you’ve been craving a stein of German beer and tirelessly searching for an Oom Pah Pah station on your Sirius radio, you’re not alone—because Oktoberfest fever has hit the Marina del Rey area in a massive way. So get your lederhosen and Dirndl dresses ready for action, because we have your local Oktoberfest guide right here. Willkommen to Oktoberfest 2014, Marina del Rey!