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What’s New This Summer in Newport Beach

July 5, 2022

Nothing says summer in Newport Beach like sun-soaked beach days, alfresco dining and boat rides on the bay! And while these activities are our sunny season go-tos, there are plenty of new things to do, see and explore this year in our city by the sea. So get out your summer bucket list because we’re spilling the tea on what’s new in Newport Beach—from the latest hotel and shop openings to movie nights on the sand. Here are seven new things to check out this season.


VEA Newport Beach

The all-new VEA Newport Beach is officially open and welcoming guests! Formerly the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, this stunning property next to Fashion Island underwent a top-to-bottom refresh and now features coastal-chic guest rooms, three fresh dining concepts, a spa, indoor and outdoor event spaces and a luxury destination pool experience. VEA will serve as a “social sanctuary” for travelers this summer—a place to escape in the center of it all. Book your stay today by visiting



Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand Rails has opened a new store in Fashion Island just in time for summer. The 2,100 square-foot retail space reflects the brand’s California vibe and is the perfect addition to our coastal community. Pop in and shop the brand’s collection of effortless essentials for both men and women.

Pure Salt Interiors Shoppe

Renowned interior design studio Pure Salt Interiors recently opened a new brick-and-mortar store on West 16th Street near Daydream Surf Shop. And while the space is rather unassuming, enter, and you’ll find the coastal-chic aesthetic we all know and love. Shop everything from summer living essentials like throw pillows and outdoor lighting to furniture, bedding and more.


Summer Concert Series at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach’s Summer Concert Series is back! Starting July 8, the Back Bay-adjacent property will welcome music-lovers of all types to enjoy world-class tunes, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheater. Kicking off the series will be Rick Braun and Richard Elliot (July 8), followed by Chris Botti (July 15), Christopher Cross (July 22) and more talented artists! To get your tickets today, visit

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

‘Tis the sea-sun at Newport Dunes! This family-friendly waterfront resort is kicking things off with a variety of activities for people of all ages. During the day, take advantage of the resort’s various watersports like paddleboarding, kayaking and the inflatable floating water park. Then, at night, enjoy Movies on the Beach like “The Lion King,” “Surf’s Up,” and “Moana” with your family and friends. There’s no better place to savor the summer then Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina.

“Inspired by Nature” Mosaic Art Exhibit at Sherman Library & Gardens

Sherman Library & Gardens, a 2.2-acre horticultural oasis in Corona del Mar, recently welcomed a new art exhibit by internationally renowned mosaicist Irina Charny. Featuring over 45 original mosaics displayed throughout the Gardens, this work of art is a must-see this summer. The best part? The mosaics on display are available for purchase, and the proceeds will support Sherman Library & Gardens!

Written by: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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