After you’ve gobbled down your Thanksgiving entrée, indulged in many-a-pie slice and then taken the obligatory nap, there’s only one thing left to do to make your Thanksgiving weekend complete—Black Friday Shopping! Every year, 92.1 million people hit the stores the day after Thanksgiving, taking advantage of some of the most insanely good deals of the year. And with Marina del Rey’s prime location near shopping meccas like Santa Monica and Culver City, a whole lot of us are definitely joining in.
Thanksgiving is just eight days away and for a lot of people out there, the holiday chores have already begun. Making up the guest list, shopping for the gazillion grocery items, planning out the table decorations, clearing your schedule for two days of cooking… there’s a lot to do before November 27th! Unless, of course, you’re the low-maintenance Thanksgiving reveler—that special sect of Holiday dinner fans that make reservations, not dinner. Let’s face it, dining out for Thanksgiving has some advantages—no slaving over the hot stove, no dirty dishes to contend with, no holiday guests lingering into the wee hours and—the biggest advantage of all—amazing, chef-prepared Thanksgiving holiday feasts. And those aforementioned feasts are available all over the Marina del Rey-area at some of our most amazing restaurants (and cruise ships!).
The holiday season is upon us and for many of us that means traveling to be with family. According to Airlines for America, LAX is predicted to be the second busiest airport in the nation during November 21st through December 2nd. So we thought we’d help you get your planning in order and make travel easier with some of our favorite travel tips and gizmos.
Who doesn’t love late fall in Marina del Rey? While much of the country is shivering through freezing temperatures (seriously…40-degree highs? Brrr!), we’re coasting through to Thanksgiving with some sweet summer temps. The only advantage colder climates may have on us is the ability to indulge in one of cold’s best past times—Outdoor Ice Skating. If only there was a way to take to the ice without having to immerse ourselves in those frigid glacial temps. Guess what, ice-skating fans—there is a way. Because ICE at Santa Monica is back!
It’s time to put democracy in action, Marina del Rey—because tomorrow is Voting Day. So set your alarms, drink your coffee and hurry to the polls to get your vote in for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Senate, U.S. Representative…. you get the picture, there’s a lot of important decisions to be made. And we get to help make them! Remember, polls open at 7 a.m. sharp and close at 8 p.m.—so you’ll have plenty of time to fill out your ballot, take a selfie of your “I voted!” sticker and then get on with your day (or night). It’s such an important responsibility (and honor) so don’t forget!