Weekend Getaway: Newport Beach

Last weekend, we headed to Newport Beach to surprise our mom with a stay at The Resort at Pelican Hill for her birthday. Though we'd seen many photos of the five-star property at work, viewing the grounds in person was incredible –pictures do not do it justice!

Golf course with ocean view and rotunda at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Rigatoni pasta with pepper at Andrea at The Resort at Pelican Hill












Cafe at The Resort at Pelican Hill gelato in front of gelato cart

Saturday was spent eating the best handmade pasta & sipping Bellinis and moscato at Andrea, exploring the grounds, decompressing at the spa, laying out by the pool, and spending time in our beautiful ocean-view bungalow – which was stocked with complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries provided by the concierge for mom's birthday celebration.

Before we left on Sunday, we took part in a meditation flow class and treated ourselves to some of the resort's famous gelato! Even though we only spent one night on property, we really made the most of our time & felt like we were spending the weekend at an Italian villa. We cannot wait to go back someday for another mother-daughter getaway!