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January 20, 2022

According to an Expedia Poll, U.S. travelers are embracing a new travel mindset: GREATEST OF ALL TIME VACATIONS or the G.O.A.T. vacation. The poll revealed that travelers are ready to shake up the status quo with 41% seeking excitement/exhilaration; 40% seeking the feeling that they have made the most out of their trip and 40% of travelers are more willing than ever before to splurge on their future travels.

With the G.O.A.T. mindset in mind, it’s time to plan the vacation you’ve been dreaming of! Start and stop your research here, we’re taking you on the trip of a lifetime on the sun-drenched coast of Newport Beach. This six-stop G.O.A.T. itinerary will have you packing your bags ASAP!

Stay at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Newport Beach is home to a handful of luxury resorts and hotels, but if you’re on the hunt for a truly exceptional stay, The Resort at Pelican Hill is a no-brainer. This Tuscan-inspired resort sits on 504 acres of rugged coastline, boasting panoramic ocean views that’ll have you smitten. Cozy up in one of the resort’s residential-style bungalows or villas and enjoy lavish amenities like furnished terraces, fully-equipped kitchens, marble soaking tubs, limestone fireplaces, plush bedding and more. Once you’ve settled in, saunter down to The Coliseum Pool for a dip (and a magnificent view) and a bite at the Coliseum Pool & Grill.

Cruise the Coast in Style

During your stay, you’ll want a way to zip around town. And while we love a breezy bike ride, we’re kicking things up a gear with a Luxury Exotic Car Rental! Play celebrity for a day and take your pick from a variety of sleek rides like a Lamborghini or Rolls Royce. To reserve your car, click here and simply pick your date and time!


When it comes to designer shopping, A’maree’s’ impressive assortment of clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and beauty items can’t be beaten. This family-owned boutique is set in a bayfront building that boasts 8,000 square feet of space, making it a magnificent spot for some retail therapy. Browse through the store’s chic selection of designer items, such as dresses, belts, hats, sunglasses, purses and more. Here, you’ll find items from a handful of luxury designers, including Citizens of Humanity, Denis Columb, Nick Fouquet and more.

OC Helicopters

No dream vacation would be complete without a sky-high tour of the city’s beautiful terrain. Newport Beach sits on the pristine coast of Orange County, boasting beautiful beaches, rugged bluffs and vast ocean views. Soar over the city in a helicopter and take in views of Newport’s best beaches, including The Wedge, Corona del Mar State Beach, Newport Pier and the shores of Balboa Island. OC Helicopters offers twenty-mile tours for up to four people; to book your ride, click here!

Nobu Newport Beach

It isn’t a challenge to find fresh seafood in our coastal city, but for a fine dining sushi experience, there’s no better place to make a reservation than at Nobu Newport Beach. Located in the charming Lido Marina Village, this world-renowned, celebrity-loved restaurant offers diners a waterfront view worth a million pics. Sip on Newport Beach-inspired cocktails and dig into signature dishes like Yellowtail Jalapeño and Black Miso Cod, plus a superior selection of sushi and sashimi.

Newport Yachts

End the night by cruising the harbor on a luxury yacht! Newport Yachts allows seafarers to choose from eight different yachts, ranging from 35 to 76 feet long. The Sunseeker 76 is a 2018 model that can fit up to eight guests. This sleek vessel features a striking exterior, ample seating, a flybridge sunroof, a Bluetooth-enabled sound system and an extended swim platform. Cruise the harbor, take it out on the open ocean or head to Catalina Island for the weekend!

Written by: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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