Over 800 years old, the gondola is a regarded as a symbol of romance. Although thinking of a gondola may bring thoughts of Venice Italy, the gondola ride found in Newport Beach can be just as romantic when it comes to the symbol of romance.
Once you sit in the black yet sleek gondola, you’ll be steered into the fairy-tale setting of the hidden canals beyond Newport Beach. Most of the time, the individual steering the gondola will appear discreet yet mysterious, hearing nothing and saying nothing.
With this sense, the boat will almost appear to be moving by magic, gliding along with nothing to disturb the soft music. Occasionally, you can hear the splashing of a fish breaking the surface of the water, which actually adds to the music and the tempo of the gondola ride.
With the gondola floating so close to the surface of the water, you’ll feel as if every sense you have is being tapped. The warmth of the sun, the smell of the water, and the lapping of the waves will set your mind off like never before.
As you travel through the canals, you’ll find yourself wondering if the houses are deserted and just how romantic the atmosphere and...