July 2018 party

July 21 - 23
Newport Beach California


6:30 - 9 PM, Saturday Evening July 21

Casual Dinner

Our first event is drinks and dinner at Javier’s Cantina in Newport Beach.   We’ll gather in the bar at 6:30 pm and have dinner at 7 pm.   If you think you’re coming to this event, can you let me know?   It’s a busy spot and we want to make sure they’ll adjust our reservation accommodate us all.

11 - 4 pm, Sunday afternoon July 22

The Party

The reunion / birthday party will take place in the garden terrace at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

9 - 10:30 aM, Monday morning July 23

Breakfast for out of town visitors

The Monday after the party, we’ll meet for breakfast at the Marriott Bayview, Newport Beach.  

Other things to do

Balboa Island & Peninsula and Newport Beach

The town of Newport Beach nestles along the California coast.   At the entrance of the bay, are Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island.   These are filled with little restaurants and shops, homes, boats, and an original 1936 ferris wheel.     South of the bay, along the coast are beaches, nature areas, and restaurants.   And inland, there is upscale shopping and culture.

Local culture

Newport Beach is home to the Orange County Museum of Art, Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest, the Summer Concert Series, and the indie film Lido Theatre.  

Outdoor activities

Any summer activity you can imagine is probably here.   So far, I’ve found hiking, sailing, paddle boarding, tennis, kayaking, bicycles, electric bicycles, whale watching, deep sea fishing, golf, surfing, swimming, walking, and napping venues for you to try!    There are lots of places that will rent you equipment or take you out for a few hours – just click the links above. 

Theme parks

If you’re a kid between the ages of 0 and 112, there’s a theme park for you.    Within an hour or so of Newport, you’ll find Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.


Newport Beach has every kind of restaurant from little specialty joints on Balboa Peninsula, to super fancy clubs.    You won’t starve here!   I’ve chosen a handful of options that look really good: The Cannery, Patty MacsFly and Fish Oyster Bar, Javier’s CantinaThe Crab Cooker, Harborside Restaurant, and The Beachcomber Cafe.


Feel free to contact me for anything – info, contacts, a ride from the airport, directions,  organizing meet ups with family…

Marriott Bayview Newport Beach

(949) 854-4500
link to our room block

We have a room block at this hotel with a discounted rate through June 22nd.    If you’re booking after that date, let me know and I’ll try to get the good rate for you.

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

(949) 729 1234

This is where our party will be.   It’s bit more expensive than the Marriott, but it’s a resort with golf, 3 swimming pools, and a spa.


(866) 678-6350

Other hotels in the area can be found through this site – be aware that this area is popular in the summer and it’s best to book early.