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Oceanside Getaway in Newport Beach
Like in any Southern California beach community, summer is the time to be near the water. With the exception of June, when the infamous "June Gloom" covers the skies and keeps temps chillier than you'd expect, temperatures are near perfect throughout the rest of the season. Of course, that also means the crowds are there — expect endless traffic on Hwy 1 during the daytime and full parking lots at every turn. Watching the blue whale migration is a huge draw May through August. Some other big summer events include the NOSA yacht race from Newport to Ensenada in April; it's one of the oldest in the world, as well as the Newport Beach Jazz Festival in May.
Shoulder seasons can be quite lovely, too, however. Late spring (May) and early fall (October) show some seasonably warm days and fewer people. In December, the Christmas boat parades are wildly popular.
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