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West Coast Road Trip: Newport Beach- Hotel Irvine

As we continued our journey into Southern California, we planned a stop at the Hotel Irvine .  It is located just 10 minutes outside Newport Beach in Irvine, CA.  The property had a modern look and character, which featured spacious guest rooms and many onsite amenities.  Some of our favorites were the fully stocked 24/7 marketplace and the Club 12 lounge on the 12 th  floor. The deck outside of Club 12 was a great place to enjoy breakfast or happy hour and take in the great views. For our daytime activity, we made the short drive to Newport Beach Harbor to set sail on a Duffy Boat. We did a 2 hour rental which allowed us to comfortably make a big lap around the whole harbor and take in the sights. In addition to the beautiful waterfront houses, the boats on display throughout the harbor were a sight in themselves and had our jaws dropping for the whole 2 hours. Duffy boats are electrically powered boats that make it easy for non-boaters and boaters alike t