Newport Beach is what a beach should be. With gorgeous sunsets, soft sand and surf-able waves, it is the premier destination when you need to spend some time by the sea. In addition to lounging on the sand and soaking up the sun in Newport Beach, there’s so much fun to have in this lively city. The chic shops and fine dining found at Fashion Island and Crystal Cove Plaza are sure to satisfy, and for those who prefer a slower pace, a walk around quaint village of Corona del Mar will provide a wonderful setting to create lasting memories. Newport Beach is also just a short drive to Disneyland, and only about an hour from Los Angeles. No matter how you vacation, make the most of your trip, and allow TurnKey to help turn your California adventure into a cozy getaway. With all the amenities of a hotel combined with the comfortability of home, TurnKey Vacation Rentals has the solution for you!
Take the ferry with or without your car over to Balboa Island for the day. Stroll Marine Avenue and shop (or dine) to your heart's content. Don't miss tasting the famous Balboa Bar: an ice cream bar dipped in chocolate, then your choice of toppings. Or you can try the equally revered frozen banana, also dipped in chocolate and your favorite topping.
The Newport Beach boardwalk (technically, made of cement, not boards) is perfect for a bike ride. With numerous bike rental vendors in the area, you are sure to find the type of bike you prefer. Take a break from bike riding and go for a spin on the Balboa Ferris Wheel at the Balboa Fun Zone. Just inches away from the water, it has spectacular views of Catalina Island and at night, the harbor lights.
Get an up close, intimate experience with the harbor's whales by taking the Guardian 25, a small, vessel that limits each tour to six passengers (plus crew). There's no better way to spot whales, dolphins, and the occasional sea-lion than to be water-level with them. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to commune with sea life in their natural environment.
This amazing treasure of open space and natural seashore features 3.2 miles of beach and 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness to explore. It also features a historic beach cabin cafe, The Beachcomber, that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, once you've worked up an appetite hiking.
Don't just watch the surfers. Be adventurous and get out there with them! Newport Surf Camp offers private, semi-private and group lessons for all ages and includes half or full day sessions. They also have three and five-day surf camps. Don't miss the fun!
Make your vacation to Newport Beach as active or as relaxing as you want.