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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Newport Beach?
If your trip to Newport Beach is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.Think of Newport Beach and then say the first thing that comes to mind. You probably said “University of California, Irvine,” right? Being such a famous landmark, you simply can’t miss it. Hurl your luggage into the back seat and tick it off your bucket list.Balboa Pier and Newport Pier are cool attractions that all travelers should make time to swing by. Map out a route and spend an hour or so taking in each one.Plan a stop at Fashion Island. It’s one attraction you’ll find on many travelers’ must-do lists. If you still have some room on that itinerary, Pelican Hill Golf Course and Corona del Mar State Beach will keep you entertained as well.
What are the best road trip destinations near Newport Beach?
You don’t have to spend all your time in Newport Beach, particularly when iconic landmarks are just a day trip away. Travelers from all around make a stop at Disneyland®. You can access it from Anaheim, 16 miles away.
Where are the best beaches near Newport Beach?
No matter what the weather forecast is, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of some of the incredible beaches near Newport Beach from behind the wheel of your rental car. As you cruise along, keep your eyes open for seagulls circling over these beautiful stretches of coastline:

  • Balboa Beach (2 miles away).
  • Mother’s Beach (3 miles away).
  • Balboa Peninsula Beaches (3 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Newport Beach?
Socialize with some locals while you’re in Newport Beach by cruising off to an event at one of the area’s top convention centers. There are some fantastic things on, so have a look at the schedule and jot down a date. Recommended places include:

  • America’s Family Pet Expo (4 miles away).
  • Anaheim Convention Center (14 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Newport Beach?
Sure, you can make your way around Newport Beach without renting a car. But with loads to discover here, having one would make your trip more fun and convenient. If you plan to head out of town and into the countryside, pick a car rental with a bit of power. A larger car like an SUV will get you to the surrounding sandy shores in roomy comfort. Rather spend most of your escape right in the city? A smaller car like a mini or compact is a good choice. Maneuvering through narrow lanes and squeezing into tight parking lots will be a lot less stressful with one of these.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Newport Beach?
For some of us, owning a luxury vehicle may be a little out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams is as easy as a few clicks! Picture yourself cruising into town in a classy sports car, even if it’s just for a short while. Or perhaps all you want is a budget ride to bring you from A to B. Flashy or thrifty? Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit your style in Newport Beach.
What side of the road do they drive on in Newport Beach?
You’ll need to keep right when driving in Newport Beach. Also, take a little extra care if it’s your first time on the road here. Once you’re familiar with the roads, you can relax and enjoy the scenery!
Is it difficult to park in Newport Beach?
It can be. Circling the block looking for a place to park isn’t unusual in Newport Beach. Getting near top attractions is easier if you plan ahead.
Does Newport Beach have peak-hour traffic?
As with most destinations, the roads are generally busy in the morning and afternoon rush hours. However, thanks to its smaller population of approximately 87,100, traffic isn’t a huge issue in Newport Beach.
Are there speed limits in Newport Beach?
Speed limits vary in Newport Beach, but generally range from 15mph to 70mph. Most residential roads have a top speed of 25mph unless marked otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Orange County?
Most of the time, your car rental company will charge the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Alternatively, they may share your information with the relevant local authority, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Newport Beach?
Like many places, standard cell phone usage is not permitted while behind the wheel in Newport Beach. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just ensure you maintain focus on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Newport Beach?
When behind the wheel in Newport Beach, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. Thinking of having a few drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Newport Beach?
Yes, you may turn on a red light in Newport Beach. Before making the maneuver, you must stop the car completely. Proceed only when your way is clear of oncoming traffic.
Are seat belts compulsory in Orange County?
You bet. Although, there are some exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation systems.

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