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These 6 Spots in Newport Beach Are Worth a Million Photos

July 13, 2021

With its pristine coastline, swaying palms, trendy cafes and chic hotels, it’s no wonder Newport Beach is a summer hotspot for those in search of some fun in the sun. And whether you’re a local or out-of-towner, you’re going to want to document the beauty of this coastal city with some trendy pics for the ‘Gram. So grab your Iphones, Polaroids and disposable cameras because we’ve rounded up the most photogenic spots in Newport Beach! From the stylish streets of Lido Marina Village to the retro Balboa Fun Zone, these six destinations are as aesthetically pleasing as your favorite influencer’s Instagram profile!

Lido Marina Village

Lido Marina Village is a trendsetter’s heaven with its charming brick streets, harbor views, and a melange of swoon-worthy shops and restaurants. Take a stroll and discover a variety of photo ops, including everything from painted murals and clean white walls to adorable storefronts and plenty of waterfront views. French Buckets always has gorgeous bouquets on display, and there’s typically an assortment of cute decor on the village’s waterfront deck. Be sure to check the Lido Marina Village website for upcoming events with more installations and photo ops!

Inspiration Point

If you’re on the hunt for some breathtaking nature pics, Inspiration Point in Corona del Mar is a must-visit. This lookout point sits atop a cliff and offers gorgeous views of the ocean and the pier. Snag a seat on a bench during sunset and watch as the boats cruise in and out of the harbor. Then, stay to witness the sky turn shades of pink and orange. You can’t beat a Newport Beach sunset–it’s the ultimate photo op!

Sherman Library & Gardens

Believe it or not, the city isn’t just known for it’s jaw-dropping coastline. Sure, the soft sand, barreling waves and stunning coastal views are definitely a draw, but there are numerous places off-shore that’ll take your breath away too. Sherman Library & Gardens, also located in the charming town of Corona del Mar, is a serene spot with blooming flower beds, lush gardens and trickling fountains. Spend a summer day here and snap some pics by the koi pond or on the Tea Garden patio. Sherman Library & Gardens is the perfect spot if you’re looking to add some color to your feed!

Lido Marina Village Electric Boat Rental

One of the most popular activities in Newport Beach is renting an electric boat! Whether you’re celebrating with friends or cruising the harbor at sunset, these seafaring vessels make for some great photo ops! Lido Marina Village Electric Boat Rental offers a fleet of colorful boats–from hot pink to cool blue and everything in between. Take your pick, throw on your chicest summer ensemble and prepare for an epic photoshoot on the water!

Balboa Fun Zone

While the Balboa Fun Zone is typically deemed a “kids” recreation area with its Ferris wheel, arcade and ice cream shops, its vintage vibe also makes for a great photoshoot. Throw on your overalls, flared jeans or a flirty polka dot dress, and snap some pics in the old-school arcade! This time-honored amusement area has remained a Newport Beach staple since 1936 and has appeared in several tv shows, music videos and movies, including ABC’s “The Bachelor,” Childish Gambino’s “3005” music video and FOX’s “The O.C.”

Lido House

For those in search of a trendy staycation spot, Lido House features a quaint yet upscale beach house vibe that’ll have you smitten. From the hotel’s Cape Cod-inspired architecture to its palette of crisp whites and bright blues, you’re sure to fall in love with the nautical aesthetic of this trendy retreat! Be sure to visit Lido House‘s on-site restaurant, The Mayor’s Table Pacific Pub + Kitchen, for an elegant meal and seasonal cocktails that are as pleasing to the palate as they are to the eye. And when you need a nightcap, head upstairs to Topside Roof Deck, where you’ll discover a chic, beach house-style bar and plenty of space to sip back and relax.

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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