Before Summer Ends
Newport Beach is a luxurious, sunny, stunning playground full of good food and gorgeous vistas that shine especially bright during the blissful summer months. Don’t blow the last few days sitting around watching Netflix! Head out to luxuriate in all the last-minute summery fun you can.
For a fun and active day under the sun, take a day trip to Newport Beach’s local hot spot for hikers and bikers alike, also known as the Back Bay.
Before you set off, make sure to pick up a couple of sandwiches from one of the many delis in Newport Beach for your big day out. The Back Bay/Upper Newport Bay will take you through 10.3 miles of wetlands and hills surrounding Newport Beach. The area also features a science center, multiple hiking trails, and a variety of water sports (what’s better than a lazy kayak or stand up paddle boarding through a beautiful landscape of sun-drenched hills and even a vineyard or two?).
After an active day under the sun, take some time to relax and unwind the best way Newport Beach knows how.
As the day closes in, the Newport Harbor welcomes yachters as the water glistens and gleams against the twilight. Cruise the coast to the clinking of cocktails while the sun sets — it’s the perfect end to the perfect day. A cruise around the harbor is a must and the best farewell to the summer season. Hornblower Cruises and Events offers a full calendar of special cruises and holiday celebrations.
For those less outdoors-inclined, Newport Beach also offers a plethora of indoor, luxury activities …
Get your fall wardrobe ready and hit the summer sales at your favorite boutiques. From Lido Marina Village with high-end boutiques such as Elyse Walker and Clare. V, to the legendary A’Maree’s off PCH, and of course, the cornucopia of retail that is Fashion Island. Newport Beach offers world class shopping with something for everyone.
A grand finale to a summer day must include a “treat yourself” moment. Pamper yourself into a state of total relaxation at any one of the spas and salons in Newport Beach (because we are all about self-care here). Try one of the newer, elegant salon in the city to get made over: Lavender Salon and Boutique offers all the salon services – blow dry, cut, color, facial – necessary to make you feel brand new in a chic, Paris-inspired setting.
Whatever you do during these last weeks of summer, make sure you take advantage of all the exciting events and activities available in Newport Beach. Allow yourself some time away, even if that means a simple stroll on the beach or dining out with a couple drinks to follow. If you’re looking for more ways to spend your final days of summer, follow Visit Newport Beach on Instagram for inspiration and ideas.
Written By: Julie Gallego