Newport Beach California is a beautiful upscale coastal city met by the equally as beautiful and mesmerizing Pacific Ocean. Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas sit atop a bluff in Newport with glorious views of the ocean. Enjoy access to the beach, golf course, Fashion Island, Balboa Island, the harbor and more. There is a seeming endless array of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, sailing and surfing. Book a sunset cruise, wine tasting tour or water sport adventure like kayaking the Upper Newport Bay. And/or spend the day shopping, dining and star watching on a Hollywood and Beverly Hills Sightseeing Tour. VIP packages available. Southern California’s near perfect year round weather and gorgeous views make for the best backdrop to several events throughout the year. Some upcoming special events include Newport Beach, Literary Orange Festival April 4th from 9am to 4pm or head to Back Bay’s, Tunes at the Dunes featuring Hirie, also on April 4th. The American Vagrants will be performing at On the Rocks Bar & Grill on April 5th. The Newport Beach Film Festival is held on Fashion Island April 23rd through the 30th. Newport Boat Show is April 23rd through April 26th. Balboa Village, Whale Watching tours are available until the end of April. The Balboa Island ArtWalk is held on May 17th. Back Bay, Newport Beach Luau, Summer Kick off event is on May 23rd. Fashion Island’s “Sunset Jazz at Newport” – concerts of Jazz and Cabaret, are held on one Wednesday a month until the end of May. The very popular Balboa Island Parade is on June 7th and starts at 11am. However, the bridge closes at 10:45am, so you must get there early! This years theme is “Island Rodeo- Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats” and the after party features the band Whiskey Hayride. Throughout the year, on the second and last Wednesdays of the months, you can visit Corona del Mar for Afternoon Tea Parties in the Library and Gardens. Check out local artist, Ron Yea’s “Fun Art” at the Sherman Gardens until the end of April. There is so much to do and explore in Newport Beach. Check the calendar of events during your vacation and have the time of your life! To book your stay at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas and save thousands over the resort rates contact JoAnne at Concierge Realty.