An Idyllic Itinerary for a Epic Girls Getaway
Get in, girls—we’re going on vacation! Sun-drenched days await in the city of Newport Beach, and there’s no better time to get your summer glow on. From cruising around town in your very own electric moke to snapping photos at the Fun Zone and sailing the seas in your favorite swimsuit, the possibilities for a chic, coastal staycation are endless. But before you press play on your stylish summer escape, take a peek at this fun-filled itinerary for the ultimate gals getaway.
Stay at Balboa Bay Resort
Perched on the harbor’s edge, Balboa Bay Resort offers a splash of casual elegance with its waterfront views, classic Mediterranean design and cabana-lined pool deck. Choose between three types of rooms—the bayview, the courtyard and the Newport—which each offer their own unique amenities like private balconies, fireplaces and marble sunken tubs. And once you’ve settled in, you’ll want to spend some time basking by the Olympic-size pool, winding down at the 10,000-square-foot spa and sipping on a smoked cocktail at A+O Restaurant | Bar. Balboa Bay Resort will effortlessly make your summer daydreams a reality.
10 a.m. Explore the City in a Moke
Stylize your ride for the week with a Newport Beach Moke Rental! These adorable electric cars come in a variety of colors, are street-legal and can reach a top speed of 25 mph. Each moke resembles a stylish, retro golf cart and has a driving distance of 40 miles with each charge. Start your day by cruising over to Lido Marina Village for a lavender latte or fresh juice from Malibu Farm. Then, put it in park and check out the center’s variety of charming boutiques!
1 p.m. Seas the Day
After a leisurely morning cruising around town, it’s time to set sail! Newport Beach Sailing Charters specializes in private skipper-lead sailing charters, where you and your friends can frisk and frolic aboard your very own vessel! Hop aboard and experience a breezy afternoon on the bay—after all, memories like these are the best souvenirs.
4 p.m. Please Your Palate at The Cannery
Fresh seafood and bay views? Sign us up! Newport Beach is home to an assortment of waterfront restaurants, but if it’s seafood you crave, The Cannery is a must. With a relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance, breathtaking views of the bay and a menu of wild, line-caught fish, this local hotspot is sure to cure your cravings. Start with a classic cocktail or glass of wine, then snack on favorites like crab cakes, lobster rolls and seared scallops.
6:30 p.m. Rendezvous on the Rooftop
There’s no better way to end a summer day than with a scenic sunset and refreshing rooftop cocktail. Topside Roof Deck at the chic and trendy Lido House hotel boasts an elevated open-air venue with a beach house-style bar, plush furniture and strands of lights overhead. Kick back and take in a dreamy SoCal sunset as you sip on a glass of Veuve Clicquot or a Topside Margarita (which comes with a popsicle!). We’ll cheers to that!
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger