Looking for a one-of-a-kind Newport Beach adventure? Why not take a gondola tour? Gondola Adventures of Newport Beach has been rated the number one most romantic thing to do in Orange County , and with authentic Venetian rowing gondolas, specialty chocolates, and more available, you can customize your experience for magical memories on the water! (P.S. Ask for Hunter as your gondolier - he's a great singer!)
If you visit during December, make plans to see Newport Beach's annual Christmas Boat Parade . Dating back to 1908, the boat parade wows viewers every year with spectacular light displays. The New York Times has called it, "One of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation."
Ranked in the top 25 best beaches by TripAdvisor, and in the top 10 best family beaches in the US by Sherman's Travel, Newport Beach is hard to resist. Whether its the spacious stretches of sand, the beach path perfect for walking or biking, or the amazing restaurants just feet from the sand, this Southern California beach is a must-visit!
Featuring authentic rowing gondolas imported from Venice, Italy, Gondola adventures offers a unique and romantic way to explore the waterways of Newport Beach. Gondola Adventures runs classic cruises as well as lunch, dinner, or dessert cruises, and even a wedding ceremony cruise!
Charming houses, beautiful flowers, quaint shops, and excellent dining, make Balboa Island a great place to spend the day. You can cover this entire island on foot, so take the Balboa Ferry and leave your car behind.
Your favorite brands, the designers you love, and unique specialty boutiques that you won't find anywhere else. Fashion Island is a shopping paradise and also a great place for dining, people watching or a gourmet coffee break
Take a look at Fashion Island's list of stores , and get ready to shop! And, if you're visiting during the holiday season, make plans to attend the Fashion Island Tree lighting ceremony.
For over 100 years the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade has been Newport Beach's "Christmas card to the world". Boat owners go all out to decorate their boats for this event which has been named "one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation" by the New York Times.
It's safe to say that this is an event you don't want to miss!
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