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“Gem to Explore”
Review of Balboa Island

Balboa Island
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$69.95*
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Beach Biking and Bites Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.
Omaha, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Gem to Explore”
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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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Newport Beach, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Take the Ferry to the Newport Island with your bike...”
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
Level 6 Contributor
913 reviews
392 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
“Past meets present”
Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

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
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
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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Columbus, Nebraska
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“So pretty!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Loved looking at all the different shops and items. Could definately spend to much money. So may different themes and the decorations were pretty.

Visited December 2012
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