By Tim Viall, Special to The Record

Orange County, affectionately known as California’s Riviera, runs almost 40 miles south of Los Angeles, boasting world-class beaches and coves, surfers and cyclists, entertainment options galore, vintage and exotic cars, sporting events and fine dining. We had vowed to show our Spokane, Washington, guests the sights, and add a new twist or two. Activities included showing off Newport Beach Harbor and its two upscale islands, taking the ferry over to Santa Catalina Island, sharing the lovely Crystal Cove State Park, and taking in the historic Lyon Air Museum adjacent to John Wayne Airport.

Newport Beach is arguably Orange County’s most upscale of these oceanfront cities. With the world’s largest small boat harbor and two historic fishing piers, Newport

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