Marina, California

The city of Marina is wonderfully diverse, overflowing with options for food & drinks, culture, and adventure. Marina's vast stretches of dunes and rolling hills make it a world-class destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Comfortably explore Fort Ord Dunes State Park on the site of the historic military base, now home to local flora and fauna. Hike or bike through Marina’s rolling hills, oak woodlands, and pockets of chaparral at Fort Ord National Monument, which extends into Marina and offers more than 86 miles of serene trails and panoramic vistas.

Marina State Beach is also a favored spot for paragliding, hang gliding, kite flying and surfing. Grab your bait and cast away from the beach, or kick back, relax and watch for dolphins and whales. The beach is the premier hang gliding spot in Central California because of its steady winds, great launching area, and the wonderful views from above. Try out hang gliding at Marina State Beach or skydive from the Marina Municipal Airport.

When it’s time to refuel, there are more than 30 locally owned dining spots representing Marina’s diverse ethnic make-up, with choices like Vietnamese, Mexican, Japanese, Hawaiian, and more. Thirsty? Check out Marina’s Urban Wine Row. Various wineries in Marina’s business district open tasting rooms on select Saturdays to showcase their bounty in a fun, friendly setting.

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A great restaurant selection plus historic and renowned attractions make Marina a destination to see, stay, and play.

Roll out of bed refreshed for a morning of thrills! Soar gracefully above the Monterey Bay with Skydive Monterey Bay with the “World’s Highest Tandem Jumps” from 18,000 ft. above the ground.

Enjoy a meal at Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette among the rolling sand dunes of Marina. Enjoy an impressive menu featuring coastal California fare, fresh seafood and a full bar. 

Traveling with kids? Check out the Civic Center Community Park Playground that just reopened with new equipment.

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