Newport Beach Things to Do

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  • 1. Newport Jazz Festival

    Newport Beach Jazz Festival at Hyatt Regency (Seasonal event; occurs in May) Jazz- "smooth", that is, is the feature at the Newport Beach festival. This is a popular event especially for the...

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  • 2. Balboa Pier

    Here is the charming part of greater Newport Beach, at Balboa Island. It is relatively quiet. Couples new and old, as well as families, can take a nice stroll without so much traffic. Right by the...

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  • 3. Harbor Cruise

    The annual Christmas Boat Parade is a crowd pleaser for locals and many visitors. Fancy yachts , boats and kayaks dazzle marvelously while going on a 2 hour cruise, starting around 6:30. Capturing the...

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  • 4. Balboa Island

    Vistit Balboa Island. I like to ride with 'the Captain' on his duffy. The vessel is very sea worthy. It is a nice little island with lots of houses. There is a ferry that goes between the island and...

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  • 5. Orange County Museum of Art

    Ultramod in OC! Not only does L.A. have a chic, stylish art scene- so does OC baby! Newport Beach is at the center of the art scene here and OCMA serves as host to a variety of bold and awe-spiring...

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  • 7. Join the Movie-going Frenzy during Film Festival !

    Newport Beach Film FestivalThere is Hollywood- and then there in Newport Beach. If you ask locals here where they would rather be or live, between these two...

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  • 8. Come to Crystal Cove for Nature & Intimacy

    Crystal Cove is due south in Newport Coast, nestled between the main Newport beach area and Laguna Beach. The cove area includes the Pacific coastline, quaint...

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  • 9. Spend, spend at Fashion Island

    Fashion Island,the most posh outdoor mall in Orange County (apologizes to South Coast Plaza, but you have a Sears!) is a must stop for shopping and seasonal...

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  • 10. Visit the Lido

    Here is a very peaceful spot for a simple walk. The Lido is a tiny village of Newport Beach. To live around here (or in any part of NB) is quite costly but...

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  • 11. Walk along P.C.H. in Corona del Mar

    From approximately the intersection of East Coast Highway (P.C.H.) and MacArthur Blvd to Coast/Hazel Dr, enjoy quaint Corona del Mar by foot. The journey is...

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  • 12. Explore the Main beach

    The main (municipal) beach of Newport is a must-see as it is beautifully edged with cliffs, vast in shore area and features a fun, active boardwalk.Parking is...

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  • 13. Be the Captain of your own ship

    One thing that my friends and I have enjoyed for ages is renting Duffy Electric boats and setting out for an evening cruise. These boats remind me a bit of the...

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  • 14. The Wedge

    When a strong south swell is running, the Wedge is the "E-ticket" place to watch unbelievable boogie boarding, body surfing and board surfing with waves double...

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  • 15. Whale Watching

    Whale Watching tours aren't available year round. Gray whales migrate along the California coast from Jan through April. We went out a bit too early in the...

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  • 16. Body Surf until Your Drop

    Newport is the beach. People come here to sun in the sand and to surf. One place is at the Wedge, which it actually in Balboa at the tip of Newport. It is where...

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  • 17. Check out "The Wedge"

    In the summer when the surf is pumping, check out the world famous Wedge to see the most awesome waves and fearlesss surfers in the area. Stop by the Crab...

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  • 18. Lay back and RELAX

    The last day of my August 2002 trip to California, before heading to the airport, I needed to go to the beach. So, Newport being on the way from Thousand Oaks...

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  • 19. Christmas in Newport

    Outdoor mall, perfect for shopping in sunny california. Variety of department stores and street hawkers.

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