Guidebook for Marina del Rey

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Local focal point and beautiful ocean views.
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Venice Fishing Pier
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Local focal point and beautiful ocean views.
This beach is amazing, because it doesn't have the Venice Boardwalk behind it. Feels more private - best kept secret in Santa Monica Bay.
Lighthouse Beach
4298 Ocean Front Walk
This beach is amazing, because it doesn't have the Venice Boardwalk behind it. Feels more private - best kept secret in Santa Monica Bay.

Food Scene

This area is where the restaurants and bars are on Washington - perfect after a day at beach. C&O is a no-nonsense pasta place which is very recommendable and affordable.
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C&O Trattoria
31 Washington Boulevard
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This area is where the restaurants and bars are on Washington - perfect after a day at beach. C&O is a no-nonsense pasta place which is very recommendable and affordable.
Amazing views of the Marina and some high-end cocktails and dining at this location.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way
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Amazing views of the Marina and some high-end cocktails and dining at this location.
Bar and restaurant area walking very close to the condo complex.
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Tony P's Dockside Grill
4445 Admiralty Way
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Bar and restaurant area walking very close to the condo complex.
This is a trendy, new-age Italian place with craft cocktails and great designer atmosphere
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Scopa Italian Roots
2905 Washington Blvd
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This is a trendy, new-age Italian place with craft cocktails and great designer atmosphere
This is literally steps away from the complex. It is not very happening, but the atmosphere is inviting and there is a fireplace in the lounge area. The tables outside overlook the Marina. Great for brunch or a drink.
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Cast & Plow
4375 Admiralty Way
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This is literally steps away from the complex. It is not very happening, but the atmosphere is inviting and there is a fireplace in the lounge area. The tables outside overlook the Marina. Great for brunch or a drink.
Quintessential SoCal restaurant with excellent kitchen and a bit of scene. Hard to get in - reservations recommended.
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Gjelina
1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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Quintessential SoCal restaurant with excellent kitchen and a bit of scene. Hard to get in - reservations recommended.
Quintessential SoCal restaurant with excellent kitchen and a bit of scene. Hard to get in - reservations recommended.
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The Tasting Kitchen
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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Quintessential SoCal restaurant with excellent kitchen and a bit of scene. Hard to get in - reservations recommended.
This is a vegan place if you are into that - I like the atmosphere. Very "Cali" design. It's a popular and happening place. They don't accept reservations. They don't a liquor license, so their drinks are "skinny", but wine is normal :)
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The Butcher's Daughter
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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This is a vegan place if you are into that - I like the atmosphere. Very "Cali" design. It's a popular and happening place. They don't accept reservations. They don't a liquor license, so their drinks are "skinny", but wine is normal :)
This is one of my favorite places with hearty vegan locally sourced dishes and good drinks.
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Cafe Gratitude
512 Rose Ave
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This is one of my favorite places with hearty vegan locally sourced dishes and good drinks.
Icecream par excellence, with some weird and interesting seasonal flavors as well!
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Salt & Straw
1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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Icecream par excellence, with some weird and interesting seasonal flavors as well!
This place is very "Venice" where local techies as well as Venice-bound Hollywood celebrities come for brunch and drinks. Atmospheric.
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The Rose Cafe & Restaurant
220 Rose Ave
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This place is very "Venice" where local techies as well as Venice-bound Hollywood celebrities come for brunch and drinks. Atmospheric.
A lower grade but hearty food joint right on the Paradise Cove beach (outside tables are in the sand). Must dine in the cafe not to pay through the nose for parking. Reservations recommended. Very Malibu.
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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
28128 Pacific Coast Hwy
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A lower grade but hearty food joint right on the Paradise Cove beach (outside tables are in the sand). Must dine in the cafe not to pay through the nose for parking. Reservations recommended. Very Malibu.
If you are planning a day trip to Malibu, I recommend the cafe on the pier early in the day (no wait), with nice views of the all popular and iconic Surfrider beach, locally grown and organic food, and some beautiful California sun (or marine layer as the case may be!)
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Malibu Pier
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
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If you are planning a day trip to Malibu, I recommend the cafe on the pier early in the day (no wait), with nice views of the all popular and iconic Surfrider beach, locally grown and organic food, and some beautiful California sun (or marine layer as the case may be!)
For some stiff NY-like coffee and bagels, this place is good to grab somethings quick and savory. Starbucks' shops abound nearby as well
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Noah's Bagels
548 Washington Boulevard
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For some stiff NY-like coffee and bagels, this place is good to grab somethings quick and savory. Starbucks' shops abound nearby as well

Sightseeing

Originally the reason why Venice is called Venice! Beautiful houses and landscaping in a picturesque canal setting. Perfect for those profile photos!
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Venice Canals
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Originally the reason why Venice is called Venice! Beautiful houses and landscaping in a picturesque canal setting. Perfect for those profile photos!
I'm including this in Arts and Culture, because this is quintessential Venice Beach - perfect for people watching, hanging out, soaking up sun, various foods, shopping for arts and crafts and picture opportunities.
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Venice Beach Boardwalk
1800 Ocean Front Walk
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I'm including this in Arts and Culture, because this is quintessential Venice Beach - perfect for people watching, hanging out, soaking up sun, various foods, shopping for arts and crafts and picture opportunities.
Expansive ocean views (together with Ocean Ave park), as well as an amusement park, and generally a place with lots to do.
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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
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Expansive ocean views (together with Ocean Ave park), as well as an amusement park, and generally a place with lots to do.

