Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Newport Harbor Art Museum

Featuring vintage art, the Newport Harbor Art
Museum is the primary showcase in Newport Beach
or California for that matter for the best in
contemporary art.  Being founded in 1962, the
museum is dedicated to the collection, exhibition,
and the interpretation of both contemporary and
modern art.

By reflecting on the past as well as the present,
the museum features the exhibitions of local, national
and international scopes, and also maintains one of
the most impressive and important works of California
Art since the beginning and end of World War 2.

For those who don't know much about contemporary art,
the Newport Harbor Art Museum offers a broad series
of programs designed in assisting the understanding
and appreciation of the subject.  Even though you
may be new to contemporary art, the museum will
show you all there is to know and love about it.

Known all over the world, the museum has a reputation
for its depth of holdings in California post-war art,
a collection of over 2,000 sculptures, paintings,
prints, drawings, and even photography. 

Those who are already familiar with contemporary art
will surely appreciate everything that the museum
provides.  Fans of post-war art will enjoy this
museum as well, as it provides the most extensive
collection of California art around.

Some of the key holdings found in the Newport Harbor
Art Museum include David Park, Nathan Oliveira, Joan
Brown, Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, Joe Goode, Robert Irwin,
Chuck Arnoldi, and Judy Fiskin.  There are also major
holdings in room size works featuring Bill Viola's
Theater of Memory and even the Tale of Two Cities by
Chris Burden.

Open year round, the museum hours are Tuesday -
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM, closed
on Monday.  Although there is small price for
admission, the day to visit is Tuesday - as admission
for everyone is free.  If you are in the Newport area
on Tuesday, you should drop by the museum as you have
nothing to lose.

If your on vacation in Newport Beach, you can go to
the Newport Harbor Art Museum during the day, on a
side trip.  The museum is a great way to spend the
day looking at art.  For the locals of the area, the
museum is a great place to go back to time and time
again to bring back memories of the post-war art and
everything that contemporary California art is known

Overlooking Newport Beach

Throughout the vast state of California, Newport Beach
remains one of the most overlooked cities.  The city
of Newport Beach is actually a very charming island,
with great beaches and a peninsula.  With all of it's
charms, it remains overlooked by tourists and those
looking for an ideal vacation spot.

Lying cradled within the Balboa Peninsula, the seven
islands that make up Newport Beach happen to have some
of the most expensive real estate in California.  Many
of the homes here are 1.5 million and up!  When you
consider that many are surrounded by small yacht harbors
and a peaceful yet tranquil environment, you know the
price of the homes are more than well worth it.

If you live in California, you can find Newport Beach just
off Pacific Coast Highway in beautiful Orange County.  Simply
take CA 55 south from I-5 to Newport Blvd.  Or, you can
also take CA 1 at Newport Blvd. After a short travel, the
Newport Blvd. will turn into Balboa Blvd. and eventually
take you down the middle of the island.

Whether you live in California or just outside of it,
Newport Beach is one place you should visit.  Once you
visit this overlooked treasure, you'll probably find yourself
wondering why you didn't visit sooner.  Take our word
for it - Newport Beach is simply "that good".

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pelican Hill Golf Course

On the Newport Coast, standing high above the Pacific
Ocean is one of the best golf courses in the California
area. Boasting a very nice golf course, the finest
services and amenities, and superb dining, Pelican
Hill Golf Course provides one of the best experiences
of golf and after golf.

With 2 golf courses, the course will provide challenges
to beginners and avid golf players alike. While both
are great courses, the toughest decision you'll make
is deciding which one to play first. Even though you
can go back and play the course you didn't select later,
choosing the one to start with is almost as fun as

The North Course
The North Course of the Pelican Golf Course reflects
a classic Scottish style, almost floating around an
elevated plateau. The drastic elevation changes help
to create spectacular views of both the Pacific Ocean
and the Newport Harbor.

Staying true to the ingenious design philosophy, the
landscape here plays a major role in the challenge and
the overall beauty of the North Course. Golfers all
around the world enjoy playing the North Course, as
the design here is better than most golf courses out

The South Course
Set high above the Pacific, the South Course is also
ranked among the top golf courses in the entire Newport
Beach area. The South Course offers breathtaking ocean
views, pine trees, manicured fairways, and a nice
soaring eucalyptus.

On the South Course you'll also find challenging greens
submerged by strategically placed bunkers. The design
of the course here included rolling terrain, canyon
crossing tee shots, and holes that border the cliffs
of the California coast.

Both courses are very set in their unique designs, using
the terrain and topology to golf players challenges
they simply won't find elsewhere. While many golf courses
use the field to add to the playing experience, Pelican
Hill uses many different tools. The result is a game
of golf that will leave you wanting more.

If you enjoy playing golf, Pelican Hill Golf Course in
Newport Beach provides the golf you crave. There are
plenty of other things to see and do in Newport Beach,
from kids to grown ups. Whether your on vacation or
a local, Pelican Hill can help you to enjoy playing
golf for the first time. All you need to do is play a
few games on the course - then you'll discover the
way golf was meant to be played.
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