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8 Galentine’s Day Activities in Newport Beach

February 13, 2024

Grab your girlfriends—it’s time for that annual celebration of female friendship! Galentine’s Day is the perfect way to spend quality time with your girls, whether planning a staycation, cruising the harbor in an electric boat or getting dressed up in pink for a leisurely afternoon of wine tasting. We’ve drummed up eight activities in Newport Beach that are perfect for some Galentine’s Day fun with your ladies! 

Stay at Lido House

Pack your bags for a staycation at one of Newport Beach’s chicest hotels! Lido House sits in the heart of it all and boasts an abundance of amenities for a girls weekend you won’t soon forget. Stay with your gal pals in one of the hotel’s custom-designed coastal cottages and indulge your senses with in-room spa treatments. The hotel will even facilitate a luxury shopping excursion at Fashion Island or Lido Marina Village! And after a day of pampering, head up to Topside Roof Deck for a round of cocktails and some girl talk at sunset.

Rent a Pink Electric Boat or Moke

Whether you want to explore by land or sea, do it in style! Vision Electric Boat Rental in Lido Marina Village offers a fleet of colorful vessels for rent that can be customized with a balloon garland for extra festiveness! If zipping around town is on your agenda, a stop by Newport Beach Moke Rental is a must. These adorable electric cars come in a variety of colors and are street-legal, with a driving distance of 40 miles per charge.

Relax With a Spa Day

For a little Galentine’s Day pampering, book a massage, facial or body wrap at one of Newport Beach’s state-of-the-art spas. Our city is home to everything from luxurious hotel sanctuaries to boutique wellness destinations. For a full day of pampering, visit The Spa at Pelican Hill, SpaVEA or The Spa at Balboa Bay Resort. If a facial is in your future, we love A Little Touch of Heaven, SkinSpirit, Facialworks and Spa Gregorie’s.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Nothing says Galentine’s Day quite like a little retail therapy, and as Miley Cyrus reminded us, we can buy ourselves flowers. Start your shopping spree at Lido Marina Village, where you can pick out the perfect bouquet at French Buckets, browse for a new dress at the whimsical LoveShackFancy, snag some pre-loved designer goods at The RealReal and upgrade your beauty routine at Cos Bar. This seaside village is home to several amazing eateries, such as Malibu Farm, Lido Bottle Works, Rye Goods and Zinqué, perfect for a leisurely lunch with your girls.

Go Wine Tasting

You don’t have to go to Napa to sip seriously good wines. Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery sits near the beautiful Back Bay, and since 2001, they have been growing, harvesting and maturing their award-winning wines on property. The winery not only offers tours and tastings but also hosts special events for groups of all types! Check out what’s happening this month at the winery here!

Plan a Girl Dinner

“Girl dinners” have taken the social media world by storm, and while date nights are great and all, nothing beats grazing with your gals over a couple of cocktails. Head to one of Newport Beach’s trendiest restaurants with your galentines,like Shorebird, A Crystal Cove, JOEY Newport Beach, or the Tulum-inspired Palmilla Cocina y Tequila. These glam restaurants serve up a variety of shareable plates and crafty cocktails that are best enjoyed with your besties. To see our full girl dinner guide, click here!

Take a Cooking Class

Try your hand at something new this Galentine’s Day by taking a cooking or baking class at Sur La Table. The store’s location in Corona del Mar Plaza offers classes nearly every day! Learn how to make French macaroons, a beautiful bouquet of cupcakes or perfectly stuffed pasta. Click here to see Sur La Table’s full list of upcoming classes and events and get ready to start cheffing with your girls!

Try a Painting Class

Self-taught artist, Timree Gold, is known for her bright and approachable style. She owns her own paint studio on Westcliff Drive and offers both in-person and virtual paint parties for those who want to tap into their creative side. Join her paint club to gain access to over 150 virtual paint lessons, or book an in-home party for Galentine’s Day—just don’t forget the rosé!

Written by: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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