Newport Beach is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in California, if not the entire United States. Thousands of visitors from all over the world flock to Newport Beach each year for the good weather, world-famous beach, fine dining, and various landmarks. Senior citizens can often take advantage of discounts at many of the landmarks in Newport Beach. Below we’ll discuss a few of the best deals.
The Orange County Museum of Art
The Orange County Museum of Art is one of Newport beach’s top attractions. This museum features art from the early 20th century, contemporary art galleries, digital art installations, and video art exhibitions. Seniors get a discounted admission price of just $10, and the museum is open 11 am-5 pm PST (Wednesday-Sunday) and 11 am-8 pm PST on Thursdays. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Sherman Library & Gardens
The Sherman Library & Gardens is proud to feature a number of seasonal flower beds, fountains, patios, and conservatories. These public botanical gardens cover 2.2 acres. Some of the gardens include the Fern Grotto, the Cactus and Succulent Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Herb Garden. The library has a large collection of materials relating to the Pacific Southwest. Many of the events held in the gardens offer seniors free admission (event admission for others is usually $5-$10) and admission to the library is always free for seniors, although donations are accepted.
You can also become a member of the Sherman Library & Gardens for added benefits. For $40 per year seniors get a 15% discount in the Garden Shop, free admission to over 250 other botanical gardens throughout the United States, a 10% discount at the Rogers Gardens and Armstrong’s Nursery, reduced entry fees for your guests and two free guest passes.
The Newport Pier is one of the most famous landmarks in California. Entry to the pier is free and many of the restaurants on the pier offer senior discounts. If you’re looking for fine dining, a casual and quick bite to eat, or if you want to catch your own fish while enjoying the scenery, the Newport Pier is the place to go.
The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is open every day from 7 am PST until sundown. This pristine nature preserve is home to over 35,000 birds that fly over the 1,000-acre park. In addition to bird watching, seniors can enjoy activities such as horseback riding, biking, and hiking. The best part is that seniors can get into the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve for absolutely free year-round.
Newport Beach has a lot more to offer senior citizens, but there just isn’t enough time to list everything in this blog. Other popular Newport beach attractions including:
- the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center
- Balboa Island, the Balboa Ferry and Balboa Village
- the Environmental Nature Center
- Gondola Adventures (which features romantic sunset cruises along Newport Harbor)
- Newport Landing Whale Watching
Many of these locations offer senior discounts or completely free entry for senior citizens. For more information contact the landmarks you’re interested in directly or visit www.VisitNewportBeach.com today.