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Newport Beach's Balboa Bay Club & Resort

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Its all about summer fun in the water, and all at an incredible value with our two most popular guestroom packages. Come to Southern California and enjoy The Balboa Bay Club & Resort, the only waterfront resort in Newport Beach.

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With our own Marina and docks, its water activities galore all summer long! We have electric Duffy boats, stand-up paddleboards (adult and children sizes) and one and two person kayaks all available for rent. Pre-arranged chartered boats for sightseeing and fishing can easily be arranged as well.

Without even leaving the Resort, guests have access to many amenities, including elegant accommodations, fine dining, a lounge and terrace with nightly music, dancing and refreshing cocktails. Complete Spa and Salon, heated swimming pool, whirlpool and a fitness center! On Sunday evenings all summer, long guests can enjoy a delicious BBQ with live Calypso music overlooking the bay. Just a close jaunt from The Resort you will find the quaint town of Balboa Island, the artist village of Laguna Beach. The wonderful city of Newport Beach is full of world-class shopping, dining, bike riding, hiking, the beach, boating and so much more.

"Preferred Resort Perks Package"- This premier package allows guests to plan their stay in comfortable surroundings. Designed to make the most of a getaway, this package includes:

  • Luxurious      guest room accommodations
  • Breakfast      in your guest room or in The First Cabin Restaurant
  • Complimentary      valet parking at The Resort
  • Starting      rates in July and August are: $279*

 “Stay And Play Package” - This is a great “value-oriented” package that provides guests with access to the water! This package includes:

  • Luxurious guest room accommodations
  • $50 resort credit for use in The Resort
  • One-hour Duffy electric boat rental
  • Complimentary valet parking at The Resort.
  • Starting rates in July and August are: $329*

* Bay view rooms and weekends are at a higher rate, and very much in demand, so please book early! Rates are based on availability at the time of booking and subject to change. Visit www.BalboaBayClub.com or call 949.645.5000 for details and reservations

 

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel teams-up with Pageant of the Masters

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Laguna Beach’s famed Pageant of the Masters Celebrates 80 years of Majestic Painting Recreations in one of Orange County’s most storied sea-side towns. 

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This summer, beginning July 7th - and running through August 31st - the lights go down, the curtain goes up and the audience is greeted by striking re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art. Welcome to the Pageant of the Masters. Staged in an outdoor amphitheater and kissed by ocean breezes-compliments of the neighboring Pacific-the pageant’s Laguna Canyon local only serves to enhance your experience. For 90 minutes, the Irvine Bowl audience is awed by famous works such as Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Night Café.” Each “painting” is painstakingly re-created by a skilled team of live actors, requiring hours of make-up and precision positioning, necessary to achieve the exactness of the original piece. These works literally spring to life, thanks to a professional orchestra, intricate score, live narration and the work of many talented, dedicated volunteers. Pageant is truly a one of a kind experience, never to be forgotten. The program’s dramatic sets and sophisticated lighting beautifully illuminate works ranging from the Italian Renaissance to the Modern Masters.

Enhancement of this phenomenal experience comes courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s “Behind the Velvet Rope.” This exclusive guest package allows patrons to “rub elbows with Fine Artists” as they gain a true back stage experience through a guided tour. Guests are given access to the production just before the curtain goes up, giving a peak into the mystery of how this living art production comes to life. With only 3 packages available each Saturday evening, this luxury experience is limited. Packages begin at $625 per night and can be booked directly at www.RitzCarlton.com/LagunaPackages, or by calling 949.240.2000.

Tickets for this intriguing artistic performance are very limited and sell out each year. For more information on the 2012 Pageant of the Masters go to www.foapm or call 800.487.3378.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rocky Point: a beach you’ll love coming back to again and again…

 
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