6 Romantic Newport Beach Activities for Couples

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a special anniversary, or a birthday, there are plenty of events that call for a romance. You can make the most of your trip to the Southern California coast by enjoying a variety of romantic things to do in Newport Beach. From gondola rides to sunset cruises, you can treat your special someone to an incredible getaway in our coastal paradise.

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The Top Romantic Things to Do in Newport Beach

1. Take a Sunset Dinner Cruise

Embarking on a sunset dinner cruise around the harbor is our top recommendation for one of the most romantic things to do in Newport Beach. It’s the perfect opportunity to soak in gorgeous views of the Southern California coastline while indulging in a delicious meal with your sweetheart. Several companies that operate out of the Balboa Peninsula and Newport Beach areas.

2. Enjoy a Bike Ride on the Beach

Rent a beach cruiser from Balboa Fun Tours & Rentals and cruise along miles of golden sand bordering the Pacific with your special someone, or check out some of these other great bike rental options. This is a fun way to relax and tour the entire Balboa Peninsula

3. Relax on a Gondola Tour of Newport Bay

If you want to dial up the romance during your time in Newport Beach, a gondola tour around the harbor needs to be on your list of things to do. Gondola Adventures offers a relaxing and intimate experience cruising aboard your private vessel. Choose from a variety of cruises, ranging from a special Valentine’s Day cruise to a pizza adventure!

4. Book a Couple’s Massage

Few things are more romantic than enjoying a couple’s massage with your special someone. Book a luxurious treatment at one of the sensational spas in the Newport Beach area, most notably The Spa at Pelican Hill. Indulge in a variety of treatments, including facials, body therapies, and massage specials. You’ll leave feeling relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of your romantic getaway in Newport Beach. 

5. Watch the Sunset While Eating a Picnic Dinner on the Beach

If you don’t want to deal with crowds or boats, relaxing on the sand with a picnic dinner is one of the most romantic things to do in Newport Beach. It’s a simple and relaxing way to show your special someone you love them while taking in a gorgeous sunset on the Pacific horizon. Plus, when you book a Burr White Realty rental, you know that you’ll be steps from the sand!

6. Savor Local Fare at a Romantic Restaurant

The Newport Beach area is home to an extensive collection of fantastic dining opportunities. From casual eats to upscale experiences, you’ll find the perfect restaurant for a romantic night out. Check out the Visit Newport Beach website for a complete list of restaurants. Below are a few local dining establishments that provide exceptional culinary journeys, especially for couples.

Discover a Romantic Getaway to Our Southern California Oasis


You’ll find the perfect rental for your Newport Beach romantic getaway with Burr White Realty. We have an incredible variety of homes that are steps from the sand, as well as restaurants and shops. Plus, when you book with Burr White, you’re planning a vacation with a company that has over 50 years of experience in the Newport Beach vacation rental industry.

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your romantic retreat today by booking one of our properties!