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Newport Beach

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Newport Beach

Guys

We are going to stay in the ramada hotel in costa mesa both 23 years old on a week break from work

we are looking for good places to eat around our area..

we have booked to go to six flags, univeral and sea world (all by taxi as we are not hiring a car) and planning a trip up to hollywood at some point

the rest of the time we are looking to go to the beach and explore and shop for 1 day

any advice on where to go and see and eat around newport beach and if its worth taking a trip to huntington beach and laguna beach for a bit?

cheers guys

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plus we are looking for a few bars to go drinking in of an evening..

the Sportspage Saloon is something we have heard about? any info on this bar

cheers

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2. Re: Newport Beach

You may want to look at a map before deciding to go such distances by taxi.

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You really should change your hotel! Particularly without a car!! The taxi's you plan to take could cost $100s EACH way. You are an hour (at LEAST) away from all the places you plan to visit - more like 2 hours in some cases, which is 4 hours round trip. Change your hotel, or change the things you want to see.

You really should stay in Hollywood, where you have access to public transportation, although getting to Sea World will be a trek (but you can take a train). Getting to Six Flags is not easy by public transportation, no matter where you stay. Getting to Universal from Hollywood (look into Orchid Suites or Celebrity Hollywood) is very easy, just minutes by metro. Bars and restaurants are all walking distance.

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I have just found the metro link system in california

there is a pick up in irvine (which is close to us) which goes into los angeles union station

that will do for us, walking isnt much of a problem

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Even though the train goes into the Downtown area of Los Angeles, you're still far from the things you want to do in LA. LA is enormous - you will be spending hours on transportation, and have no time to sightsee.

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The Ramada is a nice choice in the area and is not as expensive as others in the area. With what you have planned you should really rent a car and will be worn out driving. Try to drive from 10 til 2 or 7 pm or later or you will experience LA traffic not fun.

Places to eat/drink you will love....for your age hit the Balboa Penninsula right down the street from your hotel. Newport Brewing Company, across the street Malarkey's good ol Irish pub, and go by

the Newport Pier.

There you will find Sharkeez, Stag Bar for pool and more down the boardwalk Mutt Lynches.

There is also a cool bar/dance place in there Blue Beat.

Trust me the ladies will be in abundance all in your age. Also you can find good affordable food in all those place.

Huntington Pier is great Main Street also worth checking. There you will want to hit Freds, Hurricanes and any bar in there.

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SHop FAshion Island for sure. I would recommend Laguna for walking and shopping too. Great restaurants every where! If you haven't been to MAstro's for steak, one in COsta Mesa on Anton and Crystal Cove...good luck

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Try Max on 17th and Dover. Their bartender is fabulous (great Martinis) and the food incrediable. It is a bit expensive, but worth every penny!! If it is nice out, the patio is beautiful!!...and romantic at night!!

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