Fisherman’s Village

Harbor in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Most boats, including party fishing boats and winter whale-watching boats, leave from this kitschy strip of candy-colored cottages filled with tacky gift shops and restaurants.

North of here, the small Burton Chace Park is a good spot for a picnic, flipping a Frisbee, flying a kite or watching the parade of boats sailing through the Main Channel. In July and August there’s a weekend concert series in the evenings. The same months also see the WaterBus in operation.