Newport Beach is located 10 miles south of downtown Santa Ana. This coastal community has something to offer everyone. Experience some of the finest surfing and golf Southern California has to offer. If your looking for a way to end your California vacation plan a trip to one of the many festivals  held in Newport Beach year round. Yacht racing, music and art festivals are just few of the events you will fins scheduled. There is something for everyone.

 

Recommended Transportation

 

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

1 World Way, Los Angeles, 90045 - (310) 646-5252

LAX is the largest and most popular airport in Los Angeles.  All major airlines use this airport so you can feel secure in knowing your flight will land in the best airport in town. It takes a Limo to LAX  from Newport Beach takes approximately  1 hour without traffic.

 

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

4100 E Donald Douglas Dr, Long Beach, 90808 - (562) 570-2600

This airport is, although smaller than LAX, the closest to Long Beach. This airport has been seen in movies given its Art Deco history dating back to early aviation pioneers.  It currently hosts Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and US Airways and is used by many Los Angeles natives who want to steer clear of the bustle of LAX.  It takes a Limo from Newport Beach to LGB takes approximately  45 minutes without traffic. 

 

John Wayne Airport (SNA)

18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 (949) 252-5200

For those of you flying nationally and want to land in an airport that is less crowded than LAX, this airport is just the one for you. The travel time from SNA to Newport Beach in a Limo takes approximately 30 minutes without traffic.

 

Popular Attractions for Tourists

 

West Jetty View Park

Lush, grassy lawns and rock formations create the jetty. Small picnic tables overlook the Wedge to the north and Corona del Mar's Pirates Cove to the south. The famous Wedge body surfing location is popular with locals and tourists.  Park benches, rocks to climb, sandy beaches and the jetty offer many contrasting landscapes in one place. This eye-catching scenery overlooks Catalina Island and has something to offer everyone.

 

Newport Landing Whale Watching

Southern California Whale Watching at its best. Newport Landing provides whale watching trips daily departing from Newport Beach. Newport Landing is centrally located minutes from Los Angeles. Newport Landing offers tours year round. Newport Landing is positioned perfectly to take advantage of the annual Grey whale migration, which brings hundreds of Grey Whales along the Laguna Beach coastline and within minutes of the harbor. May through November brings warmer waters and the opportunity to view blue whales , finback whales, huge pods of dolphin that number in the thousands, seals, killer whales, sharks, and many other creatures.

 

Newport Beach

Whether you are looking to have a picnic, walk along the beach, or take surf lessons. This beach offers it and much more. The waves are always crashing against the shoreline making it a vision to see. There are also restaurants and bars nestled along the beach just in case you want to get out of the sun for a moment.

 

Newport Harbor Kayak Fishing

Newport Harbor Kayak Fishing offers guided fishing trips around Newport Harbor, CA. You sit back and relax while your guide paddles you around the best fishing spots on the harbor. Anyone from the first time fisherman to the experienced angler will have a great time out on the water! Enjoy the views of multi-million dollar bayfront houses while you fish! We offer the least expensive prices in Southern California so book today!

 

Popular Attractions for Families

 

Orange County Museum of Art:

Provides all sorts of interactive learning tools for families with children including tours, hands-on projects, and galleries. Every second Sunday, they offer one of the best ways for Orange County families to spend time together enjoying art with a host of free activities.

 

Balboa Fun Zone

Balboa Fun Zone has numerous rides and attractions that the whole family will enjoy. They pride themselves on having the best Ferris Wheel that you will ever ride.  They also offer beautiful views of Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean.

 

Newport Harbor Nautical Museum

The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the nautical heritage of Newport Harbor, southern California and the eastern Pacific through stimulating exhibitions, and inspiring education programs pertaining to nautical arts, artifacts, events and customs. They offer programs specifically geared toward children, teens, and adults.

 

Harbor Cruises

The Fun Zone Boat Company offers live, narrated tours of The Wedge, Pirate's Cove, Lower Newport Beach Harbor, and much more. Take your children on one of these tours to discover the Sea Lions in Newport Harbor. It’s definitely an adventure for the whole family.

 

Popular Places for Dates

 

Harbor Cruises

For a romantic or adult filled night, take your partner on a Harbor Cruise of The Wedge, Pirate's Cove and Lower Newport Beach Harbor. Or, you and your loved one  can go on a narrated tour that features homes of the rich and famous. Whatever you are looking for, The Fun Zone Boat Company offers quite an evening.

 

Gondola Adventures, Inc.

Romance afloat! Cruise the Newport Beach harbor in one of the most beautiful gondolas in the US. Choose from our exclusive white-canopy-covered gondolas or our authentic Venetian gondolas, imported from Venice, Italy. Elegant, classy, exclusive, romantic, and relaxing cruises for all occasions. Quite simply the best.

