Sunshine, Sand, and Other Simple Pleasures
Your Balboa Village Adventure Awaits You
In an age of overstimulation, Balboa Village transports you to a time when soaking up the sun and simple pleasures were the zest of life. While visitors are drawn to its classic beach town charm, the locals love it because it’s the perfect setting for really enjoying the person you’re spending the day with. No matter if you’re on a first date or if you’re treating yourself to some much-needed “me-time”, visiting Balboa Village is the beachside escape you’ve been daydreaming of.
Give in to Pier Pressure
One of the most memorable features of our town is the pier. Built in 1906 in conjunction with the Balboa Pavilion, the Balboa Pier has been delighting locals and visitors alike with a sparkling view of the Pacific for over a century. At 920 feet long, our wooden pier is well worth the walk (especially when there’s a Ruby’s shake waiting for you at the end of it).
Fun in the Sun
One of the hallmarks of visiting Balboa Village has to be going down to the Fun Zone. As one of the oldest coastal amusement destinations, the Fun Zone has brought family-friendly entertainment with a seaside nautical museum, a classic arcade, and even a Ferris Wheel that’s been spinning since 1936. It’s the perfect place to relive some nostalgia while also making new memories.
Salty Air and the Wind in Your Hair
Adventure’s a breeze when you’re in Balboa Village! Explore the village like a local by renting a bicycle from Balboa Beach & Bicycle Boutique. Want to see the village from a different point of view? Try enjoying boat rides on crystalline water, taking the ferry to Balboa Island, or even getting a bird’s eye view on our iconic Ferris Wheel. Whether you’re looking for something to get your heart pumping or for something to take your breath away, you’ll find it here.
Good Eats and Sweet Treats
Every adventure must have these three necessities: tasty snacks, a wholesome meal, and a decadent dessert. So don’t worry about going hungry while you’re here; no matter what you want to fuel up on, we have a cornucopia of restaurants and specialty stands to satisfy anyone’s inner foodie. But whatever you do, don’t forget to pick up a classic Balboa Bar!
We could tell you about how much we love our town for hours, but the best way to share it with you is for you to come over and experience it firsthand. So what are you waiting for? Stop on by for your own unforgettable seaside adventure. We’ll see you soon!
Written By: Jordan Nishkian
Photography By: Alexandra Folster