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June 12th, 2018

MARINA LIFE IS A PICNIC—PACK A BASKET TO CELEBRATE JUNE 18TH

Good news, summer fans—it’s picnic season! Prime time to pack up a luscious meal and head to a gorgeous outdoor spot for some open-air fun. If you want to follow true picnic protocol, then your first outing of the season should definitely be on International Picnic Day—June 18th. Sure, that falls on a Monday but that shouldn’t stop you! Get creative and make a plan for a team picnic with co-workers. Or have a Monday evening picnic dinner with friends or your honey. All it takes is a great location, good food and your favorite company. And we can help with the first two.

 

WHERE TO PICNIC LIKE A PRO (PLUS RECIPE INSPIRATION)

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June 5th, 2018

GET TO KNOW THE MARINA’S REAL LOCALS DURING NATIONAL AQUARIUM MONTH

If you live in Marina del Rey, you not only have access to one of the best lifestyles in the universe, but you have an entire fascinating, awesome other world practically outside your door—that big blue wonderful ocean. There are so many brilliant creatures milling around in the harbor and beyond, yet we don’t often get a chance to really “see” them and learn about how cool they really are. Well here’s some good news—it’s National Aquarium Month right now. So, you have a perfect reason to play hooky and treat yourself to a day at one of the spectacular aquariums nearby.

Here are four of the best aquariums within easy proximity of Marina del Rey. Take your friends, take your kids, take yourself—and experience marine life in all its amazing glory.

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May 22nd, 2018

YOUR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND GUIDE: MARINA DEL REY + BEYOND

The Memorial Day holiday is just around the corner (May 25 to 28!). And if you’re not one of the 3 million+ Angelenos skedaddling out of town for that long, wonderful weekend, chances are you’re in the market for some great local happenings. Well look no further, friends—because we’ve got your fun right here. From pool parties and cruises to family festivals and more, your (unofficial) start of summer is poised for greatness this year.

 

Hornblower Memorial Day Cruises
13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey

When it comes to memorable, gorgeous holiday outings, you can’t beat a Hornblower Cruise—so definitely check out their awesome array of Memorial Day Cruises. Reserve your private table for their brunch or dinner cruises during the long weekend and you’ll enjoy a fun-filled atmosphere with fabulous food (brunch buffet or four-course dinner), champagne, music and more, including those beautiful harbor views.

Book now because spots are filling up fast (Saturday’s Champagne Brunch Cruise is already sold out!). Visit their website for reservations, menu samples and cruise times!

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May 15th, 2018

DOUBLE YOUR WEEKEND FUN AT BURTON CHACE PARK, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

This weekend is your chance to get up close and personal with your favorite Westside town—Marina del Rey! Gather up your favorite pals and head to Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) for two super fun, FREE events: MarinaFest (both Saturday & Sunday) and Discover Marina del Rey Day (Sunday only). Between the two, there will be a serious cornucopia of good times happening.

Want some details? Check it out:

DISCOVER MARINA DEL REY DAY

The celebration starts at 10am, Sunday, May 20 and will feature a full day of new discoveries, family friendly activities, live music and more. A bunch of great local organizations will have booths on-site with info on health, safety and the environment, plus visitors can enjoy kayaking in the harbor, arts & crafts, amazing Marionette shows, kids’ rides, and other fun to-dos for all ages, including a lively Drum Circle from 3:30pm to 5pm.

Event tips

-Register for a free Eventbrite ticket online, which includes the liability waiver (you’ll get into the event faster). If you don’t, you could hit slow-moving lines at the entrance.

-Come hungry because there will be a nice selection of gourmet food trucks on-site!