In addition to the beach, there is an approx. 9 mile paved cement path wide enough in most places for bicycle, roller blade, and jog traffic going both directions (north & south).
Huntington Beach, one of several "Surf City" destinations in California, is located in Orange County, one of the wealthiest counties in California and the densest. Three million residents live within the county bounds, while 200,000 give or take a few people reside in Huntington Beach, which also carries monikers such as "HB" and "Surf City".
Year round near-perfect climate is one of the trademarks of this city which was named in 1904 for the wealthy investor, Henry Huntington. Not to be confused with Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., or Huntington Park in Los Angeles County, Huntington Beach is the seaside destination known for its beaches (Huntington City Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, and Huntington State Beach), Huntington Beach Pier and the time-honored tradition of evening beach bonfires. The city also enjoy west-facing beach waves that roll in, providing enjoyable rides for surfers and bodyboarders.
Event-driven like so many beach cities in Southern California where the weather is near perfect all year long, one weekly event is Surf City Nights Street Fair. Held each Tuesday evening on Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach, the event is a farmers market and includes vendor booths. Be sure to see all the things to do in Huntington Beach.
Don the Beachcomber Polynesian restaurant & Dining offers Polynesian pleasure with bands, entertainment and great cocktails. Just a block away is Pelican Isle at Peter's Landing in Huntington Harbour on Pacific Coast Highway. In the other part of town on Edinger Ave. try The Cheesecake Factory 7871 Edinger Ave. at Bella Terra shopping mall.
Event driven like so many California beach cities are, Huntington Beach maintains a full calendar of events that include the 9-10 day US Open of Surfing in late July & early August, the largest 4th of July Parade west of the Mississippi, a paintball on the beach competition, beach volleyball playoffs, and Surf City Nights, a weekly farmer's market and street fair held Tuesdays on Main Street. Most events in Huntington Beach are free to attend. See an excellent calendar of events for updates.
There's more to see and do in Huntington Beach, and the best way to get to know the place is by visiting and enjoying an excellent vacation.
Things to do:
Public art, surfing, nightlife, beaches, bicycling, Surf City Nights (each Tuesday), US Open of Surfing, shopping, dining, dog beach, Shipley Nature Center. Adventure Playground is a summer attraction just for kids.
Resorts in Huntington Beach:
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort is a four diamond resort with an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and banquet rooms and ballroom seating approx. 500 people. It is located across the street from the beach and Pacific Ocean.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort
is a four diamond resort with a full
spa facility, outdoor swimming pool, 17
waterfalls and fountains, and bridge
walkway to the beach and ocean. It has
two restaurants on site, one cocktail
lounge, and several gift shops. It also
features small convention and conference