By James Hardigg
Newport Beach
California
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Newport Beach is a small city in Orange County, California. The city is about ten miles south of Santa Ana, and has been called one of the richest cities in the United States. The climate is very mild, with little deviance in temperature, since it is right next to the Pacific Ocean. Newport Beach is a robust and popular tourist destination, with great places for surfing, body-boarding, boating, fishing, vibrant nightlife, and features places like Fashion Island, which is a huge upscale mall in Newport Center.

With so many great things to do, and such a gentle climate, EscapeWizard.com invites you to visit Newport Beach. John Wayne Airport (SNA) is located in Santa Ana, approximately 7 miles northeast of Newport Beach. Book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com: To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). And, when booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please refer to our top selections of hotels in Newport Beach for assistance with finding accommodations.  Then, book through EscapeWizard.com by following the link to the hotel portion of our website (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

EscapeWizard.com strongly recommends going to the beach. Newport Beach features ten miles of some of the cleanest beaches in southern California. There are several areas with beautiful beaches to choose from, including Corona del Mar, the Back Bay, the Balboa Peninsula, Lido Island, Balboa Island, and Crystal Cove State Park. EscapeWizard.com strongly recommends going surfing and body-boarding at these beaches.

EscapeWizard.com recommends making a visit to Newport Harbor. Newport Harbor is a large harbor for small yachts, and is surrounded by beaches, bluffs, coves, and numerous islands. EscapeWizard.com recommends going kayaking while visiting Newport Harbor.

We also recommend going to Crystal Cove State Park. Crystal Cove is 2400 acres of woodland. The park is a popular spot for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking. In the beach area of the park, scuba and skin diving is very popular, since there are several underwater coves and tide pools. The beach is also popular as a surf spot. There are three miles of hiking trails in Crystal cove state park.

EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting El Moro Canyon, which is located in the backcountry of the park. There are 34 campsites at the canyon, with four people allowed per site. The trails are detailed with beautiful ocean views, and colorful foliage. These trails can all be hiked year round.

EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve. The nature preserve is 1,000 acres, and it is home to over 200 species of birds, including several rare and endangered species, as well as several species of fish, mammals and native plants. The Upper Newport Bay serves as an important stopping point for migrating birds, and approximately 30,000 species of birds can be seen at any day during the winter months. Hiking and kayaking are popular here, with about three miles of hiking trails and about six miles of kayaking.

Whether you’re looking to relax at the beach, go hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, or surfing Newport Beach is a great place to do it. The beaches are clean, the waters are great for exploration, and the hiking is scenic. If you’re looking for a city with a bunch of surf spots, hiking trails, campsites, beaches and fun, Newport Beach is a terrific choice.
Hotels in Newport Beach
By D. Gregory Perrin
Holiday Inn Express
2300 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA
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Newport Beach, California is a wonderful city located just south of Costa Mesa. The Holiday Inn Express in Newport Beach is open for check-in at 3 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into the city. The hotel has 64 rooms, and 4 of which are of accessible standards. The staff speaks both English and Spanish, and will assist with all of your needs. Guests who are traveling with valuables can check them in at the front desk of the hotel.

The rooms have a color television with full cable package. The Holiday Inn Express has the option for guests to purchase in-room movies to watch. There is complimentary high speed wireless internet for any guests of the hotel. Each of the rooms has a microwave oven to heat snacks and a miniature refrigerator to cool drinks or adult beverages.

There are a large number of amenities of the hotel that are available for all guests. These include a full pool that guests can swim or just relax in. The hotel also has a whirlpool. Holiday Inn Express knows that health is an important factor for a large number of guests and that is why they offer a fitness center for guests to use.

In conclusion, the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach is just the hotel for your next vacation in California. Guests can take advantage of the complimentary breakfast each morning they are in the hotel. Then on the day of departure, guests can check-out of the hotel at 12 p.m. Booking is easy with EscapeWizard.com. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to start your search on EscapeWizard.com for low prices at high quality hotel establishments.