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August 25th, 2015

6 Fun Things to Do in Marina del Rey for $10 or Less

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:

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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!

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August 18th, 2015

Indulge at the Marina del Rey Food Truck Festival—This Saturday

Mark your calendars right now food truck foodies, because another Marina del Rey Food Truck Festival is happening this Saturday, August 22nd — and it’s definitely not to be missed. From 11 am to 3 pm, five of L.A.’s yummiest food trucks will be lined up at the corner of Via Marina and Tahiti Way to tempt your taste buds with a mix of awesome options (perhaps a Chicken Waffle sandwich with a red velvet cupcake chaser? Oh yeah.). So grab your favorite dining crew and get ready to treat yourself to some downright delicious street cuisine.

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August 11th, 2015

Make a Wish, Marina del Rey! The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Underway.

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Marina del Rey stargazers — get set for some awe-inspiring nature-action this month, because the Perseid Meteor Shower is underway! According to the super-smart planet experts, there won’t be an overabundance of moonlight to overshadow Perseid as it reaches its peak around August 12th and 13th, so we just may be able to see some of those spectacular shooting stars and cosmic fireballs right from Marina del Rey (as long as we find a spot without a ton of artificial light). EarthSky says the best time for viewing is after midnight, until right before dawn where you could see 50 or so meteors per hour — just look toward the northeastern sky and enjoy the show.

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August 4th, 2015

Best Spots to Celebrate National Golf Month Around Marina del Rey

August has arrived and for one big slice of the Marina del Rey population, that means one thing: Golf, golf and more golf. Afterall, it is National Golf Month, which unofficially means you have every excuse to throw responsibility to the wind and play those 18 holes whenever and wherever you want. Of course, you probably can’t jet to Pebble Beach on your lunch hour, but trust us, there are enough golfing options around town to soothe your golf cravings, brush up on your game, and celebrate National Golf Month like the star you are.

Here are four spots to check out that are just a handful of miles from our Marina paradise — take a look and by all means, go golf!