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“Decent shopping.”
Review of Balboa Island

Balboa Island
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$69.95*
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Beach Biking and Bites Tour
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Owner description: Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

My mom and I spent a few hours rummaging through main street. Parking is a joke. Our favorite stor was one that specializes in balsamic vinegars and olive oils.

Thank Jenny G
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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.

Thank azpam16
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

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

Thank scgalinsd
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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!

Thank EscapehomeArtist
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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

Thank Gran7
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