Balboa Island, Newport Beach

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  • This area is very relaxing and fun to go walking or biking. The area has a lot of little shops and restaurants.  more »
  • This is a very cute place to visit. Quaint and chill. A perfect place to spend a Sunday morning for early breakfast, brunch or coffee. Great photo opps too!  more »
  • This is by far the best sand beach we’ve visited in California when it comes to swimming and sitting by the ocean. We’ve been to the beautiful cliffs overlooking the ocean and those were awesome as we...  more »
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  • No matter what time of the year, this is the best place to take a good walk whether you have a dog or not. Christmas season is a wonderful time, with the houses all decorated and lighted in the loveliest way. The annual boat parade is also a good reason to visit friends who live in the island, but any day is surely a good time to do so. Lots of cute restaurants and cafes along the way.
  • I love this cute, fun little beach town! Short walk to the pier and beach and an awesome getaway for a couple or family. Not great "going out" scene (go to LA for that) as it is more residential/family-oriented, but is perfect for a weekend retreat! There are many dive bars and restaurants nearby for drinks. Talk a walk or rollerblade by the beach and around Christmas, grab coffee or hot chocolate and stoll around the pier and neighborhood to see the best Christmas lights of your life!
  • Love, love walking around this quaint island during the holidays. Most homes are decorated fabulously and on the evening we went, the Xmas boat parade added a special touch. Park on the peninsula and take the ferry for an extra treat. Parking on the island can be quite difficult.
  • Great, beautiful, quaint shopping and dining area in dense residential island area. Little parking, but beachy and fun. Beautiful views.
  • Couldn't be happier with our stay. It has everything you would want from a vacation. Absolutely beautiful and with the ferry you never really need to drive to find something fun to do. Absolutely beautiful. This picture is looking out from the island.
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