You're on Balboa Island: A five star sand bar in the middle of crowded southern California, an hour from Disneyland. So what is fun, cheap, and historic? The Balboa Ferry, of course. For a paltry sum you can ride a classic wooden three-car ferry, built in 1955-57 and get a great view of Newport Harbor. Take the kids across to the Balboa Mainland, ride the Ferris Wheel, and if money is burning a hole in your pocket take "The Flyer" to Catalina for the day. All of this will be very memorable.