 

Wine Lab Newport

Wine bar and shop with tasting and wine by the glass. Small production and great value wine. Over 200 under $25. Artisan cheese. Winemaker events - check website for schedule. Find Your Taste in Orange County.

 

Popular Hotels

 

Newport Beach Hotel

Just steps from the sand and lively Newport Boardwalk,  the hotel is ideal for guests who enjoy being surrounded by youthful energy including an eclectic beach scene as well as an exciting nightlife. The newly renovated hotel features coastal-inspired decor and each guestroom offers a queen bed, flat panel television and many feature a jetted spa tub and fireplace. Opt for the Oceanview Guestroom and enjoy panoramic views of the active Newport Beach and ocean beyond.

 

Little Inn by the Bay

The friendliest hotel accommodation in California. Located minutes from the sunny shores of Newport Beach and Balboa Peninsula, the Little Inn By the Bay is one of the most popular Newport Beach hotels for many reasons, including its friendly, courteous staff that has earned a stellar reputation for anticipating its guests’ needs and exceeding service expectations, complete with bright smiles and sunny personalities.

 

Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach

Distinctively different, the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach is a beautifully appointed hotel located 1.5 miles from world famous Newport Beach, California – a destination of pristine beaches, exciting attractions and coastal energy. Our modern hotel delivers upscale amenities and legendary service for an unforgettable vacation or business trip to the spectacular Southern California Coast.

 

The Newport Beach Marriott

Overlooking the Newport Back Bay Natural Preserve, the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview Hotel, near John Wayne Airport, offers a refreshing boutique-style hotel experience just moments from popular attractions like South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island and pristine beaches. Sunup or sundown, our luxurious outdoor pool and patio terrace present picturesque vistas for gazing across the Upper Back Bay.

 

Popular Restaurants

 

The Crab Cooker of Newport Beach

Orange County's Best Seafood restaurant for great family dining. They offer fresh fish, shell fish, smoked fish, chowder sauces and more.

 

Villa Nova

The Villa Nova has been a Southern California dining tradition since 1933. Originally located on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, Villa Nova’s famous clientele included Charlie Chaplin, Bing Crosby, John Wayne and Dean Martin to name a few. One of the only venues in Orange County offering live entertainment every night beginning at 8pm, Villa Nova’s piano bar is the five time winner of the “Best Piano Bar in Orange County”.

 

Bayside:

New American cuisine comes to life in this custom-designed location overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach. Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein brings culinary drama to his inventive dishes for lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Nightly live entertainment enriches the lavish surroundings with soulful jazz.

 

The Cannery

Cannery Seafood of the Pacific specializes in more than the freshest and most flavorful seafood. We have something to satisfy every mood. Upstairs in our Asian dining room, sample an array of Japanese specialties from the sushi bar. In the water-level Grill Room, we offer a sophisticated menu of delicious steaks, chops, and salads prepared with flare and imagination. Even our lobby is special. Baseball fans of all ages will enjoy the museum-quality baseball memorabilia on display-everything from Cy Young’s autograph to signed checks by Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. To feel the energy of one of Newport’s hottest night spots, visit the Jellyfish Bar.

 

Popular Hot Spots

 

Sharkeez

It's a down-to-earth cantina with sawdust on the floor and potent drinks served in giant 64-ounce buckets. It's a hot spot in both Hermosa and Manhattan beaches to the north and has also found success in OC. It's a place to hang, a place to party and a place to watch sporting events. It's also the place to be on Newport Sunday nights.

 

The Beach Ball

This club draws the most uninhibited crowd. Opens at 6 AM closes at 2 AM…and nothing but fun in-between. TV's everywhere, pool tables, golf game, picture booth, great juke box and great drinks at the right price. Buy your T-Shirt, Tank, Sweat, Coozie and more in the bar.

 

Blackies by the Sea

Best local pub in Newport Beach that serves the coldest beer in town. They also have a great view of the waves, 15 TV's available for your viewing pleasure, and tasty sandwiches & snacks.

 

Mutt Lynch's

Schooner-sized beers and dozens of TV screens showing sporting events. Voted Orange County's #1 best dive bar. Grab your friends for an evening of food, beer, and fun.

 

 

Golf Courses

 

Newport Beach Golf Club

Located just minutes from Huntington Beach. This 10-hole, par  71 course can be enjoyed by all players. This unique course gives every player a chance to play two distinctly different 9 hole rounds. The front 9 is shorter and provides a great warm up for the back 9. The course is also lighted for night play.  There is a full service pro shop and the Tee Room features a daily buffet and is the perfect place to plan your special event.

 

Resort at Pelican Hill

The resort features 2 courses. Oceanview North is an 18-hole, par 71 course. Oceanview South is an 18-hole, par 70 course. The 13th hole of Oceanview south is unique and features 2 greens.  Theses courses feature a full service pro shop professional caddies, locker rooms, and lessons. Packages are available if just visiting in the area.

 

 

 
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