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August 22nd, 2017

GIVE A WAG AND A SMILE: IT’S NATIONAL DOG DAY IN MARINA DEL REY

Dogs are, without a doubt, one of the best creations in the universe. Their adorable-ness knows no limits. They’re incredibly loyal, and they’re the perfect blend of smart and hilarious. In other words, they’re the perfect BFFs — and if anybody deserves a holiday celebrating their innate greatness, it’s them. Well guess what? This Saturday, August 26th is National Dog Day and that means it’s our duty in Marina del Rey to honor the canine kingdom and give thanks for every wag, lick and smile they give us.

Since we’re smack dab in the middle of such a wonderfully dog-friendly area, there are a ton of ways to celebrate your pooch in and around the Marina. Take a peek at some of our favorite ideas and get ready to treat your best buddy to a day out on the town. (If you’re wanting a dog and haven’t found your soul mate yet, scroll down to the bottom to see some great adoption options in the area. Your future BFF is out there!)

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August 8th, 2017

THE BEST SUMMER HAPPY HOUR DESTINATIONS IN MARINA DEL REY

Happy Hours are one of those sensational summer traditions that never, ever go out of style. They’re great deals, they’re awesome after-work AND after-play outings — and if you do them Marina del Rey-style — they’re typically accompanied by spectacular water views (which somehow makes the happiest happy hour seem even …. well, happier!) So, in the spirit of this fun-filled, much-loved cultural institution (that rocks even more in the hottest season), we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Marina del Rey Happy Hour hotspots. Take a look and by all means, indulge in the deals and enjoy!

Beachside Restaurant Cocktails

Beachside Restaurant Cocktails

SALT
13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey

The Marina del Rey Hotel’s SALT is a favorite happy hour spot in town, framed by our town’s signature waterside views (of course!), plus sleek bar seating and a sweet outdoor patio (with lots of fire pit action). Happy hour goodness happens every single day from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.

Special Menu Highlights: $9 Fish tacos • $12 Shish Kebob • $8 Avocado hummus • $7 Chopped salad

Drink Specials: Nice selection of $5 drafts or bottled beer • $6 glass of house wine • $8 well cocktails

Events

August 1st, 2017

NATIONAL PICNIC MONTH: WHERE TO FILL YOUR BASKETS IN AND AROUND MARINA DEL REY

It’s National Picnic Month, Marina del Rey! August is here and summer is in its prime, which means it’s the perfect time to honor this great, outdoor tradition. We have so many awesome spots to picnic in and around town, like Burton Chace Park, Mother’s Beach, Del Rey Lagoon, Santa Monica’s Palisades Park or even Venice Beach (with its endless entertainment!). Heck, if you live at one of the Marina’s gorgeous waterfront communities, you can even picnic poolside (just remember, no glass containers)!

So, there are your can’t-go-wrong picnic setting considerations. But how about the picnic itself? Are you going to pack some PB&J and call it a day? Or opt for something a little more decadent from one of the irresistible carryout dining destinations nearby? If you prefer the latter (aka: the easy route), we have some ideas to help you out. Here are five of the best picnic-satisfying restaurants to try for your National Picnic Month outing. Cheers!

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July 12th, 2017

National Ice Cream Day Alert: 6 Outstanding Ice Cream Shops in Marina del Rey & Beyond

Get ready for the coolest, creamiest, most delicious Sunday of the year, everyone — because July 16 is National Ice Cream Day! This delightfully-official holiday (well, for ice-cream lovers, anyway) demands one thing and one thing only: that you happily consume at least one scoop of your most favorite, delectable ice cream flavor on Sunday. Mint chocolate chip, salted caramel, strawberry-cilantro-lime-cheesecake, vegan cinnamon date …. whatever you love, it’s time to give in to the craving.

To get you on your way, here are six must-try shops in and around Marina del Rey that will get the job done. PS July is Ice Cream MONTH, too — so feel free to keep the ice cream party going—all month long. 

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June 20th, 2017

5 Ways to Kick Off an Epic Summer in Marina del Rey

Happy First Day of Summer! The season of the sun is officially upon us and it’s time to get a handle on all of the epic summer fun in store for us in Marina del Rey. Concerts, picnics, pool parties, harbor cruises — it’s all happening. And we don’t want to miss a moment of it. Ready to start scheduling? Here’s what’s on the agenda (so far).

Summer Concert Series at Burton Chace Park 

Symphonic Thursdays and Pop Saturdays start rocking our world in just a couple weeks and there are some great names on the lineup. For classical music lovers, the Marina del Rey Symphony will perform starting July 6 with special soloists and guests that will seriously dazzle. Plus, Glee superstar and amazing performer Matthew Morrison will be hitting the Symphonic stage on August 3 — so definitely mark that date in your calendar. As far as Pop Saturdays go – Grammy award-winning R&B artist Joe will kick off the season on July 15th, followed by the great Alejandro Escovedo on July 29th, Indie legends Yo La Tengo on August 12 and Jazz master Arturo Sandoval on August 26th.