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About Huntington Beach

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Huntington is a seaside city located in Orange County, California, and is an exceedingly popular destination for travelers seeking a oceanfront Mediterranean climate. Locally referred to as "Surf City" Huntington Beach is known for its long 9.5 mile stretch of sandy beach, excellent surfing and beach culture, with consistently stellar surf conditions all year long. Visitors and locals alike can look forward to waking up every day with breathtaking scenes just outside, fresh air, calming oceans sounds and wide, open skies for sunset viewing and stargazing. If ever there were paradise-like conditions on the west coast, it's at Huntington Beach.  

 

Popular Attractions

Whether you're a California native visiting the coast or you're coming in from another state, you're guaranteed to fall in love with Huntington Beach and everything there is to do on the coastline and beyond. Traveler favorites include International Surfing Museum, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve which is some of Southern California’s most vital areas housing more than 300 bird species, the Santa Ana River and Downtown Huntington Beach that's known for its shops, eateries and gorgeous homes. There's also plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun like wind and kite surfing, hiking, biking, surfing, nature and wildlife viewing, birding, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Visitors can also take advantage of the area's excellent tours of celebrity homes, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Sign and a number of other local spots. Huntington Beach’s historic Main Street and newly minted Pacific City—an oceanfront dining, shopping, and entertainment hub—offer a delicate mix of mom-and-pop bistros and sophisticated palettes, surf shops and chic boutiques, art galleries and live music, and so much more. Sipping local craft beer and signature cocktails by the sea has never been so rewarding.

 

Popular Campgrounds and State Parks

Ready to go RVing? Surf City USA is one of the beach's most popular and refined camping areas, attracting thousands of travelers each year. Located right on Huntington Beach with plenty of opportunities for waterside fun, visitors benefit from the parks' great attractions like the Huntington Beach Art Center, the pier and the Main Street area. And for the traveling culture-seeker, this campground is close to the Surfing Walk of Fame, Surfers' Hall of Fame, the Duke Kahanamoku Statue, the Rainwater Gallery and the historic Newland House. Visitors looking for a public park will be equally pleased with the great options near Huntington Beach. Dozens of dry and partial hookup sites line the land just off the beach, and campers are guaranteed to find excellent spots for their next seaside escape.

 

Events

Many of the events in Surf City are focused on the beach during the summer time, but there's never a significant lull in the number of events and activities available to travelers. One of the region's most popular summertime events is the U.S. Surfing Open featured on the south side of the pier. The beach is also a stop on the AVP beach volleyball tour, as well as the swimming and running biathlon hosted by the Bolsa Chica & Huntington State Beach Lifeguards. To prepare for these events and get non-participants involved in the fun, the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard hold day camps to teach pre-adolescents and adolescents ocean swimming, running and first-aid medical skills. In addition to the beach-focused events, travelers can look forward to the Fourth of July parade, and The SoCal Independent Film Festival takes place every September. 

Another popular event is the inaugural Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow, featuring the Breitling Jet Team and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. During the winter, the annual Cruise of Lights Boat Tour is held in the Huntington Harbour neighborhood, showcasing colorfully lit boats as well as boat tours to view the decorated homes at the water's edge.

In the Springtime, Huntington Beach hosts the annual Kite Festival, and car shows such as the Beachcruiser Meet and a Concours d'Elegance. The Beachcruiser Meet is held in March, attracting over 250 classic cars displayed along Main Street and the Pier parking lot and the Concours d'Elegance is held at Central Park in June to benefit the public library. 

Some events are held on an ongoing basis throughout the year, so no matter what time of year you visit, you're certain to catch several exciting activities. An informal "Donut Derelicts" car show occurs every Saturday morning on Magnolia Street, and the Surf City Nights is held every Tuesday night during the year. The Tuesday Surf City Nights is a community-spirited event that features a farmer's market, unique entertainment, food, kids rides and a carnival atmosphere. 

 

Places to Eat

Surf City is not only known for world-class waves, but also world-class eats prepared by well-studied and experienced chefs. With culinary roots extending to other parts of the world, the area's culinary landscape is rich and diverse, with popular European eateries like Cucina Alessá, Mediterranean eats from The Black Trumpet Bistro and Mexican-styled dishes at Avila's El Ranchito. Other local favorites include: SLAPFISH, Sushi On Fire, Duke's Huntington Beach and Watertable. And of course, travelers can look forward to a long list of great local breweries, bars and wineries to sample the fluid side of local flavor.

 

Landmarks

Huntington beach is known for its bustling urban environment mixed with beautiful scenes along miles of pure coastlines. Those two worlds combine with each of the area's landmarks. Set among galleries and gardens is the Huntington Library, Huntington Beach Pier for fishing and surfing, Old World Village, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Huntington Central Park, International Surfing Museum and the Shipley Nature Center. Whether you're a history buff looking to explore the area's past, or a lover of art and nature, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy during your visit!

 

Sports

Huntington Beach is the site of the world surfing championships, held in the summer every year. This high profile surfing event brings in surfers from all over the world to enjoy camaraderie, Huntington Beach's natural terrain and consistently quality waves. As a result of this spirit of the sport that grows around the event each year, the beach has been affectionately nicknamed "The Surfing Capital of the World," among participants and surfing-enthusiasts.