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5 Ways to Get Around Town

April 19, 2022

Between the bustling Balboa Peninsula, the serene Back Bay and the charming Lido Isle, there’s so much to see, do and explore in Newport Beach. Skip the parking spot search, we’ve assembled a list of the best ways to get around town! From navigating the harbor by boat to cruising the streets in a moke, these means of transportation are not only convenient but also loads of fun.


Down-size your ride for the weekend with a Newport Beach Moke Rental! These adorable electric cars come in a variety of colors and are street legal with a top speed of 25 mph. Each moke looks like a stylish, retro golf cart and has a driving distance of 40 miles with each charge. Cruise over to Lido Marina Village for a day of shopping, or take the ferry across to Balboa Island and enjoy an alfresco meal on Marine Avenue!


The days of peddling, huffing and puffing are over. Electric bikes are all the rage these days and for good reason. These chargeable bikes can be rented for a full day, half-day or two-hour segment. Pedego Electric Bikes offers both cruisers and tandem bikes, which can seat two people. Stop by one of their three Newport Beach locations, and gear up for an easy, breezy ride around town.

Electric Boats

With more water than land, Newport Beach is the perfect destination to get out on the open sea. Our city’s harbor offers a variety of boating experiences, but if you’re looking for a fun way to cruise with friends, we suggest renting your very own electric boat. Duffy Electric Boat Rentals, Vision Electric Boat Rental and Newport Beach Boat Rentals all feature unique vessels that can be rented by the hour! Simply select your boat, date, time and duration, and you’re on your way to a fun-filled day on the bay!

Lido Limo Shuttle

One of the many perks of staying at Lido House hotel is the access you get to the Lido Limo Shuttle. This small but mighty mode of transportation pays homage to the classic Woody wagons of the 1930s and 40s with its boxy shape and retro, surf-inspired design. Guests of Lido House can enjoy complimentary transportation to local sites and attractions, including the charming Lido Marina Village and the fabled shores of Newport Beach.


There’s no better way to explore the Balboa Peninsula than on a surrey! These multi-seater bikes are imported from Italy and can fit up to six adults and two children. Peddle your way down the Peninsula, admiring views of the coast, and stop for lunch at one of the many local restaurants! We love Dory Deli for a stacked sandwich and The Crab Cooker for their famous seafood chowder. Visit Seaside Bike Rentals in Balboa Village to reserve your surrey today!

Written by: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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