most every morning, my mom and i walk around balboa island for exercise and just to catch up. it is pretty year around but it really comes alive in the summer. from summer bbqs to labor day parades, it really is the place to be in the summer. when we’re not walking, we love to get balboa bars and window shop in the cute stores like ect. ect. ect. and even sisters. so if you’re in so-cal, go!