Orange County Coastal Real Estate News

Jan. 27, 2020

Discover Laguna Coast Wilderness Park for Hiking and Fun

Experience coastal Orange County living at the wilderness park.Experience how the early settlers enjoyed coastal Orange County living by exploring Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. There is not much wilderness left along the coast of Southern California, but this park is a 7,000 acre part of the South Coast Wilderness Area. This area also includes Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, The City of Irvine Open Space, Crystal Cove State Park, and Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. All of these areas together span nearly 20,000 acres.

A New Experience of Coastal Orange County Living Awaits in the Wilderness Park

The Laguna Coast Wilderness Park parking lot is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the trails are open from 7 a.m. to sunset. Be aware that the park might be closed for a few days after rain. There is a parking fee of $3 per day, but annual passes are available in the park office. Stop into the Nix Nature Center to learn more about the park, the animals that call coastal Orange County home, the foliage, and the trails. There are many exhibits, wildlife viewing portals, and activities at the nature center. There are also regularly scheduled guided tours, events, and programs each month. Group tours can be arranged as well.

There are more than 40 miles of trails that weave their way through Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Hike, bike, or ride a horse through sycamore woodlands, climb up ridges that offer gorgeous views, and see riparian habitats above you on the canyon trails. Experiencing coastal Orange County living is more than just sandy beaches, theme parks, shopping, and dining, it is about the natural environment as well. It is important to protect these areas so that open space, natural beauty, and wildlife habitat is not lost. Show your support for the outdoors by visiting this park. Read more about Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and plan your visit. 


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Jan. 20, 2020

Visit Box Haus for a High Intensity Boxing Workout

Newport Beach real estate owners do boxing workouts.It’s hard to believe we’re already three weeks in to the new year. How are your new year’s resolutions going? A lot of us vow to get in shape and start exercising regularly, but let’s face it, your traditional gym can be pretty boring. If you need a little jump start for your fitness goals, check out Box Haus, the hottest new workout space on Newport Beach real estate. The fitness studio is staffed with great coaches, who have lots of experience in the fitness and boxing worlds. Whether you’re brand-new to the sport or want to improve your skills, Box Haus has the perfect package of classes for you.

Learn to Box on Newport Beach Real Estate

Newport Beach home owners who have never boxed before should check out either the single class pass, at $39 or the new member intro price of $69 for four classes over 30 days. The intro price includes glove rental. Plan to get to the studio about 15 minutes before your class starts. You’ll have time to put your stuff away in one of the lockers, complete with digital locks and charging stations. A staff member will show you around the studio, help you with your wraps and get you gloves and a towel.

Each Box Haus group class includes nine rounds of boxing for every student. The classes max out at 20 students. In between your rounds, you’ll do high intensity interval training (HIIT) to keep your heartrate up. It’s 45 minutes of high intensity action. If you want a little more one-on-one time with the coach, sign up for a ringside class. These classes have only four students and focus on stance, footwork, correct form for punching, and technique. For more intensive training, check out the private classes.

In addition to a regular schedule of classes, you can rent the Newport Beach real estate location for a team building experience or a bachelorette or bachelor party.

Visit Box Haus to learn more.


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Jan. 13, 2020

See the Latest Show at the Laguna Playhouse--The Perfect Dog

Enjoy coastal Orange County living and go to the Laguna Playhouse.The Laguna Playhouse offers many concerts and productions each year to those who enjoy coastal Orange County living. One upcoming production is The Perfect Dog. This book that has been turned into a musical will run from January 17th through January 19th, 2020. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $18 for children and $28 for adults.

This performance will speak to both youth and dog lovers who call coastal Orange County home. The story is about a 12-year-old perfectionist named Sam. He is searching for a dog that has no flaws to enter into the town’s dog contest. He cannot find a dog without flaws and resorts to trying to train the family’s dog Max. In the process, Sam discovers that there is no such thing as a perfect dog, but a boy and his dog can be perfect for each other. The music is by David Abbinanti and the script is by Jill Abbinanti.

Expand the Horizons of Coastal Orange County Living with Drama Classes

In addition to offering shows, the Laguna Playhouse offers education and classes. Children as young as six can participate in creative drama and storytelling classes. Youth from ages nine through 18 are invited to participate in acting and musical theatre classes and also to perform in fully produced theatrical productions. Scholarships are available and know that class sizes are limited and fill up quickly, so enroll as early as possible.

