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Balboa Village

Address: Balboa Penninsula, Newport Beach, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Piers & boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Piers & boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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278 reviews 278 reviews
149 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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181 reviews 181 reviews
95 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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United States
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101 reviews 101 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Tyler, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Loved strolling this area with many restaurants, shops and boutiques. Parking is a nightmare though. Best to park off the island and walk on the ferry.

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Mansfield, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Be sure to stop here when in SoCal and leave the hustle behind for a few hours. Parking can be a little hectic but the area is so relaxing with the shops and choices of where to eat. Put on your list of things to do when you are in the area.

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Metamora, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The village is very congested and has minimal parking, but the shops and architecture were very interesting.

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Costa Mesa, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a place where you can bring your entire family and walk around and do a little shopping a little dining and a little water side strolling. The village needs some much needed TLC, but if you appreciate old charm you'll have a great time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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