CarHopper Market Guide: Cruise Newport Beach in Style

Located just a short drive South of Los Angeles is Newport Beach, a coastal city which attracts every type of traveler to its gorgeous shores. Newport Beach is well-known for its stunning beaches, nature preserves, impressive boats, gorgeous piers, shopping, food, hiking, art museums, and much more. With so many things to explore, you don’t want to miss out on the hottest spots!

What’s the best way to see it all? By renting a luxury car from CarHopper, of course! You can cruise this popular beachside city in luxurious style. Even the locals will be jealous. This market guide will show you the top-rated restaurants, hotels, shopping, and more to help you thoroughly enjoy your stay in Newport Beach.

Must-See Attractions in Newport Beach

There’s almost not enough time in a day to see these wondrous attractions!

Gorgeous scenes await you and your luxury car at Newport Beach. Gorgeous scenes await you and your luxury car at Newport Beach.

Balboa Island

Jump aboard the ferry or drive your luxury rental car to get to the one-of-a-kind gem called Balboa Island. Balboa Island features a chic coastal shopping experience of art, jewelry, nautical designs, beach fashions, and more. Enjoy spectacular views of the bay while riding on the famous Ferris wheel. Afterwards, grab some authentic grub on the island with restaurants that incorporate Italian and Mexican into their local seafood dishes. It’s a stunning island with a lot of eye-catching things to see and do.

Fashion Island

Fashion Island is known as Southern California’s premier destination for world-class shopping and dining. Featuring panoramic ocean and palm tree views, as well as open aired famous department stores, boutique stores, and prestigious stores, it’s a shopping experience you just can’t miss. If you’re not too keen on shopping, walk around, catch a movie, and get a quick bite to eat!

Crystal Cove State Park

Crystal Cove State Park is one of the only natural state parks left with open space and natural seashores to explore. It’s also one of the largest, covering over 3 miles of sandy beaches, tidepools, hills, and canyons. It’s a welcome escape from the urban surroundings and a great place for scuba diving, hiking, walking, and biking.

Newport Pier

Stroll down the lovely Newport Pier with a soft serve ice cream in one hand and your soulmate’s hand in the other. Feel the soft sand in between your toes. Watch the brave surfers catch waves as the sun is setting. The pier offers bike and board rentals, shops, casual and fine dining, and many more activities. The pier itself offers breathtaking views towards Huntington Beach and Balboa Pier. It’s also fun checking out all the great real estate options up and down the beach.

Catch Up on Some Zzz’s in a Luxury Newport Beach Hotel

Rest your head for the night in any of these luxurious hotels:

The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill is a 5-star luxury hotel that sits on top of a golf course, with rolling hills that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Let the waves melt away stress as you enjoy the iconic Italian architecture and 3 miles of undisturbed beach. Their coliseum pool features a glass mosaic tile that was cut and built by hand. This hotel is truly exceptional in every way.

Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas

This incredible hotel 5-star villa-style hotel is nestled overlooking the Newport Coast. Each villa is furnished with a full kitchen, luxurious bedding, a washer/dryer, and separate areas for living, sleeping, and dining. If you’re staying for an extended amount of time or love having extra space, this hotel is for you! Relax in the tranquil spa or take a dip in one of three outdoor pools.

Fashion Island Hotel

Fashion Island Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the fabulous shopping and dining attraction, Fashion Island. It’s also very close to other attractions and airports. Whether you’re staying for business or pleasure, you’re close to it all. You’ll feel right at home in the beautiful rooms complete with custom bedding, stylish designs, and floor-to-ceiling windows that open so you can embrace all the coastal breezes and views that come from the Pacific Coast and Newport Back Bay.

Incredible Restaurants in Newport Beach

Let your palette wander with these fresh and high-quality new restaurants:


Kitayama offers a modern twist on Japanese cuisine. Their fish is shipped directly to the restaurant daily to ensure the highest quality selection is always available to their guests. A highly requested sushi chef is always on staff, as well as a fresh sushi bar. They also provide individual ambiances to fit the style of dining you’d like to experience for the evening, whether that’s romantic, casual, etc. As soon as you walk through the doors you’ll feel as if you’re stepping into Japan!


Explore the authentic flavors of Mexico at Javier’s. With a captivating and friendly ambiance, you can taste hand-shaken margaritas, craft cocktails, plus the finest seafood, beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian options that create amazing Mexican dishes. They’re well-known for their extensive selection of world’s finest tequilas.

Mastro’s Ocean Club

Mastro’s Ocean Club is a high-end steakhouse preferred by celebrities and locals alike. It’s one of the top ten steakhouses in the U.S., and for good reason! They pride themselves on being highly motivated, customer driven, and offering the finest quality food and ambiance available. Come see why the rich and famous keep coming back time and time again.

Wildfish Seafood Grille

Enjoy the sleek bar, relaxing contemporary atmosphere, freshest seafood, and attentive staff at Wildfish Seafood Grille. Their happy hour on the open-air patio won’t disappoint either. From 4-7pm you can enjoy specially priced apps, live oysters, and creative cocktails.

Cruise Newport Beach in Style With a Luxury or Exotic Rental Car

Your trip wouldn’t be complete without renting a car from CarHopper. Whether you’d like a convertible droptop, coupe, or SUV, we have you covered.

Check out some of our luxury rentals available in Newport Beach:

  • Lamborghini Huracan – Nothing can prepare you for this amazing supercar. Its elegant and stealth-like attributes will have you whipping through the city like you were born to drive it. Excellent handling makes the Huracan a breeze to drive. Even cops will be envious of its speed.
  • Ferrari California – A perfect example of an exotic car. This speedy and luxurious car can handle anything you throw at it with ease. Cruise through the streets of Cali with the convertible top down. You’re sure to turn a lot of heads.
  • Bentley Bentayga – The Bentayga is the most powerful and fastest SUV on the planet, with speeds of up to 187 miles per hour in under 4 seconds. Featuring leather seats and a roomy interior, you’ll have plenty of space for all your shopping purchases. Watch out Fashion Island, there’s a new style taking over. 

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