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Experience the 11 Charms of Newport Beach

Newport Beach is the ultimate vacation destination in Southern California, where laid-back luxury meets pristine beaches, luxury shopping, fine dining, and watersports. Get the most out of your stay at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort by discovering our guide of attractions, restaurants, and world-class events, festivals, and exhibitions; these are the 11 charms of Newport Beach. Southern California’s Newport Beach is a brilliant blend of luxury, golden beaches and nostalgia for The O.C generation. There is truly something to love about the city for everyone and things to do in Newport Beach for every interest!

Discover the Best of Newport Beach

Immerse in complete seclusion at Newport Beach’s most sumptuous resort and marina. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Back Bay and Fashion Island’s breathtaking skyline from your doorstep. The amount of things to do in Newport Beach is limitless. Take a cruise aboard our Newport Dunes Duffy boat and immerse yourself in our coastal city, just minutes away.

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Best of Newport Beach Awards

Experience the endless beauty of Southern California’s sandy beaches and laid-back luxuries on an enchanting electric bike ride adventure, and discover the secret streets of Corona del Mar, hand-in-hand.

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Newport Dunes

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is Newport Beach’s hidden oasis and the pinnacle of laid-back luxury, with panoramic views of the wildlife-rich Back Bay.

With beachfront cottages and beachfront RV sites, a multi-hydrotherapy pool area with private poolside cabanas, and 50,000 square feet of sandy beach – no visit to California is complete without a visit.

Newport Dunes is home to the Pacific Wine & Food Classic, Lighting of the Bay, and Independence Day on the Back Bay.


Lido Marina Village

Start off your day with a brief stop at Lido Marina Village, where artisans, collectors, and tastemakers come together to share their wares.

Enjoy al fresco dining waterside, explore a mix of charming boutiques and stylish shops, and experience a delightfully scaled village ambiance inviting you to stroll and discover creative details at every turn.

Before you leave, be sure to stop by LA’s famous Blue Bottle Coffee, now at Lido.


Balboa Island & Newport

Setting the stage for the hit sitcom, Arrested Development, Balboa Island is an island every visitor must-see.

If not for Americana nostalgia, you must certainly come to try Balboa Island’s signature frozen bananas from Sugar n’ Spice, the Balboa’s first and most famous frozen banana shop.  The main street, called Marine Avenue, is full of quaint shops and restaurants.

Do you love marine life? From the island, take a ferry over to Balboa Village. Charter a whale-watching cruise to view curious orcas and bottlenose dolphins, maybe even a grey whale.


7 Leaves Cafe

Dubbed the Vietnamese American Starbucks, 7 Leaves Cafe has been named the favorite boba shop among millions in Southern California.

The minimalistic menu specializes in exotic teas, coffees, and 10 flavors of macarons. Beverage choices include oolong milk or sunset passion fruit teas, sea cream black coffee or jasmine tea, Vietnamese coffee, and Japanese matcha soy lattes.

7 Leaves Cafe has two locations next door in Costa Mesa, next to Goldenwest College and another next to South Coast Plaza.


Fashion Island

Overlooking the ocean, Fashion Island offers distinctive shopping and dining in a coastal resort setting.

The outdoor shopping experience is Orange County’s premier coastal shopping destination, offering a unique blend of luxury, designer and fashion specialty boutiques—including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s.

There’s also a vast array of fine and al fresco dining options, along with a Whole Foods, a movie theater and there’s even a Tesla store.


Newport Dunes Marina

What better flex than Newport Dunes Marina? Our marina offers various sizes of boat slips, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa, restrooms and showers, and beautiful scenery.

This is where the term “millionaire’s playground” comes into play. Cruising the waterways of Newport Beach, you’ll find some of the area’s most luxurious mansions and yachts in view.

Be sure to dock and dine at our waterfront restaurant before you leave and enjoy a meal on-board your Duffy. Back Bay dolphins might swim on by during your meal.

Equipped with a 7-lane boat launch and wash facility, this is the perfect place to launch your boat.  If you don’t have a boat, you can rent one of our 18-foot Duffy boats (electric boats) to explore the Back Bay and harbor.


The Beach

Traveling to Newport Beach, undoubtedly you’d want to visit the beach. Well lucky for you, the beach is at your doorstep when you stay in a beachfront cottage or glamp in an RV. Wake up every morning to the ocean breeze and the sounds of sea birds chirping.

Take a swim with peace in mind in our private waveless bay. Challenge friends and family on our summer inflatable obstacle course or conduct LED standup paddleboard tours through our Radiant Rides program.

Hungry? Enjoy food and drinks at our beachfront lounge for true laid-back luxury vibes.


Moe B’s Munchies

Dine at with us while overseeing the legendary Back Bay on our dog-friendly terrace with a direct view of the marina and horizon. Might even catch a glimpse of the Back Bay dolphins, sea turtles and sea lions residing in the bay.

Our mission is to serve delicious and sustainable food with a laid-back luxury atmosphere through our first class service and high-quality ingredients. We offer more than 50 varieties of meat, produce and seafood annually, sourced from organic ingredients and ethically-raised meats. We have strict standards to ensure everything on your table leaves the lowest carbon footprint possible and 100% free of GMOs, synthetic chemicals and hormones. Everything is made fresh-to-order to ensure maximum quality and taste.


Sherman Library & Gardens

Looking for Instagram-able backdrops? Newport Beach is filled with IG-worthy backdrops. Start with Sherman Library and Gardens, where you can find 2.2 acres of horticultural wonderland features everything from intricately designed hardens to fountains lined with vibrant flowers to breathtaking greenhouses.

Take your Instagram followers on a journey with you through the pathways, and you’ll see a myriad of fuchsias and anthuriums, and towering euphorbias, towards the vibrant turtle and koi pond.


Crystal Cove State Park

Feel like stretching your legs and taking a hike? There’s no better place to hike in Southern California than at Crystal Cove State Park.

Crystal Cove State Park consists of three areas: Crystal Cove Beach (3.25 miles), Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area (1,140-acre underwater park for snorkeling), and El Moro hiking trail (18-mile canyon hiking trail).

Whether you’re up for swimming, hiking, biking or scuba diving, Crystal Cove State Park will fill half your day with spectacular surprises and fun activities.


Pelican Hill

Need to unleash some stress? Take a swing at Pelican Hill, golf swing that is. Just up the hill from Crystal Cove State Park is home to the world-class Pelican Hill Golf Club, featuring two 7,000 yard courses.

The world-famous golf club offers 36 holes of spectacular golf with unrivaled panoramic ocean views, a clubhouse with a signature restaurant, and an expertly appointed practice facility.

Celebrities and professional golfers from throughout the world frequently fly down to Pelican Hill just to play a couple of rounds at this breathtaking golf range.

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Newport Beach Activities & Attractions

Visitors in California have the opportunity to enjoy limitless things to do in Newport Beach, from luxury shopping, championship golf, fine waterfront dining to kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking and cruising. Some of the best things to do in California are in Newport Beach with attractions focused on families, couples, or trips of laid-back luxury.


There are many things to do in Newport Beach, but events are what shine in this city. Newport Beach is home to many events, including: