We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Balboa Village

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Balboa Penninsula, Newport Beach, CA
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 132 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
  • 3
  • 0
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 22 January 2017
Norman, Oklahoma
Add Photo Write a Review

132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 123: English reviews
Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

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

Thank SueCliff52
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
291 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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.

Thank Angelica S
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
721 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
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.

Thank SusieRussell
Roosendaal, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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

Thank arminius778
Level Contributor
246 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank cortez48
Belton, Texas
Level Contributor
47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank nancy n
Burnet, United States
Level Contributor
134 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank Bryan B
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
764 reviews
333 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
Orebro, Sweden
Level Contributor
88 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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

Thank Petfar
Santa Clarita, California
Level Contributor
204 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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.

Thank Kent S

Travellers who viewed Balboa Village also viewed

Newport Beach, Orange County
Newport Beach, Orange County
Newport Beach, Orange County
Newport Beach, Orange County

Been to Balboa Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Balboa Village staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?