Your Troubles Will Sail Away in Newport Beach
Ask anyone who has spent time in Newport Beach to sum up their experience in one word, and you are likely to get this response… “Fun!” This small Southern California city is home to the largest recreational harbor in the state, miles of beaches, museums, shopping, a waterfront Ferris Wheel, renowned casual dining, and more. Newport is one place you and your family are sure to enjoy yourselves.
Here at Neale & Fhima, we help people in Newport Beach and across California bring lemon law claims against car companies that refuse to honor their repair warranties. By the time these folks seek our help, they are usually quite upset with how they were treated at the dealership – and rightfully so.
Of course, if you need to let off some steam and treat yourself to a day of fun, Newport is the spot to be. Here are a few of the activities we think you will like:
- Take a stroll on the pier. The Newport Pier is a 1,000-foot-long wooden pier located at W. Oceanfront and 21st Time your trip right and watch the sun set over the Pacific.
- Eat at the Crab Cooker. First opened in 1951, this seafood joint is hard to miss. The bright red building has an iconic fish-shaped sign out front, and, on most nights, a line of people stretching around the corner.
- Catch a wave at the Wedge. This world-famous surf break was named for the way two waves come together, creating one swell that can reach 30 feet high.
- Play beach volleyball. Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport has a dozen or so volleyball nets set up for the public. Other beaches within the city have nets as well, so bring your volleyball and sunscreen, and get ready to play.
- Take a sailing lesson. Gain experience and confidence at sea with a private lesson from one of Newport Beach’s many sailing schools or instructors.
- Go whale watching. A protected marine area just outside the bay is home to a number of ocean mammals, including the enormous Blue Whale – the largest creature on the planet.
- Learn about the environment. The Environmental Nature Center, or “ENC,” has a variety of native plant communities and wildlife habitats on display right in the heart of Newport. Visit org for more info.
- Spend a day at the spa. Ready to be pampered? Newport Beach has plenty of day spas to choose from when it is time to relax and unwind.
- Take a romantic cruise. If you think sunsets look great from the beach, you should see them from out on the water. Be sure to book your trip early if you are planning a holiday cruise (especially on Valentine’s Day).
- Drive down the PCH. Highway 1 crosses through Newport on its way down the California coast. Head south to visit Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and other coastal destinations.
- Admire the yachts in the marina. We may not all be able to afford a luxury yacht – or even the dockage fees for that matter – but that does not stop us from looking.
- Jog, bike, or rollerblade. The Newport Balboa Bike Path stretches 4.5 miles through town, right along the waterfront for most of the way.
- Visit the OC Museum of Art. Not many cultural experiences in Southern California can match a visit to the OCMA. The museum has a collection of more than 3,000 pieces, with a focus on modern and contemporary art.
- Shop at Fashion Island. Sometimes a little retail therapy is just what the doctor ordered. Fashion Island mall is centrally located and offers more than 200 stores and restaurants.
- Check out Balboa Fun Zone. We just may have saved the best for last. The Fun Zone is a seaside amusement park located on E. Bay Avenue on the peninsula. Admission is free, and so are the smiles.