COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Guests of the Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach can witness shimmering holiday lights reflecting off the waters of Newport Beach as city residents deck the hulls of their boats and light up their homes for a huge annual event.
Since 1908, Newport residents have decorated their boats and houses to celebrate the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The parade, scheduled for Dec. 19–23, 2013, features about 200 elaborately decorated boats vying for awards such as "Best Humor and Originality" and "Best Lights and Animation." With more than 1.5 million spectators each year, the parade draws people from all over California. Watching the parade from the beach is free, but guests of the Costa Mesa hotel who want to participate in some of the action can join a Newport Landing cruise each night of the parade and throughout December. Cruise tickets cost $20 to $36. The Costa Mesa hotel is about 10 minutes from Newport Beach.
While in town for the parade, vacationers and guests of the Costa Mesa hotel can take advantage of the 50 Reasons for a Weekend Stay in Costa Mesa, California Package and make their stay an event to remember. Stay two nights with rates starting at $139 and receive one $50 American Express gift card and one South Coast Plaza VIP Passport providing exclusive value-added offers at more than 100 stores and restaurants. Just minutes from the beaches and Orange County Airport, one of the premier hotels in Costa Mesa, CA, helps provide travelers with a weekend of designer shopping, the best in theater and visual arts and incredible dining.
Residents of the hotel near Newport Beach can finish their holiday shopping and save some green by using the VIP passport redeemable at South Coast Plaza. This center has all of the major department and chain stores as well as plenty of boutiques to find gifts that are truly rare. Stores include Ann Taylor, Brioni, Banana Republic, Coach, the Disney Store, H&M, Macy's, J.Crew, Lacoste, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn and Tiffany & Co.
After a full day and night of holiday fun, tired vacationers can return to their suite within the Costa Mesa hotel and relax. Kick back in separate living spaces and enjoy the warmth from fireplaces while watching a beloved holiday classic on 27-inch flat-screen televisions. Guests with an urge to bake their favorite holiday treats can do so in fully equipped kitchens complete with conventional ovens, dishwashers, microwaves, pots, pans, serving dishes, refrigerators, silverware, stoves and toasters. When the last cookie has been decorated and it's time to settle in for a long winter's nap, the luxurious beds topped with crisp linens, custom comforters and fluffy pillows are sure to provide just the right landing spot to dream about the magical lights display at the boat parade.
The 50 Reasons deal is valid through Jan. 5, 2014, using promotional code SHO online or over the phone at 1-800-228-9290.
About Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach
The Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach at 881 West Baker St. in Costa Mesa, CA, is near Newport Beach and just blocks from South Coast Plaza, John Wayne Airport (SNA) and Newport, Huntington and Seal beaches. The Costa Mesa hotel is also conveniently located near Balboa Island and Fun Zone, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Universal Studios and City Walk. The hotel boasts 144 suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas as well as one meeting room with 680 square feet of space, a fitness center and outdoor pool and whirlpool. Complimentary wireless Internet and free hot breakfasts are available. For information, visit www.marriott.com/CSMNB or call 1-714-241-8800.
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