Newport Beach travel guide

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You're Going to Love Newport Beach

With a population of 85,186, Newport Beach is a must-see destination in California, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Newport Beach deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Newport Beach

Balboa Peninsula is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Newport Beach. These include popular favorites such as Pescadou Bistro (3325 Newport Blvd), The Dock (2816 LaFayette Avenue) and Palmilla Newport Beach Cocina y Tequila (3110 Newport Blvd). If you’re looking for affordable options, Canaletto Ristorante Veneto (545 Newport Center Drive) and Muldoon's Irish Pub (202 Newport Center Drive) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Gracias Madre - Newport (1617 Westcliff Drive. Suite 112 Suite 112) and thehouse (2601 Pacific Coast Hwy) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Newport Beach.

When to visit Newport Beach

Newport Beach in May
Estimated package price
$628
2 travelers
Flight to Newport Beach
3 nights at hotel
Newport Beach in May
Estimated package price
$628
2 travelers
Flight to Newport Beach
3 nights at hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Newport Beach in July, when the average temperature is 68 °F, and the highest can go up to 71.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 46.4 °F, with an average temperature of 55.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 2.3″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Newport Beach, with an average rainfall of 0″.

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How to Get to Newport Beach

Plane

When flying to Newport Beach, you’ll arrive at John Wayne Airport, OC (SNA), which is located 5 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Newport Beach include American Airlines, Air Canada and Alaska Airlines. The shortest domestic flight to Newport Beach departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 13m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Newport Beach.

Car

Another option to get to Newport Beach is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 37 miles from Newport Beach. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Fox, among others, in Los Angeles.

Bus

Newport Beach’s bus station is located 4 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Newport Beach, you’ll arrive at John Wayne Airport, OC (SNA), which is located 5 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Newport Beach include American Airlines, Air Canada and Alaska Airlines. The shortest domestic flight to Newport Beach departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 13m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Newport Beach.

Car

Another option to get to Newport Beach is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 37 miles from Newport Beach. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Fox, among others, in Los Angeles.

Bus

Newport Beach’s bus station is located 4 miles from the city center.

Airports near Newport Beach

Airlines serving Newport Beach

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,747 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,178 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,213 reviews)
LOT
Good (665 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (927 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
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Where to stay in Newport Beach

Average rates range from around $682 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $572 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Little Inn By The Bay Newport Beach and Extended Stay America Suites - Orange County - John Wayne Airport. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Newport Beach, with prices from $63 to $1,562 per night. Balboa Peninsula is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Newport Beach are about 20% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Balboa Peninsula - In Newport Beach’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include Newport Beach Hotel, Lido House Autograph Collection and Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel.

Balboa Peninsula - In Newport Beach’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include Newport Beach Hotel, Lido House Autograph Collection and Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel.
Most popular hotel in Newport Beach by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Newport Beach

Most booked hotels in Newport Beach

Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort
4 stars
Excellent (9, 767 reviews)
$347+
The Resort at Pelican Hill
5 stars
Excellent (9, 84 reviews)
$971+
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort And Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, 776 reviews)
$378+
VEA Newport Beach, A Marriott Resort & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, 192 reviews)
$456+
Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa Newport Beach
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 546 reviews)
$154+
Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 784 reviews)
$206+

Renting a car in Newport Beach

Renting a car in Newport Beach costs $63 per day, on average, or $125 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Thrifty are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Newport Beach is the United Auto Rental branch at 3931 Birch Street, which is 5 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 21% more expensive than at Los Angeles.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Newport Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Newport Beach is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Nissan Sentra or similar) are, on average, 65% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Newport Beach costs $63 per day, on average, or $125 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Thrifty are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Newport Beach is the United Auto Rental branch at 3931 Birch Street, which is 5 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 21% more expensive than at Los Angeles.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Newport Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Newport Beach is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Nissan Sentra or similar) are, on average, 65% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.