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Balboa Village

Balboa Penninsula, Newport Beach, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Cultural
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Walking Balboa Island is the perfect way to spend a relaxing day enjoying the sun, the food and people watching. The views are beautiful and the walk is so enjoyable. Definitely recommend to everyone coming for a visit from out of town.

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California
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1,190 reviews 1,190 reviews
767 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Probably the coolest thing to do here is to walk around the island and witness the patio lifestyle up close and personal. Locals are VERY friendly!

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Corona del Mar, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Walking Balboa Island is the perfect way to spend a relaxing day enjoying the sun, the food and people watching. The views are beautiful and the walk is so enjoyable. Definitely recommend to everyone coming for a visit from out of town.

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Alexandria, VA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not a big place, but the houses are fun to look at and the downtown street so charming with its shops and restaurants. Bookstore very nice. One MUST have a frozen banana--if I lived here, I would be coming here LOTS for that wonderful treat!

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Andover, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A lovely place to wander round at your leisure . The ferry is a dollar each way and you share that with a couple of cars, very quaint. The houses are lovely and it is just nice to stroll along the front of them with the sea on one side. The Main Street has shops and a couple of eateries... More

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London, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
188 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

and it usually is, it a great place to walk around. Food, shopping, clean. Its got that quant so cal beach feel to it which has been lost in a lot of beach towns.

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Simi Valley, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
53 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had lunch by the Village area then took a stroll along the boardwalk. There is a fun zone, and a few rides for the kids. There were some new fun things to do there since the last time we visited that looked quite different and unique

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Newport Beach, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

it's getting better... kind of a tourist area, but fun to go to the funzone and play, check out the museum, beach shops, and get some food at newport landing or go for a boatride! ample parking in parking garage. crowded in summer, but any other time, great!

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Vancouver, WA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

interesting shopping area, fun to catch ferry to peninsula, several good restaurants, beautiful homes to look at on the waterfront

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I like everything about it except the parking. It is a very dog friendly village with several places thoughtful enough to provide drinking water for the pups. There are several restaurants including a dog friendly one I have yet to visit. There is something for everyone no matter the sex or age. charming shops as well as snack and candy... More

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