Less than five miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Marina del Rey is quick and easy to get to upon your arrival in the city. In addition to an attractive coastal location, this convenience makes hotels in Marina del Rey an appealing choice for visitors. You can take a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus from LAX's transit center, which is connected to all the passenger terminals by a free shuttle. Alternatively, arrange a shared-ride van in advance, or get a taxi curbside at the terminal. Rent a car from one of 40 rental companies operating near LAX, and you can be at hotels near Marina del Rey in no time. After checking in, head to Fisherman's Village, the main hub of tourist activity in the area. Inspired by a New England fishing village, the area surrounds a marina and includes a waterfront promenade, lighthouse, numerous stores and restaurants, and a square where live music is performed. You can rent a bicycle and enjoy access to a 26-mile coastal bike trail, rent a power boat, or arrange fishing trips and harbor cruises. With rental cars in Marina del Rey, it's easy to get to the adjacent neighborhood of Venice, with its eclectic atmosphere, wide beach and boardwalk, or to nearby Santa Monica, where you can ride the famous Ferris wheel on the pier and shop while watching street performers on Third Street Promenade.
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