Los Angeles’ beach-side playground, Marina Del Rey, is so much more than its “wow”-worthy waterfront. With its abundance of happening restaurants and breathtaking scenery, Angelinos of all types are getting in line to call Marina Del Rey home. With included amenities like private parking (and a pool!) our Marina Del Rey home, Stella by Common, is one of the best ways to live in this next-level neighborhood. Here’s how to spend the day in Marina Del Rey — for any type of Angelino.
The Wellness Guru
Grainbowls, kombucha, Muay Thai, oh my! Marina Del Rey is an ideal destination for the self-improvement seekers, as the neighborhood has no shortage of boutique fitness studios and clean eats. Start your day with an invigorating workout in Stella by Common’s state-of-the-art onsite gym, or drop in at JFM Boxing Club and work on cultivating a new skill. Reward yourself for a workout well-done with an iced cocochino from Erewhon — which is only a short jog from Stella by Common if you want to keep the burn going just a bit longer.
Afterwards, fuel up with a salad from sweetgreen (pro tip: their buffalo chicken bowl makes for an even better wrap, and can be a meal for two–if you feel like sharing, that is.) Lay out and digest on Stella by Common’s furnished rooftop, read a good book, or enjoy some soul-enriching conversation with fellow residents. Namaste.
Whether in the hills or by the bay, Marina Del Rey’s scenery is some of LA’s finest. Get a jump start on the day at Los Angeles mainstay Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (steps from Stella by Common’s front door) and enjoy the sunrise while you sip your coffee at Burton Chace Park. After watching the sun rise in the east, skip on over to Noah’s NY Bagels for a taste of the East Coast.
The weather in Marina Del Rey is almost always perfect for a hike, and Bluff Creek Trail is one of the neighborhood’s premiere spots. Bluff Creek is a local favorite, and is much less crowded than Runyon. If you need a break from the sun, both the LACMA and Getty museums are short drives from Stella by Common — though we should note that both are temporarily closed. If you’re up for even more adventure, grab dinner at Salt and try their “kung pao” octopus. Just looking to unwind after a long day? Opt for the more low-key (but not low-carb) Locanda Positano.
More interested in staying in than venturing out? Stella by Common’s abundance of included onsite amenities and ample space means you can stay home without missing out. Sip your morning coffee or tea from your private terrace, or head up to the furnished rooftop to enjoy your breakfast with a side of stellar views of the city. Feeling productive? Throw in a load of laundry and plug in at Stella by Common’s coworking space or saunter a few steps to the pool and go for a dip, soak in some sun, or seek refuge under one of the poolside cabanas.
With no shortage of restaurants offering takeout, you can order in for dinner or make a quick shopping trip to any number of grocery stores all within walking distance from your front door. While you’re out, stop at BevMo! for a bottle of bubbly, and toast to a day well spent.
There’s more to explore in Marina Del Rey
While this hardly scratches the surface of things to do in Marina Del Rey, it’s pretty clear that the neighborhood has something for everyone–whether you’re brand-new to the area or a lifelong Angelino. Living at Stella by Common means you spend less on rent (and get more included amenities for the price) than at other apartments in the neighborhood, so you can afford to enjoy all that Marina Del Rey has to offer.