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Celebrate the Great Indoors in Newport Beach

March 19, 2019

Newport Beach: home of beautiful beaches, nature preserves, and everyone’s favorite outdoor shopping mall. Sure, everyone’s favorite part about visiting or living in this beach city is the sunshine and perfect weather, but there’s more to Newport than its outdoor activities. Read on to see how the locals love to celebrate a rainy weekend with the great indoors:

Catch a Movie

A rainy weekend is a perfect time to catch a flick! Whether you’re looking for a new and exciting theater that offers a full menu like THE LOT Fashion Island, a local classic like the Edwards Big Newport 6 & RPX, or a tried-and-true piece of history such as Lido Theater, these Newport movie theaters are sure to have you sitting in the best seat of the house!

Lido Theater

Lido Theater

Plan for Family Fun

Movie theaters aren’t the only place to take the kiddos when the weather gets damp! There are plenty of other options to keep their young minds working while feeding their curiosity and sense of adventure! A local favorite is the Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest, which is a great way for kids of all ages to learn about our ocean.

Ocean quest newport beach

Take a Class

Brush up on your existing skills or pick up a new hobby at one of Newport’s many classes! Want to be a better home cook? Head to Sur La Table where you can learn to make classic French pastries or how to make your weeknights a little easier with delicious one-pan meals. Feeling artsy? Sher Swaim offers classes for a multitude of mediums with her art classes, and Stephanie Godbey provides fun painting experiences for all ages. You can also head over to the adorable Timree Paint Studio, which is a great spot for a girls night out class as well as children’s painting classes! Plus, the bright and cheery interior will make you forget all about those grey skies outside.

Retail Therapy

If you can brave the weather conditions long enough from store to store, then why not make your rainy day a little brighter with some of Newport Beach’s finest shopping destinations? Shop major retailers like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island or swing by Crystal Cove Shopping Center or Lido Marina Village to browse boutiques. You might even want to opt for grabbing a bite to eat at one of Newport’s many incredible eateries and admire the weather. Even the biggest of sun-worshippers can still admire how beautiful the rain looks while dancing on the ocean and the bay!


Written By: Jordan Nishkian

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