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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.

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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!

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May 8th, 2018

Have a Mother’s Day Brunch Fest in Marina del Rey

Brunch seems to be at the center of everyone’s Mother’s Day plans—and we definitely think it’s a tradition worth savoring this Sunday. Not only is it a downright delightful outing for the mom in your life, but it’s an excellent, guilt-free excuse to splurge on some of the best brunch food on the Westside! So, get gussied up, make a reservation, and treat your mother (or yourself) to a memorable Mother’s Day Sunday. Here’s the lowdown on your best options in and around Marina del Rey.

P.S. Lots of area restaurants have dog friendly patios, so if you’re a pet mom—inquire about their dog policy when you book an outdoor table. Afterall, you want all of your kids to celebrate with you!

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH OUTINGS—SUNDAY, MAY 13TH

Café del Rey
4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey
Prix Fixe Menu from 10:30am to 2pm/$52 per person

Café del Rey is featuring a three-course menu for Mother’s Day that looks simply divine. Choose a starter like Hamachi & Albacore Crudo or Vanilla Yogurt & Granola, and then move on to irresistible entrée options that range from Quiche Lorraine and Eggs Benedict to Vegetable Pasta and NY Roast Steak & Eggs. And yes, save room for dessert because chocolate ganache cake AND lemon tart are calling your name. Book online now or call 310.823.6395.

 

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May 1st, 2018

YOUR MARINA-STYLE MOTHER’S DAY GUIDE TO FUN

Mother’s Day is May 13th, Marina del Rey friends! And whether you’re a mom, a pet-mom or just someone with the best mom ever, a grand celebration should definitely be on your agenda. You have exactly 12 days until the holiday is here, which means there’s plenty of time to plan an amazing outing for the incredible mom in your life—complete with a show-stopping gift.

Ready for some awesome gift suggestions? (Hint…some just involve quality time!) We thought so. Check out these ideas—and remember moms out there: there’s no crime in treating yourself too!

GIVE A MANI PEDI TREAT

There are some amazing pampering destinations in Marina del Rey, so take advantage and treat mom (or yourself) to a great mani/pedi! Book the Nailbox’s fabulous Spatastic package for $80 or go to Ocean Nail Spa for a luxurious nail treatment, complete with their amazing massaging chairs. You can also head to Venice’s Marina Nail Spa to try an SNS nail treatment (packed with vitamins and minerals that actually strengthen your nails) or their Deluxe package that comes with a 15-minute hot stone foot massage.

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April 24th, 2018

YOUR CINCO DE MAYO GUIDE IN & AROUND MARINA DEL REY-MAY 5TH

The countdown to mariachis, margaritas and major fun is underway with Cinco de Mayo less than two weeks away! Plans are in the works all around Marina del Rey to celebrate the best of our Mexican-American culture—and if you love a good time, start mapping out your May 5th fiesta strategy right now. Here are some of your best Cinco de Mayo bets in Marina del Rey (and our neighboring towns!).

Image source: La Cabana

HISTORICAL VENICE CINCO DE MAYO PARADE

Hop on your bike and ride up the strand to see the colorful  Cinco de Mayo Parade, featuring dancers from the Ballet Folklorico Flor de Mayo, Aztec dancers, Charro Mariachi Band, the Venice High School Band, classic cars, and more. The fun will keep going until 6 pm at Oakwood Park (767 California Ave, Venice) where families can enjoy a lively Cinco de Mayo festival with music from Balance, tons of great Mexican food, piñatas, face painting, arts & crafts for kids, raffles, and a whole lot more.