Climb to the top of the marquee when you and a guest get away to the Newport Beach Film Festival, named one of the 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine, with this week's Escape.
The annual event, just a few blocks from spectacular coastline and less than an hour from Hollywood, showcases 400 films from 50 countries, including several premieres and galas.
This week is your opportunity to see and be seen—as well as experience a rich filmmaking history, fine dining, shopping, and exceptional recreational activities all in one city.
Name drop (yours, that is) at the front desk at the Fairmont Newport Beach for a one-night stay for two, Friday or Saturday ($150) or Sunday through Thursday ($190) between April 26 and May 3, and get two general admission tickets to the festival. Even if your autograph garners nothing but a smile—and not the legions of crowds of your dreams—you'll still be treated to A-list amenities.
As you walk across the marble floor entryway and into your casually elegant guest room, you'll swoon over your Egyptian cotton sheets, which are elegantly draped over your king-size bed. Order from the coffee and tea service, or cue the 32-inch flat-screen to check out Hollywood's latest gossip.
Take your car from its complimentary overnight valet parking spot and go looking for a shutterbug-ready outfit at Fashion Island. Enjoy a cocktail and California yellowtail fish tacos at bambú Restaurant, or head for one of the many hip boutiques in Corona del Mar or Balboa Island, and then head to the Festival with two included general admission tickets.
Take in the sights of international feature-length, short, documentary, student, and animated films—plus get the chance to meet the talent in the credits—as you join in on this energetic festival.
Spend the morning eating your included breakfast and discussing your up-and-coming career before visiting the sites in Newport Beach. After you've taken notes with this Escape, a star is born.
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Newport Beach Film Festival
One-Night Stay for Two, Friday or Saturday ($150) or Sunday through Thursday ($190), between April 26 and May 3; Breakfast for Two; Two General Admission Newport Beach Film Festival Tickets; and Valet Parking for One Car
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