As we know this isn’t a typical beach, it is a great place to go to be by the water but also enjoy other things too. You can go down to main street and get delicious treats like the Balboa Bar, have good shopping, or you can just walk along the water. It is also a great place to take paddle boards or kayaks out since there are no waves. It is a beautiful place to bring your dog on a walk or go out with friends. During Christmas time, it is a super fun place to go and look at pretty lights and drink hot chocolate, however, it gets crowded quickly. Another fun thing to watch during Christmas is the boat parade. Residents of Balboa or anyone who owns a boat can decorate it and take it through the harbor. Finally, you can take the Balboa Ferry over to the fun zone where you can play arcade games, go on the ferris wheel, or get food. It is a great place to go with family and enjoy the day!