Welcome to Marina Del Rey
A unique Los Angeles harbor community steps from the beach
Fresh ocean breezes. The whisper of gulls flapping overhead and waves lapping against gently rocking boats. The dazzling sunset sky streaked with neon pinks and purples. This is Marina Del Rey.
Once a quiet boating hamlet with nary a building in sight, Marina Del Rey has catapulted into one of LA’s most luxurious neighborhoods, earning itself a rather regal title: the Gem of Los Angeles. Burton W. Chace, also known as the Father of the Marina, was captivated by this former marshland when he began working in Los Angeles in the mid-1920s and saw its potential to be a marina-inspired residential community. Today, this stylish harbor town features a laid-back elegance, a strong family-friendly feel, sleek new construction condos with luxe amenities, and sprawling, beach-adjacent homes with rooftop decks and stunning ocean views.
What to Love
- Beautiful harbor vistas
- Beachfront walkability
- A tranquil, relaxed atmosphere
- A vast network of bike paths and trails
People & Lifestyle
Life in the harbor means ample opportunity to appreciate the sights and sounds of the sea. Whether you get out on the water with a kayak or luxury yacht, Marina Del Rey encourages a breezy lifestyle of wellness and relaxation. Situated on the Marvin Braude Bike Trail
, with easy access to Burton W. Chace Park
, Marina Del Rey invites residents to enjoy Southern California’s balmy weather and scenic views from both land and sea.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Marina Del Rey is coveted for its relaxed atmosphere, but this is still a Los Angeles enclave, lending it a well-deserved culinary cache. A scratch menu and seasonal, locally sourced ingredients define the hip J Nichols Kitchen
. Start the day with their house-smoked salmon omelet, or settle in for a cozy dinner with friends and enjoy the classic wedge salad and filet mignon. The sparkling marina views at UOVO
are almost as stunning as the menu of sumptuous Italian cuisine. The fresh, handmade pasta is the star of the show here, from classics like Pomodoro and Arrabiata to the silky carbonara and delicate tagliatelle with artichokes and olive oil. Set in the elegant Marina del Rey Hotel
offers unparalleled ambiance and scenic harbor views. Visit for happy hour and enjoy sunset vistas along with your creamy avocado dip and ahi tuna tartare.
Marina Del Rey’s best shopping can be found at the elegant Waterside
, a sun-drenched, open-air complex showcasing bistros, boutiques, and spa services. Get a healthy start to the day at Kreation Organic
, outfit your wardrobe at chic M.Fredric
, or enjoy the ultraluxe facial treatments at Beauty Collection
Things to Do
Boasting an atmosphere quite unlike any other Los Angeles neighborhood, Marina Del Rey sets the bar for having it all. With its tranquil harbor setting and access to all the sophisticated city amenities on display in LA, Marina Del Rey offers an elegant residential oasis with strong community ties. The 4th of July Fireworks
celebration is always a crowd-pleaser, and there are plenty of spots to take in the show. Watch the dazzling display from almost anywhere in town, like the array of waterfront restaurants
, the family-centric Fisherman's Village,
or even charter a boat
for a private fete. Later on in the year, ring in the holiday season with the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
. One of LA’s best holiday events, this nautical promenade invites boat owners to deck out their boats with the biggest and brightest holiday lights and decor before cruising the harbor, delighting spectators.