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Newport Beach, CA City Trip — Restaurants

Take a boat out to Newport Harbor in Newport Beach, California

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Newport Beach has much more to offer than just sun and surf. The following attractions are some of GAYOT's favorites.


Go on a charming gondola ride with Gondola Romance in Newport Beach, California

American Yacht Charters
2901 W. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach

A large fleet of cruisers and yachts for rent in Newport Harbor.

Balboa Boat Rentals
510 E. Edgewater

Fully-enclosed electric boats give you the best self-guided tours of Newport Harbor.

Catalina Flyer
Balboa Pavilion
400 Main St.

A large catamaran-style boat that travels daily to Catalina Island.

Gondola Romance

Newport Beach

Romantic cruises par excellence on Gondola-like boats.

Hornblower Cruises & Events
2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 101
Newport Beach

The company offers an upscale fleet of yachts for dining, weddings, events and harbor cruises.


The central garden fountain at the Sherman Library & Gardens in Newport Beach, Cailfornia

Lido Movie Theatre
5459 Via Lido
Newport Beach

Renovated Art Deco movie theatre that shows films and hosts concerts.

Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)
850 San Clemente Dr.
Newport Beach

A small, engaging museum of mostly modern works.

Roger’s Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Corona del Mar

Spectacularly beautiful hilltop nursery with gardens, shopping and a café.

Sherman Library & Gardens
2647 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Corona Del Mar

Small botanical gardens and café tucked away in a historic Corona Del Mar building.


Go on a shopping spree at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California

Crystal Cove Promenade
7845-8085 E. Coast Hwy.
Newport Coast

Super upscale strip mall with ocean view, hip boutiques and trendy eateries.

Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach

A trendy hilltop shopping mall in Newport Beach with ocean views and hip eateries.

South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa

Orange County's premier shopping mall with exclusive designers, restaurants and entertainment.


The Spa at The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Rd. S.
Newport Coast

What sets this facility apart is the Roman-inspired "acqua colonnade" where spa-goers chill out in men- and women-only wet rooms.



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