About Newport Beach

Few places can rival Newport Beach, CA for its perfect mix of relaxing beach bliss with cosmopolitan shopping, dining, and living. Step outside your vacation rental onto Newport's vast beaches, and swim, surf, parasail, or simply sun amidst beautiful Pacific Ocean scenery. Watch the sun rise from your bedroom's balcony with your morning coffee in hand, and then spend the day fishing from the Newport Pier. Retreat home at night with the day's catch and grill a feast on your rental's back porch or patio, and relax under the starry California sky.

Ocean fishing and whale watching are big in Newport Beach, and with plenty of professional guides and opportunities to set sail, catching a glimpse of dolphins, sea lions, marine birds, and other ocean species is easy. Hop aboard Davey's Locker, located in the heart of Newport Beach and home to a number of unique whale watching cruises. With a number of beautiful golf courses, more than 300 fine dining options, boutiques, and relaxing and invigorating spas, there is truly never a dull moment in Newport Beach, California.

Here are a few additional suggestions for your trip:

  • Experience Newport dining: A Taste of Newport, the city's annual "Southern California Premier Food Festival" offers food and drink from over 30 restaurants, with a number of different brews, drinks, live cooking demonstrations and entertainment opportunities.
  • Take a winery tour: In addition to fine cuisine, Newport is also famous for its vibrant winery culture. Tour the breathtaking vineyard landscape and taste award winning vintages.
  • Play a round of golf: Spend the afternoon on a champion caliber Newport Beach golf course.
  • Take part in the Newport Beach Film Festival: Set in Newport Beach just steps away from the coast and an hour from Hollywood, this festival is one of the largest of its kind, and hosts a number of galas and yacht parties as part of the event.
  • Go deep sea fishing: Take a deep sea ocean fishing excursion with professional guides, or join an exciting twilight shark fishing trip.
  • Take a surfing lesson: Newport Beach is home to several professional surfing schools with patient instructors that can have you up on a board and hitting the waves in no time.

There's nothing Newport Beach, California does better than wine and dine its locals and guests. From annual festivals, to wine tasting tours, to the best in fine cuisine, this resort town is truly a chic escape. Find a vacation rental close to your favorite restaurants and Newport Beach live music venues. Reserve the perfect summer rental within a few steps of your favorite activities and attractions. Host your family and friends for a picnic or campfire on the beach, then retreat to your luxury condo and watch the stars from your balcony. While you're visiting Newport Beach, schedule some time to explore the rest of the central coast, including Monterey and Sonoma.