The automotive and nautical heart of Newport Beach beats on this stretch of Pacific Coast Highway known as Mariner’s Mile, and is home to million-dollar yachts and luxury cars. With several dealers, boaters can make a splash on a mega yacht or superyacht, two classes of top of the line luxury yachts. Not in the market for your own vessel? Set sail on a tour with Hornblower Cruises. Learn to sail at Newport Sailing Adventures or cruise through canals on an Italian-inspired gondola with Gondola Adventures, Inc. Come here to rent a Duffy boat — think golf cart on water — to explore the harbor or take a romantic cruise through Mariner’s Mile canals in an Italian inspired gondola complete with serenading gondoliers.
The Westcliff neighborhood is a community rich in active outdoor adventures with a chic shopping experience sprinkled in. There are several trails and walking paths among the 1,000 acres of open space surrounding Upper Newport Bay Park, and the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. The coastal wetlands area is renowned as one of the best bird-watching sites in North America. Perched above the back bay is Castaways Park, which offers spectacular bay and harbor views from the bluffs.
Unwind by the Bay
Undoubtedly you don’t want to leave and you don’t have to. Check into the elegant Balboa Bay Resort, which is right on the harbor, and offers a luxurious retreat from all the action outside. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment and casual contemporary fare at A&O Kitchen + Bar.
Cruise in Style
Car aficionados will admire the dealerships offering luxury automobiles and European Sports Cars along Coast Highway. You don’t need to have the buying power to get behind the wheel of a rare ride. If you want to spoil yourself for a night or the entire length of your stay, exotic rentals are available in Newport Beach.
Whet Your Appetite
Living the good life is sure to work up an appetite and Mariner’s Mile offers a variety of bellowed options including A Restaurant (a perennial favorite – be sure to check out the casual, but equally delicious A Market next door), The Winery, Louie’s by the Bay, and Rusty Pelican.
Situated just minutes from the bustle of PCH, Westcliff is one of Newport Beach’s best-kept secrets. One of ten neighborhoods in the city, it’s compact and compelling with its mix of great dining, chic shopping, and beautiful views. Read More >
We Love Dogs!
Grab your pooch and wind down your day with a sunset walk along the paved path, admiring native plant communities and enjoying the ocean breeze at Castaways Park. And if you get hungry, there are plenty of pet-friendly restaurants for you and your puppy.