Your Guide to a Family-Friendly Spring Break in Newport Beach
Spring break is nearly here, and if you’re craving some family fun in the sun, look no further than the city of Newport Beach! With its sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and endless sunshine, our coastal city is the ultimate playground for families looking to make the most of their spring break. From boating and paddleboarding to shopping and dining, our coastal paradise has everything you need to make some epic vacation memories. So grab your sunscreen, put on your swimsuits, and get ready to float with us!
Check-in at Lido House
With its Cape Cod-inspired design and nautical touches, Lido House hotel is a dreamy spot to dwell this spring break. The property features 130 guest rooms and five three-story cottages, which are extra spacious and perfect for families. During the day, your kiddos will love splashing around in the pool while you unwind with a massage at the spa. Plus, the hotel’s prime location in the heart of Newport Beach means that you’ll have easy access to all the best local attractions, from the beach to the boardwalk. Whether you’re looking for a family vacation full of adventure or just some quality time to relax and recharge, Lido House is the perfect place to unpack your bags.
Rent a Moke
Getting around town can be a challenge, especially during the busier spring and summer months, so we recommend renting an electric Moke! These cute cars come in a variety of colors and can go up to 40 miles on a single charge. Plus, they’re street-legal and smaller than your typical car, making parking that much easier. Enjoy a sea breeze as you zip around town with your fam in one of these adorable cars from Newport Beach Moke Rental!
Dine by the Water
Whether you’re grabbing breakfast, brunch or lunch, Newport Beach is home to a handful of waterfront restaurants that will not disappoint. Revel in views of the bay while you enjoy tasty morning favorites at Lighthouse Bayview Café on the Balboa Peninsula—we love their breakfast burrito and cinnamon sugar beignets! And if you and your fam are craving some sensational seafood, you can’t go wrong with lunch at The Crab Cooker. This historic restaurant has been serving up fresh fish and its famous clam chowder since 1951!
Rent an Electric Boat
One of the most popular spring activities in Newport Beach, boating on the bay is a great way to take in the city’s coastal scenery. The best part? You don’t have to own a boat to do so! Vision Electric Boat Rental in Lido Marina Village offers a selection of colorful electric boats for rent. Simply make a reservation online and enjoy a two-hour cruise around the harbor with your family—keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like birds and sea lions!
Visit the Balboa Fun Zone
Entertain the kiddos with a trip to the historic Balboa Fun Zone! One of Newport Beach’s biggest family-friendly attractions, this time-honored amusement area sits on the harbor’s edge and is home to a Ferris wheel, arcade, nautical museum and numerous places to dine and shop! Grab a slice of pizza from Pizza Pete’s, and explore all that this 80-year-old landmark has to offer.
Catch a Movie at THE LOT
Wind down after a day of sun and fun by catching a flick at THE LOT at Fashion Island. This luxury movie theater offers a one-of-a-kind movie experience, featuring everything from recliner seating to in-seat theater wait service! Snack on tasty bites like flatbreads, sushi and fresh salads as you cozy up together and enjoy a unique cinematic experience. Then, once your movie is over, grab something sweet for dessert at Fashion Island’s Atomic Creamery or See’s Candies store!
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger