Local Attractions

Best Things to Do in Newport Beach

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Ramada Costa Mesa is conveniently located right off the Pacific Coast Highway, just three minutes away from Newport Beach’s top attractions, restaurants, shops, nightlife and gorgeous beach.

Known for its scenic beauty and lavish social scene, Newport is home to Costa Mesa tourist attractions. Rent bikes and enjoy ocean views while coasting along the boardwalk, grab a surfboard and ride our famous waves, or simply spend a relaxing day on the beach playing volleyball.

As the setting for popular TV shows like The O.C., Arrested Development and The Real Housewives of Orange County, Newport Beach embodies the famous SoCal lifestyle. Guests will find high-end shopping just moments away at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island. Boutique art galleries, celebrity homes and some of the country’s top golf courses are also less than two miles from Ramada Inn.

With Anaheim just 20 minutes away, our Costa Mesa hotel is a perfect choice for theme-park enthusiasts who are looking to stay at an inn near Disneyland. Disney’s California Adventure Park, Adventure City and Knott’s Berry Farm. Baseball lovers can also catch a game at Angel’s Stadium while they’re in town.

Whatever your pleasure, it’s all within reach at Ramada Costa Mesa-Newport Beach.

Theme Parks & Entertainment 

  • Balboa Pavilion and Fun Zone (3.8 miles) 

Newport Beach’s most famous landmark, the historic Balboa Pavilion, is one of California's last surviving examples of the great waterfront recreational pavilions from the turn of the century. Newport Beach’s most famous landmark, the historic Balboa Pavilion, is one of California's last surviving examples of the great waterfront recreational pavilions from the turn of the century.

  • Knott’s Berry Farm (19 miles) 

Knott's Berry Farm is a 160-acre amusement park in Buena Park, California, owned by Cedar Fair. The 2015 Global Attractions Attendance Report states Knott's Berry Farm is the 12th most visited theme park in North America.

  • Disneyland Resort (12 miles) 

Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.

Shop & Dine

  • John Wayne Airport – JWA (6 miles)
  • Catalina Flyer ferry to Catalina Island (3.8 miles)
  • Fashion Island (4.4 miles)
  • The Triangle - restaurants and cinemas (0.7 miles)
  • The District at Tustin – shopping and entertainment (8.2 miles)


  • City of Newport Beach (1 mile)
  • The Beach of Newport Beach (1.5 miles)
  • Huntington Beach (5 miles)
  • Newport Beach Pier (2.2 miles)
  • Huntington Beach Pier (5.6 miles)
  • Newport Beach Pier (2.2 miles)

Local Universities & Schools 

  • University of California - Irvine (6 miles)