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Balboa Village

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Wandering Through Balboa Village

New Year's Day as any day of the year is a delightful time to wander through Balboa Village where a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott P
Ottawa, Canada
Fun place to stroll and people watch

Balboa Village is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of LA.There are plenty of shops and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart S
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All reviews fun zone nice village nice visit can rent boats shops and restaurants kiddie rides frozen banana ferris wheel ride sport fishing fun place to walk all ages whale watching newport landing people watch great shopping day trip beautiful beach
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Heard a lot about this place and the houses and lovely with not two being the same and zero control on what you do when renovating them. The main drag contains a number of boutiques and the mandatory frozen banana stores.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

New Year's Day as any day of the year is a delightful time to wander through Balboa Village where a variety of people include singles, couples and families. I was here with a friend as we spent the late afternoon and early evening here to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Scott P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Balboa Village is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of LA.There are plenty of shops and restaurants. It is super laid back and worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stuart S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

As a kid growing up in the 60's I have fond memories of the "Fun" zone. There was a wonderful Merry-go-round and a great arcade. I still think that arcade was rigged, because it was just about impossible to knock three clowns off the rack...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank richard f
Reviewed August 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carlo W
Reviewed August 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank youngtravellermc
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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