Newport Beach is a beautiful California coastal town blessed with miles of beaches that have attracted a population of sun-kissed residents, enchanted by its natural beauty. Surfers cherish the waves at the end of Balboa peninsula, while Balboa Island features a strip of shops and restaurants that call to mind how Newport Beach might have been ... Read more
before it development hit and it became the inspiration for television show The O.C.

Newport Beach Hotels

Things to see and do in Newport Beach

  • Fashion Island
    9.6102 reviews
    Mall, Shopping Centre
    Popular withLuxuryFamilies
  • Newport Beach Pier
    8.860 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach, Pier
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamilies
  • Balboa Island
    9.454 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Fishing, Beach
    Popular withFamiliesAdventure
  • Balboa Island Ferry
    9.543 reviews
    Transportation, Ferry
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Newport Beach


Summer brings crowds to Los Angeles, booking up hotels along the coast and restaurants in the city. From September to May the area is less crowded, and the air less smoggy, though you may encounter the hot, dry ... Read more
Santa Ana winds. Headed to the beach? Don't go in June when the 'June Gloom' makes the beaches cold and foggy for most of the morning. The coast is always a bit cooler than inland (head to Santa Monica and not Hollywood if you want a breeze). Whatever time of year you go, however, you can leave your down coat at home.

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Newport Beach reviews

  • 9.8
    Family Travellers
  • 9.1
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.5
    Adventure Travellers
  • 6.1
  • 5.8

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Los Angeles

Such a beautiful place. Super classy but edgy. Great food and scenery. Beaches are gorgeous and relaxing. Hiking areas and art! So pleasant and calm.

Recommended for:Family TravellersBackpackersAdventure TravellersArt & Design Lovers

Newport Beach is just a short drive away. Awesome to come spend the day, bike ride, and catch some sun.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsAdventure Travellers
Los Angeles

This is one of my favorite beaches to spend the day, the water is cold but clean and it's not crazy packed with people. Parking is a bit hard to find since there aren't many lots.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travellers

Good place to walk around on dates. This beach is really nice to just check out!

Los Angeles

Newport Beach is a great place to go enjoy a day of fun in the sun. There is so much to do, see, watch, participate in, and just experience that it makes life a bit more enjoyable.

The beach is several miles long mostly connected with a boardwalk. There are two piers, lots of restaurants, shops, art galleries, tattoo shops, parking, activities, playgrounds, basketball hoops, volleyball games, etc. This makes a very fun family friendly atmostphere. Go and enjoy and spend some fun times.

Perhaps you want to shooby dooby down to Ruby's at the end of the Balboa pier or head over to the fun zone.

There is always somewhere to go and have a drink, hangout, eat an icecream, buy a souvenier, or almost anything else.

Just get there early if you want to have any chance at all of getting a fire pit!

Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravellersFamily TravellersOutdoor Enthusiasts
Los Angeles

Can't do much better than this in OC. Newport Beach is one of the best spots to surf or just enjoy the really good weather.

Recommended for:Budget TravellersAdventure Travellers

One of our favorite SoCal beaches to visit with our children, with Balboa nearby

Los Altos

Biking along the Newport Beach bike path in a must! The architecture of these houses are all so different, each have their uniqueness. Take a ferry across from Balboa island, rent some bikes and bike down to the pier, you won't regret it!

Redwood City

Super nice town and beach area. Parking can be tough but there are many great restaurants, and shopping nearby.

Recommended for:Family TravellersLuxury Travellers

We spent our 2nd Anniversary today on a gondola in Newport Harbor. It is where we got married two years ago.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsWellnessFamily Travellers