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Balboa Village

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Small walking community

There is not much room in Balboa village to drive, so my recommendation is to park at your first... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
richard f
Bring a bit of patience - and enjoy the fun

Picturesque setting, buzzing place that gets a bit crowded. Yes, parking is a bit of an issue here... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carlo W
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Balboa Penninsula, Newport Beach, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not much room in Balboa village to drive, so my recommendation is to park at your first available opportunity, as everything in the village is fairly easily walked. There are a number of restaurants and shops to entertain you. A ride on the...More

Thank richard f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picturesque setting, buzzing place that gets a bit crowded. Yes, parking is a bit of an issue here and you need to calculate time for this but once done, you are good to go and enjoy some fun. Beautiful yachts all around, many fun water-related...More

Thank Carlo W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint, cozy, congested, and fun! Arrive with a boatload of patience as traffic, parking, and crowds are often a challenge. Overlook the challenges and have fun. Shop the shops, have lunch, enjoy a frozen banana, and if too crowded hop aboard the Balboa ferry and...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed August 9, 2018

It's a nice village. It has shops, restaurants, a beach, and a fun zone for people of all ages. There are many water activities to do such as taking a cruise, whale watching, or paddle boarding. If you don't want to walk too much or...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

The drive here can take you 20 minutes each way, or longer. THere can be traffic. You will find take off points for deep sea fishing, long stretches of beaches, often long sidewalks between the houses and the sand/ocean. Many of the restaurants are serving...More

Thank 998sunshine
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Balboa village is right next to whale watching cruise offices. It is a good place to shop before or after the cruise.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed July 12, 2018

All kinds of shops for yourself or gifts for people back home. There are also a few kiddie rides as well.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited Balboa Village today while watching to go on a Whale Watching Cruise. The homes were nice to look at. But I enjoyed the boardwalk area. You can rent bikes and go along the bike trail. Or you can walk and sightsee. The fun...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed May 20, 2018

I know Balboa Village is historical and the Fun Zone along with the shops and restaurants should be a draw, but really I felt like it’s just a bunch of shiny beads and bobbles. Yes, little kids can get excited by the “carny” rides and...More

Thank CaptainNalga
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This place has been entertaining generations of adults and kids. for decades. Good food, good fun and unique in Southern California

Thank Michael T
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