"LOS ANGELES OCEAN PLAYGROUND" Top 5 Page for this destination Marina del Rey by travelgourmet

Marina del Rey Travel Guide: 85 reviews and 163 photos


Los Angeles, noted for traffic gridlock, angry motorists, and pollution, has a playground for the exhausted automobile drivers and overworked businesspeople, and it is called Marina Del Rey. Located near Santa Monica, by Venice Beach, the marina is an oasis of pleasure yachts, sailboats, and restaurants. Even a few hotels surround the marina. Many apartments, condos, and homes also are in the complex. If you just arrived at LAX and want to have a relaxing few hours, then head for Marina Del Rey and soak in the Pacific Ocean air and chill out.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great getaway from the hustle of Los Angeles
  • Cons:Sunday's can be crowded
  • In a nutshell:Wonderfully planned boat harbor in a city atmosphere
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  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2009 at 2:25 AM

    Sounds absolutely wonderful. Busy, but wonderful. Happy birthday!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Marina del Rey is a awesome area. Some of the best restaurants and views. Loved just strolling along in this area. Nice page!

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Nice tips and pictures.

  • MissyWQ's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 9:28 AM

    Good idea to get a boat ride around the Marina.

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2005 at 11:17 PM

    Larry, Very good and valued tips on MDR, and all are spot on! How about having the Gourmet rate Channel Islands Harbor seafood dining? Doug

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2004 at 12:30 PM

    Looks so nice, lovely pics, thanks

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2004 at 11:17 PM

    Rhis Shanghai red seems a must see place (not only "see" !)


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