Newport Beach is a charming city located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, north of San Diego and south of Los Angeles. This popular area has between 20,000 to 100,000 visitors each day. Here are five things to do that will help you enjoy the beauty and diversity of this Newport Beach community.
1. Spend Time at the Beach
There is nothing quite like a barefoot walk in the sand to know you are on vacation. With eight miles of local beaches, you will have plenty of sand to choose from. One of the easiest ways to get ample time at the beach is to stay nearby. Consider the beach house rentals Newport Beach Ca that are available. Activities at the beach include swimming, surfing, paddle-boarding, fishing and other aquatic sports. You really could spend every day at the beach being active — or perhaps just relaxing and reading a book.
2. Drive Through the City
Newport Beach is filled with fabulous restaurants, upscale neighborhoods, community parks and interesting architecture. In fact, the local Corona del Mar Library was recently showcased for its design. You will also find diverse public art exhibits and local concerts that can be enjoyed all year.
3. Watch for Whales
Have you ever experienced the power of the largest animals to ever live on the planet? Giant blue whales are so huge, that their tongues can be the size of an elephant! Depending on the time of year, you will be able to see finback whales, gray whales or giant blue whales. Whale and dolphin sighting tours run all year long. You can view whales from the coast, or for a closer look you might enjoy a whale-watching cruise.
4. Visit the Harbor
Stretching more than three miles, Newport Harbor is the largest recreational harbor on the west coast. With the piers and sparkling water, it is a photographer’s dream come true. At the boat-filled harbor, you will find islands, cruises, activities, and waterfront restaurants. You can also sight migratory birds at the nearby nature preserve.
5. Enjoy the Trails
Take a short 0.6-mile stroll along the Arroyo Trail or a longer 3.4-mile adventure through Buck Gully. A popular path for walkers and cyclists is the Pier to Pier Trail which is 1.74 miles (one way). Bike rentals are available and there are numerous trails to enjoy all around the city for walking, jogging and cycling.
You will undoubtedly find many other adventures while visiting Newport Beach. Once you have experienced this lovely community, you will want to return again and again.