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Dinner Destinations the Locals Love (& the tourists don’t know about!)

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Our off-the-beaten-path food series concludes with dinner. We’re sharing our favorite places to sup without the touristy hype. Since Newport locals live in their flip flops and shorts, most of our winners are casual sit-down restaurants. But if you’re on vacation and looking to splurge, we threw in a few fancier options, too!    For a Delicious Helping of California Cuisine, Sol Grill is a Local Treasure! Funky & absolutely fabulous, Sol Grill is where the locals go when they want amazing, upscale food without the hefty price tag. The meatballs are their specialty, but we’re bougie and go for

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Lunch Spots the Locals Love (& the tourists don’t know about!)

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Our off-the-beaten-path food series continues with lunch. We’re sharing our favorite places for quick & satisfying grub without the touristy hubbub.    For Those Raging Burger Cravings, T.K. Burger is Top of the List An almost literal hole-in-the-wall, it’s easy to miss this local burger joint amidst the other touristy eateries at the Newport Pier. But boy, follow your nose and you’ll find T.K. Burger flipping juicy patties served on potato rolls with all the fixin’s (including their secret sauce). But if we’re being honest, we sometimes come just for the steak fries & surf videos blasting from old-school TV

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Breakfast Spots The Locals Love (& tourists don’t know about!)

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Our off-the-beaten-path food series begins with breakfast. We’re sharing our favorite places to start the day when we want stellar food without the touristy hype. And boy oh boy do these places deliver!   For the Local Coffee Spot, Visit Alta Coffee Warehouse Tucked away on a quiet backstreet is the locals’ favorite coffee joint. Beyond the killer coffee is a fabulous outdoor patio, a cozy interior, and really, really good food. Their bread is made in-house and their pastries must be made in heaven because they are DIVINE (we’re looking at you, cinnamon roll). Breakfast is served all day

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Kid-Friendly Restaurants the Whole Family Will Love

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Pizza nights are great and all, but you don’t have to settle to make your picky eaters happy. And you especially shouldn’t settle when you’re vacationing in the foodie land of Newport Beach! That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite kid friendly restaurants in Newport Beach that are parent-approved and delicious!   Local Restaurants with Large Outdoor Patios We find that restaurants with spacious outdoor patios are typically better babysitters than a tablet. At these local joints, kids have plenty of room to let out their wiggles while the adults finish up their food and conversation.    The Beachcomber Cafe

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Welcome to Newport Beach

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  Headed to the Newport Beach Peninsula? Pick a portion of town that’s perfect for you! Whether you’re looking for a lively long weekend or a quiet beach retreat, there’s a perfect spot for every vacationer here on the Newport Beach Peninsula!   Upper West Side Casual & Close to Local Hot Spots   If an iconic beach town is what you want, the Upper West side is the place for you! Bohemian bungalows and surf breaks line this stretch of sand, creating a laid-back atmosphere reminiscent of a 1970’s beach town. With no boardwalk, the beaches here are less

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