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Romantic Sundown Adventures in Newport Beach

February 1, 2012

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In Newport Beach, where romance is in the air 360 days-a-year, some of the most amorous activities happen after sundown.

Start with a cozy “stroll” through Newport Harbor’s network of quaint canals in a custom Venetian gondola complete with your very own gondolier who reminds you it is tradition for couples to kiss under every bridge.

Your loved one is sure to get “in the mood” while sipping champagne and roasting marshmallows in front of a bonfire at one of the designated beaches along Newport’s picturesque coast. Or warm up with drinks on the terrace around the fire pits at the Balboa Bay Club’s signature watering hole Duke’s Place.

newport beach sunsetIf sport is more your style, try the newest fitness trend with a twist – moonlit stand-up paddle boarding or outrigger tours beneath the stars. For those who love boating, snuggle up on an electric “Duffy-style” boat or dance the night away under the stars aboard a Hornblower dinner cruise.

With a reputation for stellar weather year-round, moonlight nights lead into warm, sunny Newport Beach days, and many of the area accommodations are offering special stay the night romance packages to keep the passion’s burning.

Here are a few resources to get your romantic adventure started:



Balboa Pier (available year-round)

Corona del Mar State Beach (available year-round)

Balboa Bay Club/Duke’s Place (available year-round)


Balboa Boat Rentals (available year-round, check for seasonal hours)

Duffy Electric Boat Co. (available year-round, check for seasonal hours)

Electra Cruises® (available year-round)

Hornblower Cruises & Events (available year-round)




Gondola Adventures, Inc. (available year-round)


Gondola Company of Newport(available year-round)


Gondola Romance(available year-round)



Moonlight Paddles

Newport Aquatic Center (check for seasonal hours)

Pirate Coast Paddle Company (check for seasonal hours)


Written by Visit Newport Beach

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