Orange County Marathon
Newport Beach, CA USA
Sunday May 4, 2014

Newport Beach Attractions

Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92780, Tustin, 714-258-3001, This museum is a paradise for automobile lovers. Stroll through their exhibit of exotic cars and motorcycles including rare Ferraris, Formula race cars, Lamborghinis and Jaguars.

Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
151 East Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-673-7863, Visitors can explore the history of the region, enjoy a beautiful model collection of nautical ships of the Pacific, and be treated to a special exhibits while at this museum that boasts three galleries, a classroom, an education program, library, restaurant, and gift shop. Programs for children and adults are available through out the year.

Newport Sports Museum
100 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-721-9333, This is a fun for the whole family sports memorabilia and educational center. There are special exhibit rooms for all your favorite sports including hockey and golf. There is even and Olympic exhibit room. This is a must see for the sports enthusiast!

Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-759-1122, The premier visual arts organization in Orange County, this museum's collection comprises nearly 5,000 objects, with a concentration on the art of California from the early 20th century to present. Visitors can view stimulating exhibitions, shop for charming gifts, and have lunch at the on site cafe while at this museum.

Newport Bay
600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-923-2269, Newport bay is an estuary, or a place where fresh and saltwater meet. It is one of only a few such places in Southern California and is the home to many species of bird and fish. During the winter months, this is a stopover for 30,000 migrating birds. The bay is also a great place for hiking and kayaking.

China Cove Kayak Adventures
21 Ridgeline Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-632-4694, Navigate through the Newport Harbor in a kayak and view the multi-million dollar yachts and movie star homes along the water. This tour includes a stopover for snacks and a swimming excursion in Pirates Cove, where Gilligans Island, and Treasure Island were filmed.

Gondola Adventures
3101 West Coast Highway #110, Newport Beach, CA 92663, 888-446-6365, Cruise in one of the world's most beautiful gondolas with this company that provides romantic cruises through beautiful Newport Harbor on both motorized, canopy-covered gondolas, and authentic Venetian rowing gondolas. Cruises are available for up to six passengers and champagne and chocolates are provided. A full dinner cruise is also available and reservations are required.

Gondola Company of Newport
3400 Via Oporto, Suite 103, Newport Beach, CA 92663, 949-675-1212, "Newport Beach's fun gondola company," this company provides romantic gondola cruises in authentic Venetian rowing gondolas in Newport Harbor for any special occasion which evoke all the romance and lively fun that is synonymous with Italy. Reservations are limited.

Hornblower Cruises and Events
2431 West Coast Highway, Suite 101, Newport Beach, CA 92663, 949-646-0155, California's largest dining cruise operator, this company has provided stunning venues for corporate events, wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, nightly dinner cruises, and weekend champagne brunch cruises for over 25 years. A wide range of private charter services for groups of 20 to 750 guests are also available.

SurfaceJet Tours
2901 West Pacific Coast Highway Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663, 949-360-4646, This luxury sightseeing company can show you around Los Angeles, Orange County, Wine Country and more. Enjoy premier coaches with amenities including leather seats and bottled water. Expert guides narrate and answer questions.