If you came to surf (this is California, after all), head to the easternmost end of Balboa Peninsula to The Wedge, a rock jetty that creates huge waves—experts only! Beginners can test their skills just north of Newport Beach Pier (ask a local where to find Blackies surf beach).
Prefer your nature without all that sand? Let your Newport Beach holiday blossom at Sherman Library and Gardens in the Corona del Mar neighbourhood. See sacred bo trees in the Japanese Garden, then learn about society garlic in the herb garden (no, it’s not just a rich type of garlic).
The best way to get to Newport Beach is to fly into Los Angeles International (LAX), embrace Cali’s car culture and book one of Wotif’s car hire options for the 70 km drive south. Want to stay awhile in the “City of Angels”? With our Los Angeles accommodation, you can add snaps of icons like the Hollywood Sign and Sunset Boulevard to your holiday album.
Book a Newport Beach hotel from Wotif and you’re sure to get fresh deals. Now all you have to do is brush up on your surfer slang, bro.
Hotels in Newport Beach start at AU$149 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.