Marina del Rey is nestled along the coast of Los Angeles’ west side, located near such popular beach towns as Playa del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica. Popular for its waterfront location, this town boasts charming seaside Marina del Rey restaurants, hotels and shops as well as many recreational outdoor activities including sport fishing, ocean activities, bicycling and dining cruises. This makes the coastal town a perfect location for a weekend vacation, all situated in a charming town with irresistible allure.
Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey is the local attraction on the waterfront of the town. There are five restaurants including such popular spots as Shanghai Red’s and Sapori as well as a few souvenir shops and quick service cafes. In addition to the seaside attractions, there are many activities for all people ranging from taking a stroll around the marina, afternoon concerts featuring live bands as well as enjoying a drink and some food at one of the waterside restaurants.
Sport fishing And Other Ocean Activities
Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey is a great spot for both sport fishing as well as other ocean activities including boating and gondola rides. There are morning, afternoon and twilight excursions available for sport fishing with the opportunity to catch halibut, yellowtail, sea bass and more. With both charters utilizing knowledgeable guides on hand, as well as unskippered private boat rentals to choose from, people have the ability to create their own fishing experience.
There is also an array of ocean activities with the option of renting an electric boat, sailboat, kayak, powerboat, jet ski or stand up board from the Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey. Hourly, half day and full day rentals are available to ensure there is an activity for everyone.
For a special occasion, vacationers can enjoy a romantic gondola cruise on an Italian gondola, complete with pillows, music, lamps, gondolier, appetizers and drinks.
Bicycling On The Coast
Renting bikes and skates are a great way to see the sites and get some exercise along the coastal trails. People often like to ride on the 22-mile coastal South Bay Bicycle Trail or pack a picnic and either head south to Playa del Rey or north to Venice and Santa Monica.
Dining Cruises And Harbor Tours For Everyone
For a more laid back option, there are a variety of dining cruises that go through the scenic waterways of the coast offering such features as breathtaking views, delicious meals, cocktails and specific activities. There are dining cruises for everyone including Friday and Saturday night dinner and dance cruises, Sunday Champagne brunch cruises, Summer Sunset Cocktail cruises along with sunset sails and jazz cruises.
Hour-long harbor tours are also available and allow vacationers to see the beauty of the beaches from the water, enjoy the marine life and relax. Day trips to the popular destination of Catalina Island from Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey on a high-speed catamaran are also available seasonally.
From activities on the beach to water sports and fishing, Marina del Rey offers vacationers a wide array of both relaxing and adventurous activities to create a perfect weekend getaway.