Nearby the Balboa Fun Zone, the landmark 1906 Balboa Pavilion is beautifully illuminated at night.
Balboa Fun Zone
On the harbor side of Balboa Peninsula, the Fun Zone has delighted locals and visitors since 1936. There’s a small Ferris wheel ($4 per...
Easyride’s Back Alley Bicycles
On the boardwalk, near Balboa Fun Zone. Think twice before renting a surrey (with the fringe on top) and pedaling the pier-flanked bike...
Balboa Island information
In the middle of the harbor sits the island that time forgot. Its streets are still largely lined with tightly clustered cottages built in the 1920s and ‘30s when this was a summer getaway from LA. The 1.5-mile promenade that circles the island makes a terrific car-free stroll or jog. Departing from the Balboa Fun Zone, the ferry lands at Agate Ave, about 0.6 miles west of Marine Ave, which is lined with swimwear boutiques, Italian trattorias and cocktail bars.