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I have no idea where everyone is going, but they’re all buzzing around, so it’s best not to count on a slow traffic day on Saturday or Sunday. The beaches are quite filled on the weekends and walking around Balboa Island is a bit like a walk at the Minnesota State Fair in August! But as mentioned before, if you have to do this leg of your trip to California on the weekend, come on down to the OC anyway. It will be worth it!Oh, by the way, if you are staying near the toll way on the east side of Orange County, you might want to pay for using the tollway (FasTrak) instead of the freeway. A ride on the 241 from Yorba Linda, for example, is beautiful. Also, if Canada Goose sale you have additional time, apart from this itinerary, drive down the 73 south from Newport Beach toward San Juan Capistrano; it’s breathtakingly beautiful! Just have plenty of change ready. 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You can sit for a while and watch the boats go in and out of the breakwater (stone jetty to the north) or walk down the block buy canada goose jacket cheap toward the south. Later you can come back and walk all the way down to the ocean on either the north end of Ocean Blvd. or the south, but don’t do that now. We have a lot more to see. This was just to give you an overview of where you’ll be going next (and provide tweaking of the aesthetic part of your mind). Make special note of the breakwater where the boats go into and out of the ocean because you’ll be traveling there yourself in an hour or two from your visit to Corona del Mar.Get back in the car and go south to the end of Ocean Blvd. to Poppy (It’s the easiest way to get out of this section.) Take Poppy back to the PCH and turn left (North).Tip: If you come back to Corona del Mar after your tour or decide to visit the next day, (and if you love to observe marine life in tide pools), walk down on the left side (as you’re facing the ocean) which is the south end of Ocean Blvd. It’s a long walk canada goose down on a gently sloping decline. When you reach the bottom, you can play in the water or walk a little further south and see all kinds of small marine life in the tide pools. If you walk down on the north side of Ocean Blvd. you’ll also be at the beach where the local high school kids canada goose coats party at night around the fire rings. You can walk along the breakwater (jetty) which is the same jetty you will go through on your boat tour in a little while.Second StopBalboa IslandDirections: So you’ve found your way back to the PCH and you’re traveling north on Coast Hwy (CA 1/the PCH) looking for Jamboree (about 4 miles from Poppy or Marguerite and the PCH). 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