Indulge in the Color and Craftsmanship of Lido Marina Village
Located between the Balboa Peninsula and Newport Beach Harbor, a small but stunning gem full of vibrant color and artisanal craftsmanship welcomes visitors and locals into an aesthetic shopping plaza. Originally constructed in 1971, Lido Marina Village was recently revamped in 2016. The result? A gorgeous setting for capturing photos, shopping sprees and dining alfresco.
Even though it used to have a certain retro, isle-life charm, Lido Marina Village’s remodel has given the center a fresh, modern spin with a dazzling white and charcoal exterior, whimsical string lights, and planters full of beautiful succulents. With the brilliant storefronts and the proximity to the bay, it’s the ideal location to unwind and enjoy the day.
Looking to treat yourself? Every store in Lido Marina Village takes pride in offering its patrons a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. If you are curious about switching up your beauty routine, head into Cos Bar for a revolutionary makeup experience. This multi-brand beauty boutique houses a meticulously selected assortment of makeup, skincare, bath products, and fragrances for both men and women. The shops at Lido Marina Village are known for their luxurious, well-crafted items, and among these are Alchemy Works: Harbor House. Originally from the LA Arts District, Alchemy Works’s second location aims to capture the coastal California’s Golden Age through careful curation of jewelry, home décor, lifestyle pieces, and exclusively found objects.
Speaking of exclusive shopping, make sure to stroll through the gorgeously fragrant Farmer’s Market. Only available on Wednesdays, this Farmer’s Market brings together an amazing array of fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and other food items directly from growers. All-organic, vibrant, and full of nutritious goodness, the Farmer’s Market offers items that you can’t find anywhere else. And let’s not forget to mention all the mouth-watering samples of ripe fruits, crisp vegetables, and toasted nuts that you’ll get to try. Whether you need to pick up a few fresh groceries or you want to try something new, supporting local, independent farms has never been easier (or more fun)!
Complete your day at Lido Marina Village by visiting one of the water-side restaurants for an alfresco dining experience. Inspired by the fresh foods of the Farmer’s Market? Take a seat at the truly unique Lido Bottle Works. Lido Bottle Works’s delicious menu is created from sustainable, local ingredients and is sure to please any taste and palate. Built around their motto of how “people, food, and drink should be ‘Genuinely Good Together,’” this restaurant perfectly captures Lido’s lifestyle with its stunning atmosphere, delicious food, and specialty craft drinks.
Whether you’re looking to shop, dine, or simply enjoy your time by the water, Lido Marina Village is a must-see hidden gem in Newport Beach. With all the incredible things to explore here, it’s no wonder why it’s such a local favorite!
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Written By: Jordan Nishkian, G Social
Photography By: Alexandra Folster