Celebrate Mother’s Day in Newport Beach

In need of Mother’s Day ideas for things to do in Newport Beach?

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Mother’s Day is in one short week — do you have plans yet? If not, check out these suggestions for the Newport Beach and Corona del Mar area:

  • Treat her to a shopping trip at Orange County’s luxurious shopping center: Fashion Island.
  • Lay out on the sand at one of our many beaches (there’s plenty of sand to choose from, with Newport Beach’s more than eight miles of shoreline!): Corona del Mar State Beach, Little Corona Beach, Crystal Cove State Beach, The Wedge, Newport Municipal Beach, Newport Pier at Balboa Peninsula.
  • Enjoy a picnic dinner at Inspiration Point overlooking Newport Beach’s harbor entrance and watch the sunset.
  • Kayak in the harbor and part-way up the Back Bay.
  • Rent a sail boat and explore the coastline.
  • Take her to brunch. The OC Register has a Mother’s Day brunch guide.
  • If the grandkids are joining in on the celebration of Mom, check out the Fun Zone, with its mini amusement park.
  • Take a nostalgic ride on the Balboa Ferry.
  • Is she adventurous? Sign up for a jetpack experience with Jetpack America in the harbor.
  • Putter about the bay in a Duffy electric boat.
  • Indulge at Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery.
  • Rent bikes and ride around Balboa Peninsula.
  • Stroll down the Balboa Boardwalk on the Peninsula.
  • If your mom is a gardener, wander around Sherman Library & Gardens or Roger’s Gardens for beautiful landscaping and gorgeous plants.
  • Go on a whale-watching cruise in the Pacific along Newport Beach’s coastline.
  • Enjoy the luxurious life at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast.
  • Explore Balboa Island: the houses, the waterways, the quaint shops, even the banana stands!
  • Relax with a couple of good books at Newport Beach Library.
  • Give her tickets to the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. They currently have a 25% off promotion running until the 10th when you enter MOM25 at checkout.
  • Go to Roger’s Gardens 21st Annual Amatuar Rose Show & Contest — to stop and smell the roses.
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