Newport Beach Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Newport Beach; our list of the best things to see, including Edwards University Town Center 6, University of Maryland - College Park and K1 Speed.
  • The best place in Newport Beach: Edwards University Town Center 6

    Edwards University Town Center 6

    4245 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
    Shows independent, art house, and foreign films.
    Business District food nearby
  • University of Maryland - College Park

    University of Maryland - College Park

    Campus Drive & US-1
    The flagship academic institution of the state of Maryland, founded in 1856, and centered around the McKeldin Mall quadrangle on Regents Drive.
    Business District eat nearby
  • K1 Speed

    K1 Speed

    17221 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614
    K1 Speed is an indoor go-carting venue.
    Business District restaurants nearby
  • Newport Landing Whale Watching

    Newport Landing Whale Watching

    309 Palm St. Suite A.
     ! During the summer months, view Blue Whales (90+ feet in length), Minke Whales, Humpback Whales and several types of dolphin and other marine life. During the winter months you can view Grey Whales, the occasional Orca, and many dolphins and sea lions. The trip has a 96% viewing success rate of marine life on each cruise. The company's primary whale watching ship is 65 feet in length with a large upstairs sun-deck, wrap around outside seating, snack bar with food and beverage and indoor seating with large windows.
  • William R. Mason Regional Park

    William R. Mason Regional Park

    18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612-2601
    Expansive 345 acre park with open grassy areas, trees, and lakes. Also features playgrounds. Great place to have a picnic or go for a stroll.
    Business District eat nearby
  • Irvine Global Village Festival

    Irvine Global Village Festival

    This annual event is Orange County's largest multicultural festival. Occurs in Fall. Free.
    Business District restaurants nearby
  • Irvine Lanes

    Irvine Lanes

    3415 Michelson Dr., Irvine, CA 92612
    A 40 lane bowling alley.
    Business District food nearby
  • Bren Events Center

    Bren Events Center

    Along with various dance groups and shows, they feature UC Irvine's Anteater Athletics events, most notably their well regarded basketball games, in which the men's team has had two NCAA Division II tournament bids, four NIT bids, and has been the champions of the Big West two times.
    Uc Irvine eat nearby
  • Irvine Chamber Visitors Bureau

    Irvine Chamber Visitors Bureau

    2485 McCabe Way Suite 150 Irvine, CA 92614
    The Irvine Chamber Visitors Bureau, also known as the Irvine CVB, exists to direct individuals traveling to Irvine in Orange County, California for business and for leisure. The city of Irvine offers hundreds of options for lodging and accommodations, dining, and entertainment.
    Business District restaurants nearby
  • Irvine Museum

    Irvine Museum

    18881 Von Karman Avenue Ste. 100, Irvine, California 92612
    Displays California art of the Impressionist Period (1890-1930).
    Business District food nearby
  • Lido Yacht Expo

    Lido Yacht Expo

    Exhibit of the latest and greatest in yachts. The event takes place at the Lido Marina Village. 757-5959, Adults $10; 12 and under free. September.
    eat nearby
  • Taste of Newport

    Newport Center Drive at Fashion Island
    729-4400, (e-mail:, [10]. Annual food, wine and music festival featuring selections from Newport Beach restaurants. Presale - $17; at the gate - $20; Under 8 - Free. September.
    restaurants nearby
  • Westcliff Plaza

    This is the real Newport
    Located near the corner of Westcliff and Irvine Avenue, this is a small, luxury mall, with ultra upscale clothes, furnishings, and services. Restaurants include Haute Cakes (Breakfast and Lunch only), Pizza Bakery, and Capri Blu. You will also see the colorful spectrum of local teen lifestyles.
  • Catalina Island

    For most of the year
    Trip takes about an hour, and can frequently be rough. Remember to bring the Dramamine!!!
    eat nearby
  • Film and Video Center

    Humanities Instructional Building, Irvine, CA 92697-3535
    FVC screens classic movies, international films, art house cinema and more. Located on the UC Irvine Campus. Screenings typically occur at least once a week during the academic quarter.
    Uc Irvine restaurants nearby
  • Orange County Museum of Art

    850 San Clemente Drive
    Tu-Su 11AM-5PM, Th 11AM-8PM. Specializes in contemporary art and houses rotating special exhibitions. Adults $10, Students (w/ valid ID) & Seniors (65+) $8, Children under 12- free.
    food nearby
  • Crystal Cove

    This is on Pacific Coast highway in the southern reaches of Newport
    Stop here on your way to Laguna Beach and find both chain and private retailers. This mall is breathtaking as it is located overlooking the ocean. Stop for a bite to eat.
  • Balboa Island Art Walk

    along South Bayfront Drive on Balboa Island
    Over 100 artists showing and selling their work, ranging from paintings to sculptures to jewelry. Free. May
    restaurants nearby
  • Balboa Fun Zone

    600 E
    Bay Avenue, e-mail: Su-Th 11AM-6PM; F Sa 11AM-10PM. $1.50 per ticket or 20 tickets for $25 (number of tickets required vary with attraction. Located near the Balboa Pavillion, the Fun Zone has a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, rock wall, arcade, and bungee jump.
    food nearby
  • Fashion Island

    The premiere shopping center in Newport Beach
    Stores include Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales's, Anthropologie, Barnes and Noble, Nike for Women. Restaurants include Cafe R & D (crowded, but good), the Neiman Marcus Restaurant (with a beautiful view towards the ocean), and ThaiFoon.
  • Irvine Historical Museum

    5 San Joaquin, Irvine, CA 92612
    $1 (suggested donation). Small, house-sized museum that displays ranch artifacts and other items related to the history of Irvine.
    Business District restaurants nearby
  • Sol Grill

    Sol Grill

    110 McFadden Pl
    Tues-Sun 5PM-10PM, closed Mondays. Good Pasta and Seafood restaurant with live music. As the restaurant is small, reservations are essentiell for weekends
  • Sage


    Two locations: 2531 Eastbluff
    lunch,dinner. lunch $15-$25, dinner $30-$40. Creative gourmet fare. Excellent service. Quiet surroundings.
  • Gelato Paradiso

    Gelato Paradiso

    Two locations: 952 Avocado Ave
    or Fashion Island Atrium court. Many flavors of very good quality Italian-style gelato and sorbetto. Try the bacio (chocolate and hazelnut).
  • Wholesome Choice Market, Inc.

    Wholesome Choice Market, Inc.

    18040 Culver Drive
    The food court inside of the grocery store offers a variety of food options: pizza, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Persian, American, Mexican, and Italian.
    Business District
  • Harry's Deli

    Harry's Deli

    17881 Sky Park Cir Ste A
    Affordable, no nonsense sandwiches made by a team of fellow food enthusiasts. Offers include pulled pork, ribeye, pastrami and chicken digiorgio.
    Business District
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