‘Tis the Season to Plan a Festive California Vacation!
Let the 114th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade serve as a reason to book a holiday-inspired vacation in Newport Beach. Enjoy various festive events, shop for last-minute holiday gifts, explore delicious winter menus and much more. There is no better place to spend the holidays than in this beautiful oceanfront town!
A front-row seat to the parade awaits at Balboa Bay Resort. Stay in a bay-view room, which is the perfect way to watch the parade in a private setting. Make a reservation at A+O Restaurant | Bar for a fun and relaxed outdoor setting to enjoy expertly smoked cocktails and delectable seafood dishes.
With a stylish, Newport Beach-meets-east-coast aesthetic, Lido House is the ideal destination for a winter vacation by the sea. Head to Topside, their rooftop bar, for a bird’s eye view of the water, or walk to Lido Marina Village next door for harborfront dining, supreme shopping and gorgeous harbor views. Lido House will make your season chic, merry and bright.
Perched upon 504 acres of unrivaled coastal beauty, The Resort at Pelican Hill always embraces the spirit of the season. Be sure to check out the holiday calendar, which is filled with magical moments sure to delight! The Holiday High Tea & Songs of the Season will be the centerpiece of the Resort’s holiday experiences. Beginning Dec. 8 and limited to just seven dates, the Holiday High Tea will feature a lavish three-course meal and serenades by some of the brightest talents in American opera. Other events like the Sparkling Princess Tea & Storytime, Holiday Painting & Prosecco, wreath-making workshop, calligraphy classes, and holiday latte demonstrations will also take place. Don’t miss out!
The all-new VEA Newport Beach offers a sumptuous escape in the center of it all. The property, which sits steps away from Fashion Island, recently underwent a top-to-bottom refresh and now features coastal-chic guest rooms, three new dining concepts, indoor and outdoor event spaces, a spa and a luxury destination pool experience. Don’t miss out on special holiday festivities like the VEA Inaugural Holiday Tree Lighting on Nov. 29, as well as the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners at VIEW Restaurant & Lounge!
This iconic local hotel is adjacent to the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and offers access to three unique pools, an executive golf course and luxury shopping. Located within minutes of Balboa Island, you can stroll through the Ring of Lights (home decorating competition), then check out the parade.
Check into one of Newport Beach’s vacation rentals for a scenic beach vacation. Newport Beach Vacation Properties and Burr White Realty both specialize in local beach house rentals right in the heart of Newport’s most festive neighborhoods. Celebrate the sea-sun in a beachfront rental on the Balboa Peninsula or on Balboa Island where you can see the island’s charming homes sparkling with decorations.
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