Spring has sprung—and with it, some very cool Marina-exclusive activities. If you’re a Shores resident, you’ll be right where the action is—no traffic-filled treks from the Hollywood Hills or Studio City for you—the best springtime fun in SoCal will be right outside your door.
Here are five springtime activities Shores residents can easily enjoy:
Celebrate the Season with a Gondola Ride
Who needs Venice, Italy when you have Marina Del Rey, California? Hire Gondolas D’Amore and a gondolier will take you and your springtime honey for a romantic ride on the waves through Marina Del Rey.
Pack a Picnic
Pack up some crusty bread, cheese and a good California wine and head over to Burton Chace Park for a picnic. Shores residents are lucky enough to have this gorgeous 10-acre park right around the corner. It even has a fish platform and fish cleaning sinks at your disposal in case you prefer your fresh catch of the day to bread and cheese.
Rent a Bicycle Built for Two
Tandem bikes practically scream “spring fun!” Stop by Daniel’s Bike Rentals, grab a friend, and ride around the Marina on a bicycle built for two. If you’re more into the solo-bike thing, don’t fret, they rent good old-fashioned one-person bikes, too.
Go to the Halibut Derby
Nothing says seaside living like a fishing tournament and the 38th Annual Halibut Derby in Marina Del Rey is the longest-running one on the West Coast. If you like to fish or you like to watch other people fish—or you just like to get outside on the water and hang out while people are fishing…this is the place to be. Plus, all the proceeds fund the Youth Fishing Program and the White Sea Bass Grow-Out Program. The Derby is happening June 8 and 9—It’s close to summer, but officially still spring!
Celebrate the Boating Lifestyle at Marina Fest
If you’re a Shores resident, you’re automatically an honorary member of the Marina lifestyle club. And since the Marina Fest is “a community-based waterfront celebration of the boating lifestyle,” how could you possibly miss it? Last year’s fest featured stand-up Paddleboard and Scuba lessons, special guests, and of course, a showcase of the newest Brokerage motoryachts, sailboats, fishing boasts, and family sportboats in Southern California. This year’s fest is sure to be just as spectacular! It’s happening May 18 and 19 so keep an eye out for details.
Do any of these spring-in-the-marina ideas sounds good to you? What are your favorite coastal-spring activities?