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Balboa Village

Balboa Penninsula, Newport Beach, CA
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If you’re in the vicinity then drop by

I know Balboa Village is historical and the Fun Zone along with the shops and restaurants should be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CaptainNalga
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Sandy, Utah
Historic Destination

This place has been entertaining generations of adults and kids. for decades. Good food, good fun... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael T
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Inverness, Florida
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fun zone” (12 reviews)
“nice village” (2 reviews)
“nice visit” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Balboa Penninsula, Newport Beach, CA
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"fun zone"
in 12 reviews
"nice village"
in 2 reviews
"nice visit"
in 2 reviews
"can rent boats"
in 2 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 8 reviews
"ferris wheel ride"
in 2 reviews
"frozen banana"
in 7 reviews
"sport fishing"
in 2 reviews
"fun place to walk"
in 2 reviews
"newport landing"
in 4 reviews
"whale watching"
in 7 reviews
"all ages"
in 3 reviews
"great shopping"
in 2 reviews
"people watch"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 2 reviews
"southern california"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you can find parking (try the side streets off the main road) it is so enjoyable to walk the town of Balboa. Lots of creative shops and try a chocolate dipped frozen banana – Yummy!

Thank Diana15241
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

If you just want to spend a relaxing day looking at sights and seeing some neat homes, take a stroll through Balboa Village. So many cute (and EXPENSIVE) houses to see. I'd love to be able to live in this area... but work, kids and...More

Thank Nkelln
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Being from SoCal I've been here numerous times, but if you're visiting this is a fun place to come especially with kids. You've got the beach right across the way, frozen bananas (YUM) and can ride across to the island just for fun or rent...More

3  Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A great place to visit for the day has great ice cream and fun shops it feels like a little town with adorable houses all different

Thank nathaliehavtan
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

A beautiful place, quiet, chic, fabulous shops and restaurants close to beach and beautiful houses and boats. So clean and well preserved.

Thank keithgiles2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We started our day looking for a great place close to the water to have breakfast or lunch. We tried Balboa pier and Village. The pier is clean and has Ruby’s Diner at the end of the pier where you can eat, watch the ocean...More

1  Thank Terry B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A fun place to walk around. Beautiful scenery and lots of cool boats and homes to see. A lot of great comfy restaurants to stop in and check out. Would love to visit again in the warmer months. People are very nice and friendly.

Thank pamjfournier
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Very quaint, village feel, in the midst of boats and water. Lots to see and do, but does require walking.

1  Thank SymnCwl
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