Why You Should Hightail It to This Newport Beach Resort
To some, Newport Beach is synonymous with summer. And you can’t fault them, given the seasonal south swells that lure body surfers to the fabled Wedge, or the bustle of the west coast’s largest recreational harbor -- or simply the surplus of amazing spots to unfurl a beach towel and bliss out.
But now is actually an ideal time to visit, not only because of the local winter line-up -- from the cheery holiday lights cruises to the astounding gray whale migration — but because of the exclusive deals we’ve negotiated for you at one of the area’s most beloved resorts: Pelican Hill, which commands a prime position above the famed Crystal Cove State Park. Whether you’re day-tripping from LA or San Diego -- or flying in for a quick getaway -- here’s the deal (actually, a trio of them):
Dine at the Coliseum Pool and Grill, and you’ll have views of both the namesake pool (reportedly the largest circular one on earth) and the Pacific. The terrace is heated, so alfresco’s the way to go. As for the menu, it’s fresh and seasonal, with such standouts as the Asian Tuna Salad and Swordfish Sandwich.
Book a tee time at an award-winning and vista-maximizing retreat: The Pelican Hill Golf Club, where you’ll find two Tom Fazio-designed courses, both of which rank as “must-play for serious golfers,” according to the Travel Channel.
Experience the Forbes Five Star Spa at Pelican Hill, where booking one of the legendary treatments also grants you access to herbal steam rooms, saunas and saltwater soaking tubs. You’ll also have access to the fitness center and wellness classes that range from yoga to a Crystal Cove fitness walk.