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  • 1

    Balboa Pier

    4.5
    6 reviews

    The pier is a popular fishing spot. The fish caught from the pier consist mostly of mackerel and flounder.

    Popular withBudgetFamiliesNightlife
  • 2

    rite aid pharmacies

    4.5
    2 reviews

    My new favorite ice cream: creamy coconut pineapple !!!!! It made my night and the sweet lady gave me good scoops!

    Popular withBackpackersFamiliesBudget
  • 3

    Newport Beach Pier

    4.5
    32 reviews

    Everything in Newport has an absurd amount of character, including the pier!

    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorBudget
  • 4

    Balboa Island Ferry Inc

    4.5
    20 reviews

    The Balboa Island Ferry is convenient, quick, and cheap. It's only 800 meters between the port and Balboa Island, and with three different ferries running at the same time, there is hardly any wait time. Plus it only takes three minutes to get from one side to the other. Hop on, hand a dollar over to the attendant, and you'll ...

    Popular withOutdoorFamiliesBudget
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    Balboa Fun Zone

    4
    28 reviews

    This place is a bit secluded I would have to say. It's located on a part of Newport beach that is a bit of a hassle to get to because it is pretty much on its own island. They do have nice views though, and the water is pretty clean and blue. However, I thought there would be a lot ...

    Popular withFamiliesAdventureFoodies
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    Fashion Island

    4.5
    57 reviews

    Let's go for a walk when the weather is nice. At first I never understood the appeal of outdoor malls. I like the cold artificial air that malls provide. My first impression was this great outdoor place with millions of soccer mom/ housewives pushing around fancy strollers and other owners walking or carrying their dogs in a purse. I swear ...

    Popular withLuxuryFamiliesFoodies
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  • 7

    Balboa Island

    4.5
    37 reviews

    Awesome little island to spend the afternoon walking around and exploring.

    Popular withAdventureFamiliesOutdoor
  • 8

    Crystal Cove State Park

    5
    32 reviews

    Great Beach! Lots of tide pools with star fish and hermit crabs. Depending on what time of year you go you can see sea lions, whales, dolphins.

    Popular withOutdoorFamiliesAdventure
  • 9

    Corona del Mar State Beach

    5
    20 reviews

    This is one of my all time favorite beachs. It is perfect to go have a bonfire at, or just spend the day with the kids playing in the surf and sand.The surf here is not great most of the time making it a great place for kids. The parking can get pricey and taken quickly, so if you want ...

    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorBackpackers
  • 10

    Newport Harbor

    5
    17 reviews

    Had a sunset cruise with friends on their motor boat around the harbor.....glorious way to watch the sun go down.

  • 11

    Balboa Peninsula

    4.5
    14 reviews

    Balboa is a great place for the whole family. You have the Balboa Fun Zone (one of my favorite places) with two arcades and ferris wheel. There are shops, restaurants, the pier and bonfire pits. Take the ferry over to Balboa Island too for more restaurants and shops. Get the trademark frozen banana dipped in chocolate.

    Popular withFamilies
  • 12

    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

    5
    10 reviews

    A solid walk through some great wilderness that leads to a wonderful lookout by the Pacific Ocean! Allow three hours for a full ramble. There are insects throughout the hike, mostly bees and ants - they won't bother you if you don't bother them. Parking lot $3 per car, pay by machine. Cash & credit cards accepted.

    Popular withOutdoorAdventureFamilies
  • 13

    Davey's Locker Sportfishing

    5
    8 reviews

    My favorite place to get out and go deep sea fishing. About a 35-45 minute drive from the house and you can be boarding a boat with all your friends and family out to sea to catch some fish or even shark if the season is right. If you don't have any gear don't worry, they have rod rentals and ...

    Popular withFamilies
  • 14

    Pelican Hill Golf Club

    5
    8 reviews

    World class golfing overlooking the ocean five minutes away!

    Popular withBusinessLuxuryDesign
  • 15

    Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society

    4.5
    5 reviews

    I love little museums like this one! The small, cozy building holds a number of photographs, documents, and models that detail Balboa Island's history. While it's only open a few days a week, there are usually volunteers there who are quite friendly and more than happy to show you key photos or bits of information. They also sell a really ...

    Popular withHistoryFamiliesLocal
  • 16

    The Wedge

    5
    4 reviews

    Really cool spot to see some giant waves and the surfers who ride them. The sand where the waves crash into is pretty steep, so it can create some dangerous conditions -- but that's part of its intrigue. Be safe swimming here!

    Popular withAdventure
  • 17

    Dory Fish Fleet Market

    4.5
    3 reviews

    Close on Monday :) you can get fresh fishes :)

  • 18

    Duffy Boat Rentals of Newport Beach

    4.5
    3 reviews

    So fun to rent one for a few hours at sunset with a group of friends. Grab a few bottles of wine and some well-paired snacks and you will have a very nice time. The boats aren't huge (maybe 8 people comfortably). You will pass by lots of yachts and if you are lucky see some seals!

  • 19

    Newport Landing Whale Watching

    4
    4 reviews

    Dana Point is closest but you can also go on a boat from New Port Landing!

    Popular withOutdoorBackpackers
  • 20

    Roger's Gardens

    5
    2 reviews

    If you like plants and horticulture in general you will love this place! It has everything you could ever ask for but the best time to come is around the holidays. It is decorated and has decorations you simply cannot find anywhere else.

    Popular withLuxuryOutdoor
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