Celebrate 80 years of fun at the Balboa Fun Zone!
With new boardwalk attractions, a traveling exhibition on display, and plenty of restaurants and shops, the Fun Zone is the perfect destination for summer fun. Located on the Balboa Peninsula, the Fun Zone offers harbor boat rentals, family-friendly attractions including the iconic Ferris Wheel, Happy Swing, Ocean Motion, Coconut Climb, and more! Just steps from the beach, the Fun Zone is the perfect place to kick-back, relax, and enjoy the best of the West Coast.
At Bar-B-Que, we specialize in slow smoked meats like beef brisket, baby back ribs, pulled pork and the best handmade ½ lbs. burgers in Newport Beach. When you walk into Bar-B-Que, you will be greeted by a great staff who loves what they do and are proud of the food they serve.
Confetti Italian Ice & Custard
Enjoy one of the Balboa’s newest location for sweet treats! This is not your typical ice cream joint. In fact, they specialize in Italian ice and frozen custard treats that many claim to be little scoops of heaven in a cup. With multiple flavors and combinations to choose from, you can’t go wrong!
Jane’s Corndogs #2
Enjoy classic boardwalk food like funnel cake, pretzels, chili cheese fries, and their famous corn dogs! Just steps away from the Balboa Ferry entrance, you won’t want to miss this cornerstone corndog stand.
New York Style Pizza
For a taste of real New York style pizza, look no further! Large slices, mouthwatering toppings, and some New York charm make this food stop a must for any visit to the Fun Zone.
Since 1936, the iconic Ferris Wheel has been giving guests the best views of Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Step back into a bygone era and take what will most likely be the longest Ferris Wheel ride ever!
Young riders will enjoy this exhilarating attraction as it springs them straight up and down to heights over 18 feet; providing a feeling of weightlessness. Holds up to six passengers and adults can tag along too!
Happy Swing – This family-fun ride lifts guests to-and-fro in a clockwise and counterclockwise motion for an adventure over the Balboa Fun Zone boardwalk. The Happy Swing can fit up to 12 children at one time.
Ocean Motion – Flip, bounce and fly with a bungee cord apparatus that launches riders up to twenty feet into the air, providing them panoramic views of the Newport Harbor.
Coconut Tree Climb – Who will get to the top first? Fun for the whole family, this experience pits three racers against each other to climb to the top of the coconut trees! Racers are strapped in using a harness and auto-belay system for a worry-free experience.
Newport Beach Boat Rentals – Home to Newport Harbor’s largest and most diversified rental fleet. Visitors can take a relaxing self-guided tour of the beautiful homes and yachts of the harbor in their choice of five types of power or sail watercraft, enjoy a healthy workout on a kayak, or put their sport fishing skills to the test in a top-of-the-line Boston Whaler.
Balboa Arcade – With over 30 classic arcade games, you won’t want to miss this stop on the Boardwalk. From skeeball and air hockey to Pac-Man and racing games, the Balboa Arcade provides fun for all ages!
Harbor Tour and Whale Watching
The Newport Harbor and Pacific Ocean channel provide an amazing backdrop for mid-day and evening cruises. From home tours along the waterfront to dolphin and whale watching excursions, the fun never ends!
Newport Beach Bike Rentals
There’s nothing like jumping on a beach cruiser and peddling around the Balboa Fun Zone and Balboa Village to explore the variety of shops, restaurants, and boardwalk. Bikes can be rented at multiple locations throughout the Balboa Village and Fun Zone. Rental Prices vary.