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Sweaty Betty's guide to Lido

posted on Friday, 31st March 2017 | find under Travel
Hello Orange County! Located on the waterside, Lido in Newport Beach is known for its sun, sand, serious shopping and now Sweaty Betty. Lido's Marina Village is about to get London style by the bucket load as we open our fourth shop on the East Coast. ‘When I founded Sweaty Betty in 1998, opening stores in California was a dream as it perfectly embodies the active lifestyle Sweaty Betty represents,' reflects Founder & Creative Director, Tamara. 'The weather and endless fitness opportunities make it so easy to be active and Orange County’s incredible studios and surf make it the perfect home for our brand'. Here's our lowdown on the area. 

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Where to Sweat

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Grit Cycle

If you like your cardio with a serious side of beautiful studio, then Grit Cycle is the one for you. One of the hottest spin studios in Orange County, head here for a high-intensity, full body class in boutique surroundings. Just book early, spaces go fast. 

Ra Yoga Studio

Meaning 'Breathe in Light', this spacious studio is a one-stop shop for all your yogi needs. From heated, to yin, teacher training, wellness treatments and even childcare, Ra Yoga's team of incredible instructors have you covered. 

Villa Pilates

With small class sizes and a small neighbourhood vibe, this is a beautiful space with bamboo floors, open beam ceilings, non-toxic paint, and natural lighting. Head to Villa Pilates for a stretch in a friendly and relaxing environment.

On the Water

With the largest recreational harbour on the West Coast, Lido locals love to workout in the great outdoors. From surfing, to paddle-boarding, swimming and jet skiing, the water is the place-to-be at weekends. 

Where To Eat

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Jan's Health Bar

A short walk from Grit Cycle, expect a queue at Jan's Health Bar for wholesome, healthy bites. From juices, to gluten-free baked goods and the 'original tuna sandwich', head here for a post-workout reward. 

Zinque

With a beautiful harbour view and mouthwatering croissants, Zinque is the place to go for the best brunch in town. With wooden tables, wrought-iron details and a beautiful bar, enjoy the sun with a glass of rose at this French hot spot. 

Bear Flag Fish Co

Fresh out of the ocean and expertly prepared, Bear Flag Fish Co is where locals flock to for inexpensive, delicious food. Enjoy poke, fish tacos, swordfish burritos and the best clam chowder in town, just be prepared to queue. 

Honor Coffee Roasters

If caffeine is more your thing, head to the newly opened Honor Coffee Roasters for delicious coffee and harbour views before hitting the shops at Lido Marina Village.

Where To Go

lido to do

Balboa Peninsula

The home of sandy beaches and endless miles of the Pacific Ocean, head to Balboa Peninusla for harbourside views, watersports and our personal favourite the Balboa Fun Zone, a favourite with locals since 1936. OC fans take note, the Ferris Wheel here is where Ryan and Marissa shared their first kiss.

Orange County Museum

In need of a culture fix? The Orange County Museum highlights California art and cutting-edge contemporary artists, with exhibitions rotating through two large spaces. There’s also a sculpture garden, eclectic gift shop and a theater screening classic, foreign and art-related films.

Crystal Cove State Park

A few miles of open beach and 2400 acres of undeveloped woodland at this state beach let you forget you're in a crowded metropolitan area. The perfect place to relax. 

Find out more about our Lido Marina boutique and visit us in-store at 3431 Via Oporto Suite 101, Newport Beach, CA, 92663. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for opening day insights and Lido event news!
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