The Balboa Fun Zone
There are not many places in the world where you can enjoy a carnival atmosphere next to a beautiful bay just minutes from a world class beach.
The Balboa Fun Zone is one of those rare places, although those of us fortunate enough to have been raised here may occasionally forget how special it is.
The Balboa Fun Zone’s ferris wheel has been a landmark in the area since 1936.
I have decades of memories of coming to the Balboa Fun Zone to play skee ball, ride the ferris wheel, take the Balboa Ferry over to Balboa Island and enjoy a Balboa Bar at Balboa Beach Treats while staring out at the Newport Bay.
If you would prefer to shop, there are many small boutiques for browsing for anything from paintings and photos to tshirts and lovely clothes for a night out.
There are also many places to eat at the fun zone from a single slice of pizza to long, leisurely meals at Newport Landing. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re likely to find it here.
Wondering if the Balboa Fun Zone is somewhere you would like to visit?
Take a look at the video below to see just what a special place this is and all that the Balboa Fun Zone has to offer.