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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“There are about 4 fountains in this open-air shopping mall. The one next to Pain Du Monde and the one by Nordstrom are great to sit, enjoy a coffee and sometimes live entertainment or just watch the world go by. You'll see lots of beautiful people and world travelers along with plenty of dogs with their humans on leashes. There's a beautiful Koy pond that you don't want to miss. There are two food courts (an indoor and an outdoor one) and plenty of specialty shops like the Tesla and Cadillac stores. Catch a great view of the ocean and Catalina Island from the top of the outdoor escalator next to Macy's. Parking is free and there's a plenty of affordable shops, not just expensive ones. ”
  • 271 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Wedge is a spot located at the extreme east end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California known for its large wedge shaped waves that makes it a popular spot for surfing.[citation needed] During a south or south/southwest swell of the right size and aligned in the swell window, the Wedge can produce huge waves up to 30 feet (9.1 m) high.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Corona del Mar State Beach is a popular place for swimmers. The half-mile long sandy beach is framed by cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor. The beach is also popular with surfers and divers.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Part of Fashion Island. Upscale Italian restaurant. They let the kids make their own pizza. $$$”
  • 42 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great food, date night/girls night, awesome bar. Part of the Houston's restaurant chain. Good service.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful homes, and beautiful views. Take a hike down to big corona beach, or watch the sunset from the vista - charming town to stroll or enjoy the weekly farmers market. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
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“One of the few places in town that stays open late and offers live music. Thursday nights is the local singles scene and it's packed every Thur, Fri, & Sat. Great bar scene. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Great causal local place for breakfast. The best donuts and the huge breakfast burritos!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Healthy, quick and very convenient , just at the end of the alley. Good for coffee and breakfast. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A short walk away this fabulous restaurant also offers outside seating with a fire pit. The bar is usually pretty busy but this place is great for date- night or business meetings. Dress is smart casual. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Relaxed, eco-chic chain serving health-conscious fare, including vegan options, plus cocktails.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“Welcome to one of the most famous surf spots in Southern California. Producing waves up to 30ft high, here you can witness a true taste of the California surf. Grab a beach towel and head on down to the end of the peninsula to check out our local surfers and our beautiful beaches. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“By far our favorite restaurant when we stay in CDM. Local hangout, great food very reasonably priced. Windows are all open during the mild weather. Fresh salads and great hamburgers”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“You can eat and drink here, but this is a popular place for food and drink! Head over on a Friday or Saturday night with your group for a few drinks!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cinema
“Every seat reclines and they have a huge screen. Walk to Muldoons Irish pub from there for late drinks or a bite to eat. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“This places makes you feel like you are in England at a small restaurant. Its especially enchanted around the holidays! Great for wine and cheese! The burger is good too! ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Part of Fashion Island. Upscale Italian restaurant. They let the kids make their own pizza. $$$”
  • 42 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great food, date night/girls night, awesome bar. Part of the Houston's restaurant chain. Good service.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pub
“One of the few places in town that stays open late and offers live music. Thursday nights is the local singles scene and it's packed every Thur, Fri, & Sat. Great bar scene. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A short walk away this fabulous restaurant also offers outside seating with a fire pit. The bar is usually pretty busy but this place is great for date- night or business meetings. Dress is smart casual. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Relaxed, eco-chic chain serving health-conscious fare, including vegan options, plus cocktails.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“By far our favorite restaurant when we stay in CDM. Local hangout, great food very reasonably priced. Windows are all open during the mild weather. Fresh salads and great hamburgers”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“You can eat and drink here, but this is a popular place for food and drink! Head over on a Friday or Saturday night with your group for a few drinks!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“This places makes you feel like you are in England at a small restaurant. Its especially enchanted around the holidays! Great for wine and cheese! The burger is good too! ”
  • 10 locals recommend

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