In addition to The Perfect Dog, there are many more performances coming up soon for all who enjoy coastal Orange County living to consider attending. Find Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, and Rat Pack music in January and February. The next production will be Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, which will run from February 26th through March 22nd. Read more about The Perfect Dog and find links to other productions and to purchase tickets. 


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Jan. 6, 2020

Discover Great Local Restaurants During Restaurant Week

Newport Coast home owners love Restaurant Week.Try new restaurants near your Newport Coast home during Newport Beach Restaurant Week. This 14-day dining event will take place from January 13 through 26, 2020. Many restaurants in the area will be offering special prix-fixe menus that will showcase their food. Find deals for $15 or $20 for brunch, $10, $15, $20, or $25 for lunch, and $20, $30, $40, or $50 for dinner. Try as many of the 73 participating restaurants as possible over the two weeks. Visit your favorites and find new ones. Check out the full list of participating restaurants and find their special Restaurant Week menus. Please note that some restaurants do require reservations. 

Newport Coast Home Owners Enjoy Special Menus and Pricing

Here is a look at just a few of the participating restaurants and their available menus. Pelican Grill will offer lunch for $25 and dinner for $50. The lunch menu includes a choice of roasted kabocha squash soup or wild Scottish salmon tartare for an appetizer and braised pork osso bucco, grilled swordfish sandwich, or Mary’s chicken breast for an entree. The dinner menu includes the squash soup and salmon tartare as well as a duck confit croquette for appetizers. Available dinner entrees include the braised pork and Mary’s chicken breast as well as herb-crusted sablefish black cod. Dinner also includes a dessert, with a choice of apple crumble or chocolate lava cake. You might need a box to take leftovers back to your Newport Beach home.

Malarkey’s Irish Pub will offer lunch for $10 and dinner for $20. Lunch will include a house salad, corned beef sandwich and a choice of side. These choices include sweet potato fries, onion rings, fries, fruit, or tater tots. Add on a Helmsman Hazy IPA for just $5. The dinner menu includes a wedge salad, hand carved prime rib sandwich with the same choices for sides, and a slice of cheesecake. There are many more restaurants listed and some amazing deals offered. This is a wonderful opportunity to get out and try some new restaurants near your Newport Beach real estate.


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Dec. 23, 2019

Celebrate 2020 in Style with a Hornblower Yacht Dinner Cruise

Enjoy coastal Orange County living with a New Year’s Eve dinner cruise. Call Trey Dewey to find the coastal Orange County home of your dreams.Ring in the New Year and celebrate coastal Orange County living by enjoying New Year’s Eve Dinner in Newport Beach on a Hornblower Yacht. Have an unforgettable night with friends and family drinking champagne and other beverages, eating a delicious five-course dinner, dancing, toasting at midnight and taking in gorgeous views of the harbor. Boarding will begin at 8:30 p.m. and the cruise will last from 9 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Plan to arrive early, as parking is sometimes difficult to find during the holiday season.

Lean in to Coastal Orange County Living with a Five-course Dinner

Put on your glad rags for the cruise and be sure to bring along a coat from your coastal Orange County home, as it gets cold on the outer decks. Enjoy your time on the festively decorated yacht and sit down to dive into a tasty dinner. The dinner menu starts with a charcuterie plate with crackers, nuts, cheeses, olives, dried fruit, and cured meats. Next will be an heirloom tomato salad, then a choice of oven roasted lobster or filet mignon. Last comes dessert, chocolate decadence fantasy. End your amazing dinner with flourless chocolate cake with nutella-amaretto mousse and raspberry coulis. After the meal, hit the dance floor and dance to the beat of the DJ or go out to the deck to take in the surrounding views.

This cruise is only available to those ages 21 and over. Tickets are available now for $236.25. Also consider adding a special celebration package. There are several options available, with the most luxurious being the Veuve Clicquot Celebration Package. This includes a reserved window table, a chilled bottle of premium champagne, an embossed champagne flute, and chocolate truffles. This cruise is one of the best ways to embrace coastal Orange County living when celebrating the new year. Find more details about this cruise as well as information about other available Hornblower cruises online.


