With ten golden miles of coastline, Huntington Beach is the premier overnight beach destination in Southern California. It’s also packed with outdoor activities, including stand-up paddle boarding, biking and volleyball by the pier. Here’s how you should spend your time at this popular coastal hotspot.
1. Sunset Gondola
Feel as if you’ve been transported to Venice, Italy, as you embark on an authentic gondola ride around Huntington Harbor’s picturesque inlets, islands and canals.
2. Bolsa Chica State Beach
Surf picture-perfect waves, fish the rich ocean waters or enjoy a little bird watching, while soaking up the California sun.
3. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
This wildlife sanctuary includes rare local animals, including shovelnose guitarfish, gray smooth-hound sharks, white seabass, western diamondbacks and Pacific rattlesnakes.
4. Bella Terra
A popular destination for families, couples and single travelers, this shopping and entertainment complex offers outdoor gardens, scenic fountains and live entertainment.
5. Huntington Harbor
Known for a cluster of five individual islands, this scenic area includes serene waterways that lead to a vibrant beachfront with shopping, dining, and great kayaking.
6. Huntington Central Park
With 300 acres of scenic trails and grassy lawns, Huntington Central Park is the largest state-owned park in all of Orange County.
7. Old World Village
Discover a wide array of unique attractions, including a Euroshop, farmers markets, dachshund races, delicious fare and plenty of great German beer.
8. Surf City Comedy Club
Yuck it up at this popular local comedy club, which features a brand new lineup every single Saturday night.