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“Residential” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Balboa Island

Balboa Island
Newport Beach, CA
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Shopping, Motor-boating, Group tours/day tour, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.
Olympia, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Residential”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Mostly residential. There's a nice shopping location but parking was hard to find. Not much to do here. Leave the locals alone.

Visited January 2013
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Gem to Explore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Loved everything about this island-architecture, water, ferris wheel, carnival like food scents, landscaping, etc.

Visited September 2012
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Newport Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Take the Ferry to the Newport Island with your bike...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Seriously...only a $1.50 ea with your bike. This is a fun way to visit the Balboa Island. It is highly recommended that you take your beach bike to the other side, to spend the day shopping, rather then walking from Ferry to the Main Shopping area. It is a fun little experience for you and friends or as a family. The Newport Island is so very quaint. Enjoy!

Visited June 2012
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Crossett
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132 attraction reviews
Reviews in 116 cities Reviews in 116 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“Past meets present”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We spent a wonderful afternoon walking through balboa island we shopped and ate frozen bananas on a stick! This quaint island village has been able to preserve its history while keeping up with modern trends great shopping and restaurants

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Roseville, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Wonderful beaches. Great homes for rent, nice restaurants, bars, wonderful shops and, off season, pedicure and manicure for only $32!

Visited December 2012
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