Marina Del Rey

Seafaring in SoCal: The experience of sailing out to sea from the marina, with the wind in your face and the blue-green expanse of Santa Monica Bay stretching out before you, should be on everybody's bucket list. The marina is sprouting new loft-style housing, modern condo and apartment buildings along the margins of the basins, and even Fisherman's Village and its iconic, kitschy lighthouse are set to be redeveloped.