This article is sponsored by The Balboa Bay Club & Resort, a 15-acre, four-diamond property and Newport Beach's only waterfront resort. To learn more about the destination's unparalleled services and amenities, visit

Seaside getaways are a great way to unwind, but they can also be costly and time-consuming.

Thankfully, for those of us unable to jet down to the Caribbean for a week-long vacation, there's The Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach. Located just an hour south of L.A., the BBC&R is the perfect destination for a seaside weekend escape.

It's also ideally situated in the upscale coastal community. The 15-acre, Mediterranean-inspired property is Newport Beach's only waterfront resort, meaning many of its 160 rooms and suites boast ocean views. Guests can take in stunning vistas from fully furnished verandas, before retiring to luxury appointed rooms, each evoking a relaxed sense of sophistication thanks to plush feather-top beds, crisp white duvets, deep soaking tubs and rattan furniture.

Hospitality abounds around the intimate resort, with guests enjoying a personal attachment to the staff. As part of Newport's historic Balboa Bay Club, guests can enjoy amenities like a state-of-the-art spa, a 24-hour fitness center and heated swimming pools, before tucking into some surf and turf at First Cabin Restaurant. Nights are equally entertaining at Duke's Place (named after local legend John Wayne), the resort's elegant bar and lounge, where live jazz pairs excellently with deftly mixed cocktails, not to mention unparalleled views of Newport Harbor.

For those looking for more than just a quick two-day escape, the sprawling resort is also equiped to host your next big event, whether that's a wedding or a corporate function. The property's Grand Ballroom comfortably seats 450 guests, while the 4,000-square-foot Bayside Lawn, outdoor terrace and private beach can handle any al fresco celebration.

So, the next time you're griping about being landlocked and lacking the time for a vacation, look no further than the four-diamond Balboa Bay Club & Resort, the perfect destination for your next weekend getaway.

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