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  • A Day Exploring Crystal Cove

    February 01, 2018

    Take in Newport Beach the best way possible: with a day hike to Crystal Cove. This state park’s stunning preserve of sandy beaches, wooded canyons and tall ridges make for an idyllic view of Newport and it’s endless ocean.... Read more

  • A Day Exploring the Balboa Peninsula

    January 01, 2018

    Rightly named after the Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the Balboa Peninsula has a new discovery waiting each time you go. Explore the area’s three-mile stretch of restaurants, bars, and shops for an exciting evening out on the town with friends.... Read more

  • The Balboa Island Artwalk

    May 21, 2017

    The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Island’s summer season. The 23rd Annual Balboa Island Artwalk will take place Sunday, May 21st, 2017 from 9am to 5pm along the South Bayfront Promenade of Balboa Island. Admission is free. Mark your calendar!... Read more

  • Newport Beach Wine Festival

    May 14, 2017

    Kick off the summer at Balboa Bay Resort’s 14th annual Newport Beach Wine Festival! A celebration of fine wines and amazing cuisine that takes place over Memorial Weekend . Our idyllic waterfront setting provides the perfect setting for sipping wine, savoring delicious entrees, cooking and blending interactive classes, and plenty more!... Read more

  • Blue Whale Migration

    May 13, 2017

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  • OC Marathon

    May 07, 2017

    The 2017 OC Marathon & Half Marathon was an overwhelming success with an exciting new starting line, new neighborhoods and a fantastic finish, plus more! The race is a blend of chic coastal scenery, tranquil nature views and sophisticated arts and shopping, which will offer a great backdrop for an extraordinary race experience.... Read more

  • John Wayne’s Birthday Cruises aboard Wild Goose

    May 01, 2017

    Celebrate John Wayne’s birthday aboard his former yacht, Wild Goose, for a dining cruise with Madame Tussauds famous John Wayne wax figure in full Western attire. Snap a shot and use #ShowYourGrit to help raise awareness for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the foundation to help fulfill John Wayne’s last wish: to find a cure for cancer.... Read more

  • Beach Front Cinema

    April 15, 2017

    BeachFront Cinema is the premier outdoor movie experience, which takes place on the beautiful sandy beaches of Southern California. This one of a kind event consists of a reserved, premium area on the California State Beach, featuring one of the largest inflatable, outdoor movie screens in California. With top end production elements including theater quality projection and sound, BeachFront Cinema also features plush, jumbo beanbags, food vendors, live bands, beach bar, contests, games and some of the most amazing sunsets on the West Coast.... Read more

  • Denim Dash

    April 13, 2017

    Join the Global Genes Team for a fun, family friendly evening at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina at the local Denim Dash 5k Eggstravaganza event on April 13, 2017 from 5pm -7pm. You will have the option to dash one lap, or complete your entire 5K by completing three laps around the Dunes. There will be food, music, arts and crafts, Easter eggs, and even an opportunity to get your photo with the Easter Bunny! It is the perfect opportunity to show your support for rare and connect with other local families.... Read more

  • In Conversation with Yanni

    April 03, 2017

    Come out and hear the amazing story of this historic entertainer and how he came to be one of the most beloved composers of our time.... Read more

  • Balboa Craft Beer Festival

    April 02, 2017

    The 4th Balboa Craft Beer Festival in Balboa Village is gearing up to be another stellar event. Located in the charming Balboa Village just steps from the Ferry, this is a popular event for beer lovers to chat with the Brew Masters and sample 30 different beers. There will also be reserved red and white wines for those who prefer grapes to hops.... Read more

  • Coastal Country Jam

    April 01, 2017

    Coastal Country Jam, Spring Edition features country music mega star Jake Owen, takes place on beautiful Huntington State Beach on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for the countries largest 21+ country beach bash with live country music, beach bars, bean bags, and the best looking country crowd around! We will be serving some of the best BBQ, cold beers, beach bar and much more!... Read more

  • Trio Accento

    March 26, 2017

    Trio Accento is an exciting new piano trio whose performances have been exuberantly welcomed by audiences and presenters wherever they appear. Violinist Limor Toren-Immerman, cellist Maksim Velichkin and pianist Nora Chiang Wrobel have a collective history of decades of solo, chamber music and orchestral performances in some of the country’s top venues and with renowned groups and orchestras. Together they create a dynamic voice full of tenderness, passion and color.... Read more

  • Newport- Mesa Spirit Run

    March 12, 2017

    Newport-Mesa Spirit Run (NM Spirit Run) is a fabulous road race event promoting fitness, family, community, and education. The event consists of twelve racing events plus a 5k Family Walk and Toddler Trot. Adult races include the Elite Mile, Sub Elite Mile, Dog Mile, Open Mile, 5k, 10k, and 15k (5k+10k, times combined and ranked). Youth races include the Youth 5k and six separate 1/4 – 1-mile races for age 4-19.... Read more

  • Hornblower Kjazz Champagne Brunch Cruise

    March 04, 2017

    Join KJazz fans on one of the most unique and scenic California brunches for live jazz entertainment, bountiful buffets and free flowing champagne. For Jazz lovers, this is the ultimate brunch cruise as music fills your senses and brings relaxation to your weekend.... Read more

  • Gray Whale Migration

    March 03, 2017

    The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the Newport Beach coastline from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and travel along the Newport Beach coast during the months of December, January, February, March, & April.... Read more

  • Tomatomania!

    March 02, 2017

    The world’s largest (and most fun) tomato seedling sales comes to Roger’s Gardens for the 5th year. Scott Daige and his staff of Tomatomaniacs offer an astonishing selection of over 250 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, including new varieties for 2017. Experts will answer any questions you have to ensure a successful tomato season.... Read more

  • Jazz Party and Big Band Blow Out

    February 23, 2017

    This year’s party, featuring a big band closing each of the 4 nights, will take place February 23-26, 2017, and will again be the time for mainstream jazz lovers from around the country to arrive in Newport Beach for Jazz at the beautiful Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.... Read more

  • Back Bay Citizen Science Academy/ Voyager Program

    February 19, 2017

    Join the City of Newport Beach and its partners in a nature-based and hands-on education program. These workshops will focus on interrelationships between nature and humans through history, plant and wildlife identification, ecological relationships, human impacts, and more.... Read more

  • Gray Whale Migration

    February 18, 2017

    The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the Newport Beach coastline from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and travel along the Newport Beach coast during the months of December, January, February, March, & April.... Read more

