Surf City Here We Come
Huntington Beach is the surf mecca of southern California. The southeastern city of Huntington Beach is the perfect place to have a relaxing getaway any time of the year. With fun attractions such as the International Surfing Museum, beautiful, serene beaches, and hot nightlife, this California city has something for everyone.
Huntington Beach hosts events synonymous with its name including the Vans U.S open of surfing. This event brings surfies from all over the world with some of the greatest upcoming talents to hit the surf scene. Even if you’re not a surfer, the surf culture and history is fascinating to explore.
Huntington Beach’s surf culture is a thread that weaves its way through every corner of the city. Naturally, when you’re there, you should check out the International Surf Museum. The museum focuses on the preservation of the history and culture of surfing globally. Check out their fantastic collection of surf memorabilia and learn a little more about this gnarly sport. Admission to the International Surf Museum is only $3, so it’s not a massive drop in the bucket.
Things To Do
The O.C’s Best Beaches
The shoreline at Huntington Beach’s spans ten sprawling miles of beautiful sandy beaches making it an ocean paradise for locals and travelers alike. Five amazing beaches cater to families, couples, dogs, and surfers. Huntington City Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Huntington Dog Beach, and Sunset Beach. With amenities at every stop along the way, you can literally beach-crawl your day away!.
Some of Southern California’s other beautiful beaches include Main Beach. Main Beach at Laguna Beach is a short drive from Huntington Beach and is simply gorgeous. The stunning boardwalk amongst the tide pools at Main Beach leads to the paths and beautiful gardens found at Heisler Park.
Explore Aliso Beach Park for a day and see why it’s such a favorite surf spot. Aliso Beach Park also have fire pits that you can use to have a barbeque, so it’s a fun spot to take the family for an evening. Parking at Aliso Beach can tend to get quite crowded and it’s not free. Your best bet is to get there very early and if you don’t want to pay to park, then grab a cab.
Huntington Beaches have many fun events and things to do all year long. Dog lovers can enjoy the Corgi Beach Day where all dogs are welcome! This family-friendly beach day takes place at multiple times of the year, annually at Huntington Beach. It’s actually the biggest beach bash on the Huntington Beach calendar and fun for the whole family.
Any way you slice it, the beaches of Orange County are full of splendor and relaxation for travelers to enjoy a day out.
Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach Pier is 1,850 feet long and is one of the longest piers on the West Coast. Enjoy expansive views of beautiful Catalina Island, San Pedro, and Long Beach to name a few. If you want to see some excellent surfing, this is the best place to see Surf City in all its glory!
While you’re at the pier, head over to Ruby’s Surf City Diner for a $2.99 at their July birthday bash. For over thirty years, Ruby’s has been hosting locals as they watch the U.S open of surfing. This classic 40’s style diner offers it’s $2.99 burger, and fries deal with some of the proceeds going to the Ruby Dooby Foundation. The Ruby Dooby foundation dedicates itself to serving the health and well-being of children, a passion of its founder, Ruby Cavanagh.
Main Street – Where The Action Rolls On Into The Night
A visit to Huntington Beach means exploring all that Main Street has to offer. After you’ve had an unforgettable meal at Ruby’s Diner, check out the Huntington Beach Art Center. This community run art center hosts many exhibits and events including music performances, classes, and even a summer camp for kids.
On Tuesdays, check out the Surf City Nights Farmer’s Market and Street Fair. There’s live music, kid’s entertainment and plenty of local food and artisans to explore. This event spans the first three blocks of Main Street and is a great way to enjoy the evening.
The weather at Huntington Beach is typically sunny with balmy cool breezes that kiss the evening air. Although 2018 has brought much warmer temperatures to the area, the rising thermometer hasn’t made thing too uncomfortable.
Check out the year-round weather forecast of average temperatures to choose your best time to visit. The average rainfall is less than 12 inches annually, so it’s clear skies ahead for your perfect So-Cal vacation.
Inland temperatures can be around five to ten degrees cooler than Huntington Beach, so pack appropriately.
There’s a pretty relaxed vibe happening even in the nightlife at Huntington Beach. Due to the surf culture, you can be casual not have to worry about dress codes at most places.
Hookah bars are quite popular in this area, and there’s no shortage of them. Some of the best ones to note are Surf City Hookah Lounge and Sultana Ultra Hookah Lounge. Both venues rate very highly for their service and particular offerings of hookah flavors and fab food.
Families enjoy the open-air entertainment center Bella Terra that has a movie complex with an enormous wall-to-wall screen. Bella Terra also has dining and shopping available from 10 am till 10 pm on most days. Special discounts for seniors and early birds are also available on some days.
If you’re looking for a late-night place to carry the bodacious beach feel into the night, look no further than the PCH Club at the Best Western Golden Sails Hotel. This is the new location of Fully Fullwood’s Live Reggae Sessions. Part of the proceeds from these events goes to Reggae For A Reason, an organization that’s jammin’ to end youth homelessness; this is music with feels and a cause. The Sunday Sessions, depending on location, are also family-friendly.
Are you ready to experience all of what Surf City has to offer? With so much to explore in Huntington Beach area, you’re in for a vacation that’s full of that chilled surfer vibe. Whether you choose to linger on the beach or delve into the surf culture at the museums and art centers, this Orange County city is the place to be any time of the year.