August 25th, 2015
One of the best parts of living in Marina del Rey is that you have options. Lots and lots of options for fun, food, and entertainment at pretty much any price point you could want. For those who feel like spending some cash, you can easily fulfill your fancy cravings with an amazing harbor side dinner at one the Marina’s insanely good restaurants (Cast & Plow or Café del Rey instantly come to mind!). Or you could book one of Hornblower’s dreamy Champagne Brunch Cruises this Sunday for a small handful of Andrew Jacksons. Now we’re all for the glam fun now and then (how can we resist?) — but since we do live in a sweet, low-key coastal town, it’s nice to know that our little slice of paradise can deliver an awesome good time without having to dole out the big bucks. In fact, there’s a ton of stuff you can do for just $10 or less… seriously. It may be unheard of in this day and age, but let’s face it — not everywhere is as versatile and cool as Marina del Rey.
Ready for some ideas?
Alrighty, here are 6 things you can do this week in the Marina for just $10 or less:
1) TAKE THE HISTORICAL HARBOR TOUR
For $1 (yep, one dollar!), you can take a 45-minute cruise on a classic wooden yacht (run by Hornblower Cruises) all around the Marina del Rey harbor. It’s relaxing, it’s super pretty, and you’ll learn a whole lot about this fabulous town of ours.
2) GRAB A BITE AT BEACH EATS THURSDAY
For $10 or less, you can absolutely indulge in some Beach Eats food truck delicacies… especially this Thursday with Rock-N-Lou’s Pizza, Kimbobrex Sushi, Germany’s Famous Bratwurst, The Pudding Truck, Fair Game GFT and Roll’n Lobster taking over Mother’s Beach for the afternoon.
3) HAVE LUNCH AT THE FARMER’S MARKET SATURDAY
Can you eat at the Farmer’s Market for $10? For sure! You can grab some crepes, maybe a little Indian food, some farm-fresh fruit… go to town on the cheap!
4) RENT A BEACH CRUISER BIKE
Stop into Daniel’s Bike Shop in the Fisherman’s Village and rent a bike! For just $8, you can rent a sweet Beach Cruiser and pedal around the harbor for a solid hour.
5) GO FISHING AT MARINA DEL REY SPORTFISHING’S BAIT DOCK
If you have the gear and the license, Marina del Rey Sportfishing has the Bait Dock at your disposal for a great afternoon of fishing. For just $10, they’ll give you live bait and three hours of prime fishing time.
6) RIDE THE MDR WATERBUS BEFORE IT ENDS SEPTEMBER 7TH
For $10, you can ride the Marina del Rey Waterbus 10 TIMES before it wraps up its season on September 7th. So if you feel like heading to Burton Chace Park and you live on the other side of the channel, you can drop $1 for a fun little cruise to your destination. Stops include Fisherman’s Village, Burton Chace Park, Waterfront Walk, Mother’s Beach, Dolphin Marina, Esprit 1, Harbor at Marina Bay and Del Rey Landing.
What’s your favorite way to spend a low-key, low-cost day in the Marina? Let us know!