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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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Commack, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Tons of activities for all ages. Boating, Beach, Segways, Boat tours, Jet Skis. beach area is incredible.

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Grand cayman
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a really fun place, good beaches, fun little shops and restaurants, lots to do. We have rented bikes, boats, and been on whale watching trips. It is all fun!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

What a darling island. We felt like we were a million miles away. The downtown had adorable shops and restaurants.

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Burke, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Balboa Island has a very nice vibe to it. During the summer, people are there vacationing and frequenting the beaches and restaurants. There are a handful of restaurants to chose from and some small boutique shops. The island is very clean and well maintained.

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Took us a while to figure out the beach. We just went between some docks as we figured it was all public. The ferry was cool. Neat little downtown area. All of the Newport area is cool place to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

great afternoon spent cycling along the boardwalk and around fabulous Balboa Island. stopped and swam in the surf ,and visited the pier. perfect sunday trip

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fun spot to park your car and walk around. Great place to take kids. Fun little shops to buy souvenirs, too.

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I spent an afternoon strolling through town and along the marina. Great little shops and restaurants. Nice way to spend a couple of hours exploring.

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Brea, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Don't miss this cute island if you are in the area. Very laid back, good boutiques for shopping, nice places to eat. Very casual. Nice beach cottages with ice architectural designs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Tip! Leave your car on the land side and take the ferry across, parking in the island in a bit difficult. Great little island , something for everyone. Little tourist shoppes , quaint little restaurants . Family friendly. A must place to go if you are in the Newport Beach area. Only $1.00 to use the ferry per person!

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