When we lived in the San Fernando Valley, as kids, it was a real treat to rent a house on the Bay for a week during the summer. When we moved to Orange County, this became the place that we took our kids at all times of the year. And, it's a wonderful place to walk around with our guests from out of town. During the winter holidays, the homes along the bay fronts are decorated and, as always, it's great to walk around the water front and see the beautiful homes. The Xmas boat parade is wonderful. Balboa Island feels like a step back in time. It's warm, friendly and inviting.
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