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Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica Summer Itinerary

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Vibrant seaside adventures ahead! Drive on down to Marina Del Rey Harbor and Santa Monica to immerse yourself in scenery straight out of a holiday brochure. Keep reading for a summer itinerary full of versatile activities!

Explore Marina del Rey Harbor: Fun fact, this is the largest man-made marina in the U.S. As such, there are a multitude of water-based activities to partake in.

  • Rent a kayak, paddleboard, or small sailboat for optimal marina exploration.

  • Photograph the luxurious yachts, picturesque waterfront homes, and mountains in the distance for your holiday scrapbook.

  • A harbor cruise or guided sailing tour makes for a leisurely and informative experience.

Visit Fisherman's Village: Located in the heart of Marina del Rey, Fisherman's Village offers a charming blend of dining, shopping, and entertainment.

  • Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenade and browse through the unique boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops.

  • Indulge in a delicious meal at one of the waterfront restaurants that offer fresh seafood and a picturesque view of the marina.

  • You can also enjoy live music from street performers, or take a harbor cruise departing from Fisherman's Village.

Explore Santa Monica Pier: Begin your Santa Monica adventure by visiting the legendary Santa Monica Pier.

  • Ride the Ferris wheel for a laid-back experience or switch it up and get your adrenaline pumping on the rollercoasters at Pacific Park.

  • Splurge on classic cotton candy or funnel cakes after testing your skills at carnival games.

Sunbathe on Santa Monica Beach: Santa Monica Beach is a beautiful stretch of sandy shoreline where you can relax and soak up the California sun. It really is a must-visit destination.

  • Take a refreshing swim in the ocean, rent a beach cruiser and bike along the beach path, or try your hand at beach volleyball, paddleboarding, or surfing.

Special Mentions

  • Explore the Marvin Braude Bike Trail: Ride along the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, which stretches through Marina del Rey. This paved path runs parallel to the coastline, providing impressive views of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Third Street Promenade: This pedestrian-only street hosts an array of shops. Street performers and musicians liven up the atmosphere with entertainment throughout the day. Rest your weary feet at a cafe or treat yourself to a yummy meal at one of the restaurants.

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