Balboa Island, Newport Beach is truly my happy place. It’s close enough to visit for a couple of hours and far enough to make it feel like a getaway. When we decided to rent a vacation home there during the summer, I created a Balboa Island Scavenger Hunt for my daughter and her friends to do for fun.
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Scavenger Hunt Printable
This scavenger hunt was created to find specific items or areas on and adjacent to the island. It’s not only for older kids, but for families and adults too. You could even use it as a team building event and celebrate afterwards at The Village Inn. Some clues can be very difficult and will take some internet sleuthing via your smartphone or you’re just going to have to talk to the locals or businesses to find your answers.
Download and Print this Free Scavenger Hunt
Click here to download and print your free printable!
Scavenger Hunt Photo Challenge
The Balboa Island scavenger hunt is best played as a photo challenge. You can break into teams and take photos to prove you found the answer to the clue. For my daughter, she and her friends worked together snapping photos as they worked their way through the 35 clues.
Is This Scavenger Hunt on Balboa Peninsula?
The scavenger hunt is specific to the Island with a few exceptions. Some clues can be located at the Balboa Fun Zone which technically is located at the Balboa Peninsula but can be accessed by a short ferry ride across the bay.