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Balboa Village

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Address: Balboa Penninsula, Newport Beach, CA
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Fun shopping!

We always love a spin through the local shops in Balboa. There's fun people watching and its a great, walkable village.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
SueCliff52
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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always love a spin through the local shops in Balboa. There's fun people watching and its a great, walkable village.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small village with plenty of shops and restaurants. Good place to go for a walk and see beautiful homes. Parking is sometimes difficult to find even during winter time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Go to the Balboa Village when you go to the Balboa Beach areas. Such beautiful walks and things to see and do. I love the beach, and the little village is amazing.

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nice village. Good restaurants in the main streets. Several fun activities. Nearby nice beach. During evening very pictoresque.

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australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Part of a day tour i took involved some time to explore this cute little waterside area. I could imagine this area would be very busy with families with children on weekends, it has the kiddie rides & fun-zones that would keep kids happy. But it also has some nice looking restaurants & i really enjoyed wondering along past the... More 

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Belton, Texas
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47 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

It is worth taking in when exploring the area. Filled with lots of bike rentals and tourist shops.Parking is convent but not free.

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Burnet, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We actually stayed on Balboa Island but toured the entire area. As kids, this was our hangout. As a high school student, this was the perfect place to go to when ditching school! I enjoyed looking at all the boats. The better half enjoyed the shopping.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great little summer town to walk around. Fun Zone with arcade and restaurants is located here. This is also a popular spot for vacation rentals.

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Orebro, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Don't just drive around. Park your car, get a frozen banana, do some shopping and walk along the beachfront

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The FUN ZONE has been on the Balboa Peninsula for almost 100 years. It is a finger of land between the Pacific Ocean and Newport Harbor. One of the best places to see, if you are going to be visiting the Newport and/or Balboa areas.

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Thank Kent S

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