What’s your ideal vacation destination? If you want to spend your days off in the company of sandy beaches, sun, and salty breezes, then look no further than Orange County! Our location on the Southern California coast is a great place to relax or explore – whichever you choose. Whether you want to laze around in a beach chair all day with your sweetheart or explore all the local shopping and dining with a group of your best girlfriends or anything in-between, you can find it here. Read on to learn more about the most popular Orange County getaways 

No matter which Orange County getaway you choose, our free Vacation Guide can help you plan your trip. This planning tool contains local insight on the best activities, entertainment, dining, and more in Orange County. It’s a great place to begin creating your Southern California itinerary!   

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How to Plan the Perfect Getaway in Orange County

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Golf Getaways 

Did you know that Orange County is the No. 4 golf destination in California? Our championship courses offer challenging gameplay and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Due to the mild weather on the Southern California coast, golf season lasts all year round! It’s no wonder why golfers come from near and far to play at Orange County’s most popular golf courses.  

Three of our favorite courses include Pelican Hill Golf CourseBack Bay Golf Course, and Newport Beach Golf Course. After an afternoon on the green, head to one of our favorite Newport Beach restaurants and bars for some après-golf fun 

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Midweek Getaways 

If you have the luxury of working remotely, why stay home? Sometimes, a change of scenery is just what you need to increase your motivation and productivity. For this, we recommend a midweek getaway. It’s an especially great option for Southern California residents, as Orange County is just a short drive from Los AngelesSan Diego, and Irvine.  

When you arrive, simply connect to your rental home’s free WIFI and get to work with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean! Even better, you receive the best available rates on rentals when you stay Sunday-Thursday!  

Couples’ Getaways 

Between the stress of work and everyday life, it can be difficult to find the time to connect with your special someone. If your relationship needs quality time, consider a romantic getaway to Orange County! There are many romantic things to do in the area like a sunset dinner cruise, a bike ride on the beach, a couples’ massage, and more.  

Many of our rental homes sleep just a few guests, so you can find a property that’s the perfect size for you and your sweetheart!  

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Family / Group Getaways 

Trying to decide where to go for this year’s family vacation? Look no further than Orange County. Our area is filled with activities the entire family will love! First, choose the beach in Newport Beach that suits your interests. From surfing to hiking to lounging, each beach offers a different experience 

Our largest rental homes sleep up to 16 guests, so you can find a property that’s large enough for your entire family or group!  

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Girlfriend / Bachelorette Getaways 

Destination bachelorette parties are more popular now than ever before. In fact, many areas of Orange County made it on The Knot’s “Guide to 24 Hot Bachelorette Destinations”. Our area has everything you need for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration like beaches, bars, restaurants, shops, and more! Be sure to check out a list of the most Instagrammable places in Newport Beach before you go. 

Outdoor Getaways 

No Newport Beach vacation would be complete without a trip (or several!) to the beach. While visiting the beach is the most popular form of outdoor recreation in the area, it’s not the only option. During your next getaway, you can experience the best of land and sea with these options for Newport Beach outdoor recreation: 

  • Surfing 
  • Kayaking & SUP 
  • Hiking or tidepooling at Crystal Cove State Park 
  • Whale watching cruises 
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Surfer’s Getaways 

You may have noticed that we mentioned surfing as one of the top activities for outdoor recreation in Newport Beach. That’s because the shores of Orange County offer some of the best surf on the West Coast and keep people coming back again and again. A few of our favorite spots for surfing in Newport Beach include The Wedge, Newport Beach Pier, and 54th Street and 56th Street Jetties. 

If you’re looking for surfing instruction, there are surf schools that can help beginners learn while also helping experienced wave riders hone their craft: 

  • The Board Club 
Steak and wine dinner

Foodie Getaways 

The food scene in Orange County highlights cuisine from across the globe. From fresh-catch seafood and prime steaks to authentic Swiss cuisine, you can satisfy nearly any craving at the restaurants in Newport Beach. Many of our favorite restaurants offer outdoor seating options, so you can enjoy beautiful waterfront views as you dine! 

Are you searching for the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, cocktail, or beer in the area? Check out these Newport Beach bars! 

Art-Lovers Getaways 

We’ve established that Orange County is a great place to eat, drink, and relax by the water. But, did you know there’s also a vibrant local arts scene? Round out your Orange County getaway by visiting some of the most highly-esteemed art galleries in the area: 

Find a Newport Beach Rental Home for Any Type of Getaway 


Now that you know about the most popular Orange County getaways, it’s time to start planning your trip! Whether you’re considering a weekend getaway or an extended stay, you can find a rental home that meets your needs with Burr White Realty. We offer more than 100 Newport Beach vacation rentals for all styles and budgets. Stay in the most desirable areas of Newport Beach like Peninsula PointPier-to-PierWest Newport Upper, and West Newport LowerYou can also search for homes available for event stays, which makes it easy to visit town for a special occasion. Burr White Realty makes it as easy as possible to find a Newport Beach rental that meets all your needs! 

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