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December 12th, 2017

Winter in Marina del Rey — 5 Ways to Celebrate the Coziest Season of the Year

It may feel like summer every day of the year in Marina del Rey, but don’t let that fool you—we definitely know how to do winter right. Sure, you can still SUP across the water and meditate on the beach, but you can also cozy up in a sweater and sip hot chocolate, take in beautiful holiday lights at the park, practice your figure 8s on the ice and toast s’mores by the fire. Boy, that all sounds pretty marvelous, doesn’t it? No wonder the song goes: “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”—it really kind of is!

Here are 5 indulgences that will instantly make you agree. Enjoy the season, everyone!

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December 5th, 2017

HAPPENING THIS SATURDAY: SNOW WONDER & THE MARINA DEL REY BOAT PARADE

The winter holiday festivities are already zooming into Marina del Rey and trust us, you don’t want to miss a second of the festivities. So, this Saturday, December 9th, gather up your kids, friends and heck, even your favorite co-workers—and head down to Burton Chace Park for the special Snow Wonder extravaganza, followed by the always-amazing 55th Annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade.

There should be a great crowd so make sure to head down on the early side to land a prime viewing spot for the evening’s fireworks display and boat parade.

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November 15th, 2017

5 THANKSGIVING DINING DESTINATIONS TO BOOK NOW IN & AROUND MARINA DEL REY

Thanksgiving is just eight days away, and it’s time to start making your plan for the most delicious holiday of the year. Ok, it’s not purely about the food — we know that. Gratitude and reflection are at the core of Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect time to be grateful for everything we have in our lives — like health, happiness, family, epic friendships, beautiful sunsets over the harbor, after-work strolls through Burton Chace Park, endless opportunities for brunch by the water and a host of restaurants around town that will slave over a hot stove to make sure you have an unforgettably delectable Thanksgiving meal (and no dishes to do!). Yes, that last one leads to maybe your most important decision of the week… which awesome Marina del Rey-area dining spot will have the pleasure of your company on November 23rd? We have FIVE can’t-beat suggestions you’ll want to mull over… and once you’ve made your choice, book soon! Reservations will be filling up fast.

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October 24th, 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! GET YOUR FILL OF CHILLS & THRILLS IN (AND AROUND) MARINA DEL REY

The Halloween countdown is underway, Marina del Rey — and starting this weekend, the spooky good times will begin right here in town (and all around us)! We’re talking about ghostly thrills, pirate chills, carnival shenanigans, trick or treat fun, spine-chilling (and super excellent) party cruises, and a whole lot more. Are you ready to revel in the Halloween merriment? Well, let’s get to it!

MARINA SPOOKTACULAR — OCTOBER 28TH & 29TH
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey

The ONLY place to be this weekend for awesome family-style Halloween fun is the Marina Spooktacular at Burton Chace Park. This event is going to be spine chillingly awesome for kids, adults, and even four-legged pals! Just some of the weekend highlights include a “Thriller” Dance Flash Mob (learn it and make MJ proud!); face painting and carnival games; pumpkin carving pros (plus free pumpkins and carving kits); Pirate Ship Tours during the day and Haunted Pirate Ship Tours at night; DJ entertainment; and more. Make sure to dress up too, because there will be a Costume Contest for people and pets on both Saturday & Sunday.

Bonus Info: The event is free but anyone who wants to take part in activities & rides will need to hand in a Liability Waiver Form. Best idea? Download the form, complete it early and bring it with you. That way, you’ll get in faster and down to the fun!

Esprit Marina

August 28th, 2017

5 Ways to Make the Most of Labor Day Weekend in & Around Marina del Rey

Labor Day weekend starts in just few days, marking the final curtain call for SUMMER 2017 in Marina del Rey. We’ve had a great time, haven’t we? Awesome beach days, yoga on the water, waterbus rides, outdoor movies, concerts in the park, Beach Eats, Sunday Fundays…yes, it’s been downright epic. So, how do we say goodbye to such a grand-slam summer? With a monumentally fun Labor Day weekend, of course.

Here is your guide to the best long holiday weekend to-dos in beautiful Marina del Rey and beyond!

Labor Day Beer & Bubbly Brunch Cruise — Monday, September 4th

The best part of a long weekend is that extra, wonderful day — Labor Day Monday. So, make it more than just a day to sleep in — book your spot on Hornblower’s snazzy, jazzy Labor Day Beer & Bubby Brunch Cruise! You’ll glide around the harbor for two luxurious hours on one of their gorgeous yachts, relax at a private table, and enjoy a huge buffet, free-flowing champagne and live music. It’s pretty spectacular and will sell out for sure — so purchase your tickets asap! The ship cruises from 12 pm to 2 pm on Monday, September 4. Adults: $68.95 + fees/Seniors & Military: $62.06 + fees/Kids 4 and up: $41.37 + fees.