Local Interests

Newport Beach Ca.

 

If you're looking for local events or just want to explore all there is in beautiful Newport Beach then the following are a list of websites to help you plan your entertainment. 

 

 

City of Newport Beach - Everything you need to know about city regulations, laws, policies, city meetings, city calendar and events.      Visit Website >

 

 

Visit Newport Beach - A great website to find current events, places to stay, eat & explore. 

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Newport Beach Surf report - Research swell, tide conditions & more before hitting the waves.

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Beach Cam - Want an up closer look at Newport Beach without leaving your home? Choose the city and location of beach cams around California and more  Visit Website >

 

 

BalboaIsland.com - Official website for Balboa Island BalboaIsland.com is the main resource for finding Balboa Island vacation rentals, homes for sale on Balboa, and what to enjoy once on Balboa Island like great restaurants, shopping, and more.  Visit Website >

 

 

 

Giant Blue Whale Migration

The annual  brings hundreds of blue whales each summer/fall to the waters off Newport Beach.

Newport Landing’s whale watching cruises offered daily and view the largest creature on earth. 05/01/2014 - 10/31/2014 departures times are at 10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, and 6pm.

Make a reservation >

 

 

Seasonal Events:

 

106th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

The premiere holiday event in Southern California December 17 - 21st 2014.

Hundreds of yachts, homes, and over a million people will be viewing this year’s Parade of Lights. The Newport harbor comes alive with decorations that transform the harbor into a festive holiday experience.   More Information >

 

 

Restaurants

Newport Beach boasts many fabulous restaurants with a variety of cuisine choices.

Reservations may be required.

 

 

Back Bay Bistro 

1131 Back Bay Drive

Newport Beach, CA
92660
Phone: (949) 729-1144

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The Resort at Pelican Hills

22701 Pelican Hill Road South

Newport Coast, CA
92657
Phone: (949) 467-6800

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Visit Andrea Ristorante >

 

 

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse 

455 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA
92660
Phone: (949) 720-9633

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Mastro's Ocean Club

8112 East Coast Highway
Newport Coast, CA
92657
Phone: (949) 376-6990

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Tamarind of London

7862 East Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA
92657
Phone: (949) 715-8338

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Muldoon's Dublin Pub & Restaurant

202 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA
92660
Phone: (949) 640-4110

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Laguna Beach, Ca.

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Travel a little farther south of Newport Beach to experience lovely Laguna Beach. Below is a list of websites to help you plan your entertainment. 

 

 

City of Laguna Beach - Everything you need to know about city regulations, laws, policies, city meetings, city calendar and events.      Visit Website >

 

 

Visit Laguna Beach CA - A great website to find current events, places to stay, eat & explore. 

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Laguna Beach Surf report - Research swell, tide conditions & more before hitting the waves.

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Earthcam - Check out the live webcams for Laguna Beach.  Visit Website >

 

 

Visit for additional whale watching, surfing, kayaking and more activities > 

 

 

Laguna Art Museam

Times: Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Sunday: 11am-5pm; Thursday: 11am-9pm; Closed Wednesdays
Location: Laguna Art Museum
Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: 949-494-8971
Admission: $7 general admission, $5 students, seniors & active military, Free for children 12 & under & museum members, Free every First Thursday of the month 5pm-9pm

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Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Fall - Winter Hours, 6 a.m to 6 p.m. PST
Spring - Summer Hours, 6 a.m to 9 p.m. PDT
Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m

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Restaurants

Laguna Beach has many excellent restaurants to choose from.

Reservations may be required.

 

 

230 Forest Avenue
230 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-2545

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Alessa
234 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-8222

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Brussels Bistro

222 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 376-7955

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The Deck on Laguna Beach

647 Sleepy Hollow Lane
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-6700

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Mare Culinary Lounge

696 S. Coast Hwy.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone: (949) 715-9581
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Mozambique

1740 South Coast Hwy.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone: 949-715-7777
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Rooftop Lounge

1289 S. Coast Hwy (at La Casa del Camino)

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone: 949-497-2446
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Dana Point, Ca.

 

Southern California coast line offers seemingly endless beaches and a large array of entertainment Dana Point is no exception. 

 

 

City of Dana Point - Everything you need to know about city regulations, laws, policies, city meetings, city calendar and events.      Visit Website >

 

 

My Dana Point - A great website to find current events, places to stay, eat & explore. 

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Dana Point Surf report - Research swell, tide conditions & more before hitting the waves.  Visit Website >

 

 

Beach Cam - Check out the live webcams for Dana Point.  Visit Website >

 

 

 

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching & Dolphin Safari With Underwater Viewing

24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: 949-488-2828
Admission: $65 per adult, $45 per child

Departures times vary.

