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Address: Balboa Penninsula, Newport Beach, CA
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Cute shopping!

The main street is adorable for a stroll and shopping. This island is so cute! Lots of beach wear and accessories.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
CWanlin
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The main street is adorable for a stroll and shopping. This island is so cute! Lots of beach wear and accessories.

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Malibu, California
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234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Tourist trap and t-shirts Corn dogs, bad pizza and arcades Whale watching and boat rentals Relatively clean and trash free Maybe cool if you're from the Midwest and it's winter.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took ferry from Balboa Island to Balboa Village. Long walk from the Balboa Island marine drive to the ferry. We had rides on the ferris wheel. Many activities for kids and adults alike. Boat rentals and whale watching tours available.

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Laguna Beach, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
8 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A lot of quaint stores and quirky tourist spots (frozen bananas etc.) Not many good restaurants so dont plan on eating here. Quite a few dress shops and a nice book store that is worth a visit. Dont expect too much...this place is small!

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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Lots of interesting and fun souvenir shops to browse and enjoy a leisurely walk around before getting a bite to eat.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

On the weekends, it a better option than the Newport Pier from the traffic and parking standpoint. Go for the bike rental and ride along the path to enjoy the view and explore the many shops in the area.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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348 reviews 348 reviews
195 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Old-fashioned little fishing village on Balboa Penninsula. Relaxing area to walk and see the shops, restaurants and enjoy the scenic views. The shop owners are so friendly you must take a look inside. Restaurants are numerous and making a dining decision isn't easy. So many places to explore, including the pier, in beautiful surroundings and beautiful weather. Highly recommended!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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192 reviews 192 reviews
98 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Balboa village is a must see, park and walk the pier and shops, come hungry and find your great next meal while watching the boats. What views, of course it's California beach life... I highly recommend it for anyone who has not been to paradise.

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Abington, Massachusetts
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35 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Love walking around Balboa Village! It is small, but if you visit each store and browse it could take about 3 hours. Places to eat, both sit down and fast food, and great shops. Walk off the main road and you can see some adorable houses - all with unique charm. Well worth a visit!

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132 reviews 132 reviews
14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Such a quaint village and it feels like a warm community year round. If you are in the Newport Beach area then make time to visit this small village and walk around, window shop and make sure you get a famous balboa bar (ice cream dipped in chocolate and then it can be rolled with different toppings). There are a... More 

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