  • Flemings Valentine Day Special

    February 14, 2017

    Valentine’s week enjoy a special three-course Prix Fixe menu featuring an 8-oz. filet mignon paired with choice of panko-crusted New Zealand Ora King salmon or succulent Australian lobster tail. Both options include a seared shrimp & sea scallop amuse bouche and salad selection. End on a sweet note with raspberry white chocolate bread pudding for $9.95. JCB French bubbly by Jean-Charles Boisset will be available by the glass. Fleming’s full a la carte menu will be available. Reservations recommended.... Read more

  • Valentines Day Dinner Cruise on Hornblower Cruises

    February 13, 2017

    Your unforgettable 3-hour cruise begins with a boarding glass of champagne, followed by a delicious 5-course seated meal. The evening continues with dancing and the most romantic views available!... Read more

  • TET Festival

    January 27, 2017

    The Tet Festival of Southern California is recognized as the world’s largest Tet Festival outside of Vietnam. Helping preserve culture, the festival boasts 100,000+ visitors and dozens of booths in a span of a three day weekend event. Visitors are immersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the new year.... Read more

  • Newport Beach Restaurant Week

    January 16, 2017

    Newport Beach Restaurant Week takes place Monday, January 16th – Sunday, January 29th.The event showcases Newport Beach as Orange County’s premier dining destination offering diners a wide variety of culinary experiences. Participating restaurants offer special Prix-Fixe menus with lunches available for just $10, $15, $20, or $25, and dinners for $20, $30, $40 or $50.... Read more

  • Newport Beach Taco Tuesday

    January 02, 2017

    $5 All you can eat tacos! Need we say more? Come down to American Junkie and enjoy!... Read more

  • Winter Fest

    January 01, 2017

    Winter returns to the OC! Winter Fest is a 17-day and night whimsical getaway, running December 16th through January 1st at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Affordable family fun with tickets starting at only $10 online!... Read more

  • Gray Whale Migration

    December 30, 2016

    The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the Newport Beach coastline from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and travel along the Newport Beach coast during the months of December, January, February, March, & April. During the gray whale migration it is not uncommon to view 5 or more gray whales a cruise making for excellent viewing opportunities. Other varieties of whales including finback whales, humpback whales, and minke whales can also be viewed along with several species of dolphin.... Read more

  • New Years Eve Yacht Party

    December 23, 2016

    Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in style! Join us on Newport’s most elegant over-sized luxury yacht, The Ambassador! 140 Feet, 3 levels, outdoor decks, Lounge and a beautiful dance floor. This 200 capacity luxury yacht is ready to make history as being the most memorable New Year’s Yacht Cruise.... Read more

  • Elf The Musical

    December 20, 2016

    ELF THE MUSICAL is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.... Read more

  • The 22nd Annual Toy Drive & Ride for CHOC Children’s

    December 18, 2016

    Bring a new unwrapped toy or gift with you the day of, or drop off at Orange County Harley-Davidson prior to the ride. CHOC’s current needs are infant and toddler toys, movies, and X-Box video games. CHOC is unable to accept used toys or stuffed animals.... Read more

  • Winter Fest

    December 17, 2016

    Winter returns to the OC! Winter Fest is a 17-day and night whimsical getaway, running December 16th through January 1st at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Affordable family fun with tickets starting at only $10 online!... Read more

  • Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

    December 14, 2016

    Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 108th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.... Read more

  • Upper Newport Bay

    November 25, 2016

    There’s never a bad hiking day in sunny Southern California! If you’re looking for something recreational and scenic, the Upper Newport Bay is the perfect place to visit. Go for a run, walk, take fido, or just retreat from the busy city, the Upper Newport Bay is a tranquil open space, right in Newport.... Read more

  • Roger’s Garden’s Christmas Boutique

    November 20, 2016

    Start getting into the holiday spirit with Roger’s Garden’s Christmas Boutique! Whether it twinkles, sparkles, lightens, glistens or sings, Roger’s Garden’s Christmas Boutique is sure to have what you are looking for! Come on in and let us help you get in the holiday spirit!... Read more

  • Second Harvest Food Drive

    November 15, 2016

    It’s the season of giving! While many of us this is the most wonderful time of the year, Many people are not as fortunate, so please come down on November 20 and donate what you can to the Second Harvest Food Bank. From 1pm to 5pm the Costa Mesa 55 Tavern Bowl will be accepting nonperishable food items to help make other’s holidays just as special.... Read more

  • Bayside 17th Anniversary Party

    November 07, 2016

    Come dine at Bayside Restaurant all month long with daily specials, and live music nightly all in celebration of their 17th anniversary. For menus and reservations check out the site, http://www.baysiderestaurant.com/... Read more

  • Balboa Craft and Beer Festival

    November 01, 2016

    Saturday November 5th brings the Balboa Craft Beer Festival. From 1pm-5pm enjoy unlimited tastings from your favorite craft beers such as Hanger 24, Coronado, and Elysian. Also enjoy unlimited bites from your favorite Newport spots, and live music! Hurry and get tickets, this event will sell out! BalboaBeerFest.com/... Read more

  • Oktoberfest at Balboa Bay Resort

    October 15, 2016

    You do not need to go to Germany to enjoy Oktoberfest, Balboa Bay Resort has the perfect Oktoberfest celebration, and best of all, its all month long! You and your friends can all enjoy the best of Oktoberfest beers along with an authentic German-inspired menu! Come and enjoy what Germany has to offer!... Read more

  • Haunted Clay Crafts

    October 15, 2016

    A cool twist on fall holiday crafts! The Newport Beach Library will be hosting a no-bake clay craft day on Thursday October 20, this event is free, so be sure to check it out!... Read more

  • Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch

    October 10, 2016

    Fall and Pumpkin Fun for all ages! The Environmental Nature Center will once again hold its Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, October 16. This family-friendly event provides great food from local restaurants, entertainment, of course everything a pumpkin patch has to enjoy! Best of all, this event is free! Check the site for more details5... Read more

  • 55th Annual Sandcastle Contest

    October 04, 2016

    It may be Fall but there are no bad days for the beach in the OC! So bring the family to Corona Del Mar State Beach October 2nd for the 55th Annual Sandcastle Contest, that’s right, and Sandcastle contest! This famous event brings in thousands of spectators and participants from highly experienced to first-timers, this will be a contest you won’t want to miss! The event runs from 10am-3:30pm, and this year’s theme is “Fantasy Castles and Cars!” For more info, visit this site. viagra pills generico viagra in italia cialis vs viagra cialis 5mg lilly fta http://domesticclub.accountant/ buy cheap brand viagra online website order... Read more

