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Balboa Island

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Address: Newport Beach, CA
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Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement...

Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.

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Balboa Island--one of a kind-- picturesque and charming

Balboa Island--one of a kind-- picturesque and charming. Look for the “dutch” doors. Spend a couple of hours walking through the mini-downtown and around the island. Great on a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Lake Forest, California
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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Balboa Island--one of a kind-- picturesque and charming. Look for the “dutch” doors. Spend a couple of hours walking through the mini-downtown and around the island. Great on a sunny day and not too bad on a rainy day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in Newport , one must stop at Balboa Island. It is so lovely. The Main Street is full of lovely little shops , restaurants and rather old fashioned in a nice way. The frozen banana and ice cream parlour is a must. All the streets are lined by very cute and beautiful beach homes. There is 'must do' walk... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We liked walking along the harbor and the neighborhoods to see the beautiful houses. There is one street of shopping but nothing exceptional. A few nice restaurants but no real bars.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing like walking around Balboa Island during holiday time (ANY holiday time). The festive atmosphere can only bring a smile to one's face and the walk along the waterfront is always lovely.

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balboa Island is one of my favorite places to visit. The walk around the island offers the most charming and poetic impressions of yachts, boats in the Marina while offering a perfect excercise. During holidays the residents of the island go all out in competing with each other in creating amazing seasonal displays. A peaceful, safe and most charming place... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balboa Island is certainly unlike many neighborhoods! As you enter the island, you will immediately be plunged into crowded streets with shops on both sides. I recently visited to buy a chocolate dipped banana- a Balboa Island tradition. As I parked on a narrow street of neighborhood. A five minute walk through the island landed me on the Main Street.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's nothing much to see on Balboa Island. It's mainly residences with a couple of shops and restaurants.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to visit and has something for everyone. Walk along the pier for a great ocean view, stroll the beach if you want the feel of sand between your toes or wander through town for food and shopping. We really enjoyed walking to the east side of the island where we enjoyed a walk along the... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balboa island has two islands together and you park on street and walk perimeter of both-lots of cute shops and sights to see-relaxing walk- fabulous weather even in winter! And some of the furry residents are quite friendly and irresistable! We went to see the lights at night and had a lovely stroll.

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murfreesboro, tn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my almost 9 year old son. I had told him about Balboa Bars to get him psyched up to want to visit. We parked and walked around, he did get his Balboa bar, which he did enjoy, but it didn't seem to have the same charm this time as it did before. Quite possibly it is because my... More 

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