Newport Beach, California is located in Orange County, along the coast of Southern California. With just over 85,000 residents and millions of tourists visiting each year, Newport Beach is smaller than some of its neighbors like Huntington Beach and Santa Ana, but still a good sized city with plenty of fun to be had.
Fun On The Water in Newport Beach
Once the home of shipbuilders, boat building, and commercial fishing enterprises, Newport Beach has mostly moved away from maritime industry, except for a few commercial enterprises, including the Catalina Flyer ferry, various harbor tours, and sport fishing and whale watching trips and charters.
Catalina Flyer Ferry
Since 1988, the Catalina Flyer been providing daily passenger service from the Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach to the city of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island. The Catalina Flyer is the largest passenger ferry on the West Coast, capable of carrying 500 passengers at any one time. With an 8-person crew, full-service lounges, large windows for viewing, and a sundeck, the Catalina Flyer is a fun way for visitors to Catalina Island to make the slightly more than one-hour trip.
Catalina Island offers tent camping, luxury hotel accommodations, and dozens of restaurants that range from casual to upscale. Dozens of gift shops and boutiques offer a variety of shopping opportunities, as well as a number of art galleries and craft/jewelry stores. Visitors will discover a number of fun activities to enjoy, including undersea adventures, golf and miniature golf, an inland expedition aboard a 1950's bus, and night tours of the Island.
The Catalina Flyer makes a return trip to the Balboa Pavilion each afternoon at 4:30 pm. Visitors can take day trips to Catalina Island and return to Newport Beach for overnight accommodations, or travel to the Island and spend several days, traveling back to Newport Beach when they're ready. Contact the Catalina Flyer by calling (949)673-5245 or book online at: http://www.catalinainfo.com/.
Newport Harbor Tours
Boat tour agencies in Newport Beach offer tours of the harbor that range from quick, 45-minute tours to several hours. On one of the short tours, visitors motor out to visit the Bell Buoy and the sea lions gathered there and then take in some of the shore-line views on the return. Longer tours last several hours and passengers enjoy guided narration as the boat captains reveal the homes of celebrities like Nicholas Cage, the yacht that used to belong to John Wayne, and the home used to film one of the most famous “Colombo” episodes.
Visitors to Newport Beach can pay for the privilege of a privately chartered boat ride aboard the “Wild Goose,” the yacht that once belonged to John Wayne. Now owned by the Hornblower cruise company, the yacht offers private venues for events and cruises open to the public celebrating John Wayne's birthday once a year in June.
Whale Watching Tours In Newport Harbor
Whale watching cruises have been popular in Newport Beach for many years. Several local companies provide tours for visitors and residents to leave Newport Bay and seek out pods of whales and dolphins to observe in their natural habitat. The vessels for whale watch vary from large ships with comfortable viewing decks and ample seating to smaller boats that sit so close to the water that passengers can “almost touch” the dolphins they see.
Sport Fishing In Newport Beach
The waters off of Newport Beach are rich with over 40 varieties of game fish, including white sea bass, sand bass, whitefish, tuna, mako shark, striped marlin and giant yellowtail that can weigh over forty pounds! A guided fishing trip includes experienced guides who know the waters and can take visitors to the best fishing grounds available in the least amount of time. The boat captains are familiar with the tide charts, common feeding grounds for specific types of fish, and the very best fishing locations around Newport Bay. Fishing expeditions can range from half-day trips to overnight outings. Most fishing outfitters have rental fishing equipment available for those visitors who didn't bring their own fishing equipment with them on vacation.
Night Life In Newport Beach
Newport Beach is well known for its high-energy, trendsetting night life. The city offers upscale lounges with stunning oceanfront views, as well as live music venues and lively dance clubs. Whether you're looking for a quiet after-dinner drink or an all out “night on the town,” you'll find what you're looking for in Newport Beach.
Pelican Hill Resort
The Great Room at the Pelican Hill Resort offers an opportunity to relax and listen to live music in a 5-star environment. The Pelican Hill Resort was voted the Number 1 Resort In The United States by readers of the several luxury travel magazines. Pelican Hill offers some of the best views of the sunset in Newport Beach, and the booths in the lounge swivel to allow patrons to enjoy this spectacular event.
Beach Ball Bar
If you're looking for a Bloody Mary at 6:00 AM, the Beach Ball Bar is the place for you. Open at 6:00 AM and closing at 2:00 AM, nobody knows when the folks at the Beach Ball Bar get time to sleep, but nobody really cares! The bar offers entertaining bartenders, pool tables, TVs all over the walls, a photo booth to capture those unforgettable memories, and a variety of cocktails, specialty drinks and beer on tap. Located right on the oceanfront at the Newport Pier, the Beach Ball Bar boasts the best view in Newport from their front window.
Beach Ball Bar
2116 West Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92633
The Aqua Lounge
Whether you're looking for a cocktail in the afternoon, drinks with friends after work, or a late night out with friends, the Aqua Lounge offers a sleek, nightclub experience with lively entertainment, live DJ, table-side mixology, an imaginative drinks menu, and delicious gourmet bar bites. With open decks and terrace views of the ocean, the Aqua Lounge is a fun place to party with friends or make new friends.