  • 2016 Toshiba Classic

    October 03, 2016

    Where else would the Toshiba Classic be other than Newport Beach? Yes, the Toshiba Classic Golf Tournament, this Orange County tradition, makes its return to the Newport Beach Country Club October 5th-October 9th. This exciting tournament raises over $1 million every year for charity, and the local community gains immense exposure through this televised event! Be sure to check it out, Tickets start at $25, for tickets and scheduling check out the site.... Read more

  • Newport Beach Farmer’s Market

    August 23, 2016

    Newport knows how a farmer’s market is done! Every Sunday from 9am to 2pm the Lido Marina Village holds the Newport Beach Farmer’s Market and they do it Newport Style! Traditionally carrying local, fresh vegetables, this farmer’s market also carries special floral decor for your next dinner party, and everything you might need such as lobster raviolis! Be sure to also check out what local chefs bring in for demonstrations! Whatever you need, they got you covered!... Read more

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    August 17, 2016

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  • Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery

    August 12, 2016

    There’s no need to go to Temecula to get a great winery experience, Orange Coast Winery has just that! Located in the heart of Newport Beach, Orange Coast Winery brings in a wide range of flavors from light and crisp, to full and robust straight from their vineyards in Temecula! Whether you are new to wine or are a wine aficionado, the highly trained, friendly staff will provide you with an amazing experience! Check out the site for hours and directions! http://www.orangecoastwinery.com/... Read more

  • Orange County Fair 2016

    August 05, 2016

    The fair is in town now thru August 14! If you are in town be sure to visit this beloved fair happening in Costa Mesa, on the Orange County Fair Grounds. Come for the games and stay for the food! Also, be sure to check out this year’s entertainment! Fair is open Wednesday thru Sunday. Check out http://www.ocfair.com/2016/index.asp for event schedule, directions and admission discounts.... Read more

  • 8th Annual Lobsterfest

    August 01, 2016

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  • Newport Beach Concert on the Green: Hollywood Stones

    July 20, 2016

    Newport Beach Civic Center and the City Arts Commission are teaming up again to present another season of “Concerts on the Green,” at the Newport Beach Civic Center. July 31st brings the Hollywood Stones, rocking out to songs by the Rolling Stones. Concerts are held, “On the Green,” at the Newport Beach Civic Center. Concerts begin at 6pm and promptly end at 7:30pm. Admission is free, parking is free, be sure to bring your picnic basket and blanket, and get ready to rock!... Read more

  • Van’s US Open of Surfing

    July 12, 2016

    The US Open of Surfing is back for a week of surf, skate and BMX. Our neighboring city is once again host to the US Open of Surfing July 23rd-July 31st. Come watch some of the best surfers in the world battle out the waves in OC’s own Surf City!... Read more

  • 50th Anniversary Governor’s Cup

    July 12, 2016

    The oldest international youth match racing regatta in the worls, The Governor’s Cup, will celebrate its 50th anniversary viagra deutsch. Beginning July 15 with alumni events, this year promises to be one for the one of the best yet! For more information and schedule of events visit http://www.govcupracing.com.... Read more

  • Sunset Jazz at Newport

    July 07, 2016

    What sounds better than the warm summer air at sunset and jazz music? The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa is offering just that! Every Wednesday night from July 6 thru September 14th, the Marriott Hotel will be hosting the 7th annual Sunset Jazz at Newport, some featured artists are the some of the most popular groups from the Newport Beach Jazz Party, and Jazz Cruise. Doors open at 5pm with table service, and performances begin at 6:30 and conclude at 8pm. Tickets start at $25 for general admission. Visit their site for more info.... Read more

  • Fireworks and Parade Cruises at Newport Landing

    July 01, 2016

    Celebrate the 4th of July on the water at the Newport Bay! Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour cruise, travel along the Old Glory Boat Parade and see the boats in their festive decor. The cruise goes out to open ocean that looks onto the beautiful Newport Beach coastline, and watch as thousands come to gather and celebrate on the beach. While on board, enjoy drinks and complementary chips and salsa, and make sure to keep an eye for any marine life! There will be two day cruises and one spetacular night fireworks cruise, which will provide an amazing view of one of the largest fireworks dislplay in Southern California! ... Read more

  • Balboa Island Centennial Celebration

    June 20, 2016

    The city of Newport Beach and their neighbors are invited to celebrate Balboa Island’s centennial celebration being held at the Harborside Pavillion and Grand ballroom in Balboa Island.  Tickets include a Buffet dinner, two drink tickets, and live music. Tickets help fund art projects dedicated to the Balboa centennial, come and be a part of Newport’s historical celebration. For more information, check out the Balboa Island website.... Read more

  • 52nd Annual Annual Newport Art Exhibition

    June 15, 2016

    The Newport Beach Public Library is hosting the 52nd Annual Newport Art Exhibition!  Enjoy an afternoon of art, live music, wine and food, and have the opportunity to purchase and original piece! A portion of the proceeds help fund the Newport Beach community arts programs. Admission is free and Parking is free.... Read more

  • Hornblower Father’s Day Brunch Cruises

    June 12, 2016

    Spoil dad for Father’s day! Hornblower Cruises is hosting Father’s Day this year with a delicious brunch on one of their yachts from their large fleet! Book today and show dad how much you appreciate him! For more information, check out their site!... Read more

  • 1776 The Musical

    June 10, 2016

    Get in the Independence Day Spirit, get tickets to 1776 The Musical and see for yourself how this great country came to be! Showing at the Newport Theatre Arts Center, this show runs Thursday through Sunday until June 26! Tickets start at $12 For more information, check out http://www.ntaconline.com/... Read more

  • 23rd Annual Balboa Island Parade

    June 03, 2016

    Sunday Funday! Bring the whole family down to Balboa Island to check out the 23rd Annual Balboa Island Parade! Don’t miss this island tradition featuring live music, vintage cars, and the USC marching band! After the parade be sure to stay for the after party! So bring your beach chairs and arrive early because the bridge closes at 10:45, parade begins at 11 am!... Read more

