Where to Stay for the Holidays in Newport Beach
‘Tis the season for a holiday escape! Newport Beach may not be frosty, but it sure is festive, and if you’re craving a salty breeze this season, you’ve come to the right place. Our city by the sea is all things merry and bright, with everything from dazzling light displays and Santa sightings to timeless traditions like the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. So come jingle on the waves with us this December and book a stay at one of these festive hotels!
Fresh on the scene this year is VEA Newport Beach, a chic, newly renovated hotel in the center of it all. This stunning property features three curated dining concepts, coastal-inspired guest rooms and two new suite categories, a luxury spa, beautiful event spaces and a destination pool experience. And this season, adults can enjoy an exclusive “Winter Wonderland” experience from Dec. 8-31 in the Members Lounge. After a day of shopping at Fashion Island, cozy up with your sweetheart and enjoy festive appetizers, holiday cocktails and plenty of photo ops. VEA Newport Beach is the destination of the season!
There are so many ways to celebrate this December at Balboa Bay Resort—get ready to soak up the SoCal sunshine and some holiday magic! Not only does this waterfront hotel offer a front-row seat to the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, but it’s also home to several holiday happenings this season. Catch the Strolling Dickens’ Christmas Carolers on Dec. 1, 14, 16, 24 and 25 as you cruise around the resort, then dine in decadence at Balboa Bay Resort’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day brunches! To view the resort’s full calendar of events, click here.
The charming Lido House hotel offers holiday travelers a sumptuous seaside escape. Get cozy in one of the property’s coastal-chic guest rooms this season, or if you’re traveling with family, book one of the custom-designed cottages for a bit more living space. And when it comes to holiday happenings, you’ll be happy to know Lido House is situated in the center of it all. Do some holiday shopping at nearby Lido Marina Village, where you can also enjoy prime viewing of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. And during your stay, you’ll want to take the Balboa Island Ferry across to see the annual Ring of Lights home decorating competition!
The Resort at Pelican Hill always embraces the spirit of the season with a jam-packed calendar of holiday events! Embrace magical moments at The Holiday High Tea & Songs of the Season, which will feature a lavish, three-course meal, a selection of traditional and royal teas, Telmont champagne and live opera performances. Other events that guests can look forward to include Holiday Painting & Prosecco, Sparkling Princess Tea & Storytime, a wreath-making workshop, holiday latte demonstrations and more. There’s no better place to celebrate the season than the beautiful Resort at Pelican Hill.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger