Attractions & Nearby, Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach, California is a magical destination with picture perfect stunning views, and 9 miles long golden beaches. Newport Pier, Newport Harbor, and Balboa Pier are within walking distance from Little Inn By The Bay. Newport Beach has endless opportunities for beach lovers looking to sunbathe, surf, and sail, fish, kayak, boat cruise and many more sports. Enjoy " The Wedge " - a jetty where surfers test their skills, the Balboa Fun Zone, Balboa Pavilion, Newport-Balboa Ferry boat, harbor cruises, boat rentals, rollerblading, sand volleyball, concerts, and more. Southern California's picturesque shores have endless activities awaiting you during your stay at Little Inn by the Bay.
Beaches & Islands
Newport Beach: Newport Beach is known for its magnificent residential areas, modern shopping facilities, and outstanding beach. The bay area offers outstanding fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sport activities. Or perhaps simply sit back and relax a romantic sunset after a delicious meal at an oceanfront restaurant.
Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach is a 3.5 mile stretch of pristine shoreline popularly known as “Surf City” due to its professional sporting events. This incredible beach offers a variety of exceptional cultural entertainment opportunities and is perfect for enjoying an evening at one of their fire pits.
Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach is home to some of the best waves in Southern California; 15 foot waves, seven miles of soft sand, and the sound of the surf await locals and visitors. However, lounging in the soft warm sand is only the beginning of what you can do here; Laguna Beach is an artistic and quaint village that awaits people from all over the world.
Corona Del Mar: This seaside village is located on the foot of the San Joaquin Hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Corona Del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea” it is known for its fine beaches, tide pools, cliffside views and quaint village shops. Restaurants, trendy shops, antique stores and galleries are guaranteed to keep you active.
Balboa Island - The Unspoiled Pocket in Newport Beach, California : Visiting Balboa Island can make you feel as though you have found an unspoiled pocket in the California beach city. With more than 70 picturesque gift shops, galleries and restaurants you can stroll down Marine Avenue and shop for souvenirs, or browse the specialty boutiques that beckon you to come inside. Whether a fun dates at the beach or a night out on the town, for over 50 years Balboa Peninsula has had something for everyone to do.
Events & Conventions
Taste of Newport: Southern California's premier three-day food, wine, and music festival is held every September in Newport Beach. Warm summer nights, cool drinks, and wonderful aromas are part of the Taste of Newport Festival. This exciting event presents culinary offerings from 35 restaurants and 15 local wineries, including: flavorful drinks and brews, cooking demonstrations, and entertainment.
Newport Beach Film Festival: The renowned Newport Beach Film Festival is held annually in April and presents a wide array of special film events, panel discussions, and more than 350 feature, documentary, and short films from around the world—many of them world premieres.
Newport Boat Show: Be part of something very special. Join this unique Yacht Club to help create the “World’s Largest Virtual Yacht Club” and you not only will make history. Over 750 manufacturers, reps and dealers - both domestic and international - will be showcasing and selling their products and services at the Annual Newport International Boat Show. Many new models will be unveiled for the first time to the public. Come see, feel and test the merchandise and talk to those who designed and built it. You may need more than one day to do it!
Christmas Boat Parade: Newport Harbor comes alive with decorations. Homes, yachts, docks, whole landscapes are transformed into a magical holiday experience. Newport Bay begins its holiday decorations after Thanksgiving and by the first of December Newport Harbor is richly illuminated with thousands of lights and hundreds of themed estates.
Parks & Recreations
The Wedge: The Wedge is a world-famous surfing and bodysurfing spot located at the extreme east end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. During a south swell of the right size and direction, the Wedge can produce huge waves up to 30 feet (9.1 m) high. The Wedge is very steeply shaped sand, resulting in what is known as shore break (see below) and a very strong backwash which often drags people back into the surf. The backwash itself frequently creates another, outgoing wave, which can hit an incoming wave or surfer with enormous force. With the combined effect of the unpredictability of where the incoming waves will break, and the strength of the backwash, the resulting wave action can be highly unpredictable and therefore both exciting as well as very dangerous. Of course, it is this combination of danger which draws so many to surf The Wedge. Inexperienced swimmers or surfers should always use caution when considering swimming in the surf near The Wedge.
The Balboa Fun Zone: This historical landmark was first established 1936 and since then it has been handed down for many years. Balboa Fun Zone is one of Southern California’s oldest and lasting historical coastal amusement park. Located on the Balboa Peninsula of Newport Beach, the Fun Zone adventures local coastal blast fun.
Whale Watching: The deep nutrient waters surrounding Newport Harbor is considered some of the most fertile waters in Southern California and attracts all types of marine life. Many of the tours are designed just for viewing marine life, including killer whales, giant blue whales, dolphins and seals.
Crystal Cove State Park: This spectacular park has 3.2 miles of beach of which the offshore waters are designated as an underwater park. With 2,400 acres of undeveloped woodland, Crystal Cove is used for hiking, horseback riding, and by mountain bikers.
Newport Beach, A Shopping Paradise…: Whether you visit our world-class shopping centers or one-of-a-kind designer boutiques, you'll find special gifts and mementos always in tasteful style. From beach souvenirs and sportswear to innovative art and traditional antiques, extraordinary shopping awaits you in Newport Beach.
Fashion Island: Located above the glistening Pacific Ocean, Fashion Island is Orange County’s premier coastal shopping destination. Across the bay from the peninsula, Fashion Island features 200 unique stores and restaurants including: Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Cheesecake Factory, and many more.
Balboa Island: Browse through over 70 specialty boutiques, or try a Balboa Bar and/or a Frozen Banana, first invented here on Balboa Island while strolling through the village. Find swimwear, sandals, sunglasses, sportswear, and much more on Newport Beach’s historic island.
Cannery Village and Lido Marina Village: Newport Beach takes shopping to a different level by offering two charming shopping villages with an amazing view of the ocean. Enjoy designer boutiques, fine art galleries, antique shops and boardwalk cafes overlooking beautiful Newport Harbor on this oceanfront shopping village.
The Best Newport Beach Restaurants are near Little Inn By The Bay Hotel: From a romantic dinner with a breathtaking view of the beach to family-style casual dining, Newport Beach has restaurants to suit even the most discriminating taste buds. With over 400 restaurants in Newport Beach to choose from, you won’t need to have the same dining experience twice unless of- Course you want seconds!
Little Inn by the Bay is conveniently located close to the best Newport Beach restaurants.: There are plenty of Newport Beach restaurants to satisfy your taste buds. Whether you prefer a restaurant with a scenic waterfront view, a secluded, intimate setting for any occasion or a Sunday brunch cruise—whatever your mood—there is a Newport Beach dining experience for you! And what’s even better is that an absolutely fantastic dining experience at a fine Newport Beach restaurant can range from the ultra pricey to the reasonably affordable dining. You park your car while staying at Inn and walk to almost all of these below restaurants. Don’t have to worry driving and parking!
The best seafood you would taste in Newport Beach. The Restaurants here are as old as possible.
Do you prefer thick, but tender steaks that are cooked to perfect? Here are some American restaurants for you to choose from.
Outstanding International restaurants are also walking distance from Little Inn by the Bay.
If you can't go to France then let France come to you… Il est l’heure de manger! It’s time to eat!
Enjoy a taste of Italy in Newport Beach...
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