  • 35th Annual Corona del Mar Scenic 5k

    June 01, 2016

    Its not too late! This is an event you and the whole family can enjoy! Sign up for the 35th Annual Corona del Mar Scenic 5k run, with a celebratory party after for all participants! All who sign up get a free shirt and goodie bag to enjoy!  Registration starts at $15, do not miss this chance to get fit with the family! For more information, check out the CDM Chamber website viagra kautabletten. ... Read more

  • Mummies of the World at the Bower Museum

    April 12, 2016

    Take advantage of the rare opportunity to see ancient mummies from cultures around the world up close and personal at the Mummies of the World exhibit at the Bower Museum. Mummies from Europe, South Africa and Ancient Egypt all tell different stories and take the viewer on a historic journey. Bower presents these artifacts as well as other interactive and multimedia experiences. Don’t miss this chance to dig up a part of history that until now has remained largely untouched! Date: March 19, 2016 to September 5, 2016 Time: 10:00-4:00 Location: Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA Cost of Event: $10-$27, see site for details For more information and other Bower Museum exhibits, check out their site!... Read more

  • Newport Beach Whale Watching During Gray Whale Migration

    April 06, 2016

    Pack your binoculars and some sun screen and climb aboard the Newport Whales coastal adventure. Spend the afternoon watching whales, dolphins and other creatures of the sea interacting in their natural habitat. Winter to early spring is peak season for the best whale watching, so don’t wait too long to take your chance. An afternoon on the Pacific Coastline is fun for all ages. Date: January 1 – April 30 Time: See website Location: Newport Whales, 309 Palm Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661 Cost of Event: $26-$51 For other information, check out www.newportwhales.com!... Read more

  • Muldoon’s Restaurant St. Patty’s Day Celebration

    March 11, 2016

    Pull your kilt out of the back of your closet and get in the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit at one of Orange County’s best Irish Pubs, Muldoon’s of Newport Beach. Activities throughout March will be gearing up for the Big Day, with festivities culminating on March 13. Music– food, green beer, Kilt Competitions, gift card giveaways and more! Date: March 13, 2016 Location: Muldoon’s Time: 1:00-Close Price: Free! More Info: Click here!... Read more

  • Easter Bunny at South Coast Plaza

    March 04, 2016

    Visit the Easter Bunny at South Coast Plaza between March 4 and 26th! Capture a memory you’ll treasure for years to come with a photo and stick around and enjoy creating springtime crafts and activities. Photos are available during all shopping center hours, but get there early to avoid major lines as the big day approaches. Date: March 4-26, 2016 Location: South Coast Plaza Time: Times Vary, see website ... Read more

  • Surf City Marathon

    January 25, 2016

    This popular SoCal race takes place on Super Bowl Sunday and includes a marathon, half-marathon and a one-mile charity run along one of Southern California’s most beautiful beaches. This year, the race is celebrating 20 years of taking runners along the famous Huntington Beach pier, scenic Huntington Central Park and the beachfront running path of Bolsa Chica State Beach. All finishers will rock out to live surf-band entertainment along the course, receive a surfboard medal and entry into the beer garden. When: Feb. 7, 6:25 a.m. (wheelchair marathon), 6:30 a.m. (marathon), 7:45 a.m. (half marathon) Where: Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach Registration: $154-$375 Info: www.runsurfcity.com image via City of Huntington Beach... Read more

  • Newport Beach Restaurant Week

    January 10, 2016

    Experience the best of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa’s best fare at Newport Beach Restaurant Week. Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, special pre fixe menu’s are being offered for lunch and dinner at local favorites 21 Oceanfront, 3 Thirty 3, Amelia’s and so many others. Make your reservations now at dinenb.com for Monday, January 18th- Sunday, January 31st. This is a great chance for visitors of Orange County to find new, local favorites during a week that’s all about the food.... Read more

  • Newport Beach Boat Parade

    November 30, 2015

    A Newport Beach classic is back with the return of the 107th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, which has been hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by the New York Times, is truly a magical holiday tradition for all ages. Locals and visitors alike bundle up each year to find the best spot on the bay to view the colorfully decorated and festively manned yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes pass by. With the this year’s route passing Newport Beach landmarks such as the the Fun Zone, the Jetty, and Lido Isle. This year’s theme “Seas the Holidays” was decided by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and was submitted by Steve Stranak, a resident of Newport Beach. See if you can spot clever ways the theme is incorporated this year while watching the event unfold while you sip a hot mug of cocoa. ‘Tis the season! Other info:Days & Hours – 6:30-9:00, December 16-20, 2015Prices – Free to view... Read more

  • American Alchemy Photo Exhibit

    November 10, 2015

    “American Alchemy” is a photographic art exhibition by Joe Lewis taking place on Saturday November 21, 2015. Presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission at the Newport Beach Public Library, “American Alchemy” represents “cultural iconography and historical symbols such as the eagle, the flag, oil rigs, and other documents as springboards for the audience to reinvestigate their personal relationships with the American historical experience.” Lewis’ one of a kind black and white photos will be on display through November with a special artists’ reception being held on the 21st from 1:00-3:00pm. These photos are free to view and be enjoyed by all ages during open hours of the library. While in the area, have lunch at Fashion Island or spend some time walking through City Hall park– both just up the street!... Read more

  • Oktoberfest at the Anaheim Packing District

    October 01, 2015

    In collaboration with the Anaheim Brewery, Anaheim’s uber cool, up and coming restaurant and shop pavilion, the Anaheim Packing district, is celebrating Autumn with this October’s Oktoberfest! This year’s events will be held on both October 11th and the 18th from 4-10pm. Come and indulge with a sampling of delicious beers, brats, sauerkraut, and potato salad from K&A’s grill and a complimentary pretzel from Ryan and Stephanie’s Bavarian Pretzels. Live music provided all night long from one of Southern California’s premier oompah bands, the German- American Brass Ban of Southern California. A portion of this year’s proceeds will be going to benefit CHOC (the Children’s Hospital of Orange County).... Read more

  • Food Truck Wednesday at the OC Fairgrounds

    October 01, 2015

    Orange County boasts dozens, if not hundreds of amazing restaurants to fill any craving at any time, but if you’re having trouble narrowing it down or are looking for something to switch up the conventional routine of a sit-down meal, look no further than Food Truck Wednesday! This event held weekly at the OC Fairgrounds near the Pacific Amphitheatre from 5:30-9 on Wednesday evenings viagra kaufen in deutschland. Sample interesting, gourmet foods in a casual and affordable setting. The food trucks offered change on a weekly basis, but past participants include Mess Hall Canteen, We Heart FroYo, Cousins Maine Lobster, Me So Hungry and The Burnt Truck. In addition to the filling your stomach with delicious treats, also enjoy an on-site cash bar. You won’t be disappointed!... Read more

