The small, affluent community of Marina del Rey, which is gaining popularity thanks to spillover from Silicon Beach, is home to around 9,000 people and 6,500 boats. The world’s largest manmade small craft harbor features 19 marinas and the New England-style Fisherman’s Village, which hosts live music, fishing, harbor cruises, and boat rentals. From architectural, eco-friendly lofts and ocean view penthouses to Mid-Century Modern homes and new constructions, there’s a bit of something for everyone. As a bonus, architecture firms such as KAA Design Group, SFJones Architects, and Sorenson Architects are all headquartered here. You’ll find local residents enjoying a sunset cocktail at the California Yacht Club, taking in the Summer Concert Series at Chace Park, and biking around the Ballona Wetlands—that is when they aren’t on the water.
SALT is a favorite among Marina del Rey restaurants. This eatery seeks to inspire guests with an innovative take on modern American cuisine. Recently voted OpenTable Diner’s Choice for Best Ambiance and Outdoor Dining on the Westside, here’s a peek inside.