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Verified travelerDec 4, 2019
HB is our happy place!
“Surf City USA’’ has the longest stretch of uninterrupted beachfront on the West Coast.
Surf City is proud of its casual and cool beach community vibe. Almost 200,000 people call this city home. While the beach and surfing breaks are the biggest attraction for the 11 million visitors here a year, there is plenty to do out of the water as well.
The city’s 8.5-mile (14-kilometer) long shoreline is divided into four separate beaches. Huntington City Beach, a 3.5-mile (six-kilometer) stretch closest to the shopping and dining district, attracts the biggest crowds. Lifeguards patrol the waters from dawn-to-dusk year-round. They are usually a friendly source of information on their city.
Downtown Main Street is the major hub for shopping and dining. Make use of the free Wi-Fi, complimentary of the city council, available in cafés, shops, and even outside on the sidewalk of the first three blocks of Main Street. You’ll have access to an Internet browser with information on local dining, shopping, events and parking.
Every Tuesday night Main Street is closed to traffic and transforms into an outdoor carnival called Surf City Nights. This free event includes live music, street performers and sidewalk stalls. If you are lucky, your visit may coincide with a concert or exhibition at the outdoor amphitheater, the Pier Plaza. Just off Main Street on Olive Avenue, pay a small fee to see the International Surfing Museum where the local history of this classic Southern California sport is displayed in memorabilia and rotating exhibits.
In summer, the city stages many sporting events — surfing championships, beach volleyball contests, biathlons and more. Huntington Beach is the site for the U.S. Open of Surfing in July, and the city buzzes with visitors from all over the world. There’s action in the water and on land, including music events and skateboarding competitions.
The Huntington Beach Pier is the symbolic heart of the city and another hive of activity. Shop for souvenirs, watch locals reel in fish over the balustrades or join the crowds who gather along the pier to watch the sun set. Perched on the end of the 1,800-foot (549-meter) long pier is the iconic Ruby’s Diner. It’s set on a diamond-shaped platform that gives the illusion you are sitting on the water’s surface.
Huntington Beach is about a 30-minute drive from Santa Ana, directly north of Newport Beach.
You'll love the stunning beaches in Sunset Beach, and you might want to stick around to check out Bolsa Chica State Beach, a top place to visit.
Visitors highly recommend Surfside for its beaches, and you can make a stop by Surfside Beach while you're in town.
The beaches and waterfront are just a few features travelers like about Huntington Harbour. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, Seal Beach Pier and Bolsa Chica State Beach are a few top places to visit.
When in Washington, you can plan a visit to Asian Garden Mall and Bella Terra, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.
When in Goldenwest, you can plan a visit to Bella Terra and Huntington Beach Pier, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.
When in Bolsa Chica-Heil, you can plan a visit to Seal Beach Pier and Asian Garden Mall, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019
Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019
Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Huntington State Beach, a popular beach in Huntington Beach. Discover the beautiful sunsets and shops in this walkable area.
Explore the waterfront of Huntington Beach Pier and enjoy activities such as surfing in Huntington Beach. Discover the beautiful sunsets and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.
You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Main Street, a popular shopping spot in Huntington Beach. Discover the beautiful sunsets and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.
Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Bolsa Chica State Beach during your travels in Huntington Beach? Discover the beautiful sunsets and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.
You can search for that perfect souvenir at Bella Terra during your trip to Huntington Beach. Check out the amusement park and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.
Enjoy the collegiate vibe at Golden West College during your visit to Huntington Beach. Discover the top-notch restaurants and entertainment choices in this walkable area.
Get to know the waters from a prime site of your choice along the beaches of Orange County. This private lesson offers some great insights to help you read ocean conditions, learn about the waves, and brush up on your surfing etiquette as you strike out to tackle big breaks and rolling swells.
Pacific Coast Highway Highlights from and photo destination along Orange County Coast, This tour covers all Orange County Coastal Beachs from Huntington Beach to Dana Point with multiple photo stops along the way Threw Laguna Beach Newport Beach and a auto Ferry crossing in Newport Harbor.
Experience and taste the best of the best breweries in North OC! Bring your friends and enjoy a day sampling a variety of award-winning craft beers made by our local Orange County breweries.
Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 120 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.
.This 8-hour tour begins with hotel pickup at your Orange County hotel, pickup times are fro 7:30am to 8:15 departures..
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Walk Wine and Dine, 217 Main St The Longboard Restaurant, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 The Longboard Restaurant & Pub: One of HB's iconic restaurants and our favorite local hangout.
Verified travelerNov 25, 2019
Growing very fast, not much green areas but the beach are beautiful
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