  • 2015 Toshiba Classic

    August 21, 2015

    Are you planning to attend the 2015 Toshiba Classic as a vendor, visitor, or competitor? There’s no better place to stay in Newport Beach during the tournament than the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach! We have been a preferred accommodation choice during the Toshiba Classic for years, and guests love the short five minute commute from our Newport Harbor location to the Newport Beach Country Club. Throw in excellent rates, modern amenities (high-speed WiFi, outdoor pool, free breakfast), and the friendliest service in town, and you’ve got yourself a great hotel choice! Be sure to make your room reservation soon, we are expecting to sell out during the time of the tournament.... Read more

  • Concert on the Green Summer Series

    July 01, 2015

    Enjoy a warm night out under the summer stars at the 2015 Concerts in the Park Series. Events will be taking place at the Fairview Park in Costa Mesa where all throughout July, concertgoers will be enjoying a vast selection of genres of music ranging from classic dance hits to Irish Folk and Rock to Pop Funk. This summer will have something for everyone. Presented by the city of Costa Mesa and Costa Mesa Community Foundation, this is a free, family friendly event that the whole community can enjoy.... Read more

  • OC Fair: 2015

    July 01, 2015

    This summer, get your family together and head on down to the 2015 Orange County Fair at the OC Fairgrounds. As this year celebrates the 125th anniversary of the fair, the theme of “One Big Party” only seems fitting. Locals are looking forward to participating with old favorites, such as Pig Races, Monster Truck Rally’s and getting to visit Zeus, the largest horse in the state while also getting to experience new and exciting events like the OC Fair 5K Fun Run, the outdoor skating rink, or seeing human aeronautic feats made by local acrobatic group, Ma’Ceo. If you’re in it for the grub and libations, they’ve got you covered this year. ... Read more

  • Senior Surf Invitational

    September 26, 2014

    Bright and early on October 25th, join in or observe as the 4th Annual Senior Surf Invitational kicks off! Our team enjoys anything that allows us to see people completely in their element, and this is nothing less. Surfers 50 and over will be competing at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier–watch them rip, turn and carve a wave! This event will culminate this year’s 100 years of surfing celebration, which began in June this year– and one you won’t want to miss!... Read more

  • 2014 Newport Beach Triathlon

    September 15, 2014

    Maybe we’re biased as Newport Beach locals, but for us, the 2014 Newport Beach Triathlon stands apart from the rest. Perhaps its because it’s the longest running one in history! On it’s 37th year, the 2014 Newport Beach Triathlon is a local source of pride. And we, at the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach, are avid supporters. A .5 mile swim, 15 mile ride, and 3 mile run in one go–this is a serious accomplishment. So we wanted to take the time out to wish you the best of luck on October 5th. We will be cheering you on from the sidelines!... Read more

  • Newport’s 53rd Sandcastle Contest

    September 03, 2014

    Newport is celebrating it’s 53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest this October 5th at the Corona del Mar State Beach! Thousands of spectators come each year to watch participants create masterpieces with their bare hands. The event features seasoned professionals and first-time sandcastle builders. So get your team together–family, friends, work or school groups–and watch or participate in an event that has become synonymous with Newport Beach living. We’ll be cheering alongside you at Newport’s 53rd Sandcastle Contest!    ... Read more

  • The Festival of Arts

    July 14, 2014

    The Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach returns July 6th for its annual summer-long festival! If you’re planning a trip to SoCal this summer, you couldn’t have picked a better time. From July 9th to August 30th, the Festival Art Show, Pageant of the Masters, and the Sawdust Art Festival will be taking place just a quick drive from Newport Beach. Truly one of our team’s favorite events, we recommend you pop in during your time here in Newport! Each event offers guests an entirely different experience, from live artistic demonstrations and special events to expansive exhibits and living pictures!... Read more

  • U.S. Open of Surfing 2014

    June 26, 2014

    A full week of surfing, music, art and activities? Count us in. Just a short drive from our hotel, we couldn’t be more excited about the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing 2014 in Huntington Beach! Free and open to the public, there isn’t a better place to be from July 26-August 3rd! Watch your favorite surfers battle it out in the water, while the world’s top amateur skaters showcase their skills in a street course inspired skating park on the sand. Listen to live bands, get signatures from your favorite athletes, take part in some interactive exhibits, test out the skate courses, and much more this week in Orange County!  ... Read more

  • Orange County Fair 2014

    June 15, 2014

    The Orange County Fair is back! From July 11-August 10, 2014 enjoy all the above and more! With outdoor concerts and exciting shows, there’s something new to do each day. So bring your friends and family, get a little adventurous with your food choices, and explore the OC Fair this summer.... Read more

  • Russo & Steele Car Auction

    May 26, 2014

    European Sports, American Muscle, Hot Rods and Customs. Car enthusiast? We hope so, because Russo and Steele is showcasing over 350 highly collectable European Sports, American Muscle, Hot Rods and Customs on the Pacific coastline of Newport Beach! A celebrated multi-million dollar car auction in Newport Beach, the Newport Beach Collector Automobile Auction is not to be missed! The event takes place from June 18-21, 2014, with previews starting at 10 am and auctions at 12 noon.  Stay the weekend in Newport Beach and enjoy ocean-views and great service at the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach! Walking distance to a number of award-winning restaurants and bars, the Holiday Inn Express offers you the beach town experience Newport is known for.... Read more

  • Corona Del Mar Scenic 5K

    May 17, 2014

    Ready to break a sweat? Well, whether you’re an avid runner or looking for a weekend activity to share with friends or family, the Corona del Mar Scenic 5K is a great way to spend a Saturday! Enjoy stunning views while running the 5K course, walking in the 2-mile Celebration Walk or rallying the kids at the Youth and Dolphin Dash series on June 7th. Trust us, breaking a sweat will be worth it-participants are hosted to a  complimentary restaurant row feast of local eateries! Stay after and enjoy live entertainment, unique vendors, awards ceremony and more at the post-party!... Read more

