Explore Newport Beach
Newport Beach, in Orange County southern California, comprises of a three-mile stretch of sand and a couple of piers jutting out into the ocean. It is one of a series of popular beaches along this part of the Californian coastline but is notable for its lavish homes and the equally lavish lifestyles of the inhabitants. Definitely a place for a feel-good splurge in one of the luxury hotels in Newport Beach or you can try shopping at Fashion Island or take a leisurely meal at one the top-class restaurants. Fishing is also a tourist draw, with the Dory fishing fleet landing its daily catch onshore.
When to visit Newport BeachThe average July temperatures are around 73ºF and the average January temperature is around 62ºF making Newport Beach a year-round tourist resort that attracts the golfing fraternity who travel to Newport Beach during all seasons.
How to get to Newport BeachJohn Wayne Airport (SNA) is the closest airport. The Pacific Coast Highway runs through the town. Ferries run to Catalina Island.
Newport Beach attractionsBalboa Pier and Pavilion were built in 1906 and thus are the city's oldest structures. Balboa Fun Zone dates from the 1930s and is an old-time amusement park with Ferris wheel. To enjoy the beach and attractions you can base yourself in one of dozens of ocean hotels. For the more serious-minded there is the Orange County Museum of Art. Close to town is Crystal Cove State Park, a Newport Beach destination for those who enjoy nature and the great outdoors. Newport Beach is also a surfers' paradise.
Where to stay in Newport BeachHotels.com offers the best of Newport Beach hotel deals including the Fairmont Newport Beach, a luxury hotel but set away from the beachfront, and numerous inns and 4-star hotels. Cheaper deals can be found in hotels near Newport Beach.