9 Things to do in Newport Beach, California

Updated: Dec 26, 2020

Newport beach is one of the most popular beaches in the OC area! Whether you choose to just relax on the sand and soak in the views, or do one of these awesome 9 things to do in the area- you won't be disappointed!

1. Chronic Tacos

For us native Californians, Chronic is a must. It's similar to Chipotle, but way better. I highly recommend getting the fried shrimp burrito. Make sure to extra of their chronic sauce, because it's delicious!

2. Balboa Fun Zone

Walk around the harbor and Fun Zone area! Lots of little shopping spots, restaurants, and a small arcade/ferris wheel for the kids.

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3. Whale Watching

There are multiple whale watching tours everyday that leave from the Balboa pier area. I've found deals on Groupon several times for only $10 USD per person.

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4. Rent a Paddle board/Kayak

There are so many places to rent a paddle board or kayak! You can go out into the ocean, or stay around the harbor. I've found deals on Groupon several times for only $15 USD per person for a 2-hour rental.

5. Fashion Island

A nice outdoor shopping mall with lots of restaurants too. Spend a couple hours enjoying the sunshine and salty air, while getting new clothes and a full belly.

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6. Coffee Dose

A definite instagram spot. You know those coffee cups that say "Anti-bitch serum" on them? Yup this is the place! They have great coffee blends, homemade pastry items, and CBD infused items as well.

7. Rent a Duffy Boat

There are so many places to rent your own electric duffy boat! Most boats fit 10-12 people, so get a group together and do your own self guided tour of the coastline. Or just bring a cooler of drinks and have a good time! Either way, you know you'll have fun.

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8. Sunset Cruise

Cruise along the beautiful Newport Beach coastline for 90 minutes and watch the sunset from the water. You can normally find deals on Groupon for $10 USD for 1 person or $19 USD for two.

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9. Bar Scene

There are so many places to go to grab a nice drink by the beach- day or night. Make sure to check out Baja Sharkeez and get their infamous blue syringe jello shots! Or enjoy the night pub scene at Stag, or grab an ice cold schooner from Mutt Lynch's. No matter where you decide to go, or what time of the day it is, you won't be disappointed!

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