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Dec. 16, 2019

Give Yourself a Break for Christmas and Eat at Oak Grill

Enjoy Christmas dinner near your Newport Beach home at Oak Grill.Keep things simple and the kitchen in your Newport Beach home clean this holiday by enjoying Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day brunch, or Christmas dinner at the Oak Grill at Fashion Island Hotel. The atmosphere will be festive and bright, the food will be delicious, and it will be a relaxing opportunity to share good times with family and friends.

Christmas Eve dinner will be served from 5:30 to 9 p.m. There will be a five-course prix fixe meal as well as live entertainment. Start out with caviar amuse, then move on to the first course of prawn cocktail or crispy butternut squash gnocchi. The second course includes Christmas chowder or apple-fennel salad and the third course consists of 6 oz. New York strip, kurobuta pork chop, salmon wellington, or stuffed portabella mushrooms. Finish off the meal with a hazelnut chocolate eclair or red velvet white chocolate cheesecake. Everyone is sure to return to their Newport Beach home with full bellies ready to celebrate Christmas. Reservations are required. The cost is $125 per adult, which includes a glass of champagne, and $45 per child ages 5-12. Children four and under are free.

Newport Beach Home Owners Relax and Enjoy Delicious Christmas Meals

The Christmas Day brunch buffet will offer a variety of salads, soups, and sides. There will be a carving station with ribeye beef, pork loin, and salmon wellington. Breakfast favorites and seafood selections will also be available as well as beef, chicken, and vegetarian tamales. Finish off the meal with Christmas-inspired desserts. Reservations are required and the price is $110 for adults and $40 for children ages 5-12. Children four and under are free. Hours for brunch are between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The Christmas dinner buffet consists of many of the same selections as brunch, but with an added crepe station and dim sum station. The cost is the same as the brunch and the hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m. All who live in Newport Beach real estate are invited to find more details, view the full menus, and make reservations at the Oak Grill at Fashion Island Hotel


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Dec. 9, 2019

Support Local Charity Eli Home and Go on the OC Santa Crawl

Go on the OC Santa Crawl near your coastal Orange County home.Explore the local bar scene near your coastal Orange County home by participating in the OC Santa Crawl. Not only will you have a great time with friends and find some new favorite bars, but also support a local charity. This event is dedicated to Eli Home, a non-profit based in Anaheim, California that focuses on breaking the cycle of child abuse and family violence.

Come on out on December 12, 2019 starting at 1 p.m. to participate. Grab your wristband from Woody’s Wharf and then create your own route from there. DJ Elektrik Gem will be at Woody’s Wharf spinning music for all to enjoy. After getting your wristband, head to whichever participating bars you choose. These include The Peninsula, Blue Beet, Avila’s El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant, Stag Bar and Kitchen, Malarky’s Irish Pub, and Baja Sharkeez.

Santas from Every Coastal Orange County Home Go on the Bar Crawl

Wear your best Santa gear to spread holiday cheer to everyone that enjoys coastal Orange County living. Tickets are on sale now. Grab a regular Santa Crawl ticket for $30 or get together a group of 10 or more and purchase tickets for Santa and his Elves for a deeply discounted rate of $10 per ticket. Ensure that everyone gets back to their coastal Orange County home safely by bringing along a designated driver. The adventure will still be tons of fun, even without drinking. Designated driver tickets are only $10 each.

This event ends at 6 p.m., so be sure to hit all of your favorite bars before the time runs out. Find more details about the OC Santa Crawl and purchase tickets online. Have a great time with friends and family and make this a tradition every year. More than 1200 people participated last year, join that number to make this event even bigger and more successful.


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Dec. 2, 2019

Start the Holiday Season Off at the Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Bazaar

Newport Coast real estate owners go to the tree lighting.All who live in Newport Coast real estate are invited to the Crystal Cove 23rd Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Bazaar. This event takes place on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving every year. It is a fun time when Crystal Cove becomes adorned with the holiday spirit. This year, this event will take place on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bring the whole family along and create lasting memories and make new traditions.

