Lido Marina Village#8 in Best Things To Do in Newport Beach
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If you're in the western harbor area, consider a visit to Lido Marina Village. This upscale shopping and dining area is popular among visitors for its chic charm and sea views. Shopping options include everything from boutiques to vintage shops to accessory and jewelry stores. There are chains like Warby Parker alongside smaller niche stores like Charlie & Me, a pet supply store. There are also salons and fitness boutiques. Travelers rave about the cleanliness of this small but well-designed area, even going as far as to say there's a photo-op around every corner.
Come hungry to Lido Marina Village, because there are plenty of fine dining options at your fingertips. Malibu Farm serves farm-to-table dishes, which travelers commend for being fresh; they also enjoy the restaurant's hip aesthetic. Zinqué and Lido Bottle Works offer tapas and extensive wine options. The famously upscale Nobu sushi chain has a location in Lido Marina Village as well.
If you want to try your hand at boating, consider renting an electric boat from the outpost in Lido Marina Village. There's no experience necessary, and the easy-to-operate boats allow you to leisurely drift into the Newport Harbor. You can even pack your own cooler of food and drinks to bring into the boat with you. Most accommodate up to 10 passengers and cost around $150 per hour. However, prices change depending on the number of passengers and type of boat you choose.
A parking lot sits in the middle of the shopping center, so it's a convenient stop. You'll receive one hour of free parking while visiting, and if you make a purchase from any of the restaurants or stores in the village, you'll enjoy two additional hours of free parking. Valet parking is available as well. For more information, visit the official website.
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Corona Del Mar State Beach is one of the most popular shorelines in the city – and for good reason. Its calm surf makes it ideal for swimmers, and the half-mile-long stretch of sand means it's easy to find a spot to sunbathe. The beach is hugged by towering cliffs and provides a picture-perfect backdrop for a romantic date night or a family photo.
Near the parking lots, you'll find many volleyball nets for public use. The beach offers public restrooms, outdoor showers and an array of picnic tables. There are also fire pits for public use during normal beach hours (from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.) available on a first-come, first-served basis; you'll have to bring your own wood and fire starters, though.