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Around 5,000 boats bob in the harbor of Marina del Rey, a small enclave of Los Angeles next to the Pacific Ocean. It’s the perfect spot to hop in a yacht for trips out along the Californian coastline, or to take fishing excursions further afield. The hotels here offer luxury, relaxation and fine dining, making the community a place to stay, as well as play.
While you can walk around Marina del Rey, it is located in car-heavy LA. Rent a car through Orbitz in Marina del Rey to see the rest of the city and visit neighborhoods such as Downtown LA and Hollywood.
Once you’ve picked up your rental car, drive along the Pacific Coast Highway to see the next towns along the way. You’ll stop by these three dreamy destinations.
The first stop on your coastal trip is Marina del Rey’s neighbor, Venice. This charmingly offbeat neighborhood has a bohemian feel to it, with independent cafés, skaters gliding along the boardwalk, and brightly colored architecture. Look out for Muscle Beach, an open-air gym that was once frequented by the Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Journey time: Around five minutes
Distance: Approximately one mile
The next town along is stylish Santa Monica, which combines a huge, sandy beach with a trendy downtown area. The area is most famous for its boardwalk, which features vintage fairground rides and food stalls. Downtown Santa Monica offers several fashion boutiques, as well as an array of independent cafés and restaurants.
Journey time: Around 10 minutes
Distance: Approximately five miles
Keep following Highway 1 past Pacific Palisades and Topanga Beach to reach the exclusive, elegant neighborhood of Malibu. Several of the beaches here are open to the public, and backed by hills that seem to drop straight into the ocean. To escape the crowds, join walking trails to find waterfalls that can be reached by a short hike into the hills.
Journey time: Around 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 15 miles