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Balboa Island

Newport Beach, CA
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Type: Islands
Activities: Shopping, Motor-boating, Group tours/day tour, Viewing wildlife
Description: Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.
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Calgary, Alberta
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you want the beach and the surfer scene, go here! :) Watch the waves, walk by the shore, eat and drink among the locals!

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Typical tourist trap but have lunch on the deck of the Newport Landing restaurant and just watch the utter chaos of the harbor. It's crazy, a wreck waiting to happen really.

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Antioch, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Pretty views, typical tourist shops, decent places to eat. Nice beaches. Spent a few hours here, the pier is nice to see but I wouldn't spend a whole day here.

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New Jersey
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146 reviews 146 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a small island tucked away near Newport Beach in California, with shops and restaurants. Also there is a fun car ferry from the island to Newport Beach, which is not expensive. We drove north and went on to Balboa Island, ate and walked around and shopped. We then took the ferry to Newport Beach. We then parked and... More

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Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

renting a bicycle was fun also you must try to rent small bot "no need for license" and don't forget your snacks and ipod

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very pretty, nice place to take a stroll down the main street and window shop, eat, drink and relax.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

cute place and we had a nice walk around the area pretty homes and it looks like Venice it is good exercise and seems like a very safe place

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Indio, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The shops were having great sales. I bought a shirt that was marked 1/2 price. My granddaughter bought $9 at the candy store.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
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233 reviews 233 reviews
61 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lots of little stores and restaurants. Easy walking but limited parking. Better to park on mainland and take ferry.

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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great to walk around or ride a bike and visit some of the shops on the main drag - my favorite is the olive oil store and the juice bar!

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