The City of Newport Beach is located in the coastal center of Orange County, with Los Angeles County to the north and San Diego County to the south. It has an estimated permanent population of 86,738 but during the summer months, the population grows to more than 100,000 with 20,000 to 100,000 tourists daily.
Newport Beach is known for its fine residential areas, modern shopping facilities, strong business community and quality school system. It surrounds Newport Bay where approximately 4,300 boats of all types are docked within the 21-square-mile harbor area. The bay area and the City’s eight miles of ocean beach offer outstanding fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sports activities.
Harbor View Elementary
Newport Heights Elementary
Newport Coast Elementary
Roy O. Andersen Elementary
Corona Del Mar Middle
Costa Mesa Middle
Newport Elementary School
Corona del Mar High School
Newport Harbor High School
Sage Hill School
Pacifica Christian High School (private)
THINGS TO DO IN NEWPORT BEACH
Visitors can enjoy unlimited things to do in Newport Beach. Enjoy luxury shopping, spa treatments, championship golf, and sample a bit of the sophisticated and aspirational lifestyle found here.
Newport Beach is home to many events including Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race, Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach Restaurant Week, Newport Beach Independence Day on the Bay, Hyatt Regency Summer Concert Series, and the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.
There are fun things to do in Newport Beach with attractions focused on families, couples, or trips of solitude. Outdoor enthusiasts will love miles of hiking and cycling trails, surfing, and sailing.
With the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, Newport Beach activities are abundant. Visitors can choose aquatic adventures from sunset cruises to stand-up paddle boarding. Art walks, wine tastings, tours, live entertainment and cultural venues will fill your itinerary.
Create lasting memories on idyllic California beaches, breathtaking seaside cliffs, harbor-front promenades and leave with the desire to return.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Cultural Arts Division of the Newport Beach Public Library, with guidance and support by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, brings cultural and arts programming to the community. Cultural activities are ongoing throughout the year and include the coordination of revolving art and cultural exhibitions at Central Library, the Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition, the annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition, Concerts on the Green, Shakespeare by the Sea and a variety of arts lectures and special events.
Newport Beach restaurants beckon to be explored. Newport Beach, CA has been crowned Orange County’s top culinary community. Within each unique Newport Beach neighborhood, an explosion of culinary opportunities awaits on every corner. From sophisticated restaurants offering succulent steaks, seafood, and elaborate wine lists, to healthy eateries and hidden local gems, each neighborhood offers its own charming dining experiences to please your palate. While locally-loved restaurants have been popular for decades, Newport Beach continues to attract the attention of celebrity chefs and acclaimed restaurateurs, expanding the diversity of dining in this culinary community. The options are endless, and the choice is yours. Search the Newport Beach Restaurant Guide to discover your next culinary experience.