  • Newport Beach Jazz Festival

    May 08, 2014

    Fan of Mindi Abair, Brian McKnight, Chaka Khan, or Peter White? Then do we have good news for you! These artists, among many others, will be performing at the Newport Beach Jazz Festival from May 30-June 1, 2014! Take the weekend off– enjoy classic music and delicious cuisine against a beautiful backdrop viagra rezeptfrei eu. Between the outdoor concert venues and the stunning views Newport Beach is known for, this truly makes for a wonderful start to the summer. ... Read more

  • Newport Beach Wine Festival

    April 28, 2014

    Yet to make plans this Memorial Day Weekend? Don’t fret. The Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival is May 23-25, 2014! Come celebrate fine wines, spirits, and culinary masterpieces against a stunning waterfront backdrop. The event begins Friday, May 23rd with an intimate dinner and continues through the weekend with exciting seminars, wine tastings, culinary classes, a seafood festival and more! Whether you’re coming in from out of town or want to make this a mini-getaway, the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach offers the quintessential Newport experience at a great rate, allowing you to focus on the exciting stuff–the wine!... Read more

  • OC Marathon 2014

    April 14, 2014

    This year, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the OC Marathon (and half-marathon)! On May 4th, participants will be running along a scenic route featuring breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. With a start and finish line less than ten minutes from us, be sure to consider the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach for your OC Marathon accommodations! Our location right across the Newport Beach Harbor places you walking distance to a number of award-winning restaurants and bars for that perfect ending to such an eventful day.... Read more

  • Standup for the Cure 2014

    April 04, 2014

    Our team at the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach is all about helping others and having fun. So if you’re looking for a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon, come paddle board at the Standup for the Cure 2014 event on May 3rd! Build a team or compete as an individual, and bring your own SUP board, try boards at the expo or rent a board for the whole day. With raffles, auctions, live music, demonstrations, expos, and a wine and beer garden– the time will fly by.... Read more

  • Newport Beach Film Festival 2014

    March 25, 2014

    For one week each year, the center of classic and contemporary film making is right here in Newport Beach! Check out the annual Newport Beach film festival, bringing you a first-class international film program, with a great selection of both studio and independent films. The festival will be held from April 24 until May 1 this year. Our team is looking forward to catching a few documentaries ourselves! The festival is set to screen over 60 feature-length documentaries with a wide range of topics such as arts, pop culture, and social or environmental issues. With festival venues all around town, the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach’s central location makes it the perfect place to call home that week. ... Read more

  • Newport Beach Boat Show

    March 17, 2014

    Newport Beach celebrates its 41st Annual Newport Beach Boat Show from April 3rd-6th! One of our favorite annual events, the Newport Beach Boat Show is host to over 200 of the finest yachts in the world. If you’re a serious buyer or simply have a love of boats, you’ll want to stay the weekend. With exhibitors on hand shoreside and in the water, you’ll have access to a plethora of new and innovative products. The Newport Beach Boat Show takes place at the Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, just a mile from the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach. Located right across the harbor, the Holiday Inn Express places you walking distance from great bars, restaurants, and cruises.... Read more

  • Spring Break in Newport

    March 05, 2014

    Spring Break in Newport Beach? You simply can’t go wrong. Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, Newport Beach is the perfect getaway destination. What we love about Newport? Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline-filled week or a week of pampering and rejuvenation, Newport has everything you could want. And with a plethora of events happening throughout March and April, you’ll also get a taste of our local culture. So come on out, soak up some sun, and let our team here at the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach make your 2014 Spring Break unforgettable! Located right across from the Newport Harbor, our Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach is walking distance to the beach, award-winning restaurants, lively bars and popular cruises.... Read more

  • Toshiba Classic 2014

    February 04, 2014

    The 20th Annual Toshiba Classic is March 10th-16th, 2014. For seven full days, Newport Beach welcomes golf legends from around the world, including past Toshiba Classic champions. One of the most successful tournaments in Champions Tour history, the Toshiba Classic has raised $16 million in the past 16 years for multiple Orange County charities. The professional competition takes place Friday through Sunday, with other special events taking place throughout the week, such as Breakfast with a Champion, Women’s Business Day, Monday Pro-Am, Classic Pro-Am, and “Swing for the Green”. Our team here at the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach is looking forward to serving you during your stay here in Newport!... Read more

  • Newport Beach Jazz Party

    January 28, 2014

    The 14th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party begins February 13th! A three day and four night event, this is another great reason to come to Newport Beach for Valentines Day Weekend! The live concerts, poolside sessions and jazz brunches are all set against stunning backdrops of Newport’s famous sunsets and ocean views. We know a lot goes into a romantic weekend getaway. Let our team at the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach assist you in making this Valentines Day Weekend truly special. From our great rates, intimate knowledge of the area, prime location and exceptional service- you won’t miss a thing. ... Read more

  • Surf City Marathon 2014

    January 13, 2014

    The Annual Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon returns Super Bowl Weekend! On February 2nd, 20,000 runners will be taking over Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach viagra einzeln kaufen. California’s classic oceanfront marathon, runners will have ocean views, 68 degree weather, and retro surf bands accompanying them throughout the morning. To top it off, the finish line festival will be full of neat vendors, live entertainment and a beach side beer garden. And if you’re hanging out around Main Street that weekend, be sure to bring your race bib along! Runners will receive some great offers at local restaurants and stores. And for those completing the Beach Cities Challenge with the Surf City Marathon–Congratulations!... Read more

  • Restaurant Week

    January 07, 2014

    The 8th annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week returns January 17th-26th! Restaurants will be serving prix-fixe dinner and lunch menus all week at great prices. These restaurants feature dishes from all over the world, ranging from Irish and French to South African and Pacific Rim. It was difficult to narrow down our favorites, but our team suggests a few “must-try’s”, such as Pizzeria Mozza, Rusty Pelican and Andrea. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual setting or looking for a fine dining experience, you’ll find both within the 80 participating restaurants. Restaurant Week is truly a perfect opportunity to explore Newport’s culinary world.   ... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013

    Our team at the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach would like to take the time out to wish you all a very happy New Year! 2013 has been a truly spectacular year for our team here at the Holiday Inn Express–and our guests, partners, team members, families and friends are the reason for that. We hope that 2014 brings you and your loved ones continuous joy and laughter viagra 24h lieferung. Happy New Year!... Read more

