There are so many things to do in Orange County that you’ll likely need to take several trips to accomplish them all. To help you out, start by choosing from one of these many Newport Beach vacation rentals, and apply these tips to make your Newport Beach vacation a blast.
Discover Disney’s California Adventure Park
From the colorful vistas of Cars Land to an Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, this Disneyland park draws guests from all over the world. Just a short 30-minute drive from a variety of Newport Beach vacation rentals, Disney’s California Adventure Park includes themed areas including Hollywood Land, Grizzly Peak and the Pacific Wharf. Showcasing some of California’s most exciting features, this amusement park provides entertainment that’s designed to suit the entire family.
Say Hello to Mickey Mouse
Open since 1955, Disneyland invites guests from all over the world to celebrate imagination. Families enjoy the festivities, including visits to Critter Country, the New Orleans Square, and Mickey’s Toontown. Character breakfasts and thrilling rides are just the start of the fun at Disneyland in Orange County. This 85-acre amusement park also offers a selection of tempting restaurants, a huge fireworks celebrate nightly, and access to art lessons and a jungle cruise. Disneyland welcomes millions of guests each year, so if you want to beat the crowds, avoid the summer season and the holidays unless you’re willing to wait in longer lines.
Visit the Orange County Zoo
Orange County has a huge selection of outings available for families. The Orange County Zoo celebrates the native flora and fauna that make California unique. From tawny mountain lions to grizzly bears with cute cubs, this eight-acre zoological park takes visitors on a wild adventure. Paddle boat rentals, train rides through the park, and even pony rides make the Orange County Zoo a fun place for families with children to spend the day. Take a picture with an alligator, a porcupine, a red fox, or even an adorable goat from the petting portion of the park.
Visit the Balboa Peninsula
A romantic vacation on the West Coast would not be complete without wandering the Balboa Peninsula. Choose from one of many Newport Beach vacation rentals and catch a quick ride to the Newport Beach Pier. Ferry rides take you out across the water to one of several coastal islands, or you can spend the day celebrating classic amusement park rides, and games that include the Balboa Fun Zone. Choose a seafood restaurant near the pier or walk along the waterfront and enjoy the natural beauty of California’s beaches.
Shop Until You Drop at Fashion Island
From Bloomingdale’s to Nordstrom’s, Fashion Island just outside of Balboa Park celebrates the joy of fashion all year round. This luxury shopping area houses over 150 stores and opened originally in 1967. Visitors love the variety of restaurant choices that offer everything from soft pretzels to handmade sushi.
Fine dining and fast food make it simple to get a meal for the entire family or to enjoy a romantic evening dinner. Pop into Fashion Island from one of many Newport Beach vacation rentals and grab a souvenir to commemorate your beach vacation.