Pick up some great decorations for your Newport Coast real estate and also shop for gifts for friends and loved ones at the Holiday Bazaar. The bazaar will be going on throughout the entire event and there will be plenty of jewelry and crafts made by local artists. Participate in some free activities, including holiday arts and crafts and seaglass wrapping.

Santa Is Coming to Newport Coast Real Estate

Santa will arrive on the beach upon a lifeguard vehicle at 4 p.m. See the eyes of your children light up when Santa joins the fun. Once he arrives, carolers will join the crowd walking through and providing festive music for all to enjoy. At this same time, The Beachcomber Café will provide free hot chocolate, apple cider, and baked goods for all to enjoy. Stick around for the grand event, the tree lighting ceremony, which will take place at 5:15 p.m. The lit up Christmas tree will truly be a beautiful sight on the beach. Head back to your Newport Coast home full of holiday spirit.

Parking will be available for $5 per hour, with a maximum of $15. Try to carpool with friends to share the cost of parking. Read more about this event online. While at the site, take a look at other upcoming events at Crystal Cove Conservancy. There are educational walks and hikes, jewelry making activities, yoga, and much more. 


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Nov. 25, 2019

A Newport Winter Tradition: the Christmas Boat Parade!

Celebrate Christmas and coastal Orange County living with the boat parade.You won’t get a white Christmas while enjoying coastal Orange County living, but this area does offer some unique events. One such event is the 111th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights 2019. Come out to view gorgeous light displays on the bayfront estates as well as the boat parade. More than 1.5 million people come to experience the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade every season and many families have made it a part of their tradition every year.

Coastal Orange County Living Means Holidays on the Water

This tradition started over 100 years ago with about 12 boats sailing through the water with decorations. Today there are hundreds of boats of all shapes and sizes that have unique and elaborate displays. Watch for small boats like canoes and kayaks as well as huge yachts with thousands of dollars of lights and decorations on display.

The parade will take place each night from Wednesday, December 18th through Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Opening and closing nights will include additional festivities such as fireworks. View the parade from the shore, a few of the best spots include The Fun Zone, Balboa Village, Harborside Restaurant, and Rusty Pelican Restaurant. Seating can also be reserved at the American Legion or the Newport Sea Base.

Yet it can be argued that the best place to view the parade and decorated coastal Orange County homes is by boat. Newport Landing will offer three opportunities each night to get out on the water to view the boats and homes. Each cruise will last 60-90 minutes and the start times are 5:30, 7:05, and 8:30. This is a terrific way to get the whole experience and make the most of coastal Orange County living at Christmas time. Read more about the parade and find information to make a reservation for a cruise to see the Christmas Boat Parade


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Nov. 18, 2019

Explore Newport Bay on a Kayak or Paddle Board from Newport Paddle Company

Newport Beach real estate owners go paddle boarding.Orange County is renowned for its gorgeous beaches, which is why Newport Beach real estate is so popular. It’s wonderful to be able to take a short walk or drive to the beach and spend some time splashing in the waves and soaking up the sun. Another way to have fun at the beach is to go kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. Each one is also a great workout. You get a whole new view of the beach while paddling around the bay.

Newport Beach Real Estate Owners Rent a Board or Kayak for an Hour or a Day

If you’ve ever wanted to try out a kayak or a stand up paddle board, check out Newport Paddle Company. They offer both single and double kayaks, as well as paddle boards, to rent for one hour, two hours, or a whole day. The price includes a life vest, and they’ll carry your equipment to the bay for you.

This is a great way for friends and family to have a day out together near Newport Beach homes. Newport Paddle Company is located on Balboa Peninsula, and there are lots of great spots for lunch or shopping in the area. Combine a lunch out with friends with a few hours paddling in Newport Bay. Families are welcome to bring their kids, and toddler or child sized life vests will be provided. Want to bring the four-footed member of your family? No problem. Dogs 50 pounds and under are welcome, too.

If you’re planning a big group event, like a corporate team building or a birthday party, get in touch with Newport Paddle Company. They are happy to help you organize your event and to make sure it’s fun and memorable for everyone. Call the store at 949.303.6830 to get started.

Visit Newport Paddle Company online to book your rental. Prices on the website are significantly discounted from other booking options. Get a new appreciation for Newport Beach real estate, hang out with your favorite people, and give those arms a workout while skimming around the bay. 


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