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VIDEO: Newport Beach CA Balboa Fun Zone with kids

Imagine a waterside boardwalk with vintage arcades, ice cream stands, quaint shops and restaurants, and an AMAZING view of yachts sailing all year round through gorgeous Newport Harbor. Imagine this place is FREE to explore and just across the street from Balboa Beach where you can play in the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Well stop imagining, because this place is real, and this place is called the Balboa Fun Zone!

Located on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach CA, this is the perfect day-long getaway for local Orange County families like us, or for vacationers visiting Southern California for Disneyland. You can also hop on a ferry ride from the Fun Zone to visit Balboa Island, or have a drink at the Harborside Restaurant with the longest happy hour in OC!

You can read all the details about things to do at Balboa Fun Zone with kids HERE

What’s in this video

  • 00:05 – Intro to Balboa Fun Zone
  • 00:22 – Arcade fun
  • 01:04 – Ferris Wheel
  • 03:06 – Lunch at Harborside Restaurant Bar
  • 04:22 – Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest


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I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".

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