Newport Beach, CA Things to Do

Boating, bays, museums, art, shopping and dining are several of Newport Beach's top things to check out.
Attractions - Two large pier structures and around a dozen smaller fishing piers provide fishing, dining and great sight-seeing opportunities in Newport Beach. Newport Pier is the first pier you pass when driving on the peninsula. Further down Newport Blvd. you pass by the Balboa Pier, across the street on Main looking to the Pacific Ocean on one side, and Balboa Pavilion on the other.

Dining - The original Ruby's Diner was launched in Newport Beach. Now there are several in the city, but a favorite location with Pacific Ocean views rolls back the clock to the formation of the popular chain restaurant, Ruby's.

Events- Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is over 100 years old, 4th of July is a festive event that closes the streets of the Balboa Peninsula, Taste of Newport at Fashion Island draws thousands of visitors to dine and listen to music, and numerous fun events are hosted throughout the seasons.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Festivals - Christmas Boat Parade Festival is the oldest annual event, while the Newport to Ensenada Boat Race is a popular event to watch. Do you get the idea that Newport Beach loves its harbor? It is true!

Shopping - Premier outdoor shopping center Fashion Island is the most beautiful major shopping center on the coast. Rivaling it for charm is the Balboa Island Marine Avenue shopping district. Both provide enjoyable entertainment and great shopping.

Newport Beach Ferry Boat Ride

Newport Beach Mariner's Mile

Newport Ensenada Sailboat Race

Newport Beach Ferrari Photo

Fashion Island Atrium Shopping Mall

Fashion Island Carousel

Fashion Island Coastal Destination

Fashion Island Food Court

Fashion Island Koi Pond Fish

Fashion Island Atrium Art Skydivers by Aris Demetrios


Newport Beach - Crab Cooker

Tamarind of London

Newport Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Original Ruby's Diner Balboa Pier

Fashion Island Shopping Mall features stunning ocean views from atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Coast and Newport Harbor. A special sculpture by Aris Demetrios, Skydivers, can be seen in the Atrium Courtyard.

Sports - Newport Sports Museum includes one of the largest, private sports collections to enjoy, directly across the street from Fashion Island.

Vacations - There's no doubt that Newport Beach ranks as one of California's top vacation destinations. Burr White Realty handles hundreds of vacation rental homes on the sand and on the coast. Hotels in the Newport Beach range from budget Best Western to luxury Newport Coast Marriott and totally upscale Pelican Cove, where nightly rates

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