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Balboa Island

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Address: Newport Beach, CA
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Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement...

Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.

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Walkable Island

Balboa Island has a sidewalk around the island that provides great scenery of the bay, boats and houses. It also has great shopping and restaurants.

Reviewed 3 days ago
ooiioo
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Balboa Island has a sidewalk around the island that provides great scenery of the bay, boats and houses. It also has great shopping and restaurants.

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San Diego
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36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Balboa Island is very walkable and charming. It's easily accessed by ferry or bridge. Slow down your day by taking a relaxing stroll through the streets to enjoy the character of the neighborhood as you make your way to Marine Ave. Browse the small businesses that line this Main Street. Everything you could need will be here: a post office,... More 

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Harrison Twp
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342 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shopping district has lots of stores and food available but hard to find any parking. Pretty cool. A must see just not in prime travel time.

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Wichita, Kansas
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurants, shops of all kind, lovely homes with beautiful plantings to walk by and enjoy. The BEST thing is all the outdoor and water activities

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Thank LR2th
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Island was quaint and a great detour for a nice walk through the waterfront neighborrhood. The boat tour around the entire island was the highlight that brought the history of the island neighborhood alive.

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Akron, Ohio
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a little walkable town in a peninsula. One side has the beach and one side is for boat. For the end of the March, the water is still too cold, but it's ok to play in the sand.

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El Monte, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for the whole family to enjoy, Candy shops, Pizza, Coffee and baked goods and a variety of restaurants from Italian to Chinese to Mediterranean

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Thank David M
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quaint little area to visit. Cute shops and little cafes line the street leading down to the beach. Must try the frozen banana at Dad's. A classic!

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Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool little island with a lot of fun shops. Surf shop, toy store and various other stores to keep your attention. We saw Kevin Costner at the toy store. The frozen bananas were great!

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Thank MikeAulino
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute little island. You can easily walk the whole island and there is plenty to look at along the way. There are cute shops and restaurants. Island time feel in the heart of the city. Frozen bananas and Balboa bars are a must!

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