5 Reasons To Visit Marina Del Rey ~ #ILoveMDR


Are you looking for the perfect spot for your next seaside vacation? Look no more - I’ve got you covered. Book a trip to Marina Del Rey, and you won’t be disappointed. This hidden gem is considered the waterfront playground for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, and it’s incredibly easy to see why. Despite its small size - only two square miles - there’s a ton to see and do here, making it an excellent spot to explore.

Not sure why Marina Del Rey is the vacation destination for you?  Here are five reasons you’ll want to book a trip to Marina Del Rey:

We were invited as guests of  Marina Del Rey, but all opinions are ours alone.


THE LOCATION 
If you’re looking to explore the area, Marina Del Rey makes a perfect starting point. Situated just south of Venice Beach and Santa Monica, you have easy access to some of the most famous and picturesque beaches and boardwalks in the nation. You don’t have to travel much further to find Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Redondo Beach, and other well-known destinations.

THE ACTIVITIES 
Afraid of getting bored on vacation? That won’t happen at Marina Del Rey. There are lots of different ways to have fun here - especially if you love the water. Rent a stand-up paddleboard and test your balance, or choose a kayak or canoe for a more leisurely option. Rather spend your time on a proper boat? You can do that, too! From brunch and dinner cruises to fishing excursions, there are several options for you and your family to enjoy.

And if you’d rather stay on dry land? From shopping to biking and everything in between, you won’t be bored.



THE RESTAURANTS 
Love to eat? You won’t be disappointed in Marina Del Rey. They’ve managed to pack an impressive number of restaurants within its radius, and you can find options ranging from upscale Italian to laid-back seafood bites to fill up when you’re feeling hungry. From well-known chains like Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen to local spots like Tony P's and the aptly-named Killer Shrimp Restaurant and Bar, I won’t blame you if you have a hard time narrowing down your options while you’re there!

Want a meal with a view? You can get that, too as it isn’t hard to find a spot with a view of the marina.


THE ATMOSPHERE 
The moment you arrive at Marina Del Rey, you feel it. You’re on vacation. Despite being so close to some of the wealthiest pockets in the country - not to mention, lots of celebrities - Marina Del Rey feels incredibly laid-back and relaxed. Slow down and stroll along the marina, sip a cocktail on a patio as the sun sets, or enjoy a leisurely bike ride by the beach. Whatever you do, just know you won’t have to rush!

THE OUTDOORS
If you love spending time outside, Marina Del Rey is the place to do it. Blessed by beautiful weather year-round, there’s no excuse to spend your days stuck in a hotel room. Instead, you can spend your time outside, admiring the water. Aside from the marina, the town is also home to the Ballona Wetlands, a rare tidal wetland habitat that’s been preserved in the area for all to appreciate.


From the laid-back vibe to the abundance of things to see and do, you won’t regret a trip to Marina Del Rey.