The Aqua Lounge
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
The Envy Lounge
For a luxurious nightclub experience, the Envy Lounge offers a speakeasy theme with cocktails, small eats, and patio seating. Like stepping back in time to the 1920's, the lavish speakeasy-style lounge is reminiscent of the early Hollywood glamour in the style of the Great Gatsby. The 4,000 square foot lounge is one of the hottest night venues in Orange County, with private cabana reservations, open sofa seating, outdoor lounge areas, and a 300 square-foot 3-D video screen. The Envy Lounge offers live salsa classes on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with happy hour pricing on drinks, as well.
The Envy Lounge
4647 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Have Fun – Drink Responsibly
When you are partying in Newport Beach, or anywhere else for that matter, it can be tempting to just throw all caution to the wind and simply “have a good time” with your friends. However, it is never a good idea to leave safety to chance. Always designate a driver or utilize one of the many public transportations or car service options available in Newport Beach.
Call For A Sober Ride
If everyone in your party has had a little too much to drink, there are services to call for a ride back to your home or hotel room. You can always collect your car the next day when being pulled over for a DUI isn't a threat.
Harvey's Taxi Service
Newport Beach Taxi Cab Service
Metro Taxi Cab of Newport Beach
DUI In Newport Beach
Failing to provide a sober ride for you and your friends can land you in trouble. Being pulled over for a DUI in Newport Beach is no joke. Orange County has some of the toughest DUI penalties in the State of California. County statutes provide for increasingly stiff penalties for DUI convictions.
First Time DUI Conviction
A person convicted of a first-time offense of DUI can expect to pay a substantial fine, receive up to three years probation, and a requirement to attend an alcohol program for 3 to 9 months, depending on the blood alcohol level detected at the time of arrest.
Second Time DUI Conviction
In the State of California, the penalty for a second offense DUI conviction is 96 hours in a county jail facility. However, in Orange County, the penalties are much stronger for a second time DUI conviction. Orange County Courts often give sentences starting at 45 days in a county jail and can be up to as much as 75 days in custody.
Third Time DUI Conviction
In many other parts of the State of California the result of a third time DUI conviction could result in 120 days in a county jail. In Orange County, however, the penalties are much more severe, up to nine months in jail.
Fourth Time DUI Conviction
In Orange County, the conviction of a fourth DUI charge is an automatic felony and punishable by one year or more in state prison. In fact, the most common sentence for a 4th DUI is 16 months in a state penitentiary.
Newport Beach Law Enforcement
Law enforcement in Newport Beach is provided by the Newport Beach Police Department, located on Santa Barbara Drive. The city jail is also located as a part of the police department and is not a large jail facility. The primary function of the Newport City jail is to provide booking services and temporary housing for defendants as they wait to be bailed out of jail or transferred to one of the larger county jail facilities. If a person is arrested for DUI in Newport Beach, they will be taken to the police department for booking, which includes taking a person's identifying information, their photograph, and fingerprints, before the person being placed in a holding cell. Persons incarcerated in Newport Beach will be allowed to make phone calls to friends and family, to let them know where they are to ask for help. A person's first call should be to Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds in Newport Beach. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds is one of the leading bail bond providers in Southern California. They can have a licensed, professional bail bond agent by your side, to help get you out of jail fast! Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds in Newport Beach at (949) 258-7199.
DUI Bail In Newport Beach
Bail is money that is paid to the court by a defendant to obtain their release from jail while waiting for their case to come to trial. When a person “posts bail,” they are giving a monetary deposit to the court that they will get back when their court case is completed. Sometimes, friends or family members will post bail on behalf of another person. When this is the case, the court will refund the money to the person who posted the bail, once the defendant has completed all necessary court appearances.
Bail in Newport Beach is set according to a schedule made by the Orange County Superior Court. The bail schedule is posted in each police department and booking facility, or it can be found here. The total amount of bail required can be found by adding together the bail requirements for all charges and enhancements of charges. For help in finding the bail amount required to get a friend or family member out of jail, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds in Newport Beach at (949) 258-7199. One of the professional, friendly bail bond agents will be happy to help you in determining the amount of bail required to get someone out of jail and assist you in obtaining bail bonds, if necessary.
DUI Bail Bonds
When a person cannot afford to pay the entire amount of bail required for release from jail, they sometimes need the assistance of a bail bondsman like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. A bail bondsman works with a surety company to provide a bond to the court that guarantees a person's appearance for court dates and trials. A non-refundable fee, usually 10% of the total amount of bail, is paid to the bail bond company on behalf of the defendant. This fee is non-refundable but much cheaper and easier to obtain than the full amount of bail.
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In addition to a charge of Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, there may also be circumstances in which the charges will be increased or “enhanced.” These enhancements include:
- Child Endangerment
- Reckless Speed
- Open Container
- Hit And Run
- Evading Arrest
- Blood Alcohol Above 0.15%
- Blood Alcohol Above 0.2%
- DUI Refusal/Forced Blood Draw
- Multiple Offenses
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