Why We Love Marina del Rey
The seaside community of Marina del Rey is truly like no other. It's a major boating and water recreating area, situated in the Westside of Los Angeles just south of Santa Monica and Venice. Because of its proximity to the sea, Marina del Rey is popular amongst those who love the ocean. Residents and visitors alike love water activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, dining cruises, and yacht chartering. The marina itself was built to hold personal small boats and pleasure craft, and is surrounded by residential areas that hold high-rise condos, hotels, apartments, and restaurants. In addition, the marina is home to university resources, like USC's Information Sciences Institute, UCLA's Marina Aquatic Center, and Loyola Marymount's boathouse. It has two main parks: Burton Chace Park, which hosts community festivals, and Yvonne B. Burke Park, honoring a county supervisor.
Marina del Rey has a number of casual, friendly, outdoorsy activities for the whole family. While there's the obvious options of hanging out seaside, there's also fishing, dining cruising, and whale watching tours. The city is in close proximity to Dockweiler State Beach, where 60-80 fire pits are available for public use. A fresh farmers market occurs every Saturday, year-round, where local vendors sell fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, and more. Within the Marina del Rey area, there's also a number of places to enjoy music and dance. One of the best? Fisherman's Village, which hosts live bands every Saturday and Sunday afternoon!