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Gondola Ride in Newport Harbor
"With more than 1000 years of practice and tradition the Venetians have all but perfected the art of making gondolas. Utilizing the simple oar and oarlock mechanism (known as the ""Remo e' Forcola"" in Italian) these boats glide across placid canals to safely transport goods and people through the water. With these traditions in mind you romantic gondola ride seeks to recreate the magic of a trip to Venice along the quieter parts of Newport Harbor. Although the area might not have ten centuries of custom and tradition behind the boat rides it more than makes up for it with beautiful sunny California weather or scenic mountainous backdrops.  You private gondola ride can be booked on request with a specific date and time of your choosing in mind. Once your voucher and date is confirmed
From $137.00
 
Gondola Lunch Cruise in Newport Harbor
"Escape the noise of Los Angeles on a private Venetian-style boat piloted by a professional gondolier. This lunch cruise is a one-hour cruise presented with a picnic-style lunch and a bottle of sparkling cider San Pelligrino sparkling water or plain bottled water. With more than 1000 years of practice and tradition the Venetians have all but perfected the art of making gondolas. Utilizing the simple oar and oarlock mechanism (known as the ""Remo e' Forcola"" in Italian) these boats glide across placid canals to safely transport goods and people through the water. With these traditions in mind you romantic gondola ride seeks to recreate the magic of a trip to Venice along the quieter parts of Newport Harbor. Although the area might not have ten centuries of custom and tradition behind the boat rides
From $95.00
 
Gondola Dessert Cruise in Newport Harbor
"Escape the noise of Los Angeles on a private Venetian-style boat piloted by a professional gondolier. This cruise is presented with delicious desserts from a local restaurant and a bottle of sparkling cider San Pelligrino sparkling water or plain bottled water. With more than 1000 years of practice and tradition the Venetians have all but perfected the art of making gondolas. Utilizing the simple oar and oarlock mechanism (known as the ""Remo e' Forcola"" in Italian) these boats glide across placid canals to safely transport goods and people through the water. With these traditions in mind you romantic gondola ride seeks to recreate the magic of a trip to Venice along the quieter parts of Newport Harbor. Although the area might not have ten centuries of custom and tradition behind the boat rides it more than makes up for it with beautiful
From $87.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Newport Beach

Take a Self-Tour at Rogers Gardens

Yes. this is an off the beaten path- not a shopping tip! Roger's Gardens is a local treasure for those who enjoy the artistry of flowers and greenery and want to take in during an easy stroll. The...
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marinarena
Jun 19, 2016

Relax in Cannery Row/Village neighborhood

A quiet, charming architectural part of Newport Beach good for strolling is within the Balboa area of Cannery Village- Cannery Row. I happened to stroll through here on my way back from the beach. The...
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marinarena
Jun 12, 2012

Seek out Sherman Library and Gardens

Sherman Library and Gardens can be easily missed during a Newport Beach vacation. It covers a little block of the Corona del Mar area and is quite a walking distance away from the shore. Though small,...
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marinarena
Jan 31, 2007
 
 
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1800 West Balboa Boulevard (Formerly Bay Shores Inn), Newport Beach, California 92663, United States
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690 Newport Center Dr (formerly Four Seasons Hotel), Newport Beach, California 92660, United States
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1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, 92663, United States
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23000 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, California, 92657, United States
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22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, California, 92657, United States
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900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California, 92660, United States
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Top Things to Do in Newport Beach

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Balboa Island

Old town charm and beach fun makes up the Balboa Island experience. Compratively "humble" as opposed to other neighborhoods of Newport, Balboa has an everyday kind of " joie de vivre". Along with the...
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Harbor Cruise

Several companies also offer short harhbor tours around the bay and out past the jetty where they turn around. You'll see some unbelievable homes and maybe a little wildlife. This is a very touristy...
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Newport Jazz Festival

This is one of the best events for the price you can attend! For the entire day, you will listen to 8 - 9 musicians/groups perform in a beautiful setting at the Hyatt Regency for $55. The Friday...
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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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"Riches of Newport ... and Corona Del Mar"
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"Welcome to the Sunshine State"
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"LizC's new Newport Beach Page"
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