  • Newport Hosts BCS Championship

    December 10, 2013

    Newport Beach served as host city once before in 2010, and it became the biggest event in our city’s history. It is expected that 2014 will far surpass that. So for those college football fans, come be a part of the excitement preceding and during the 100th Rose Bowl Game. Right across from the Newport Beach Harbor, alongside the famous Pacific Coast Highway, you could not be in a better location to experience the true beauty of Southern California. With a newly renovated property that is walking distance to award-winning restaurants and only 1 mile from the beach–our Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach team will make sure you have a remarkable experience in our city.... Read more

  • Newport’s Christmas Boat Parade

    December 02, 2013

    The 105th annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade returns December 18th-22nd! From 6:30 to 9:00 pm each evening, there will be a line of beautiful yachts, cruise ships, and water crafts floating down the water. Newport Beach puts out all of the stops this holiday, decorating entire landscapes, homes, docks and yachts to this year’s theme- “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” And for those who’d like to be a part of the action, there are cruises departing three times nightly.Whether you join the millions of viewers this year, or attend a holiday party on one of Newport’s well known cruises, it’s sure to be a memorable time. To make sure you don’t have to end your night early, ask us about our Bay-view Rooms and great rates. Located right across from the harbor and cruise ships, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is having fun. This holiday, be sure to bask in the lights, eat merrily and laugh heartily-and we’ll make sure you sleep soundlessly.... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 27, 2013

    Our thoughts turn to you, our guests, partners, vendors and friends this Thanksgiving holiday. It is through your support and loyalty that we’re able to do what we love. We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with joy, laughter and warmth. From our family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving!... Read more

  • Soiree in the Vineyards

    October 24, 2013

    Enjoy a soiree at the Newport Beach Vineyard and Winery to help end hunger in Orange County. This elegant event is not one you should miss. On November 3rd, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., don your most extravagant hat and enjoy a live auction, mouthwatering food, exclusive wines, and live jazz by Jerry Mandel. We admire our community’s rise to action and their support for the Orange County Food Bank.... Read more

  • Lido Boat Show

    August 31, 2013

    Right across from the Newport Harbor, we get to see a number of beautiful boats. But come September, we’re reminded that we haven’t seen anything yet. The Lido Boat Show is entering its 34th year on September 26th! Dealers and builders worldwide will be exhibiting more than 250 boats over a 4 day period. What’s different about this year? They’re sending out a directory of the boats a week before the show. Regardless of whether you’re an avid boater, this is a great experience. Situated just a mile from Lido Marina Village, we always hear great reviews from our guests–from the boardwalk booths and exquisite boats to the great view and passionate crowd. And if you’d rather not lose sight of that view, ask us about our Bay-view Rooms!... Read more

  • Coastline Car Classic

    August 30, 2013

    Sunday, September 8th is Corona Del Mar’s Coastline Car Classic! Live music, seaside location, cold drinks and beautiful cars–what’s not to love? If you are an admirer of world-class motorcars like we are, the line up of cars from last year is enticement enough. The Coastline Motoring Road Rally kicks off the event a day earlier, making it the perfect excuse for a mini-vacation! Stay with us at our harbor hotel, not ten minutes from the event location, and you’ll also be able to soak up some sun in our pool and Jacuzzi and walk to some of Newport’s best restaurants and dinner cruises.... Read more

  • July 4th in Newport Beach

    June 14, 2013

    Everyone’s favorite Summer holiday, July 4th, is just around the corner, and there’s no better place to spend it than in Newport Beach! Newport Beach is a great destination for family-friendly fun, as we celebrate Independence Day with a range of entertainment and activities including a boat parade, a chili cook-off, contests, carnival rides and games, live music, and – OF COURSE – fireworks! While there are festivities all throughout Newport Beach, a great place to start celebrating is the Newport Dunes waterfront resort and marina, at the entrance of the beautiful Newport Beach Back Bay nature preserve. Find their 4th of July events calendar here. ... Read more

  • The 2013 OC Marathon

    April 27, 2013

    I have nothing but respect and admiration for marathon runners, and to finish a marathon myself one day is definitely on my bucket list. Until then, I’ll stick to 5ks, and cheering other runners at events like the annual OC marathon. This year’s marathon (and half-marathon) will be held on May 5, and will lead runners along a scenic route featuring breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The start line is right here in Newport Beach, so be sure to consider the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach for your OC Marathon accommodations!... Read more

  • 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival

    April 19, 2013

    For one week each year, the center of contemporary film making is right here in Newport Beach! Check out the annual Newport Beach film festival, bringing you a first-class international film program, with a great selection of both studio and independent films. The festival will be held from April 25 until May 2 this year. I’m looking forward to catch a few documentaries myself, the festival is set to screen over 60 feature-length documentaries with a wide range of topics such as arts, pop culture, and social or environmental issues. ... Read more

  • 2013 Newport Beach Boat Show

    March 13, 2013

    One of our favorite annual events, the Newport Beach Boat Show, returns to the Lido Marina Village in its 40th year. See over 300 beautiful boats and some of the finest yachts in the world, and check out the host of exhibitors showcasing new and innovative products. The Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach is located right across the harbor, only about a mile away from the main action. Be sure to make your reservation at our hotel soon as rooms for Apr 18-21 are going fast!... Read more

  • NEW: Free Business Services

    January 05, 2013

    A Happy and Healthy New Year from the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach team! After the Holiday shopping stress, the tiresome fiscal cliff debate, and everything else that was wearing us down in the last two weeks, we figured you are ready for some good news and something that will make your life a little easier: as of today, the Holiday Inn Express Newport beach is offering complimentary business services such as fax and copy in our business center! Print out tickets, send a fax to your client, or simply browse the web shanghai viagra. It’s simple, and free.... Read more

  • Happy Holidays!

