Chrissy, Clay, Allie, Grant, Chase, Taylor and Sasha are heading home for the holidays. It's Chrissy's first trip back to Newport since leaving for college and deciding to make her long-distance relationship with Clay work. But did the absence make their hearts grow fonder or was this first love easy to forget? Chase has moved on from his unpredictable relationship with Taylor, and jumped head first into a new romance with Kylie, Chrissy's sorority sister. And back from Europe, Allie is trying to make her way in the big city of Los Angeles. Will she be able to leave the pampered life of Newport behind and forge a new independence? New loves, lost loves, life-changing decisions and a group of friends that will try to stay together forever. Newport Harbor: you can always come home.