Thanksgiving is a cherished holiday, and if you happen to find yourself in the picturesque coastal haven of Marina del Rey, California, you’re in for a treat. From breathtaking waterfront views to delectable dining cruises, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in Southern California. As the leaves turn golden and the air turns crisp across the country, a place famous for its year-round beautiful weather and abundance of activities is the perfect place to visit for a special Thanksgiving holiday in 2023.


A Coastal Thanksgiving Escape in Marina del Rey

Nestled along the coast of Los Angeles County, Marina del Rey is known for its serene waters, vibrant boating community, and captivating sunsets. It’s the perfect backdrop for a Thanksgiving getaway that combines relaxation with delightful celebrations. With comfortable temperatures and crystal-clear blue skies, it’s a no-brainer to spend the holiday outdoors and on the water, and City Cruises has you covered with two amazing options for a memorable dining cruise along the coast.




Take a Thanksgiving Brunch Cruise with City Cruises

While it isn’t the typical tradition, Thanksgiving brunch is still a cherished tradition for many, and the Marina del Rey Thanksgiving Day Premier Brunch Cruise is a step above the rest for those looking to start their day with a one-of-a-kind meal. Indulge on a delicious mid-morning feast featuring French Toast, Smoked Salmon, and Applewood Smoked Bacon. For those looking for more of a “lunch” option, there is Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad, Birria Style Chicken, and Hand Carved Tri Tip Steak. Imagine enjoying bottomless mimosas with a side of sea breeze while gazing at sailboats across the marina.


Thanksgiving 2024 in Marina del Rey

Before or after your feast, take a leisurely stroll along the Marina del Rey promenade. Watch as boats sway and sail and be on the lookout for some marine wildlife. This picturesque setting is perfect for a family walk, and you can even bring your four-legged friends along to enjoy the scenic views.

Burton W. Chace Park is a serene green space that’s perfect for a moment of reflection and Thanksgiving. Find a quiet bench or spread out a picnic blanket and take a moment to be thankful for the blessings in our lives. Take a leisurely afternoon or evening stroll along the waterfront surrounded by those you love.


Enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise with City Cruises

Now, let’s talk about the highlight of your Marina del Rey Thanksgiving experience – the Marina del Rey Thanksgiving Day Premier Dinner Cruise. Picture this: you and your loved ones aboard a luxurious yacht, sailing through tranquil waters along the Southern California coast, as you savor a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal. This Thanksgiving Dining Cruise is an experience like no other.

As you step aboard the yacht, you’ll be greeted by the warm and inviting atmosphere of the ship’s interior. Beautifully adorned tables, panoramic windows, and elegant décor set the stage for a memorable feast. The yacht’s bar is fully stocked with a selection of wines, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages to complement your meal.

The centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dining cruise is, of course, the incredible meal. City Cruises spares no effort in preparing a traditional Thanksgiving feast featuring Hand Carved Turkey, Oven Roasted Atlantic Salmon, and Three Cheese Baked Macaroni, every bite is a celebration of flavors. This experience is sure to be one you’ll carry with you, as you remember a day filled with gratitude, delectable cuisine, and the joy of being surrounded by those you love.


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Panoramic Views of Marina del Rey and the Southern California Coast

As you dine on this floating culinary journey, the ever-changing views outside your window are equally captivating. Marina del Rey’s postcard views, swaying palm trees, and the soft glow of the sun beginning to set (on the dinner cruise of course), create a backdrop that’s nothing short of enchanting. The yacht’s spacious open-air decks allow you to step outside and breathe in the salty sea air, providing a fresh perspective on your surroundings.


What to Expect on a Thanksgiving Dining Cruise in Marina del Rey

In addition to the chef-prepared food and mesmerizing views, City Cruises dining cruises often feature live entertainment. From a DJ playing your favorite tunes, to onboard activities and games, the fun adds an extra layer of enjoyment to your Thanksgiving celebration. The attentive staff is also ready to accommodate special dietary requests and make sure everyone in your party has a delightful experience.


Make Thanksgiving 2024 a Memorable One with City Cruises in Marina del Rey

Thanksgiving in Marina del Rey is a special blend of coastal charm, delectable dining, and memorable experiences. Whether you choose to start your day with a waterfront brunch, give thanks in Gratitude Park, or embark on a beautiful dinner cruise, you’ll find that this coastal oasis offers the perfect backdrop for a Thanksgiving to remember. After all, City Cruises dining cruises are family-friendly, making them an ideal choice for Thanksgiving with loved ones of all ages. So, this year, consider celebrating the holiday by the sea in Marina del Rey!