5 of the Best Newport Beach Winter Activities

When the weather outside is frightful, Newport Beach is delightful! Southern California boasts temperatures in the 50s and 60s during the winter, which is a warm escape from most places in the United States! From world-class golf courses to holiday-themed events and more, there are plenty of Newport Beach winter activities to add to your itinerary! 

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Newport Beach Winter Activities: A Visitor’s Guide to Southern California in the Winter 

1. Golfing 

Many winter visitors escape to Southern California during the winter months to soak up some much-needed Vitamin D. While it may be a bit nippy to sunbathe on the beach, golfing is a popular outdoor activity during the winter months. Be sure to book a tee time at one of our favorite Newport Beach golf courses! 

2. Whale Watching 

Grey whale season takes place each year between December and April. Staking out a spot on the beachCorona del Mar State Park, or Crystal Cove is the best way to view these magnificent marine creatures from the land. But if you want to get close to the action, we recommend embarking on a whale watching cruise! 

3. Balboa Fun Zone 

There are countless things to do on the Balboa Peninsula for travelers of all ages and interests. Whether you’re traveling with kids or want to unleash your inner child, a visit to the Balboa Fun Zone is a must!  

This classic bayfront entertainment hub includes small rides for kids and a large arcade that are great for families! Bumper cars, carnival games, and a Ferris wheel create a sense of nostalgia that will have you feeling like a little kid again. 

4. Fashion Island 

Fashion Island is the crown jewel of shopping in Newport Beach. This open-air shopping mall features countless shops, restaurants, and a movie theater.  

5. Christmas Boat Parade 

The annual Christmas Boat Parade is one of our favorite Newport Beach Christmas traditions. Every year, dozens of residents and visitors decorate their vessels with festive lights, ornaments, and inflatables before parading them around the Newport Bay for all to see. The result is an unparalleled sight that will get everyone in the holiday spirit! This classic Newport Beach Christmas event takes place on five consecutive nights in December. 

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