The shopping at nearby Fashion Island reflects a sophisticated coastal style, and the Big Canyon homes for sale are also close to the Irvine Spectrum and South Coast Plaza. Along the Back-Bay area of Newport Beach you will find Castaways Park, which offers spectacular bay and harbor views from the bluffs, and at Mariner’s mile you can rent a Duffy Boat to explore the harbor or take a romantic cruise through Mariner’s Mile canals in an Italian inspired gondola complete with serenading gondoliers. Big Canyon real estate benefits from being close to the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade which takes place each December and a Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruise is always a favorite on a weekend. If you are not from the area and are looking for Big Canyon properties and need to stay in a hotel, Newport Beach has numerous choices including the Resort at Pelican Hill, The Radisson, Newport Beach Marriott, Fairmont, Hyatt Regency Balboa Bay Resort and the Island Hotel.
The newest water attraction in Newport Beach is Jetpack America, and millions of people every year visit the two Newport Beach piers. Newport Beach is home to the Orange County Museum of Art, and the Newport Beach City Arts Commission offers outdoor performances like Shakespeare by the sea. The Big Canyon properties are close to Newport Beach’s high-energy, trendsetting nightlife, and one of the most unique things to do in Newport Beach is enjoy a dinner cruise. The city prides itself on pristine Orange County beaches with 10 miles of coastline for surfing, swimming, or sunbathing that easily rank among the best California beaches. Big Canyon real estate is found in what is considered one of the surfing capitals in the world, and whale watching in Newport Beach is one of the favorite pastimes for locals and must-do for out of town tourist.