Welcome to Newport Beach
On the one hand, Newport Beach is Orange County at its most exclusive. Think: high-end shopping at Fashion Avenue, glitzy homes on Balboa Peninsula, and many, many yachts. On the other hand, the city profits from its proximity to Los Angeles, as well as some truly exceptional beaches—visiting them is one of the top things to do in Newport Beach. Beyond that, see surfers hang-ten at the Wedge, browse artworks at the Orange County Museum of Art, go for whale watching boat trips year-round, and then make up your own mind about this sun-drenched, one-of-a-kind destination.