Newport Beach, California

Located in the heart of Orange County, Newport Beach is one of California’s most beautiful areas. Crystal Cove, a state park which has 2,400 acres of undeveloped woodland and more than 3.2 miles of beach where you can swim, surf or explore tide pools, is a must-see. Newport Beach also has one of the most picturesque harbours in the world and the best way to explore it is by boat. Take a two-hour Hornblower champagne brunch cruise to soak up the Newport coastline in all its splendour. When it comes to Newport’s sweetest sleep, it’s unquestionably Pelican Hill. With stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the 504-acre Pelican Hill feels like a sprawling Tuscan estate—the design combines the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio with cool California elegance. The resort has 204 bungalow guest rooms & suites, a stellar spa, amazing Northern Italian cuisine at Andrea, the stunning Coliseum circular pool and the famous Pelican Hill Golf Club.

Photo courtesy Pelican Hill.

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