Drinks & Nightlife

Our favorite wine bar and also the beginning of the Abbot Kinney night-life and boutique shopping / gallery area of Venice
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Zinqué
600 Venice Boulevard
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Our favorite wine bar and also the beginning of the Abbot Kinney night-life and boutique shopping / gallery area of Venice
This is a newer "local" brewery (it's a chain, but the brewery is right on site) with a fairly nice bar and restaurant scene with bar food. Their brews selection is excellent, though, and is a good place to go watch a sporting event.
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Firestone Walker Brewing Company - The Propagator
3205 Washington Blvd
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This is a newer "local" brewery (it's a chain, but the brewery is right on site) with a fairly nice bar and restaurant scene with bar food. Their brews selection is excellent, though, and is a good place to go watch a sporting event.
This is quintessential Santa Monica / Los Angeles nightlife - beautiful people abound. I go there for the atmosphere - it is a nicely stylized place where "someone's" bungalows have been made into a bar / club. On Fri and Sat there is way too many people, and is too sceny. I prefer to go on Wed or Thu.
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The Bungalow
101 Wilshire Boulevard
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This is quintessential Santa Monica / Los Angeles nightlife - beautiful people abound. I go there for the atmosphere - it is a nicely stylized place where "someone's" bungalows have been made into a bar / club. On Fri and Sat there is way too many people, and is too sceny. I prefer to go on Wed or Thu.
This is a historical cocktail bar with live music (check what's on on the night). The bar scene is strong, and downstairs they sometimes have very good DJ's come through. On Sundays, they sometimes have local radio station KCRW DJs do a set (who are excellent at curating the music of various genre's).
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Townhouse Venice
52 Windward Ave
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This is a historical cocktail bar with live music (check what's on on the night). The bar scene is strong, and downstairs they sometimes have very good DJ's come through. On Sundays, they sometimes have local radio station KCRW DJs do a set (who are excellent at curating the music of various genre's).
This is cool spot not many people know about. It's divey, but at the same time intimate. On Sunday's they have the unique burlesque show, and other live music performers on other days. Check for reservations if you want a table (very reasonably priced).
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Harvelle's
1432 4th Street
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This is cool spot not many people know about. It's divey, but at the same time intimate. On Sunday's they have the unique burlesque show, and other live music performers on other days. Check for reservations if you want a table (very reasonably priced).

Essentials

There are a couple of Ralphs in very close proximity, but I prefer this one. it is also located in a nice plaza with various other shops, food places and a couple restaurants (fast food and sit-down). Gets very busy on weekends.
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Ralphs
4700 Admiralty Way
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There are a couple of Ralphs in very close proximity, but I prefer this one. it is also located in a nice plaza with various other shops, food places and a couple restaurants (fast food and sit-down). Gets very busy on weekends.
This is the closest, walking distance UPS / FedEx location. Can also print here.
The UPS Store
578 Washington Boulevard
This is the closest, walking distance UPS / FedEx location. Can also print here.
Convenient UPS store close to Ralphs in a large plaza with other shops / food places
The UPS Store
4712 Admiralty Way
Convenient UPS store close to Ralphs in a large plaza with other shops / food places
Full service office center and ship center. Parking in rear off of driveway between Stella apartment building and DSW shoe store
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FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
13488 Maxella Avenue
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Full service office center and ship center. Parking in rear off of driveway between Stella apartment building and DSW shoe store
Several locations available close by (search for Dry Cleaners in google), but this one is closest and walking distance
The Cleaning Baron
566 West Washington Boulevard
Several locations available close by (search for Dry Cleaners in google), but this one is closest and walking distance
Closest first aid location. For emergency, dial 911 or go to the closest hospital
The Westside Clinic
3019 Washington Blvd
Closest first aid location. For emergency, dial 911 or go to the closest hospital
Marina Del Rey Hospital: Emergency Room
4650 Lincoln Blvd
Nearest emergency room

Parks & Nature

This is a freshly updated park which is great for jogging, and walking in the morning. Bike trail runs along it.
Yvonne B. Burke Park
4350 Admiralty Way
This is a freshly updated park which is great for jogging, and walking in the morning. Bike trail runs along it.
This is a place to visit to get a sense of Malibu - a relatively easy hike to a point with stunning views of the Santa Monica bay and Ocean. Amazing. Popular wedding spot. Zuma beach right underneath for a very Malibu vibe. A day trip.
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Point Dume
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This is a place to visit to get a sense of Malibu - a relatively easy hike to a point with stunning views of the Santa Monica bay and Ocean. Amazing. Popular wedding spot. Zuma beach right underneath for a very Malibu vibe. A day trip.
This is a bit of a drive, but worth it. A beach with some interesting rock formations and stunning views - very popular picture opportunity spot. Can be combined with point Dume trip.
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Praia El Matador
32350 Pacific Coast Highway
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This is a bit of a drive, but worth it. A beach with some interesting rock formations and stunning views - very popular picture opportunity spot. Can be combined with point Dume trip.

Entertainment & Activities

This is an excellent small theater for some improv (not that many on the West Side - most of them in Hollywood). Advance tickets recommended (can be easily bought online) - this is spot is a frequent "on the whim" decision to visit if you want some variety.
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Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A 3rd Street
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This is an excellent small theater for some improv (not that many on the West Side - most of them in Hollywood). Advance tickets recommended (can be easily bought online) - this is spot is a frequent "on the whim" decision to visit if you want some variety.
Street entertainment and generally a nice Santa Monica scene on this newly updated promenade. Very touristy spot.
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3rd Street Promenade
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Street entertainment and generally a nice Santa Monica scene on this newly updated promenade. Very touristy spot.