The O.C.


Oh, The O.C. Probably most emblazoned on our minds as the fictitious pop culture phenomenon revolving around the teenage lives of Seth & Summer and that other couple (oh yeah,  Ryan & Marissa). But, Newport Beach, the affluent beachside town that set the backdrop for this beloved TV series is indeed a real place and only a short drive from L.A. My friend Amanda lives there now, and invited a group of us down for an insider’s tour. Let’s explore, shall we?

Group to Balboa

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How do you get there,  you ask?  Park your car on the magnificent Balboa Peninsula, which gives you a free walking tour of all the beautiful homes…

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And in one quick Ferry ride , you’ll find yourself on Balboa Island. Just have $2 cash for the roundtrip fare.

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First stop must be a frozen, chocolate dipped banana. It’s a Newport classic.

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And then, on to the docks to hop on a Duffy. There are many companies that offer boat rentals and the Duffy is the way to go. So much cheaper than a sailboat, and you can be your own Captain.
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You can also bring your own snacks and bubbly.

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Baby on board!

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For two magical hours, we floated around the Harbor. We saw insane homes, giant yachts, adorable seals, a wedding, the Google/Virgin catamaran and we saw the sunset.

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All this while precious baby Sage slept soundly.

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A very fun day in… CALIFORRRRRNIA!

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