Fun Things for Kids in the Newport Mesa Area: 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 while staring out at the Newport Bay.

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.


 Looking for more things to do with your kids? See:

Top 5 Things to Do in Newport Mesa

A Four-Year Old’s Perspective on the Orange County Fair

Orange County Fair Super Pass – Only $25

Fun, Free or Near Free Things to Do in and Around Costa Mesa



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