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About Huntington Beach
Known as Surf City, Huntington Beach is a surf town in the truest sense of the word. When you plan a trip to this seaside destination, get ready to relax on some of Orange County’s top beaches, have a blast at some of the area’s best events, and stay at some of the most upscale Huntington Beach vacation rentals. The town exemplifies the laid-back charm of Southern California and is the perfect gateway to discovering California’s sun-drenched coastline for visitors to the area.
If you’ve been seeking a vacation spot that’s unbelievably pleasant year-round, look no further than Huntington Beach. Thanks to the area’s Mediterranean climate, this beach town enjoys sunny, dry weather with temperatures in the low 70s and upper 60s throughout most months of the year. Though the spring, summer, and fall months typically see nothing but sun, the winter usually brings a moderate amount of rain.
Fly into nearby John Wayne Airport, just 10 miles away from Huntington Beach, or Los Angeles International Airport, which is about 35 miles away. Once you’re on the ground, you’ll find that you can travel between most waterfront Huntington Beach vacation rentals and the beach by foot or bike, but you’ll need a car to get to some of the area’s best attractions. Though parking can sometimes be challenging, a large parking lot on Huntington Beach and a garage at Main Street making driving in the area relatively easy.
Things to Do
Start your visit with a trip to Huntington State Beach, where you can soak up the sun, go for a swim, and get a surfing lesson to really take in the local culture. With numerous surf schools up and down the coast, you can find one that best matches your skill level. Surf lessons come with a price tag, but visiting this state beach is free. The town boasts some of California’s longest stretches of uninterrupted beach and most are watched by professional lifeguards.
Just minutes from downtown, take the time to stroll along Huntington Beach Pier, which dates back to the early 20th century. It is one of the West Coast’s longest piers extending into the warm waters and dotted with colorful arcades, tempting restaurants, and unique boutiques that cater to the many visitors who come to watch the waves. It’s a great place to spot surfers, fly a kite, grab a burger, or watch the sunset.
Take in some of Huntington Beach’s most beautiful landscapes and fascinating wildlife with a trip to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. This 1,300-acre wetlands area features four miles of trails for hiking, guided tours, and wildlife viewing.
Out of the sun, visitors can walk through the Huntington Beach Art Center, which hosts galleries and other cultural events for the entire family. The International Surfing Museum provides an interactive experience to spice up your stay with local flavor and history.
Huntington Beach is also conveniently located near many of Southern California’s famous destinations, including Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, the Aquarium of the Pacific and LA’s professional sports arenas. Of course, just spending some time cruising the Pacific Coast Highway or sampling delicious Mexican cuisine on sun-soaked patios can create a relaxing afternoon to complement colorful Huntington Beach.
Huntington Beach is home to several popular annual events, the largest of which is the summertime U.S. Open of Surfing, where you can get your fill of surfing, skateboarding, and BMX. In September, be sure to get tickets for the SoCal Film Fest, which showcases independent films for filmmakers, celebrities, and movie buffs alike.
For a more low-key event, check out Huntington Beach’s Surf City Nights. This family-friendly event features a street fair, farmers market, entertainment, and much more. Since this is a weekly event held on Tuesdays, it’s easy to catch no matter what time of year you visit.
With ample surf, sun, and fun, Surf City is an ideal year-round destination. Whether you’re looking for a romantic couple’s getaway or a fun family trip, take your pick from numerous Huntington Beach vacation rentals that are sure to make your vacation memorable.
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