Custom Tag: Balboa Bay Resort

Explore Newport Harbor Up Close and Personal, in a Duffy Boat

Explore Newport Harbor in a Duffy Boat   Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California, enjoys a distinctive waterfront location. Want to explore the beauty of Newport Harbor up close and personal? Guests of the resort can take full advantage of this prime spot by renting an electric Duffy boat. “Duffy boats are unique to… Read more »

Meetings Take to the Water on the Yacht at Balboa Bay Resort

Meetings Take to the Water at Balboa Bay Resort   Those hosting meetings and special events can now book them on the bay thanks to Balboa Bay Resort’s new yacht in Newport Beach, California. The Ambassador, a 128-foot yacht, can accommodate up to 150 people and serves as a floating space for everything from business… Read more »

A Taste Sensation for the Season: Waterline’s New Fall Menu


A Taste Sensation: Waterline’s New Fall Menu The Balboa Bay Resort’s refined waterfront restaurant Waterline features “water-to-table” cuisine—with fresh, locally sourced inspiration. Each season Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom refreshes the menu with appetizers, entrees and desserts that capture the best of the season. “For me fall is all about warmth and comfort—heavier foods that will… Read more »

Orange County: An International Shopping Destination


Orange County: An International Shopping Destination   While shopping is everywhere these days—from airports to your smartphone—few destinations can boast the quality or quantity of shopping found in Orange County, California. Guests at Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach and Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach have easy access to true world-class shopping, starting… Read more »

A Room With an Ocean View Presents a Reconsidered Angle of Perspective

A Room With an Ocean View There’s nothing quite like adding an ocean view to your vacation—the sound of waves lapping, the smell of fresh ocean air, and the sun gleaming off the water all add to a sense of peace and relaxation.   Meritage Collection guests can take in ocean and bay views in… Read more »

For a Great Starter, or for a Meal, Share a Small-Bite Dish

Meritages Grilled Spanish Octopus

Share a Small-Bite Dish Whether you’re sharing with family or friends, small-bite dishes can make the perfect appetizer or meal. Here, we’ve rounded up some favorite small bites from each of the Meritage Collection properties. The Meritage Resort and Spa Siena restaurant at The Meritage Resort and Spa recently rolled out a new menu. “One… Read more »

A Couples Massage Is the Ultimate Treat: Massage Times Two

The Spa at Estancia

Massage Times Two If you’re vacationing with your significant other, a couple’s massage is the ultimate treat. Each Meritage Collection property puts a unique touch on its couple’s massage options.   “A unique setting specifically designed for duos is what truly sets The Spa at Estancia’s couple’s experience apart,” says Dana Flower, marketing manager for… Read more »

Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your Spa Experience

Get the Most Out of Your Spa Experience A resort spa treatment is a special experience, adding the ultimate in relaxation to any trip. But are you really making the most of your time at the spa? Here, Meritage Collection experts offer tips to help guests pamper themselves to the fullest. Give yourself time to… Read more »

Discover the New Menu at Balboa Bay Resort’s Waterline

Discover the New Menu at Balboa Bay Resort’s Waterline You’ve heard of farm-to-table, now meet water-to-table: the essence of fresh seafood paired with the best ingredients of each season. Waterline, the signature restaurant at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, makes changes to their menu seasonally so that they’re always highlighting the best of… Read more »

Bring Fido Along for the Fun at Meritage Collection Resorts

Dog Friendly at Bacara

Bring Fido Along at Meritage Collection Resorts Many pet owners in the United States factor in their animal companions when planning their vacations. Luckily, the resorts of the Meritage Collection are pet-friendly, making it easy to bring furry family members along regardless of which destination you choose. While most resorts do charge a pet fee,… Read more »