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This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted several alpine venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a bustling year-round draw for vacationers.

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    The city of Newport Beach comprises of Balboa, Balboa Island, Bay Shores, Corona del Mar, Harbor Island, Linda Isle and Newport Heights. A six-mile beach lies along the peninsula between the bay and the ocean. It is famous worldwide for its picturesque sandy beaches, magestic coastline, many activities, award-winning dining and world-class shopping.

    Villages of Newport Beach
    Featuring several different hubs of world-class shopping, Newport Beach is more than a sophisticated beach town - it's a way of life.

    Newport Harbor
    Home to one of the largest concentrations of pleasure craft on the US West Coast. Cruise charters to Catalina Island, Sports fishing or gondola canal rides.

    Orange County Museum of Art - Newport Beach
    850 San Clemente Dr, Newport Beach, CA; (949) 759-1122;
    Admission: Adult $5 / Child (1-16) Free; Open Daily; Tues-Sun 11-5PM;

    See also listing for Museum brach in Costa Mesa. Museum exhibiting collection of 6,500 works of contemporary California art. Special programs.

    Sherman Library and Gardens
    2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, CA; (949) 673-2261;
    Admission: Adult $3 / Child (12-16) $1; Library Open: Mon-Fri 9-4:30;

    Located on two acres just south of Newport Beach is Orange County's largest cultural and educational research center for the study of the Pacific Southwest. On the grounds are some excellent gardens with over 2,000 native plant species, fountains, sculptures and koi pond.

    Environmental Nature Center
    (949) 645-8489; Free Admission;
    Guided walking tour of a 2.5 acre wildlife habitat featuring 13 California plant communities. Trail guides and naturalists available - geared towards children ages five and above.

    Upper Newport Bay
    (949) 650-6746; Free Admission;
    Free two-hour walking tour on 1st and 3rd Saturday at 9AM-departing from Shellmaker Island.

    Six diverse habitats are home to over 200 bird species and other wildlife. Canoe tours, and family campfire programs available.

    City Hall Art Gallery
    3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA; (949) 717-3870; Open: Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM; Free Admission;
    This showcase for local artists is located in the lobby of City Hall. Changing exhibits of paintings, photography and sculpture.

    Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
    151 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA; (949) 673-7863;
    Open: Tue-Sun 10AM-5PM; Admission: Adult $4 / Child $1;

    Located aboard the 190-foot Pride of Newport, this museum preserves the local maritime heritage. Three thematic galleries focus on the recreational, naval, commercial and yachting significance of the harbor with maritime events of the Pacific. There is also a gift shop and restaurant.

    Newport Sports Collection Foundation
    620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 125, Newport Beach, CA; (949) 721-9333;
    Open: Mon-Fri 9AM-6PM / Sat 10AM-3PM; Free Admission;

    5,000 square foot sports memorabilia museum with over 10,000 artifacts from sports history over the last two centuries.

    Orange County Museum of Art
    850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Center; (949) 759-1122;
    Open: Tue-Sun 11AM-5PM; Admission: Adult $5 / Child (Under 16) Free;

    This museum is Orange County's premiere showcase for visual arts, bringing the entire world of art through an ever changing schedule of exhibitions.

    Newport Theater Arts Center
    2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA; (949) 631-0288; Call for Schedule:
    Community theater with both veteran and novice actors, located at the Theatre on the Cliff.

    Tibbie's Music Hall Dinner Theatre
    4647 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA; (949) 252-0834;

    Newport Beach Temple
    Smaller temple dedicated August 2005 making it the sixth Mormon Temple completed in California. The Newport Beach temple features a 90 foot single spire and salisbury pink granite from North Carolina instead of the traditional white.

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    Featuring several different hubs of world-class shopping, Newport Beach is more than a sophisticated beach town - it's a way of life.

    Balboa Island
    Home to over 70 cool gift shops, galleries and restaurants. Stroll along Marine Avenue and visit the many specialty boutiques and sidewalk cafes. Located in Newport Harbor with ferry access from Balboa Peninsula or by car along Jamboree Road.

    Balboa Peninsula
    Cruise the boardwalk by bicycle, skates or on foot. Located on the edge of Newport Harbor where you can catch a day cruise to Catalina Island.
    Also home to the Balboa Fun Zone - amusement park area favorite (since 1936) located at the Newport Harbor end of Main Street of the Balboa peninsula. Attractions include:

    • Carrousel
    • Ferris wheel
    • shops and restaurants
    • Balboa Pavilion - former 1905 electric railway terminus

    Cannery Village
    Encompassing eight square blocks, Cannery Village was once the center of the commericial fishing industry. Now the canneries, boat yards and marine repair shops have been mostly replaced by restaurants, antique shops and art galleries. Local artists display their works each Sunday afternoon at the Cannery Wharf Park along 30th Street.

    Corona del Mar
    Enjoy small town charm at this place located just south of Newport Beach along Coast Highway. There are many gift and furnishing shops and a wide range of unique eateries. Corona del Mar is home to the beautiful Sherman Library and Gardens.

    Fashion Island
    Southern California's premier open-air shopping center with 200 stores, 40 restaurants, two food courts and a Farmers Market. A unique outdoor shopping experience.

