Halloweekend in Newport Beach & Corona Del Mar

Halloween is in full effect in Newport Beach & Corona Del Mar this October. Enjoy a variety of events perfect for every crowd. Celebrate with the community by attending “Creatures of the Night” at Sherman Library & Gardens, ‘Spooktacular’ at Mariners Park, or trick or treat with the Newport Beach Public Library!

Creatures of the Night

Sherman Library & Gardens of Corona Del Mar is hosting its “Creatures of the Night” event October 29th and 30th. This family friendly event is lively and engaging, featuring an eerie garden walk and presentations on the habitats of birds of prey and nocturnal animals. The OC Birds of Prey, Santa Ana Zoo, and Adventures in Living Science will be attending. Receive a passport to explore the Gardens interactively and get close to a variety of flora and fauna. Tickets are only sold in advance. Purchase here!

Halloween Spooktacular

Mariners Park & the VJ Community Center in Newport Beach are hosting their fourth annual halloween ‘Spooktacular’ this October 30th. The event runs from 3-6pm, and is free for the public. Bring along friends and family and enjoy a variety of holiday themed activities including costume prizes, the haunted maze, and ‘Trunk or Treat.’ Grab a bite at one of the various food trucks, or enjoy a less scary activity with the bounce houses – perfect for kids. This evening of live music and holiday fear is an event fit for all. Find more info here.

Children’s Halloween Extravaganza

Enjoy the sweetness of all-day Trick or Treating with the Newport Beach Public Library. Saturday, October 30th the library is hosting their Children’s Halloween Extravaganza. Enjoy crafts and don’t forget to wear your costume! The funding of this event is generously provided by the Friends of the Library. Commemorate the evening in our photo booth and be added to the social media Halloween parade. For more information visit the library’s website here!

Wishing you a wonderful spooky holiday season filled with community and entertainment!

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March Happenings in Corona Del Mar

Crown of the Sea


Corona del Mar: “Crown of the Sea.” It is a beautiful neighborhood within the city of Newport Beach, California, and we love it here. Before the 1920s, Corona del Mar was a tiny village: one you could only reach from the peninsula by a small boat when the tide was high enough. The only other option was crossing a muddy dirt road at the Irvine Ranch. But now, it is a coveted spot along the Pacific Coast, home to many trendy shops and restaurants.


Corona del Mar generally is all the land on the seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills, from Avocado Avenue south to the city limits. It is known around the world for its beautiful beaches, cliffside views, tidepools and quaint village shops.


The most historic real estate in Corona del Mar was built in the early 20th century and consists mostly of closely-spaced, free-standing, single family homes along the Pacific Coast Highway. Other developers came along later, building mostly sprawling California ranch style houses overlooking the ocean.


Corona del Mar’s Beaches


The beaches here are nothing short of fantastic. “Big Corona” is a perfect family beach, with mild waves for younger swimmers. “Little Corona” is just a few blocks south and has a wonderful tidepool. Corona del Mar’s beaches are the perfect spot if you are into snorkeling or scuba diving. Salt Creek Beach Park is just below the Ritz-Carlton, and has one of the best swimming beaches in Orange County. Then, you can hit the grassy parkland along Corona del Mar’s Main Beach, where you can watch a pro volleyball match or a pickup game of basketball.


Get Your Green On


When you are ready to get out of the water, we love the Sherman Library and Gardens. Started in 1955, the site is just more than two acres, and it is a gardener’s paradise, filled with gorgeous plants displayed among an immaculate garden setting. You can see everything from desert plants to tropical vegetation. The patios and conservatories are linked together by expansive brick walkways, and beds blooming with seasonal flowers and gurgling fountains. It is just beautiful, and open to the public every day except for major holidays.


Let’s Dish the Dirt


While we’re talking horticulture, one of Corona del Mar’s popular stops is at Roger’s Gardens. The expert horticulturists here offer workshops on a wide variety of topics. You may be moving to Corona del Mar from a different part of the country, and need to know more about the climate here and plants that flourish in our area. They can teach you how to be a successful gardener whether you are planting in pots, bowls, baskets, containers, or an extensive flower bed. The workshops at Roger’s Gardens can get your thumb just a little bit greener.


Where’s Trigger?


If you love horses and horseback riding, you will want to know about Crystal Cove Beach. This trail provides a perfect opportunity for loop style rides. The park landscape is unique in that it is almost all open grassland and hills with few trees. The trails are enjoyed by bike riders as well.


We love this area in Orange County, and our team of real estate experts would be delighted to show you the home of your dreams. The Stavros Group is widely recognized as the go-to source for buying and selling premium luxury real estate along the world-famous coast of Orange County. We would love to work with you!