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The 10 best things to do in Newport Beach

Sure, yachts, canals and luxury cars are common sightings in Newport Beach, but so too are whales, waves and pristine patches of sand. Many visit the oceanfront area for a taste of opulence, but the best things to do in Newport Beach extend beyond the posh Orange County city’s tony shopping centers and country clubs. Situated between the surfer-filled shores in Huntington Beach and the stunning canyons of Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and its pathwork of man-made islands offer a mix of luxury living with some of best beaches in SoCal. Experience a mix of it all with these things to do in Newport Beach. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 10 best restaurants in Newport Beach

It's hard to resist the allure of Newport Beach, one of Orange County's most charming seaside cities. And while we're partial to its sprawling coastline, range of local things to do, its harbor and its not one but two piers, we're all about the dining—because come on, what's a perfect day at the beach without the right picnic fare? Whether you're looking for the best lobster roll, waterside dining, some of the finest sushi in the world or a perfect pizza, the best restaurants in Newport Beach are sure to deliver.