    Lido Marina Village
    Charming waterfront village located along the tree-lined cobblestone path of Via Oporto. This secluded harbor side village includes designer boutiques, custom jewelry stores, fine art galleries, and boardwalk cafes and restaurants.

    Mariners Mile
    A strong nautical theme runs through this neighborhood of shops, galleries and many fine restaurants fronting the harbor. Boat charters are available for either an elegant dining cruise or sport fishing getaway. Or take a romantic gondola ride throught the canals of Newport Harbor. Located along West Coast Highway between Newport Blvd and Dover Drive.

    McFadden Square
    Located on the oceanfront next to Newport Pier. Since 1889, professional buyers and chefs have come here to get the best pick of the freshest seafood. The action still happens today beginning at about 9AM daily.

    Old Newport Boulevard
    One of the oldest areas in Newport Beach, the boulevard features a delightful collage of architectural styles dating back to the 1920's and earlier. Today is is home to many shops, antique stores and restaurants.

    Surf City USA Marathon [FEB]
    Formerly the Pacific Shoreline Marathon runs on Super Bowl Sunday Morning - This exclusive oceanfront course is a classic California Dream. Run by the Huntington Beach pier and wind through the famed surfing beaches of Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Festival includes a beach side beer garden in the California sun. Finishers receive bodacious surfboard medals!


Adventure Links Newport Beach Harbor Cruise

    Newport Harbor is home to one of the largest concentrations of pleasure craft on the US West Coast. The over 9,000 boats docked here make it the leading Pacific Coast yacht rendezvous.

    Harbor Cruises / Catalina Island Trips
    The following offer cruises around the harbor or out to Catalina Island:

      Newport Harbor Cruise - (949) 673-5245
      Newport Harbor Showboat Cruises - (949) 673-0240

    Sailing / Sportfishing Charters

      Blue Dolphin Sailing Club - (949) 644-2525
      Davy's Locker Sport Fishing - (949) 673-1434
      Newport Sailing Club - (949) 675-7100
      os Sportfishing Charters - (949) 673-2810
      Hook Sportfishing Charters - (800) 583-8133
      Newport Landing Sportfishing - (949) 675-0550
      Balboa Boat Rentals - (949) 673-7200
      Fun Zone Boat Company - (949) 673-0240
      American Yacht Charters - (949) 673-4453
      Hornblower Cruises - (949) 646-0155
      Pavilion Queen - (949) 673-5245
      Orca Yacht Charters - (949) 650-6722

    Mariners Mile
    A strong nautical theme runs through this neighborhood of shops, galleries and many fine restaurants fronting the harbor. Boat charters are available for either an elegant dining cruise or sport fishing getaway. Or take a romantic gondola ride throught the canals of Newport Harbor. Located along West Coast Highway between Newport Blvd and Dover Drive.


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    Fashion Island Summer Concert Series - Jul -Aug every Wedz evening
    Newport Beach Int'l Jazz Festival - May at several venues (949) 650-LIVE
    Toshiba Senior Classic - March (949) 515-4840
    Newport Beach Int'l Film Festival - March (949) 851-6555
    Newport-Ensenada Yacht Race - April (949) 771-0691
    Balboa Island Parade - June (949) 673-6580
    Christmas Boat Parade - Dec (949) 729-4400
Hot Links Newport Beach California Entertainment & Nightlife

So Calif Ticket Central
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Local Pro and NCAA Sporting Events
Upcoming Concert Series
Major Championships and Tournaments
Hard to Get Sold Out Events
Several Approved Tickets Outlets
Pro Sports League Schedules
Broadway & Vegas Shows
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    More Newport Beach Special Events
    South County Festival Adventure - Watch for the next local holiday parade, festival, carnival, fair, exposition, tournament or party.

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So Calif Sports Central
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    OC Marathon [JAN]
    Both Marathon and Half Marathon Race begins at the Newport Center near Newport Harbor and runs up past UC Irvine to the Spectrum Center.
    Marathon Southern California Adventure Guide - More info this topic.

    Newport Beach Triathlon - Newport Beach [APR]
    Swim1/2 mile - Flat water swim in the Back Bay of Newport Beach. Cycle 15 miles - Scenic course through Back Bay Drive and Eastbluff Drive. Run 3 miles - Fast and scenic out-and-back course.

    More Newport Beach Sports
    Golf, tennis, soccer, aquatics, gymnastics and more.
    South County Sport Adventure - Tickets and league schedule info for regional professional and amateur sports including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, racing and more.
    South County Golf Adventure - Newport Beach Golf Course and Tournament information.
    South County Recreation Adventure - Newport Beach outdoor recreational activities including biking, boating, fishing, camping and hiking trails.

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    Newport Beach Youth Sports
    Local sports programs including youth and adult leagues in soccer, baseball little league and travel teams, pop warner football and cheer, volleyball, basketball, golf, hockey and much more.

    Newport Beach Youth Groups
    Young people can discover their talents and have fun through participation in local performing arts, sports, dance and ballet groups. Learn more about self-improvement opportunities with local boys and girls clubs, YMCA facilities, boy scout troops and more.

    Newport Beach Schools

Hot Links Tour Industry & Agriculture - Newport Beach California

    There are lots of business and employment opportunities available in this region at the many area hotels, schools, industrial enterprises, and tourism theme parks.

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