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Balboa Village

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Address: Balboa Penninsula, Newport Beach, CA
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Shop and Dine

The Village of Balboa is cute and quaint with street after street of interesting homes. Nothing under $1M here and many are decorated for the season. One street, a long stroll... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Glendale, Arizona
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our couple hours in the village getting dessert, dinner, fun zone. Unfortunately, other than a sit down meal, Balboa Village can be experienced in 1-2 hrs. Not as many shops although it's a great place to schedule tours and sightseeing.

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Village of Balboa is cute and quaint with street after street of interesting homes. Nothing under $1M here and many are decorated for the season. One street, a long stroll from the ferry landing, is lined with touristy shops and restaurants. I recommend renting bikes and enjoy the views.

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Pacifica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Worth walking, very casual food options. Has that California coastal villages feel. Nice to walk around take the ferry over to the coast from the island

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Balboa Village has so many shops and activities. With no admission costs, you can stroll the bayside boardwalk and see the yachts of Newport Harbor. The Fun Zone at Balboa Village provides affordable entertainment for all ages. My wife and I took Fun Zone Boat Company’ s 90-minute harbor and ocean cruise. The boat ride was really nice and... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Balboa Village is great because of it's access to the beach, the ferry, the fun zone and the pier. There are a few little shops....but, there are a lot of terrific little restaurants: Great Mex, Harborside, Mint Leaf, Patty Macs, BJs Pizza, Cruisers, Newport Landing and more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I live in the Balboa Village so I am partial. It is the essence of small town beach charm. There are plenty of fabulous restaurants, shops , beach and boardwalk to explore. It is one of my favorite places in the world and that is why I call it home.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Balboa Village

Address: Address: Balboa Penninsula, Newport Beach, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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