Huntington Beach

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“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.

Hotel Huntington Beach
Hotel Huntington Beach
3 out of 5
7667 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
The price is CA $127 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Bella Terra and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Asian Garden Mall. Main Street and Huntington Dog Beach are ...
3.7/5Good! (1,634 reviews)
"cleanliness"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

Hotel Huntington Beach
Paséa Hotel & Spa
Paséa Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
21080 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA
The price is CA $448 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,217 reviews)
"The best"

Reviewed on Sep. 10, 2021

Paséa Hotel & Spa
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA
The price is CA $391 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Located in Huntington Beach, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific City, Huntington Beach Pier, and Main ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (977 reviews)
"This hotel is amazing. As a local to the area, its a nice staycation spot as id imagine also for those traveling from out of town. Beautiful grounds, pools and convenient bridgee to the beach. Good selection of restaurants and outdoor shopping/dining down the street. Its a very relaxing atmosphere ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2021

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beachfront 3 Bedroom Southern California Sleeps 8
Beachfront 3 Bedroom Southern California Sleeps 8
Huntington Beach, CA
Nestled on the beach, this Sunset Beach vacation home is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Bolsa Chica State Beach and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Seal Beach Pier. Bolsa Chica Ecological ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)
"Loved this property. It’s perfectly situated right on the sand. The only thing is that the neighbors upstairs were too loud. Other then that it’s perfect."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2021

Beachfront 3 Bedroom Southern California Sleeps 8
Boho Beach Bungalow
Boho Beach Bungalow
Huntington Beach, CA
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is steps from Main Street and Huntington Beach Pier. Pacific City and Huntington Dog Beach are also within 1 mi ...
Boho Beach Bungalow
Discounted 4 the Season! Beach close, A/C, Family & Pet Friendly,  Downtown HB.
Discounted 4 the Season! Beach close, A/C, Family & Pet Friendly, Downtown HB.
Huntington Beach, CA
This family-friendly Huntington Beach condo building is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Huntington Dog Beach and Huntington Beach Pier. Main Street ...
5/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
What a gem!
"Our dog and us had a wonderful beach vacation with this spot as our home away from home. The location is perfect: blocks from the beach and a paved beach trail, walking distance to dog beach, close to local markets right in the neighborhood (awesome breakfast burritos!) and a bike ride away from ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2021

Discounted 4 the Season! Beach close, A/C, Family & Pet Friendly, Downtown HB.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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