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Cross Everyone off your Holiday Shopping List this Year in Newport Beach

December 4, 2013

Newport Beach is a remarkable destination for shopping all year-round, but shopping during the holidays is an extra special time! Our Newport Beach neighborhoods are in full holiday swing and you can admire each neighborhoods festivity while getting those special gifts.

Newport Beach offers designer brands, West Coast and Orange County exclusive shops, locally owned boutiques, jewelry and home décor stores andartisan gift shops.

If you really want to splurge this season, the latest fashions aren’t the only thing you can purchase here. Newport Beach is also home to a wide variety of options, from luxury and vintage car dealerships to yacht brokers as well! How about that for a holiday gift to remember?

This holiday season, cross everyone off your shopping list in Newport Beach’s shopping districts. Not sure where to start? Keep reading for the breakdown of all our best shopping neighborhoods!

Balboa Island:
Balboa Island is situated in central Newport Beach and no other place in Newport Beach is as iconic, charming and idyllic. Grab a hot chocolate and stroll along Marina Avenue to find those one-of-a-kind gifts!

You will find home décor shops for treasures straight out of CoastalLiving Magazine. You will also pick-up local art, apparel and locally crafted keepsakes.

Christmas Can’t Miss: Balboa Island’s over-the-top decorated homes! Homeowners go “all out” with their holiday home decorations. Don’t miss the themed out décor, everything from roof-top animated scenes to dancing Christmas trees. Walk the perimeter of the island to see the magical homes along Newport Harbor.

Balboa Village:
Balboa Village is located on Balboa Peninsula on the harborfront. The area boasts a rich American history and serves as a charming harbor for locals and visitors. Quaint shops, beachy boutiques, and family-friendly restaurants make Balboa Village the ideal place for a day out with your loved ones.

Christmas Can’t Miss: During the day, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the ocean breeze; at night, let the holiday lights and festive décor of shops and stores guide you along as you make your way around one of Newport Beach’s most beloved neighborhoods.

Corona del Mar:
Corona del Mar in Spanish means “Crown of the Sea” and undoubtedly, CdM (as locals call it) is a jewel of Newport Beach the shopping scene. You’ll be able to walk along shop-lined Pacific Coast Highway, which makes for a walkable and convenient shopping destination.

You will find luxury home shops, locally owned designer boutiques, luxe consignment stores, all located in a row along Pacific Coast Highway.

Christmas Can’t Miss: Corona del Mar village is always festive this time of year! They have dolphin shaped topiaries complete with Santa hats!

Fashion Island:
For the ultimate Orange County fashionista/fashionister destination,head to Fashion Island. Located at the heart of the city in a magnificent, sun-drenched outdoor setting with gardens, fountains, and lovely ocean views, this isn’t your everyday indoor mall. It truly is a destination in of itself!

Fashion Island boasts a roster of more than 125 of the region’s – and the world’s – most popular shops for men, women, children and even pets.

Christmas Can’t Miss: Every night at 5pm until January 5, 2014, enjoy the lighting of Fashion Island’s 90 foot tree, Disney style, as it comes to life with Disney holiday music and glittering lights!

Mariner’s Mile:
Located between Balboa Peninsula’s entrance and Dover Drive, is the scenic stretch of Pacific Coast Highway. This lovely shopping destination boasts an immaculate harborfront shopping experience!

Come to Mariner’s Mile for a mix of apparel and home goods stores and all your big splurges – yacht brokers, car dealerships and famed boutique A’maree’s.

Christmas Can’t Miss: You have to see the beautiful Balboa Bay Resort transformed for the holidays. From décor gracing the entire property to a giant Christmas tree in the porte-cochere.  Also, from December 1st – 23rd from 2:00pm – 4:30pm, there is holiday afternoon high tea in the library.

Written by @visitnewportbeach

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