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Balboa Island

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Address: Newport Beach, CA
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Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement...

Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.

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Best mini vacation ever

The people are friendly, the food is great, and the location is perfect for visiting this section of the coastline.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mercedesbaldwin1
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Kansas City, Missouri
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't pay enough attention to what KIND of family Balboa Island works for as a "family destination". Probably nice to rent a vacation home here, but don't waste your time visiting the village if you have teenagers. We lasted 5 minutes and wished we hadn't wasted the time. Tacky, tacky, tacky.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The people are friendly, the food is great, and the location is perfect for visiting this section of the coastline.

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Thank mercedesbaldwin1
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sun was out and the walk to the business district was beautiful. The little town has cute shops and a great bakery.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balboa lost its zip code and was placed under the wing of Newport Beach. Not enough residence to support a continued zip code of its own, the little hamlet of Balboa, including the island, still holds its individuality. Its neighboring community to the north whose zip code it shares … 92662, has not gobbled it up … though is a... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WITH DOG IN TOW, We walked the beautiful Balboa Island, admiring some extravagant bayside homes. We also strolled down the main shopping area. We approached by ferry from fun zone, only $1 for a crossing, more for cars. It is a quick crossing, less than five minutes.

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Signal Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula are a great place to people watch, see beautiful houses, look at boats and see some wildlife. There are plenty of activities and boutique shops. Great place to spend an afternoon.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice unique shops. Beautiful homes to see. Some shops expensive others affordable 50/50. It is free to walk and enjoy the experience and sunshine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun little place. We were here with our girls, ages 8 & 6. We walked all around the island checking out the shops and sights. Lots of cool places to shop and eat. The beach is amazing. We came first thing in the morning and it was not crowded at all.

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Princeton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see side trip if you are staying in the area. We drove across but there is a ferry to also use to access the island. We enjoyed walking out on the pier, even though it was foggy, many people fishing, fun to watch. We walked among the many shops, drove around to see some beautiful homes.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful island with lots of antique shops, great homy restaurants, beautiful people, and amazing beach. Very walkable & kid friendly.

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