Marina del Rey is Cool. Cool bars and restaurants. People are nice and easy going. You got grocery shops around, Abbot Kinney blvd. and Venice for vintage and cool stores. Every kind of food can be found around. Just rent a bicycle and enjoy your Holiday. Downtown and Hollywood sucks; Los Angeles beautiful right next to Ocean. Santa Monica is close, 3th street promenade is 15 min by car and 30 min by bicycle. I love this town man, it's like heaven in the earth. Enjoy!