    December 24, 2012

    Our team from the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach wishes all guests, business partners, team members, friends and family a wonderful Holiday season. May you be happy and surrounded by loved ones, and simply enjoying the spirit of the season.... Read more

  • Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

    December 04, 2012

    For us here in Newport Beach, it is simply not the Holiday season without the annual Christmas Boat Parade. Now in its 104th (!) year, this spectacular tradition is sure to wow young and old alike. Beautiful yachts, kayaks, canoes and pretty much anything else that floats will light up the Newport Beach harbor as a dazzling array of holiday lights and music fills the air. We also recommend you take a stroll around the harbor, as many adjacent homes and businesses will showcase fancy holiday decorations. The event will end with a bang – quite literally – as a special fireworks display will be launched from the Balboa Pier on December 23. ... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 22, 2012

    Wishing you a fantastic Thanksgiving day, to enjoy, to share, and to remember. We are deeply thankful for all the wonderful people we get to meet through this hotel, our guests, business partners, friends and neighbors. So from our family to yours, HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Thank you!... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

    November 12, 2012

    Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be about stressful dinner preparation and a messy kitchen! It could also be about a relaxing cruise along the Newport Bay, while enjoying a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner buffet and entertainment aboard one of Hornblower’s posh yachts. And once you’re back from your cruise, we’re happy to welcome you with a comfy bed to get some rest after eating all that turkey. For more information on the Thanksgiving dinner cruise, click the link below. To make your reservation at our hotel, simply enter your travel data in the reservation box above. http://www.hornblower.com/hce/port/overview/nb+thanksgiving... Read more

  • Wishing you a spooktacular Halloween!

    October 24, 2012

    The scariest date on the calendar is looming, and we couldn’t be any more excited! The team is having fun decorating the hotel, and is looking forward to the upcoming weekend. There’s plenty to do in Newport Beach and surrounding areas, it’s tough to choose just one event. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor event in nearby Long Beach is always worth the drive, or check out the Trick or Treat Festival & Hearse Show at the Orange County Market Place on Sunday. Personally, I think the Haunted House of the 80’s party at Newport Beach’s Hogue Barmichael’s sounds like fun, because the 80s were pretty darn scary when you think about it.... Read more

  • Sandcastle Contest 10/7

    October 01, 2012

    The favorite beach pastime of sandcastle building is taken to a new level at the annual Corona del Mar Sandcastle Contest, where “seashore sculptors” have turned grains of wet sand into elaborate works of art for over 50 years. Thousands of sightseers descend on Corona del Mar State Beach to watch participants – ranging from novice to expert – construct more than 30 entries. View these creations for free as a spectator, or consider making your own for a minimal entrance fee.... Read more

  • Taste of Newport 9/14-9/16

    September 01, 2012

    Celebrating its 24th spectacular year in 2012, the delicious mix of great food, drink, music and fun will attract over 50,000 people to Newport Center Drive at Fashion Island for the party of the year. The Taste of Newport serves up culinary masterpieces from nearly 35 of Newport Beach’s finest Restaurants, as well as 15 premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold brews and delicious cocktails. The restaurants are truly spectacular, offering everything from barbeque seared ahi and tiramisu to prime rib and crème brulee. Everyone is sure to find something pleasing to the palette-and a new restaurant to try after the Taste. There will be FREE parking in the designated structures at the Santa Rosa entrance... Read more

  • Newport Beach Whale Watching

    August 22, 2012

    Southern California Whale Watching at its finest. Welcome to Southern California Whale Watching Website. Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching trips daily departing from Newport Beach. Newport Landing is centrally located in Orange County and minutes from Los Angeles. Newport Landing offers whale watching tours year around. December through April is the prime Grey Whale migration period. Newport Landing is ideally positioned to take advantage of the annual Grey whale migration, which brings hundreds of Grey Whales along the Laguna Beach coastline and within minutes of Newport Harbor. May through November brings warmer waters and the opportunity to view blue whales to 80 feet, finback whales, huge pods of dolphin that number in the thousands, seals, killer whales, sharks, and many other marine creatures. Newport Landing’s whale watching cruises are a great experience for families, churches, and companies with a universal appeal to all ages.... Read more

  • Lido Yacht Expo 9/27-9/30

    August 22, 2012

    Located in the picturesque Lido Marina Village in sunny Newport Beach, California, the Lido Yacht Expo is the best place to sell big boats and yachts in the West! The show is the major Southern California boat show designed and produced specifically to draw custom rs of big boats and yachts along with the gear that makes owning one more enjoyable. The Lido Yacht Expo’s continued growth over the past 33 years has created the word of mouth that drives buyers to the show. And with more than 250 big vessels on display, this is the one fall show that serious buyers won’t miss.... Read more

  • 20 More Great Reasons to Stay!

    August 21, 2012

    The Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach is excited to announce the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation of our property! The extensive renovation included the addition of 20 brand-new guest rooms and suites, new furnishings for common areas, the addition of a private cabana area at our outdoor pool, a fitness room with new state-of-the-art cardio equipment, and much more!The guest rooms feature all brand-new, modern furnishings and amenities with a Southern California twist that give the rooms a relaxed, surf-vibe feel. Out of all property improvements, the cabana in the outdoor pool area has been proven to be the guest favorite so far. It allows you to soak in the sunny weather in a comfortable, more private setting.... Read more

  • Coastline Car Classic 9/9

    August 21, 2012

    An extraordinary motorsport event showcasing the elegance, craftsmanship, and beauty of the most distinguished and unique automobiles in Southern California. Held in the world-class seaside location of Big Corona del Mar State Beach, thousands of family, friends and extreme car enthusiasts will spend the day viewing over 150 vintage & dealer select automobiles in 16 classes at this judged event. Festivities include live entertainment, food & beverages, unique vendor exhibits, VIP hospitality and awards ceremony emceed by Automotive Commentators Dave Kunz (KABC) & Art Gould (KPFK).... Read more

  • The 2012 U.S. Open of Surfing is in Town! 7/28-8/5

    July 28, 2012

    So excited about the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, just a short drive from our hotel! This annual event features a week full of surfing, music, art, and other fun events on the beach. Watch your favorite surfers battle it out in the water, while the world’s top amateur skaters showcase their skills in a street course inspired skating park on the sand. With live bands, giveaways, DJs, autograph signings, public skate courses, interactive exhibits, and much more, you will definitely not want to miss this fun Orange County event! ... Read more

  • Still a Few More Days Left to Visit the Festival of Arts! 7/1-8/31

    July 01, 2012

    Are you currently on a vacation or business trip in Newport Beach? Then consider taking a quick trip south to Laguna Beach – only about a 20 minute drive from our hotel – and take in all the wonderful exhibitions at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts! California’s premier art show is located in a gorgeous outdoor gallery, nestled in the Laguna Beach canyons. Buy that perfect piece of art for your home or office, or take part in one of the daily art activities and events, like hands-on demonstrations and workshops ranging from mixed-media, ceramics, or print-making arts. Kids classes and workshops make this a wonderful event for the whole family.... Read more