There’s nothing like taking the opportunity to explore a new place to lift the spirits and bring on a surge of creativity. Looking for that motivation meant jumping in the jeep and heading south to the charming and picturesque Balboa Island. Located 55.5 miles south of Los Angeles (most of which is spent on the 405), you can enter another world. It is impossible not to be taken with its laid back style and stunning views.
Do not be surprised if upon arrival you start calculating how you and 10 of your girlfriends can get enough money together to take advantage of the vacation rentals dotting the shores of the bay. But if for some reason those funds don’t materialize, you’ll be happy to know that visiting Balboa Island (and the peninsula) on a day trip is easy and pretty pocketbook friendly.
Click on the photos to get suggestions for some day tripping sights you do not want to miss!