Why A Quick Trip From Irvine To Newport Beach Is One of the Best

Sometimes you just need to escape the confines of your house. While most people think of vacationing as hopping on a plane and traveling far away, the most rewarding trips may be only a few miles from where you live. All you need to do is get out and explore. That’s why the short drive from Irvine to Newport Beach is a great choice! So, are you ready to enjoy the ultimate staycation? 

For more information on how to make the most of your time in Newport Beach, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s full of the best restaurants, activities, and attractions in our area. 

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Driving From Irvine To Newport Beach 

The short trip from Irvine to Newport Beach is only about twenty minutes. Given that both cities are so close, you can take various routes and back roads to avoid the highway. The most direct route here takes you down Interstate 405 to Highway 55. You can even take an Uber if you don’t plan on driving anywhere during your retreat. Either way, it’s a quick and seamless way to get here as quickly as possible.  

Newport Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a staycation for an extended weekend getaway from Irvine. Keep reading to discover some great vacation ideas for an escape to our coastal paradise. 

Newport Beach Weekend Getaway/Staycation Ideas  

You can make the most of your trip from Irvine to Newport Beach by celebrating a special occasion or reveling in a fun weekend getaway minutes away from your home. Here are some of our favorite ideas below!

Family Beach Weekend

You’ll find an array of family-friendly activities that are steps from your Burr White Realty rental. There is plenty of great entertainment for families in Newport Beach, including the Balboa Fun Zone, Fashion Island, and electric Duffy boats. Of course, our beautiful stretches of sand are perfect for sunbathing, sandcastle building, volleyball, surfing, and playing in the ocean! 

Foodie Excursion

Our Orange County paradise is full of culinary treasures ranging anywhere from casual lunch and brunch hangouts to upscale dining options. Fresh seafood is central to Newport Beach’s food identity, but you’ll also find many tasty eclectic eateries, taco stands, and waterfront restaurants.

Romantic Weekend Retreat

Couples will find plenty of things to do in Newport Beach for an intimate getaway. From long walks along the beach during sunset to a night at an upscale restaurant, there’s something here for every couple. Check out some of our favorite romantic things to do in Newport Beach for more ideas! 

Plan Your Weekend Retreat


If you want to make the most of your trip to Newport Beach, look no further than Burr White Realty. Our inventory features a variety of sizes, locations, and prices so you can find the perfect rental for your budget. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be within walking distance of the beach and some of our area’s best attractions. 

Start planning your weekend getaway to Newport Beach today by booking one of our properties! We look forward to welcoming you to the Burr White family.