5 Activities for Family Fun in Newport Beach

Newport Beach is the perfect spot for your next family adventure. This city famous for its lavish lifestyle and beautiful surroundings and known for its beachy vibes and water sports. You can either make it a fun-filled day trip or a relaxing vacation by staying at the nearby hotels that allow you to see the gorgeous views that Newport Beach has to offer.

Newport Beach Civic Center and Park

The cool architecture at this location perfectly matches the beachy vibe that Newport Beach is known for, where the blue bridges match the color of the blue skies and the blue Pacific. This park also includes sculptures of white bunnies that many tourists and locals see as an instagram-worthy spot. So relax and have a picnic at the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park! There are many perfect spots to sit and eat on a picnic table or on the grass. After a picnic, this spot also offers great trails and a great space for a walk in the park. This is located at 100 Civic Center Dr in Newport Beach.

Balboa Water Sports

Come catch the cool waves and experience the beachy vibes that Newport Beach has to offer with Balboa Water Sports! The water sports that are available include paddle boarding and riding a sea doo. Many locals and tourists often say that these activities allow them to feel the freedom of the big blue ocean and highly recommend Balboa Water Sports as your next adventure in Newport Beach. This is located at 204 Washington St #B in Newport Beach.

Fashion Island

Fashion Island is a mall that is located right by the beach at 401 Newport Center Dr. in the heart of Newport Beach. This mall is known as an Orange County classic as a venerable, upscale outdoor mall that’s a perfect spot to spend the afternoon whether you’re shopping or just hanging out. This mall is also a great place to walk around to relax and settle down after a long and eventful day of other festivities in Newport Beach.


Top 5 Reasons to Move to Newport Beach

What’s Not to Love?
Newport Beach has it all: perfect weather, incredible beaches, a bustling harbor area, major events throughout the year, and some of the best shopping you will find anywhere.


Eighty-seven thousand residents call Newport Beach home. We have the benefit of nearly perfect weather year-round. Look up the work “temperate” in the dictionary, and it will probably have a picture of Newport Beach. September is our hottest month, with an average of 73 degrees. January only gets down to 56 degrees. If you want to hit the water, August is the best month to do it, when the average sea temperature is 69 degrees.


Let’s Take a Look Around
Newport Beach is not so much a city but a collection of villages, each with their own distinct style and vibe. Come to Newport Beach and our team at Stavros Group will show you:


Balboa Peninsula and “the Wedge” which consists of a 3-mile stretch that has Newport Harbor on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. The Wedge is one of the best bodysurfing sites in the world. When the swell comes in you can catch surfers and boogie boarders in action: many come from as far away as Hawaii and Australia to catch the 20-foot waves. Not into body surfing? We hear you! Then lace up your shoes for one of the areas most popular boardwalks, the Ocean Front Walk. If you like to cook, head to the Dory Fishing Fleet, where local fishermen bring in their fresh catch of the day. Head a mile to the south of Newport Pier is the Balboa, which includes a pier, a Fun Zone, and historic pavilion. You can catch a ferry boat ride to Balboa Island from here.


Balboa Island is actually three islands in one: Balboa Island, Little Balboa Island and Collins Island. Balboa Island is just filled with charm: the main street is called Marine Avenue and is lined with restaurants, art galleries, and unique shops. If you want to get your steps in, this is a great place to do it, as “The Island” has fantastic walking paths that encircle the perimeter.


Fashion Island and Newport Center offer some high and mid-rise office space as well as one of the most exclusive outdoor shopping and restaurant destinations in southern California.


Lido Marina Village is a great destination for shoppers who like waterfront dining, stores, the historic Lido Theater and breathtaking views of the harbor.


Mariner’s Mile is aptly named for the yacht brokerages, marine supply stores, terrific restaurants, and the gorgeous Balboa Bay Club & Resort. It is all things sailing, and is located between the Arches Interchange and Dover Drive.


Corona Del Mar is Spanish for “The Crown of the Sea.” If you are looking for a beautiful spot to see the sunset, or you are wanting that perfect place to test-drive your new camera, Corona Del Mar has you covered. The Corona Del Mar State Beach and the Robert E. Badham Marine Conservation Area, Lookout and Inspiration Points offer some of the best views of the Pacific Coastline, and the entrance to Newport Harbor. Walk a few blocks in to the downtown area and you will find trendy shops and restaurants.


Newport Coast combines new and old. It was annexed into the City of Newport Beach in 2002, and includes new homes, upscale hotels, and the Pelican Hill Golf Course. Oh, by the way, the Pelican Hill Golf Course was rated the #1 golf course in the world by Conde Nast. If you are looking for incredible coastline views, go to the Crystal Cove State Park, which includes three miles of coastline, and historic restored homes from the 1930s.


Looking to Buy?
At the Stavros Group, we know practically every inch of Newport Beach and pride ourselves on helping our clients find the perfect place to call their new home. Contact us so we can show you this wonderful area we love!