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Best things to do in Balboa Island

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Rent a boat here with a group of friends and enjoy the nice view of Crystal Cove ”
109 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Take the famous ferry over to Balboa Island and tour the quant island full of great restaurants. ”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Village Inn is the Island's only "full bar" bar (they also have food too). Weekends there can be live music, stays open late (12am) for you night owls.”
10 locals recommend
Island
“Walk around, see the fabulous homes on the bay and walk main street with the small boutiques and cafes'.”
10 locals recommend
Bakery
“Serves great donuts & donuts and of course, the famous Balboa Bars and Frozen Bananas. They also have cookies and ice cream for dessert runs after dinner.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Breakfast or Brunch outdoors! Great location on Balboa Island with a large outdoor patio to soak up the coastal air with average food in extraordinary location”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“ small but very well-done Museum with great displays. Learned alot about the area. Doesn't take long to view the exhibits so recommend stopping in.”
3 locals recommend
Route
“The main street in Balboa Island (Marine Ave) is so quaint. Lots of little shops - and not too expensive. Afterwards, stroll around the perimeter of the Island and look in the living rooms of some fabulous houses!”
4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“New York-style Italian eatery offering pasta, pizza, seafood & wine in a family-friendly setting.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Mexican food for a quick, casual bite to eat. They also have great breakfast burritos too. Staff are super friendly and have been on the island for years. Don't expect luxury dining because their focus is on the food. They do take out too.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Petite fixture featuring upscale pub eats, craft cocktails & draft beer in a sophisticated setting.”
1 local recommends
Bakery
1 local recommends
Boat or Ferry
“There are several places to rent a Duffy boat to tour the bay. Here is one.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Ever heard of Newport's "Banana Stand"? Well, this is it. Slide up to the window of this old Balboa landmark for a Balboa Bar or Frozen Banana. They stay open late (10pm) for dessert-getters. Also have good shakes, ice cream, sundaes, and hot dogs. ”
1 local recommends
Church
“This small but beautiful chapel is a working Catholic church, with daily masses. A modern building, it offers a single nave leading to the altar. High gables and dark wooden beams offer reduced light and a cozier atmosphere. Wrought-iron chandeliers and a lovely fresco behind the altar provide an attractive ensemble. The wooden pews are comfortable.”
1 local recommends