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5 Unique Date Ideas in Newport Beach

September 27, 2022

Looking to spice things up? Whether it’s your first date or 50th date, this list of things to do with your significant other is sure to make sparks fly! From gondola rides to parasailing, these five date ideas in Newport Beach are far from your average dinner-and-a-movie night.

Take a Gondola Ride

With more water than land, Newport Beach is the perfect place to set sail. But if you’re looking to level up the romance factor, Gondola Adventures, Inc. can help you do just that. Reserve your very own private gondola and choose between a dinner cruise, pizza cruise, dessert cruise and more. Your gondolier will navigate the calm waters of the harbor as you take in scenic views with your sweetheart.

Play Trivia at Helmsman Ale House

Every Tuesday night, Newport Beach’s Helmsman Ale House hosts trivia night at 7:30 p.m.! Gather a few of your closest couple friends (to make a team of six), and get your game face on because first-, second- and third-place teams win Helmsman gift cards. This is a perfect opportunity for some lighthearted fun!

Plan a Beach Picnic

When it comes to planning the perfect picnic, leave it to the pros! In whichever location you choose, The Picnic Collective will set up a beautiful picnic complete with furnishings, food and everything you need for a romantic night on the sand. Simply select your date, time and location, then choose which type of picnic you’d like. These include the Bliss Picnic, Duffy Experience, Movie Night Experience and more. 

Grab a Coffee + Watch Surfers at The Wedge

For a casual morning date, swing by Alta Coffee Company in Cannery Village with your beau. Fuel up with a flat white or decadent toffee latte before heading to The Wedge to watch the surfers do their thing. Ride bikes or hop on the Balboa Peninsula Trolley—there’s no better way to spend a leisurely weekend morning!

Embark on a Parasailing Adventure

If you and your date are up for an adrenaline rush, book an epic parasailing experience with Balboa Parasail! Soar to new heights together as you take in views of the beautiful Newport coast from 800 feet above. Balboa Parasail, located in Balboa Village, offers an exciting experience for those in search of some fun on the water. 

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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