Family vacations are supposed to be relaxing and a chance to spend quality time with one another, but many vacations end up being full of logistical headaches that get in the way and make it a stressful endeavor instead. Fortunately, it’s easy to find houses for rent Newport Beach CA, to give your family a chance to get away and enjoy the beautiful scenery. 

One island in the area, Balboa Island, has long been considered a fantastic place to vacation, provides dozens of fun activities for individuals and families alike, including:

1. Balboa Fun Zone

This outdoor amusement park is the perfect place to take families with children or teens, and its Ferris wheel gives riders a wonderful view of the ocean and harbor. If you are feeling nostalgic for simpler times, head to the arcade to play skeeball and other fun games from the past. 

You can also delight in all the classic fair food you can eat, including corndogs, hamburgers, and ice cream. 

2. Balboa Island Museum

Balboa Island has a rich history that stretches back several decades. Many celebrities regularly frequented the island, including Shirley Temple, John Wayne, and Buddy Ebsen. You can learn all about these celebrity appearances and more at the recently expanded museum that tripled in size since it was first opened in 2000. 

You can even catch movies at their occasional Movie Night at the Museum! 

3. Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Balboa Island is home to many great restaurants and eateries for every meal throughout the day. One of the most popular breakfast spots is Wilma’s Patio, which features pink tablecloths and a huge menu.  For excellent Mediterranean food, check out Trattoria Mediterranean Cuisine for lunch and dinner, or visit The Village Inn for classic American food. 

Save room for dessert, as Sugar ‘n Spice is famous for serving incredible ice cream for over 75 years! You can also try one of their other creations, such as frozen bananas covered with toppings of your choice, frozen cheesecake-on-a-stick, frozen tiramisu-on-a-stick, or an ice cream cookie sandwich. 

Skip the Hectic Hotel and Rent a Relaxing Vacation Home Instead

If you’re looking for a fun family getaway, it’s hard to beat the beautiful Balboa Island. This is especially true when you decide to stay in a private, quiet, and relaxing vacation home on the beach that can give you and your whole family some much-needed downtime without all the headaches busy hotels can provide. 

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