Where to Book Your Fall Staycation
In California, fall is one of the best times for a quick escape before the holiday season begins. And depending on where you’re from, you may already be missing the warm summer sun. So set your GPS west and experience the year-round beauty of Newport Beach! This coastal town we call home offers some of the best dining, shopping and entertainment in all of California. Whether you’re cruising around the harbor on an electric boat, catching some waves by the pier or enjoying a sunset and cocktails at one of the city’s many waterfront restaurants, you’re sure to fall in love with everything Newport Beach has to offer. But before you book your trip, check out our list of the best places to stay this fall!
Perched on the water’s edge, Balboa Bay Resort is a dreamy spot for a family getaway. The newly refreshed property sits on fifteen pristine acres of bayfront property and boasts an assortment of family-friendly amenities like water sport and recreation rentals, a pool with daybeds and private cabanas and on-site games like ping pong and cornhole. Your family is sure to love this seaside retreat! Be sure to make a reservation at Balboa Bay Resort’s recently redesigned A+O Restaurant | Bar for ocean-inspired dishes like Scottish salmon and Maine lobster rolls and an amazing selection of smoked cocktails.
Set on 26 acres near the Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve sits the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach—a laid-back retreat with lush grounds, three pools, outdoor fire pits, an on-site executive golf course and an assortment of things to do. You and your crew can grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s signature seafood restaurant, SHOR, and dig into a variety of locally-inspired dishes made with farm-fresh ingredients. Then, play a competitive game of table tennis, shuffleboard or volleyball on-property or head to Newport Beach’s luxury shopping center Fashion Island for some retail therapy! The opportunities for adventure are endless when you stay at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
While most people think of booking a hotel when planning a vacation, sometimes it’s fun to switch things up! Reserve one of the newly restored Crystal Cove Beach Cottages in the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District for a charming, local feel. Some of these quaint cottages sit on the sand, while others are perched on a bluff—both offering gorgeous ocean views that just won’t quit. You’ll love the historic details and rustic feel of these preserved beach bungalows! To learn more, visit www.crystalcove.org/beach-cottages.
Think five-star service, top-notch amenities and perfectly manicured grounds. This ravishing Tuscan-inspired resort lives on 504 acres of pristine coastline, offering a sanctuary of seclusion for those who crave it most. Reserve one of the resort’s residential-style bungalows and enjoy sumptuous perks like cozy limestone fireplaces, private furnished terraces, plush furnishings, panoramic ocean views and more. And with Newport Beach’s year-round sunny weather, you’ll want to catch some rays and take a dip in The Resort at Pelican Hill’s famed Coliseum Pool.
Planning a trip with the whole fam? Or maybe you and your friend group need a bigger place to stay? A Newport Beach Vacation Rental is the way to go if you have a large group. Plus, when you book a rental, you’ll have access to a variety of luxuries, including things like private pools, fully equipped kitchens, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, laundry facilities and more. You can even choose your specific location depending on your needs, such as a house on Balboa Island or the Balboa Peninsula. To browse a list of current Newport Beach Vacation Rentals, click here.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger