Newport Beach

Awards

Newport Beach Accolades

  • Newport Beach & Crystal Cove State Park ranked Top 25 Best Beaches in the United States – TripAdvisor, 2016
  • 2016 Crystal Cove State Park and Little Corona del Mar Beach ranked in Top 10 Best West Coast Beaches- USA Today, 2016
  • Newport Beach named one of the 30 best cities in America – Condé Nast Traveler, 2015
  • Crystal Cove State Park named one of ten amazing beach hotels under $100 – Yahoo! Travel, 2015
  • Corona del Mar named one of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns- Coastal Living, 2015
  • Newport Beach ranked top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States – Cvent Inc., 2014
  • Newport Beach Newport Beach, California named one of 35 ‘superstar’ clean beaches in the United States, earning the only title in the entire state of California – National Resource Defense Council, 2014
  • Newport Beach named one of the top 13 “Superstar” beaches and 5 star for clean water quality – National Resource Defense Council, 2013
  • Newport Beach ranked top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States – Cvent Inc., 2013
  • Balboa Peninsula beaches, Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar State Beach and Crystal Cove State Park received A+ rating for “excellent water quality” with The Wedge landing on its Honor Roll – Heal the Bay, 2013
  • Little Corona Beach ranked as one of the ’55 Can’t-Miss Local Favorites’ – OC Family, 2013
  • The Wedge ranked as one of seven local landmarks to see in 2013 – OC Register, 2013
  • Ranked in America’s Best Places for Holiday Lights – Yahoo! Travel, 2012
  • One of “World’s Most Beautiful Canal Cities” – Travel + Leisure, 2012
  • Five Stars for Cleanest Beach in the U.S. – CNN, 2012
  • Ranked One of the Cleanest Beaches in the U.S. – USA Today, 2012
  • “Newport Beach is one of the ‘5 star’ beaches with outstanding water quality in the nation” – KTLA, 2012
  • “#2 U.S. Destination for Holiday Lights” – Yahoo! Travel 2011
  • “Top 10 World’s Best Holiday Lights”-  Frommer’s2011
  • The Resort at Pelican Hill named #1 Golf Resort in the World – Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, 2011
  • “Top 10 Best Family Beaches in U.S.” – Sherman’s Travel, 2011
  • “Best Urban Beach in the World” – BeachTomato.com, 2011
  • Top Wealth Center in the U.S.”  – Portfolio.com, 2010
  • “#1 city to find the “Rich and Single” – CNN Money, 2010
  • “Top 10 Holiday Happenings in the Nation”-  New York Times, 2009
  • “One of the top ten resort towns in the U.S.” – AOL Travel 2008
  • Home to the largest circular pool in the world (Resort at Pelican Hill)
  • The longest-operating and only auto ferry in Southern California
  • The longest-running and largest Christmas Boat Parade in the U.S.
  • The largest recreational harbor on the West Coast and the only harbor in the Orange County
  • The “Duffy” electric boat was invented in Newport Beach in 1970

Newport Beach & Company Accolades

  • Visit Newport Beach named Best CVB/DMO by Successful Meetings – Pinnacle Awards, 2016
  • Newport Beach & Company earns 1 Platinum Award for Website Overall / Nonprofit, 2 Gold Awards for Mobile Website and Website Element/Homepage  – Hermes Creative Awards, 2014
  • Newport Beach & Company earns 4 Silver Communicator Awards for Visit Newport Beach, Websites – Travel/Tourism, Visit Newport Beach, Websites – Structure and Navigation, Visit Newport Beach, Websites – Visual Appeal and Mobile sites – Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, 2014
  • Newport Beach & Company earns 2 Platinum AVA Digital Award website and homepage/web element – Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals, 2014
  • Newport Beach & Company earns HSMAI Adrian 1 Gold Award for Mobile Website and 1 Silver Award for Desktop Website – Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, 2013
  • Newport Beach & Company earns Mobile Web Award for Outstanding Mobile Website, Web Marketing Association, 2013
  • Newport Beach & Company earns 4 gold awards for Magazine Placement, Website Home Page, Website Redesign, Website for Nonprofit – MarCom Awards, 2013
  • Newport Beach ranked among the top three in best dressed small city – Movoto, 2013
  • Newport Beach ranked among the top three in best city to live in – Orange County Register, 2013
  • Newport Beach & Company ranked #2 for best places to work in Orange County – Orange County Business Journal, 2013

Visit Newport Beach Accolades

  • Visit Newport Beach named Best CVB/DMO by Successful Meetings – Pinnacle Awards, 2016
  • Visit Newport Beach awarded CVB of the Year – Secondary Market —  ConferenceDirect, 2016
  • Visit Newport Beach wins Destination Partner of the Year in a Secondary Market — HelmsBriscoe, 2016
  • Amanda Kliem, Director of Sales, earns WOW Service Award —  Meeting Sites Resource, 2016
  • Visit Newport Beach earns the Award of Excellence — Corporate and Incentive Travel Magazine, 2017
  • Amanda Kliem, Director of Sales, honored with Supplier of the Year — MPI Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2017

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