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Labor Day Dining in Newport Beach

August 31, 2017

Take advantage of the upcoming long weekend and savor the (unofficial) end of summer in Newport Beach!  From beach bars and barbecues to a boozy brunch cruise, Labor Day dining adventures are abundant along the coast.

Hornblower Cruises & EventsLooking to get out on the water this Labor Day? Nothing beats a boozy brunch cruise! Set sail on a Hornblower yacht this Labor Day and enjoy a delightful brunch buffet, beer and bubbly. Take in views of sea life, gorgeous homes and luxury yachts during your 2 hour cruise through the Newport harbor. Book your cruise today!

BeachcomberThe Beachcomber at Crystal Cove serves up breathtaking views of the Newport Coastline and Catalina Island just steps from the sand. The Beachcomber’s outdoor tropical bar ‘The Bootlegger Bar’ is an ideal spot to enjoy some of their refreshing signature libations. Try the Endless Summer, a flavorful mix of vodka, basil, muddled strawberries and cucumbers and freshly squeezed lemonade.  Cheers!

What’s Labor Day weekend without a BBQ? Let Oak Grill do the work for you! Every Sunday, Oak Grill at the Island Hotel serves up a smoked BBQ Sunday supper. Choose from your choice of mouth watering entrees, sides and dessert, plus a complimentary watermelon mint lemonade (yum!). This down home Sunday supper is served in the dining room or alfresco from 5 – 9 pm.

Fleming'sAlso known for it’s hot deals, the Labor Day weekend may lead you to Fashion Island. Fleming’s will help you refuel after a day of shopping with their popular FIVESIXSEVEN bar menu, which they’re offering from 5 pm until close September 1 – 4th!  You can’t beat the Prime Burger, Hot Chile Calamari and Burrata.

Balboa Peninsula TrolleyLabor Day weekend marks the last weekend of the Balboa Peninsula Trolley. This free, seasonal trolley is super convenient when restaurant (and bar!) hopping on the Peninsula. For a list of restaurants and bars to hit along the trolley stops click here!


Written by Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman is an upcoming photographer and writer from Newport Beach, California. Although she was born and raised here by the beach, Rachel’s passion for traveling has taken her around the world to places such as England, France, Italy, and China. She recently graduated with honors holding a bachelors degree in Communications, with a concentration in visual communications, and minors in both Radio/TV/Film and Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. During her time there, she hosted a weekly rock ’n’ roll based radio show on Titan Radio called Good Rockin’ Tonight. Rachel has always had a genuine enthusiasm for photography, travel, culture, and adventure. Drawing constant inspiration from her love for the cinema, simple beautiful landscapes, as well as vintage atmospheres, these details shine through her photographs and inspire her writing. For more information on Rachel Sherman, or to view her personal works, please visit:

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