Stay & Play: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Adjacent to the Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve sits the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach—a coastal retreat with lush grounds, three pools, outdoor fire pits and an abundance of family-friendly activities. The expansive property is set on 26 acres in the heart of Newport Beach, offering access to some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment the city has to offer. Whether you’re playing a competitive game of shuffleboard, table tennis or volleyball on-property or heading to Fashion Island for some retail therapy and a bite, you and your crew are sure to love this hotel and its prime location! The best part? You can bike nearly anywhere! Two-hour rentals are included in your resort fee with half-day, and daily rentals available too.
Kickstart your day with some tee time at the on-site executive golf course, which boasts nine challenging holes and 600+ yards of breathtaking scenery. Kids can even participate and practice their putt through the Tiny Tees Golf program, which offers lessons for children between the ages of 3 and 11! And while the golf enthusiasts practice their swing, the sun-seekers can catch some rays at one of the property’s three sparkling pools. Adults can kick back at the “Indulge” pool or enjoy a moment of peace and quiet at the “Serenity” pool while the kids zoom down the winding waterslide at the “Oasis” pool.
But let’s not kid ourselves…one of the highlights of any vacay is treating those taste buds! You and your family will delight in the offerings at Hyatt’s on-site restaurant, SHOR. This seafood grill features an assortment of locally-inspired dishes made with farm-fresh ingredients. Whether you’re grabbing breakfast (hint: the kids will love the syrup-soaked waffle sticks!) or enjoying a casual, family-friendly dinner, everyone in your clan will leave with a full tummy.
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The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, also known as the “Back Bay,” is a perfect spot for a morning stroll or afternoon bike ride. This ecological reserve boasts 1,000 acres of preserved wetlands containing numerous endangered species—the perfect place for some bird watching. Hike or bike along the 10.5-mile Back Bay Loop, or rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards from Pirate Coast Paddle Company. The Back Bay offers all sorts of adventure for people of all ages.
Balboa Fun Zone
The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is just a 35-minute walk from the family-friendly Balboa Fun Zone. Your kids will love this amusement and entertainment mecca! Take a ride on the colorful Ferris wheel, play a few games in the retro arcade and check out the Fun Zone’s nautical museum. Next stop? Nap time!
With a view that’ll take your breath away and an assortment of name-brand and boutique shops, Fashion Island is a destination like none other. This luxury lifestyle center offers a world-class retail experience, complete with serene outdoor spaces, a food court and a koi pond that the kiddos will love. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your spring wardrobe, grab dinner or simply entertain the little ones for a few hours, this is the place!
Take a stroll over the Balboa Bay bridge and explore the island’s coastal-chic Marine Avenue. Known for its quaint art galleries, charming shops and creamy “Bal Bars,” Balboa Island is a great place for family day-cay. Let the kids splash around on the shore and watch as the boats cruise by. Trust us—a trip to the island is a must.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger