March 14th, 2017
Brush off those lederhosen and dirndls boys and girls because the Irish eyes are smiling down on us March 17th when — you guessed it — St. Patrick’s Day arrives! There are so many ways to celebrate in and around town, like going on the lash with the lads and lassies, hitting a pub that’s jammers or having a gas out on the harbor (yeah, we’ve got the Irish lingo down). You ready for some Marina del Rey-style craic? Take a look at some of your best options below, choose wisely and then have the best Irish holiday ever. Remember, if you’re planning on getting langered, arrange an Uber or Lyft to shuttle you about town. Safety first! Cheers to Paddy Day shenanigans!
4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey
February 7th, 2017
Today is February 7th — and that means if you’re a Valentine’s Day fan, you have ONE short week to get your romance agenda in order. The classic red roses and chocolates is always a solid starter. But from there, how about taking it to the next level with some seriously romantic gestures right here in Marina del Rey? You’ve got to admit this town is ready-made for this wonderfully sweet holiday with magical harbor sunsets, a tranquil beach, a beautiful park and so much more.
If you’re looking for some ideas, oh boy, we’ve got them. So take a look, get your tablet out and prepare to make your reservations pronto (seriously, they go quickly!). You’re about to give your #1 date a Valentine’s Day they’ll always remember. Have fun!
January 23rd, 2017
“PIE.” Just the word brings a smile to your face, doesn’t it? There’s a reason for that — pie is one of the greatest creations on the planet. And guess what? Monday (TODAY!), January 23rd is National Pie Day — aka: the day it’s almost patriotic to dive fork-first into some flaky, sweet pie goodness.
To celebrate, you’re obviously obliged to have at least one slice for yourself, but you can also honor the holiday by hosting a pie party after work, surprising friends or co-workers with a pie, giving a pie to the local fire or police station (as a thank you for their selfless work) or brush up on your pie baking skills just for the fun of it!
December 27th, 2016
Ready to bid a fond farewell to the wild, wacky and wonderful 2016? Then hold on to your party hats, Marina del Rey, because there are a zillion epic ways to welcome the New Year in and around this fantastic town of ours. We have amazing dinners, fab parties, champagne cruises and yes, breathtaking fireworks all happening on December 31st — and man, it’s going to be a good time.
So take a look at your best options and start making plans now because when it comes to New Year’s razzle dazzle, Marina del Rey is smack dab in the middle of it all.
NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS
New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Burton Chace Park
Grab the family, load up your lawn chairs, and pack a picnic for the quintessentially-cool Marina New Year celebration at Burton Chace Park. Starting at 7 pm, a live broadcast of CNN’s Live from Times Square (with Anderson Cooper and zany Kathy Griffin) will be streaming on the jumbo screen, leading up to the traditional Time Square ball drop countdown at 8:59:30 pm and fireworks! Then, at 11:59:30 pm, we’ll have our own West Coast countdown to the New Year and, you guessed it, a second gorgeous fireworks display lighting up the sky over the harbor. Address: 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.
December 19th, 2016
The jolliest time of the year is quickly approaching and while the super organized have their plans set in stone, a lot of us are furiously tapping our way through online gift guides, wrapping presents like Santa’s busiest elf and still deciding “do I cook or do I book?” Well, we happen to lean on the side of booking reservations for the holidays. Think of it this way — you’ve already shopped, wrapped and decorated — do you really want to be knee deep in dishes, too? Plus, when you consider just how many fantastic restaurants are serving up holiday and holiday eve meals in and around Marina del Rey, it’s a seriously irresistible option.
Think we’re kidding? Take a look at the spectacular list below and tell us you’d still rather go the home-cooking route (no judgment if you do — we bet your home-cooked spread will be nothing short of fabulous!). But if you’re on-board with the dining-out idea, make your reservations asap because the joy of dining-out for the holidays is kind of the worst-kept secret ever. Happy Holiday Dining, everyone!