Newport Beach’s Unique Blend of Art, Culture, & History

Although Newport Beach may be known for its beautiful coastline, our local galleries, museums, and theaters offer world-class exhibits, performances, and classes throughout the year. From The Festival of Arts, California's longest-running outdoor fine art show, to the Lyon Air Museum, come explore our local museums and theatres during your next stay at Balboa Bay Resort.


  • Orange County Art Museum - 2 miles 

Located in Newport Beach, the Orange County Museum of Art enriches the lives of a diverse and changing community through modern and contemporary art. This Newport Beach museum comprises of more than 3,000 objects, with a concentration on the art of California from the early 20th century to present.


  • Newport Harbor Nautical Museum - 4 miles

The ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum is dedicated to sharing the adventure, history, and natural wonders of the sea through fun and entertaining multi-sensory exhibitions, science-based educational programs, and enriching cultural events. For 25 years, they have built an organization dedicated to nautical heritage and history.


  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts - 5 miles

Located in Costa Mesa, Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents a broad range of performances for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, and many other special events. 


  • Lyon Air Museum - 7 miles

The Lyon Air Museum exhibit is comprised of authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on the defining event of the 20th century – World War II. Through captivating and thought provoking exhibits based in historical scholarship, visitors gain a better understanding of the important role the United States plays in shaping world history.


More Local Museums & Theaters: 

  • South Coast Repertory - 8 miles

  • Pacific Symphony - 9 miles

  • Bowers Museum - 10 miles

  • Pageant of the Masters - 10 miles

  • Marconi Automotive Museum - 11 miles