Celebrate the Start of October With These Fall Activities
With beautiful balmy weather, Newport Beach is the perfect place to explore during the autumn months. The days may grow shorter, but the sunny-and-75 climate lasts long after the last day of summer. So throw on a light sweater and celebrate the start of fall with this list of activities! From enjoying a bonfire on the beach to refreshing your fall wardrobe at Fashion Island, these seasonal activities are sure to get you in an October state of mind.
The months of May through November bring warmer waters and the opportunity to view blue whales, making whale-watching a great family fall activity. To see these ocean mammals up close, book a whale-watching adventure with Davey’s Locker in Balboa Village! Their knowledgeable crew members will guide your excursion and share interesting characteristics and facts about these extraordinary sea creatures.
For some spooky decor or just a good scare, stop by Roger’s Gardens Halloween Boutique. Here, you’ll discover a ghoulish collection of glowing pumpkins, hanging skeletons and mystical crystal balls. There’s also a variety of charming tabletop decor, including pumpkin spice candles, lanterns, seasonal dinnerware and more. Don’t miss out on this annual pop-up boutique!
Bonfire on the Beach
Celebrate the start of fall with a cozy bonfire on the sand! The Beachcomber in the Crystal Cove Historic District offers several bonfire experiences for parties of all sizes. The Sunset Package includes a three-hour fire pit rental, four beverages, four s’mores and four beach chair rentals! Slip on a sweatshirt, gather your friends and family and get ready to roast some marshmallows! To reserve your bonfire experience, click here.
Fall Shopping at Fashion Island
Stow away your shorts and swimsuits and head to Fashion Island to shop the center’s collection of fall essentials. With stores like Anthropologie, Brixton, Faherty, Johnny Was, Rails and more, you’re sure to find something cozy to wear this season. After all, there’s no better place to refresh your fall wardrobe!
On Oct. 16, the Environmental Nature Center will host its 47th Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch! Play nature games, enjoy delicious treats from local restaurants, watch performances around the Fire Circle Stage and pick out a pumpkin or two! There will also be an online silent auction, and the proceeds of this annual event will support environmental education in the Newport Beach community.
Sunset Cruise on the Bay
Savor a fall sunset with a cruise around the harbor. Newport Beach Sailing Charters offers sunset, half-day and full-day sails where your captain will “teach you the ropes,” and you can trim the sails yourself! Bring an ice chest of your favorite beverages aboard and enjoy a sea breeze as you navigate the beautiful blue waters of the harbor.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger