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Newport Beach, California

Made even more famous by TV's "The OC," Newport Beach has the wide sandy beaches and long pier that people associate with California - and the beautiful weather, homes and people that the you'll also expect to see making it a paradise spot for your next vacation!

Newport Beach Hotels and Resorts

Four Seasons Newport Beach
This calm and beautiful five-star hotel is set at the edge of the Newport Fashion Island Shopping Center.  Close to some of the area's best golf and beaches, and everything you'd expect from a Four Seasons -- you won't be disappointed.

Balboa Bay Club and Resort, Newport Beach
This elegant resort is set in the heart of Newport Beach, close to beaches, golf and shopping some rooms have views of the bay or bluff.  The 17,000 foot spa makes this a true destination hotel

Sutton Place Hotel, Newport Beach
Lower cost, but still elegant, the Sutton Place hotel is a business oriented hotel with a European Style.  The hotel features tennis courts, an outdoor pool with spa and pretty gardens.

Shopping

Newport Fashion Island is a child friendly upscale outdoor mall featuring Neiman Marcus, lots of boutiques, theatres, and outdoor fountains that thrill small children.

Nearby: South Coast Plaza offers upscale destination shopping for the entire region.  One of the largest malls on the west coast, South Coast features designers like Versace, Gucci, TSE Cashmere, Tiffany and more.  You'll also find more reasonable options like the Gap and XOXO.

Roger's Gardens this upscale nursery has beautiful gardens, unique gift items, and a year round holiday shop featuring Christopher Radko ornaments.  A lovely place for a walk on a warm day.

Restaurants

Aubergine 508 29th St, (949) 723-4150 Aubergine is a fine dining experience you'll probably want to enjoy without the kids.  The wine list is wonderful, and this place is a find in Orange County which is generally not known for it's refined dining. The five and nine course tasting menus are unforgettable

Lee's Sandwiches (multiple locations)
Looking for something out of the ordinary but don't want to spend a ton of money?  You might not know that Orange County has a huge Vietnamese populations.  Lee's sandwiches caters to that population with delicious Vietnamese sandwiches.  Expect to have sandwich meat or pate with fresh herbs and sauce on a freshly made baguette.  The restaurant also has a wide variety of very sweet Vietnamese desserts.

Wahoo's Fish Tacos (multiple locations)
This casual restaurant caters to surfers who want simple tacos made with the freshest ingredients.  Their fish tacos are always made with fresh grilled fish - when Wahoo is available, it is a special treat.  Wahoo's also has a wide variety of other Mexican dishes

Kitima Thai Cuisine 2010 Main St # 170, (949) 261-2929
is hidden away in an office park in Irvine - but don't be fooled - it serves Orange County's best Thai cuisine with delicate sauces that are not over-sugary like many Thai fast food places.

Taco Rosa 2632 San Miguel Dr., (949) 720-0980
Want to eat Mexican food, but afraid of all the heavy, cheese laden creations featured in so many of this country's Mexican Restaurants? Taco Rosa is the place for creative, healthy Mexican food that is deeply rooted in Mexico's culinary traditions

Questions and Answers

How far is Newport Beach from Los Angeles?

anonymous
It's about a 40-minute drive without traffic. During rush hour, expect double that.
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