It is the mission of the Newport Beach Sister City Association to create and strengthen partnerships between the City of Newport Beach and its sister cities.
Antibes, France is located on the southern coast of France, on the Mediterranean, between Nice and Canes. Antibes is best known as the Rose Capital of Europe and the home of the largest yachts in the world. Newport Beach Sister City and Newport Beach students and their families welcome students and their chaperones from Antibes in February. In April the Newport Beach students travel to Antibes where they are hosted by the families of the Antibes students.
Okazaki, Japan is located 200 miles southwest of Tokyo and is the birthplace of the first Shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa. The city is best known for its production of stonework, miso, fireworks, centers for automobile, chemical and textile industries. Since 1984, the Newport Beach Sister City Association, in conjunction with the Newport – Balboa Rotary Club, has annually selected 4-6 Jr. High students to visit our sister city. Each July students and chaperones will travel to Okazaki for a ten day visit. In October these same students will host their Japanese friends here in Newport Beach.
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
Ensenada, located in Baja California, is our closest sister city. While we are currently committed to establishing more programs, we enjoy an art exchange with the elementary school children and have it displayed at local businesses. Most notably though, is our years of celebrating the annual Ensenda and Newport regatta. For several years, NBSCA continues to celebrate this event with our neighboring friends by hosting the annual Mayors’ Luncheon with the Mayor of Newport Beach and Mayor of Ensenada. All NBSCA members are invited to this event and it is easy to attend, as this event is hosted in Newport Beach.