A Sun-sational Itinerary for Girls Getaway in Newport Beach
Get in, girls—we’re going on vacation! Sun-drenched days await in the city of Newport Beach, and there’s no better time to get your summer glow on. From cruising around town in your very own electric moke to brunching with your gals and sailing the seas in your favorite swimsuit, the possibilities for a chic, coastal staycation are endless. But before you press play on your stylish summer escape, take a peek at this fun-filled itinerary for the ultimate gals’ getaway.
For the coastal escape of your dreams, check in to Lido House—a luxury retreat in the heart of Newport Beach. From its Cape Cod-style architecture to its pristine palette of nautical blues, this charming hotel feels more like a beach house than a place to check in and out of. Settle into one of the coastal-chic guest rooms, suites or three-story cottages with your girls and enjoy sumptuous on-site amenities like access to the property’s palm tree-lined pool deck, charming rooftop bar and signature seafood-centric restaurant, The Mayor’s Table. At Lido House, life is but a dream.
After checking into your home away from home, it’s time to set sail! Newport Beach Sailing Charters specializes in private skipper-lead sailing charters, where you and your friends can frisk and frolic aboard your very own vessel! Hop aboard and experience a breezy afternoon on the bay—after all, memories like these are the best souvenirs.
If there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that gals love to brunch. Grab your besties and head to Haute Cakes Caffe for a syrup-soaked stack of pancakes or Lido Bottle Works for bay views and a bottle of rosé. And when it comes time for lunch, you can’t go wrong with Zinqué for some French-inspired fare, SOL Mexican Cocina for tacos y margaritas or Starfish for some fresh sushi. And if you’re looking for the hottest new restaurant in Newport Beach, make a reservation at JOEY for a chic and sophisticated dining experience from beginning to end.
No girls’ getaway is complete without a little retail therapy, and Lido Marina Village is the place to go for the season’s latest trends. This seaside center is home to a collection of trendy boutiques, specialty shops, cozy cafes and renowned restaurants. Take a stroll through the village and admire the quaint pathways and white brick storefronts as you pop into shops like Jenni Kayne, Warby Parker, Marrow Fine, LoveShackFancy and more. Pro tip: don’t leave without snapping a few pics in front of the hand-painted murals or the boat-lined bay.
Stylize your ride for the week with a Newport Beach Moke Rental! These adorable electric cars come in a variety of colors, are street-legal and can reach a top speed of 25 mph. Each moke resembles a stylish, retro golf cart and has a driving distance of 40 miles with each charge. Cruise over to Lido Marina Village for a lavender latte or fresh juice from Malibu Farm. Then, take a drive down the Balboa Peninsula, put it in park and hit the beach for a day of fun in the sun.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger