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Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach
A seaside pearl in southern California

What more can you say about a beautiful coastal California city than this: It has the largest Mercedes-Benz dealership on the planet, a long list of prestigious yacht clubs, and hundreds of fabulous homes (many of which welcome guests on a luxury home exchange).

Okay, it’s an enclave of wealth, but there’s a lot more to it. Just ask people like these with all kinds of holiday budgets: beachcombers, boaters, fishers, rowers, kayakers, paddle boarders, surfers, bird watchers, whale watchers, girl watchers, sunset watchers, golfers, campers, mountain bikers, boardwalk strollers, nature hikers, joggers, daytrippers, home exchange'rs, night lifers, chic shoppers, art stoppers, and foodies. 

The weather is gorgeous.  It never freezes. Highs seldom reach into the eighties, and it only rains when it needs to.  All of which contribute to the abundance of outdoor fun and the popularity of vacation home exchanges.

Newport Harbor is the largest recreational boat harbor on the U.S. west coast.  Scheduled boat tours and charters are available for all kinds of activities, including sightseeing, sports fishing, and whale watching. 

For a really festive boating experience, catch one of the sunset cruises and experience the Newport Beach bay and coastline two ways: during sunset when the sky turns to fiery colors, and after dusk under the stars. Music, bar beverages, and snacks add to the enjoyment. 

An excursion you’ll long remember is a ferry ride to scenic, romantic Catalina Island, just 22 miles across the sea to the village of Avalon. Only a mile in diameter, Avalon is easy to navigate by foot, rental bike, golf cart, or public transport. You can explore quaint shops, galleries, dine al fresco, or just relax and listen to the waves.  

Speaking of islands, here’s one you’ll love to get stranded on – Fashion Island in Newport Beach.  It’s a lavishly landscaped promenade of luxury boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. Italian style piazzas with fountains and palm trees  enhance its sophisticated style. This place was made for serious shoppers and window shoppers alike.

Newport Beach, and other southern California vacation spots, offers home exchange members many great opportunities for luxury home swaps. Here's a dazzling home exchange example!

With so much to do and see and experience, a private home as your base of operations is a safe, comfortable, and most enjoyable way to go. Find out more at IVHE - Vacation Home Exchange


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