Rent a Duffy boat by the Balboa harbor and see Newport Beach in a whole different light. Cruise around Balboa and have a relaxing view of Newport Beach’s landscape, yachts surrounding the marina, and the beautiful homes facing the ocean. The electric Duffy boats can accommodate up to 12 adults, and reservations can be made online.
Hungry? Head on over to Wilma’s Patio, a well-loved family owned restaurant, which has been located on Marine Avenue in Newport Beach since the 70’s. Enjoy a satisfying and hearty All American Breakfast or a tower of fluffy pancakes and an array of comfort food that will give you the energy for a fun-filled day.
Or you can have a Balboa bar. A Balboa bar is a classic homegrown favorite. It’s vanilla ice cream on a stick that’s dipped in chocolate and a variety of equally delicious toppings. Imagine having one of these sweet treats while strolling on the boardwalk and enjoying the Pacific Ocean’s salty breeze. Delicious!
Got kids? Take them to the Fun Zone amusement park. Ride the Balboa Fun Zone’s Ferris wheel and enjoy stunning views of Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Aside from this, there are arcades, game rooms, restaurants as well as Sea Doo and paddleboard rentals nearby for some fun in the water!
You can also explore the Balboa Peninsula on a bike. Rent one from one of the seaside bicycle shops and explore Balboa Peninsula’s interesting array of shops, restaurants, cafes and seaside views. If you have small children with you who can’t quite ride their own bikes yet, try one of Bicycle Company Co.’s surrey bikes. It can comfortably fit 6 people, allowing you to explore around with everybody in one ride.This eco-friendly mode of transport allows you to tour the city in a unique way while getting an exercise while you’re at it!