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Huntington BeachUnited States of America

“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.

Where to stay in Huntington Beach

Southbound PCH just south of Warner.  Welcome to HB!

Sunset Beach

4/5Very Good!(155 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Sunset Beach is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Bolsa Chica State Beach and Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach
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Huntington Harbour

The beaches and waterfront are just a few features travelers like about Huntington Harbour. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, Bolsa Chica State Beach and Seal Beach Pier are a few top places to visit.

Huntington Harbour
Board seating

Washington

4.5/5Wonderful!(24 area reviews)

While Washington isn't home to many top sights, Bella Terra and Asian Garden Mall are some notable places to visit nearby.

Washington
They call this the "Are You kidding Me Grilled Cheese".

Bolsa Chica-Heil

While Bolsa Chica-Heil might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Bolsa Chica State Beach and Bella Terra.

Bolsa Chica-Heil
This place has a cozy ambiance and the most tasty treats and meals! The coffee is amazing and the girls that work here are so friendly and helpful

Goldenwest

While Goldenwest might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Bella Terra and Huntington Beach Pier.

Goldenwest

Top Hotels in Huntington Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
4 out of 5
21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA
The price is ¥25,928 per night

With direct access to the beach, this Huntington Beach resort is within a 15-minute walk of Pacific City, Huntington Beach Pier, and Main Street. International ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (965 reviews)

"Customer service is awesome! The room was clean and comfortable. The pool was clean and open. The restaurant was delicious and the service was great."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
Paséa Hotel & Spa
Paséa Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
21080 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA
The price is ¥29,526 per night

Located in Huntington Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 2 mi (3 km) of Huntington Beach Pier and Huntington State Beach. Balboa Pier ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,230 reviews)

"The pool and the view the spa and the restaurant"…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Paséa Hotel & Spa
Hotel Huntington Beach
Hotel Huntington Beach
3 out of 5
7667 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
The price is ¥10,037 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Golden West College and Bella Terra. Asian Garden Mall is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

3.5/5Good! (1,382 reviews)

"Very clean and prompt staff. Will be returning! Exceptional service."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Hotel Huntington Beach

Popular places to visit in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Pier
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Huntington Beach Pier

4.5/5(1,679 reviews)

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.

Bella Terra
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Bella Terra

4.5/5(10 reviews)

When you visit Bella Terra, a popular shopping spot in Huntington Beach, you can enjoy some retail therapy. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Main Street
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Main Street

4.5/5(293 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Main Street, a favorite shopping spot in Huntington Beach. Discover the beautiful sunsets in this walkable area, or enjoy its surfing spots.

Golden West College
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Golden West College

Walk around the campus at Golden West College during your visit to Huntington Beach. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Huntington Dog Beach
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Huntington Dog Beach

4.5/5(26 reviews)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Huntington Dog Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Huntington Beach. Discover the beautiful sunsets in this walkable area, or enjoy its surfing spots.

Huntington Beach State Park
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Huntington Beach State Park

4.5/5(21 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Huntington Beach State Park, a lovely green space in Huntington Beach. Attend a sporting event or visit the amusement park in this walkable area.

Top things to do in Huntington Beach

The North OC Craft Brewery Tour
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The North OC Craft Brewery Tour

¥9,508
Per adult
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL SIGHTSEEING TOUR
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ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL SIGHTSEEING TOUR

¥12,286
Per adult
DAY IN HOLLYWOOD
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DAY IN HOLLYWOOD

¥25,106
Per adult
HOLLYWOOD TO BEVERLY HILLS TOUR FROM ORANGE COUNTY
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HOLLYWOOD TO BEVERLY HILLS TOUR FROM ORANGE COUNTY

¥16,025
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California

¥2,137
Per adult
Paint a Water Marbled Silk Scarf
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Paint a Water Marbled Silk Scarf

¥4,821
Per adult

Reviews of Huntington Beach

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
624
5 - Excellent 61.23650637880275%
4 - Good
307
4 - Good 30.12757605495584%
3 - Okay
63
3 - Okay 6.182531894013739%
2 - Disappointing
14
2 - Disappointing 1.3738959764474976%
1 - Terrible
11
1 - Terrible 1.0794896957801767%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

the beach was amazing.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 18, 2020

Drive thru at a fast food place was very fast and efficient.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 17, 2020

I didn’t get a chance to see the area as or stay was too quick.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 15, 2020

I luv this area the hotel was disappointing for the price maybe if they had more staff I would have been asked if I needed anything or not ran out of items in their menu or the pool would have been clean. I don’t know

4/5 - Good

Michelle

May 11, 2020

Got to see a seal sun bathing right on the beach pretty cool

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 7, 2020

I lived in the Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach area from 1969 through 1980. All my school friends are still in the area - My trip was to celebrate my birthday with my friends. When the no traveling ban is lifted I will rebook.

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