Exploring Marina Del Rey

As one of Southern California’s most prized recreational areas, Marina Del Rey boasts being the largest man made small boat harbors in America. Marina del rey also has the highest density of restaurant seating in one-square mile area, outside New York City.

In Marina del Rey you’ll find warm beaches, beautiful harbors and is an ideal home base for your L.A. stay being just minutes from LAX and all the excitement of Los Angeles, Venice Beach and Santa Monica.

Local things to do and see:

  • Rent a bike and ride along 26 miles of coastal trails with the Ocean and Marina’s unbeatable backdrop.
  • Savor the sunset on a harbor cruise.
  • Walk to the famous Venice Boardwalk to check out the people.
  • Go on a sports fishing adventure.
  • Hang gliding off Dockweiler beach.
  • Venice Pier, walk to the end and see local fisherman and watch the surfers.
  • Outdoor concerts at Burton Chase Park & Fisherman’s Village.
  • Gondola rides in the Marina.
  • Skate board park on the beach at 1800 Ocean Front Walk.
  • Surf the Venice Breakwater, an acclaimed local surf spot, located north of the Venice Pier and Lifeguard Headquarters

Restaurants we like:


12 Washington
2 Washington Blvd. (310) 822-5566
Wonderful food, try crispy duck Dinner only

Siamese Garden
301 Washington Blvd. (310) 821-0098
Intimate Thai, Dinner only. Reserve booth with curtain

Café Del Rey
4451 Admiralty Way (310) 823-6395
Lunch, Dinner and great Brunch

Mercedes
14 Washington Blvd. (310) 577-0035
Good Healthy Cuban food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Akbar
3115 Washington Blvd. (310) 574-0666
Good, light Indian Cuisine Lunch and Dinner

C & O Trattoria
31 Washington Place (310) 823-9491
Italian Big singing party atmosphere Lunch & Dinner