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Known for being hilly and family-friendly, Newport Coast is a romantic neighborhood with a great selection of restaurants. Outdoor settings, such as the sea, beaches, and sunsets, attract many visitors.
A family-friendly neighborhood, Old Towne offers a variety of options for restaurants. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its festivals and college atmosphere. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the art and live music.
Make it down the steps on to this beach and you many think you've stumbled on to Hawaii. Be sure to take a lunch down with you, as there is no food for sale on the beach and the steep steps back up can feel like hard work on an empty stomach.
A must for fans of Disney's Pixar movies, which young fans might find more relatable than the classic characters. Head for the Ferris Wheel when you first enter the park and you can plan out your day from the top of the world!
Taking children along? Buy your tickets online in advance for a discount. Sunday afternoon is the best time to avoid throngs of highly excited kids and means there will be less competition to try out the hands-on exhibits
A great zoo for young children, it's small and intimate with a great variety of birds and monkeys in particular. Their reasonably-priced cafe has a sand pit next to it, so you can watch the kids playing while you take a well-deserved break.