Make a reservation >

 

 

 

 

Seasonal Events:

 

Dana Point Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day

6-11:00AM   Health & Wellness Expo

6:00 a.m. Registration opens 

7:00 a.m. 10K Start 

8:30 a.m. 5K Masters Start (age 40 and over) 

9:10 a.m. Costume Contest 

9:30 a.m. 5K Open Start 

10:15 a.m. Kids’ Gobble Wobble Start (1 Mile)

Make a reservation >

 

40th Annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights

Illuminocean

Boat Rides with Santa

Boat Parade of Lights 

Santa Paws 

 

 

 

Restaurants

Dana Point has many excellent restaurants to choose from.

Reservations may be required.

 

 

Salt Creek Grille
32802 Pacific Coast Highway

Dana Point, California 92629
Phone: (949) 661-7799

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Wind & Sea

Dana Point Harbor

34699 Golden Lantern

Dana Point, California 92629

Phone: (949) 496-6500

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Casanova Ristorante

33585 Del Obispo St #C & #D
Dana Point, CA 92629
Tel: (949) 496-0992

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Lucianas Ristorante

24312 Del Prado (south bound PCH)
Dana Point, CA
(949) 661-6500

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San Clemente
 

Travel a farther south to this lovely Spanish style village by the sea and discover an abundance of activities and entertainment.

 

 

City of San Clemente - Everything you need to know about city regulations, laws, policies, city meetings, city calendar and events.      

Visit San Clemente CA - A great website to find current events, places to stay, eat & explore.  Visit Website >

 

 

San Clemente Surf report & Beach Cam- Research swell, tide conditions, check live cams & more before hitting the waves.  Visit Website >

 

 

 

 

Casa Romantica 

Year- round array of exciting and enriching cultural and educational programs for all ages, events
for the community and visitors to south Orange County plus tours of the historic estate and
award-winning gardens.

415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

Phone: (949) 498-2139

Visiting Hours:

Tuesday through Thursday, 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays

More Information >

 

 

Seasonal Events:

 

Letters to Santa

Send your letter to Santa with a self-address stamped envelope by December 16th, and Santa will write you back! For more information, call the Recreation Division (949)361-8264.

"Letters to Santa"
c/o San Clemente Recreation
100 N. Calle Seville
San Clemente, CA 92672

 

 

 

Restaurants

San Clemente has many excellent restaurants to choose from.

Reservations may be required.

 

 

Fisherman's Restaurant

611 Avenida Victoria

San Clemente, Ca 92672

Phone: (949) 498 6390

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Nick's San Clemente

213 Avenida Del Mar

San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone: (949) 481-2200

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Sonny's Italian Restaurant

429. N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone: (949) 498 2540

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The Cellar

156 Avenida Del Mar

San Clemente, CA 92672

Phone: (949) 492-3663
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Pet friendly activities

 

If you are looking for something to do with your furry loved one or just need to know where they are allowed to accompany you then check out the websites below for some great information.

 

 

Local Beaches

Make sure to check for local beach restrictions and regulations regarding your pooch.  Huntington Beach boasts the only off leash dog beach in Orange County, Laguna Beach has many dog friendly areas, Newport beach does offer limited dog access & San Onofre State Beach allows leashed dogs on Trails 1 & 6.

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Camping 

A great website to discover all the places you and your pooch can enjoy camping in the great outdoors.

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Parks 

Southern Orange County has a lot of off leash & on leash dog parks for you and your pooch to enjoy. Click on the cities below to visit their websites & get more information

 

 

Newport Beach

The dog park is located between Avocado Ave. and MacArthur Blvd., just north of San Miguel

100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk, except for Wednesdays, when the park is open from 9 a.m. to dusk to allow morning maintenance work

 

Laguna Beach

A Place for Paws

The dog park is located on Ridge Route between Moulton and Avenida Carlota

Hours: Seven days a week - 7:00 a.m. - dusk

 

Alta Laguna Park

North end of Alta Laguna Blvd & Park Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(714) 497-0716

 

Crescent Bay Point Park
300 Crescent Bay Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Open 6am to 10pm

(714) 834-2400


Main Beach Park
North Coast Highway between Broadway Street & Laguna Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

 


Moulton Meadows Park
Del Mar & Balboa Avenues
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

 

Heisler Park
Cliff Drive between Myrtle & Aster Streets
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 497-3311


Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Fall - Winter Hours, 6 a.m to 6 p.m. PST
Spring - Summer Hours, 6 a.m to 9 p.m. PDT
Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m

 

Dana Point

Heritage Park
34400 Old Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Pines Park
34941 Camino Capistrano
Dana Point, CA 92629

Open 6am to 10pm



San Clemente

Baron Von Willard Memorial Dog Park

301 Ave. La Pata.  

Hours: 6am to sunset
Closed Tuesdays until 1pm

 

Huntington Beach

Best Friend Dog Park of Huntington 

HB Central Park
Edwards & Inlet. Streets
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Restaurants

The website below offers a lot of good information for pet friendly restaurants and more. Click your specific city to see their listings.

 

Newport Beach

 

Laguna Beach

 

Dana Point 

 

San Clemente

 

Additional dog friendly restaurants in SoCal