The Balboa Fun Zone is one of Southern California’s oldest and last great coastal amusement areas and a popular family-friendly attraction for visitors to Newport Beach. Visitors can enjoy rides on the waterfront Ferris Wheel, play games in the arcade or tour the nautical museum while enjoying their favorite beach treats. Balboa Newport Beach is also a popular place to rent bikes, harbor cruises, whale watching or take off for a day trip to nearby Catalina Island on the Catalina Flyer.
The Balboa Fun Zone is located on Balboa Peninsula across from Balboa Pier off Balboa Blvd. A public parking lot is available across Balboa Blvd next to the pier. Or the Balboa Fun Zone can be reached by the Auto Ferry located on Balboa Island.
On four occasions, I traveled to Balboa Island by walking from my work place at Costa Mesa, CA (an easy 20-mile round trip walk from Bristol Street). On... More
Sure, it's small but it's a small area! There is plenty to do in the fun zone and if you let your inner child out, you will have fun. If a short walk from... More
So Small! I wouldn't call this a "Fun Zone", maybe more of a "Fun Small Space"... But we know that does not sound very attractive to entice the littles.... More