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April 17th, 2018

HOW TO SPEND EARTH DAY WEEKEND IN AND AROUND MARINA DEL REY

Be the Change You Want to See!

This Sunday, April 22, is the 48th annual Earth Day—the one day of the year we officially show some love to our gorgeous, miraculous planet. The catalyst of the very first event in 1970 was a pretty ghastly oil spill in the Santa Barbara channel back in 1969. The devastation was so powerful, it spurred modern environmentalism and prompted major changes in policy. Today, Earth Day serves as a crucial reminder that protecting our environment is still a monumental priority—and it makes its impact through events that educate, create awareness and highlight green volunteer opportunities all over the world. And yep, that includes in and around Marina del Rey! You ready to honor Earth Day all weekend long?

Here are just some of the ways to honor this meaningful celebration—Saturday and Sunday.

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April 10th, 2018

WEEKEND CRUISING: YOUR BEST BOATING EXCURSIONS IN MARINA DEL REY

The last couple weeks have been a wee bit cool on our side of town, and while it’s still gorgeous as ever—it’s been feeling less like a west coast spring and more like a Midwest autumn. Well, this week, the tides are turning, people. We’re soaring into some perfect 70s temps…and we think that’s the perfect excuse for a sunshine celebration this weekend. What do we have in mind? Boating, of course! And in Marina del Rey, there are some outstanding opportunities available to do it up right.

Splurge on a Yacht Charter
Duchess Yacht: 14120 Tahiti Way, Marina del Rey
Paradise Bound: 4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey

If you really want to treat yourself like royalty for the day (and celebrate the sunshine), splurge on a yacht for the day with friends. Marina del Rey has premium charter services like The Duchess Yacht Charters (featuring a luxurious 63-foot yacht plus captain and crew!). They have a three-hour Harbor Cruise that is perfect for the weekend, and if you have three pals to accompany you, the cost would only be $100 per person. Not bad for a day of lavish cruising. Paradise Bound Yacht Charters is another favorite in Marina del Rey, and right now, they have some great specials like a $55 per hour/per person two-hour charter on their 42-foot Silver Eagle Sailing Yacht (with Captain Alex). They also offer 20% off for active duty and retired military.

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April 3rd, 2018

Marina del Rey’s Best Brew Stops for New Beer’s Eve & National Beer Day

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I think this would be a good time for a beer.”  — Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 22, 1933 (The day Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law)

We couldn’t agree more, FDR! This Friday night (starting at midnight) and all-day Saturday are two must-celebrate beer-a-licious holidays: New Beer’s Eve and National Beer Day. Here’s the history—you see, way back in 1920, beer, wine and alcohol were deemed illegal in the United States, and the dreaded Prohibition was born (and lasted for 13 long years). But on April 7th, 1933, the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect and to the relief of thirsty Americans everywhere, beer was legalized again. (Tidbit: Not to be mistaken for Repeal Day on December 5th, which officially put an end to Prohibition once and for all!)

Anyway, here’s the point: this weekend’s beer holidays commemorate the glorious day when taverns and breweries opened their doors and gave customers want they’d been craving for years—BEER! So, starting at midnight on Friday, it’s your turn to pay tribute by indulging in a frosty, frothy brew at one of Marina del Rey’s awesome beer-friendly establishments.

Here are five spots you must check out this weekend. Just remember, moderation is key…so drink responsibly, beer lovers!

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March 27th, 2018

SPRING HOLIDAY BRUNCH OUTINGS IN MARINA DEL REY

The spring holiday season has arrived and in addition to Easter Bunny photo opps, fun local egg hunts, and an excuse to eat chocolate, there’s one holiday tradition in particular you don’t want to miss—Easter Brunch in Marina del Rey. All of your favorite harbor-side restaurants are featuring special menus and dishes to satisfy every craving and palette—and we have your guide to the best right here. Make your reservations soon and enjoy a festive Sunday brunch!

Image Source: Beachside Restaurant