We took a day trip out to Newport Beach and Balboa Island because it is one of my favourite places to wander. Balboa Island is so serene and peaceful with awesome American style holiday homes, a quaint village and stunning water views. Grab a frozen banana and wander around the perimeter of the island. I suggest parking the car at Newport Beach and catching the ferry over. You can driv but I really believe it is best walked, especially on a divine, sunny California day. When we went it was Halloween so of course all the houses were dressed for the occasion, let the pictures speak for themselves!