Famous for it’s harbour and thriving surf scene including ‘The Wedge’, Newport Beach is the perfect spot for a coastal escape with plenty to offer visitors all year round. Flanked by ‘Surf City’ Huntington Beach on one side and the upmarket Laguna Beach on the other, this gorgeous Orange County city is split into two main bodies of water, Upper Newport Bay which is home to Back Bay’s 10-mile loop trail offering fantastic walking, cycling, horse riding and birding opportunities; and Lower Newport Bay with its cosmopolitan vibe, shops and restaurants. Throughout Newport Beach there are a number of districts and neighbourhoods to enjoy during your stay. Cannery Village is the historic fishing village which houses the Dory Fishing Fleet and Market which started in 1891 and has operated as a fish market ever since, this is a great spot for waterfront seafood restaurants. On the Balboa Peninsular you will find Balboa Fun Zone, one of California’s oldest and last great coastal amusement parks, from here you can also rent bikes, experience harbour cruises and head out whale watching. If high end shopping is your thing, do not miss Fashion Island, an open air luxury shopping centre or for something a little more unique, try out Corona Del Mar and explore it’s numerous boutiques.