45 mins south of Los Angeles, sits some of the most gorgeous stretches of white, sandy, California sand. Orange County, home to Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and countless other tranquil beach towns. Whether you are an LA native, or or visiting from another part of the world, checking out Newport Beach is a must!
Here are the top 5 things you must do in Newport Beach.
1.) Balboa Bay Club- This premier members only club features luxury amenities. Such as a dry bar salon, private marina, and multiple restaurants.
2.) Fig & Olive – This staple has an alternate location in Weho. Exceptional food options, and elaborate drinks make Fig and Olive an optimal choice. The expansive bar area is outfitted with a DJ, hundreds of candles, and beautiful art. With its inception in the French Rivera, this unique restaurant concentrates on staying consistent with a Mediterranean diet.
3.) Fashion Island- Shopping, Shopping, shopping! Seriously-world class shopping. The top fashion houses, major department stores, and unique boutiques. Not to mention, excellent restaurant options and a beautiful outdoor presence.
4.) Crystal Cove State beach- Breathtaking ocean views, and multimillion dollar homes perched atop exceptional cliff views. The beach is outfitted with beachside fire pits. Perfect for long walks, family beach days, and people watching.
5.) Pelican Hill- If you are a golfer, this location is a must see! The hotel is designed to perfection. Multiple restaurants on property, exceptional ocean views, and a grand lobby make this one of, if not the, premier hotel in Newport Beach. If you elect to stay elsewhere, at minimum you must dine at one of the restaurants or play a round of golf on the renowned course.