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Newport Beach, California - how to make the most of your experience.   by Jenny Gill

One of California's oldest and greatest coastal amusement parks, the Balboa Fun Zone is a great place for your entire family. With plenty for the entire family to do, the Fun Zone can make the time just fly by.

Perfectly situated on the Balboa Peninsula along Newport Beach, the Balboa Fun Zone has always managed to rival with top amusement park giants such as Sea World, Disneyworld, and even Belmont Park.

For more than 50 years, the Fun Zone in Newport Beach has provided people with something to do either day or night. Residents of the area and those who have visited in the past can recall the big name bands and loud music that streamed from the infamous Rendezvous Ballroom.

From basking on the sandy yet pristine beaches to exploring the Fun Zone areas, you'll quickly find that there's always something to do here. You can go out on the Balboa Pier as well, which was built in 1912 as a way to go from Balboa to Catalina Island. The pier is also one of the few to survive the well known yet destructive coastal storms California endured during the 1980's.

Those of you looking for adventure and travel would enjoy the Catalina Flyer, which is actually one hour to Catalina Island. The island ferry at Balboa Island only costs a buck or so, yet it takes you to the well known Catalina Island.

One of the biggest attractions here is the well known Fun Zone ferris wheel. Since 1936, this wheel has proved to be a night and day landmark at the Fun Zone, calling out to all to enjoy the fun. If you've ever been on a ferris wheel, you know just how much fun they can actually be.

In 1986, the Fun Zone was rebuilt completely from the ground up, adding to the already fun and exciting environment here. The ferris wheel, bumper cars, arcades, and everything else here make the Fun Zone so much fun for everyone who decides to pay it a visit.

After you've had experienced a few of the rides and attractions, you can get some food at one of the many vendors or restaurants, then enjoy a cruise on the harbor. Young or old, the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach can help you relieve those precious memories from when you were a child.

If you plan to visit California and you want something fun to do, make sure you visit the Fun Zone. There are plenty of things to see in the area as well, making the Fun Zone an absolute treasure. With no cost for admission, the Fun Zone is one area of Newport Beach that you don't want to pass by.

You will need to find a nice place to stay, could I recommend to you the Little Inn Newport Beach. The Little Inn by the bay in Newport Beach provides the best hotel experience in the area. They offer unbeatable prices, still staying true to maintaining quality service. Offering many comfortable rooms and packages, they do more than enough to ensure you have a great stay in Newport Beach and save as much money as you possibly can.

In the morning, the inn allows you to customize your own continental breakfast from a variety of possibilities, such as muffins, cereals, and juices - delivered to your hotel room along with the morning paper! Along with the morning paper and a continental breakfast, the Little Inn by the bay also provides beach cruisers. There's no sense in walking when you can use the bikes they provide to explore the miles and miles of beaches and boardwalk that Newport Beach and peninsula has to offer.

Located very close to many restaurants and shops, the Little Inn makes it easier than ever. You can step out of the Inn and enjoy many great tasting restaurants and California shops. Being relatively close to the beach, you can go out at night and enjoy romantic walks on the beach with the one you love.

The nearby restaurants to the Little Inn by the bay include Blue Water Grill, Billy's at the beach, Rusty Pelican, Charthouse, and many more. Offering everything from seafood to Japanese food, the Little Inn ensures that there is food in the area for many different tastes.

Along with being a great location, the Little Inn also offers you spacious rooms with cable television, nice views, and even beach rentals. During the day you can see everything that Newport Beach has to offer then at night you can enjoy winding down and relaxing in one of the many excellent rooms.

Booking in advance can save you a lot of headache, and provide you with a great place to stay once you arrive in the area. Once you have stayed a few nights at the Little Inn by the bay you'll know what true Newport hospitality is all about. Then, when you return to Newport Beach - you'll want to ensure that the Little Inn is where you stay. So, in summary, plan, book and enjoy.

Author: Jenny Gill is an international author with vast experience in a diverse range of subjects, for more information visit