Discover the Best of Newport Beach: 10 Places to Visit

Lisa Mailhot  |  January 13, 2023

Newport Beach

Discover the Best of Newport Beach: 10 Places to Visit

Newport Beach is a popular destination in Orange County, California, known for its beautiful beaches, upscale shopping and dining, and a variety of recreational activities. If you're planning a trip to Newport Beach, here are ten places you might want to consider visiting:


Newport Beach Pier: This iconic pier is a popular spot for fishing, strolling, and watching the sunset. 


Balboa Island: A charming neighborhood located on a small island in the bay, featuring charming boutiques, restaurants, and an iconic ferry ride. 


Corona del Mar State Beach: This small beach is known for its rocky cliffs, tide pools, and scenic views.


Fashion Island: A popular shopping center with a variety of high-end retailers, dining options, and a movie theater. 

Newport Beach Harbor: Home to a large marina and many boats, this area is popular for boating, sailing, and sightseeing cruises.


Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve: A protected wetlands area popular for hiking, birdwatching, and other outdoor activities. 


Balboa Fun Zone: A family-friendly amusement park with arcade games, rides, and a historic carousel. 


Crystal Cove State Park: A 3.2-mile stretch of beach and inland bluff trails, popular for hiking, swimming, and picnicking.


Newport Beach Country Club: A private golf club with two 18-hole courses, a driving range, and a clubhouse.

The Wedge: A popular surf spot known for its large, powerful waves and bodyboarding opportunities.


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