Marina del Rey Celebrates 50th Birthday And Unveils New 2015 Destination Guide And Video

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Evolving Waterside Destination Showcases Renaissance with Southland Publishing Partnership & Release of New Destination Video

2015 Destination Guide of Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey celebrates its 50th birthday with the redevelopment of iconic attractions such as Pier 44 and other upcoming projects, as well as sustained growth in its tourism industry with renovations showcasing a new look and feel to L.A.'s Marina.

Continuing its evolution as one of the most desirable destinations for visitors and local residents, Marina del Rey ( marks its 50th birthday as L.A.’s Marina by partnering with Southland Publishing to produce a new 2015 destination guide and video that highlights an exciting new era of Marina del Rey, one of the top economic and tourism centers of Southern California. The 56 page, full color, glossy, magazine-style publication will provide visitors with information on all there is to see and do in and around Marina del Rey, while the destination video showcases the vibrant energy of the Marina waters, hotels, dining, and events.

Conveniently located only four miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Marina del Rey enters it sixth decade with the redevelopment of iconic attractions such as Pier 44 and other upcoming projects, as well as the sustained growth in its tourism industry led by renovations to the Marina del Rey Hotel, new restaurants, and the expansion of many of the world’s technology giants into “Silicon Beach.”

Other highlights from the Marina’s 50th Birthday include:

  • The Marina del Rey Hotel Reopens:

The Marina’s iconic first hotel has reopened on the waterfront after a $25 million renovation with amenities that include 164 updated rooms and suites and the new restaurant, SALT, featuring views of the Marina and seasonal menus sourced from the area’s famous local farmers markets, multiple meeting and events facilities and boat slips allowing access to L.A.’s Marina.

  • April 10-12 – MarinaFest:

A three-day birthday celebration, capped with a performance by Three Dog Night and fireworks spectacular over the harbor. Other activities include a boat show, parade of Tall Ships, free boat rides, as well as rides and games for children.

  • Summer - Harbor Cruises with History:

Hornblower Cruises & Events will conduct tours around the Marina, highlighting the water destination’s 50 years of history. A favorite location for Hollywood filming, Marina del Rey is featured prominently in many TV shows and movies including the famous opening credits of Gilligan’s Island as the home of the departing S.S. Minnow.

About Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau

Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization that promotes leisure and business travel for Los Angeles’ premier waterfront destination. Situated along the Los Angeles coastline and only 4 miles from LAX, Marina del Rey is the largest small craft manmade harbor in North America and is the gateway to Southern California with sparkling marina views, on-the-water recreation, waterfront dining and contemporary hotels just steps from the water’s edge - all walking distance from world-famous Venice Beach. For more information, log onto or contact 310.306.9900.

Press Contact: Chandra Knee, Dandelion PR; 415-310-4135; chandra(at)dandelionpr(dot)com.

Marina del Rey Spokesperson Interviews, Images and Video Content are Available Upon Request.

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