With its year-round Mediterranean climate, extraordinary beaches, celebrated golf courses, active harbor and upscale properties, Newport Beach is an ideal destination for group travel and meetings. It is sophisticated, gorgeous, cultural, active and just plain fun. In fact, Newport Beach has been the backdrop for many movies and TV shows over the years and with good reason – it is stunningly beautiful.
If those aren’t enough reasons to bring you next program to Newport Beach, then perhaps the following list will entice you:
With 10 miles of pristine coastline, small town charm and big city opulence, Newport Beach is casually luxurious. From the sparkling blue waves the Pacific to the calm waters of the Back Bay natural estuary, to the rugged cliffs along Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Beach provides groups with a variety of diverse experiences.
Newport Beach is conveniently located near three major airports: LAX, Long Beach and Orange County’s John Wayne airport. John Wayne Airport offers direct flights from most major cities and is just 10 – 15 minutes from Newport Beach hotels.
With several well-known brands such as Marriott, Hyatt, Fairmont and Radisson as well as two chic properties, Balboa Bay Resort and Island Hotel, groups have a wide range of accommodations to choose from. Newport Beach will soon have another property to add to its line up with the opening of Lido House set for summer 2017. This 130-room upscale boutique hotel is situated in the quaint village of Lido Marina on the Newport Peninsula.
Newport Beach takes dining to a whole new level with several dock and dine options located along the harbor. Your group can begin the evening with a sunset cocktail cruise on the quietly comfortable Duffy electric boats, then dock at one of the many group friendly restaurants lining the harbor. In addition to waterfront restaurants there are numerous acclaimed dining options throughout Newport Beach, so many in fact, that meeting planners may have a hard time choosing where their group should dine.
As home to one of the largest recreational harbors in the United States, water-based activities are a natural for this destination and include: sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, outrigger canoeing, whale watching and fishing. Groups desiring a bit more adventure may opt for parasailing, jet packing or surfing! If your group prefers to stay dry, they’ll have plenty of land-based options such as, hiking along bluff top trails or biking along the coast. For a twist on traditional biking there are also the wildly popular Pedegos. These electric bikes offer a leisurely way to visit the scenic spots of Newport Beach. And as you may expect, Newport Beach also has stunning, ocean view golf courses!
Very few places in the United States offer the variety of shopping that you’ll find in Newport Beach. From the sophisticated, open-air and ocean view luxury shopping of Fashion Island, to the charming boutiques lining Balboa Island and now the newly renovated Lido Marina Village, shopping in Newport Beach is as relaxing as the destination.
Gorgeous beaches, an active harbor, a seemingly endless array of activities and several distinct properties make Newport Beach an ideal location for corporate group travel.