Take it easy with a trip to relaxing and fun-filled Newport Beach, a coastal town about 40 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Whether you prefer unwinding on the pristine beaches, hiking around to discover amazing scenery, shopping in town, or boating in the bay, when you stay at one of our Newport Beach vacation rentals, you will be within easy reach of all the wonderful adventures the city has to offer. And, as with all our nearby Southern California beach house or condo rentals, you will be comfortable, well-rested, and ready to explore this oceanfront paradise!
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Newport Beach attracts visitors to its picturesque location, which combines the natural beauty of the sparkling ocean with manmade islands featuring gorgeous homes, a concrete boardwalk, and a charming town. Around this part of California you can find a diverse landscape with all types of vacation destinations within a short drive. In nearby Los Angeles you will find urban amenities ranging from amazing museums to thriving nightlife. If you drive down the coast a while you will reach the laid-back and friendly San Diego, and if you head inland to Palm Springs you can take advantage of the resort city's golf courses and spas.
When you book one of our Newport Beach vacation rentals or beach homes, you will have a wealth of activities and gorgeous scenery to explore. Of course, visitors love to spend time on the wonderful beaches, soaking in the sunshine, feeling the warm sand between their toes, and surfing or boogie-boarding around The Wedge, which has the best waves around. In the city itself you can find restaurants that serve every type of cuisine, as well as nightlife destinations, organic farmers' markets on the weekend, and the shopper's paradise of Fashion Island. Families will love to spend time on Balboa Peninsula at the Fun Zone, which has a Ferris wheel, bungee jumping, arcade games, eateries, shops, and more.
With the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, Newport Bay is a haven for boaters and fans of all types of watersports. You can go sailing, kayaking, rowing, fishing, or whale-watching in the harbor and nearby Pacific Ocean. If you watch the water you can often see boat races, and during the holidays you will want to stay for the famous Christmas Boat Parade. If you like to hike or mountain bike, you will find plenty of trails nearby, and hikers in particular will love the protected beaches at Crystal Cove. For even more ways to experience the beauty of the area, head over to the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve to birdwatch and admire the views of the lush landscape. During low tide you can see hundreds of starfish clinging to the rocky cliffs, and if you spend some time searching for tide pools you will find many types of fascinating sea life. With the ocean, the harbor, the mountains in the distance, and the charming city itself, there is no shortage of captivating scenery here. Come stay at one of our Newport Beach vacation rentals and treat yourself to a fun-filled and rejuvenating beachfront getaway! Photo credit: Kan Khampanya via Shutterstock