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Balboa Island Ferry
#1 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
Located on Balboa Island, it takes you across the water to the Balboa Fun Zone, where there is tons of entertainment for children and great restaurants!
Our family love Balboa Island and if you have younger children, they will love the Balboa Island Ferry!
Newport Beach
#2 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
I had a blast this beach it is so beautiful the weather was awesome and the ocean was amazing grat place to bring family and friends BBQ or just surfing or swimming
... is actually super shallow and you can go out really far without getting deep - I think great for kids, or for those that dont want to swim but do want to refresh in the water Bonus: a hug pod of dolphins swimm...
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Balboa Island
#5 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
"Bay Island Fun Zone - Balboa Island - Fun Family Outing"
From the ferry to the quaint neighborhoods and "Main Street" this sweet island is worthy of a visit by your family and friends!
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Corona Del Mar State Beach Corona del Mar
#8 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
This beach has pretty much everything for a great family getaway - soft sand, fairly nice waves, great views, laid back atmosphere, and well maintained bathroom facilities.
This is a great family beach since the parking is easy, the waves are mild, and the kids would love the hike over to Pirates Cove on the North end.
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Balboa Pier
#9 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
Walking back from Ruby's is just as amazing in that you can see the waves crashing and surfers, and you will find a small playground greeting you, although it's more for kids.
Kids loved seeing the fishermen on the pier and we got amazing pictures here.
Fashion Island
#6 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
A large koi-pond with stepping stones offers a delightful place to bring your kids or take a break while watching the beautiful fish glide by.
(The best people to watch are the children enjoying the fountains and coie pond, and the adults who have brought their dogs with them to be admired (the dogs, that is!).
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Inspiration Point
#7 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
Pay to park on the beach, free parking above, great views, awesome beach, family beach, not a party beach.
Newport Beach Pier
#10 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
Great for kids and family activities.
The whole family gets involved and we all have fun.
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
#11 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
It's easy and super fun for kids as well.
Families, joggers and bikers all enjoy this beautiful area.
Balboa Village
#12 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
New Year's Day as any day of the year is a delightful time to wander through Balboa Village where a variety of people include singles, couples and families.
Everything is within a short walk from shopping to affordable family dining and even day surfing (which we tried!)
Little Corona Beach Corona del Mar
#13 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
Yes, it's a pain to park for, the walk is difficult (to and especially from), but sitting on this beach watching your kids frolic in the waves is heavenly.
This is a great place for kids to gently explore tide pools and picnic.
Sherman Library & Gardens Corona del Mar
#3 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
Gorgeous flowers and great meeting spot for family and friends!
A highlight for children might be the Sensory Garden, where you're encouraged to feel and smell the plants.
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Balboa Fun Zone
#15 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
The Balboa Fun Zone is a great spot for families and travelers!
Took the ferry to balboa island and wandered around looking at the old wooden beach homes i remember as a kid and the new fancy ones.
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Upper Newport Bay Regional Park
#16 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
Very clean and alive with little critters for the kids to be on the look-out for.
St.John Vianney Chapel Balboa Island
#14 of 43 things to do in Newport Beach
Hadn't been in since I was a kid.