Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a one-night stay at an RV or tent site, plus a two-hour kayak rental and a one-hour surrey bike rental, at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina in Newport Beach (a $170 value).
A beachfront oasis filled with towering palms and user-friendly sand, Newport Dunes offers campers scenes of distant mountaintops and an entertaining outdoor venue that's great for escaping homes and high-maintenance gardens. Choose to spend a night at one of the 382 RV sites, or choose to slumber at a tent site that includes a two-cot tent, a fire-ring with pouches of instant fire, and a picnic table. Customers can also enjoy a two-hour kayak rental and a one-hour surrey bike rental—each rental is valid for two people and provides an ideal respite for campers who prefer paddling through cerulean waters or exploring bike trails to sleeping all day. Guests who choose to stay at the RV park are rewarded for their choice with a 20% discount at Newport Dunes' Back Bay Bistro.
Though reviewers are mixed on Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina's atmosphere, they enjoy its family-oriented activities. TripAdvisors give Newport Dunes an average of 3.5 owl eyes, and six Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.
- My wife and I are regular visitors to Newport Dunes. We find that the staff, surroundings and activities are all top notch. The employees are very friendly and helpful. – Rocksteele, TripAdvisor
- Wonderful resort located in Newport Beach. Great views of their lagoon. Staff always friendly. The resort puts on great activities for their guests. – kypros73, TripAdvisor