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  HUNTINGTON BEACH California USA  is a Photo Perfect Destination


Activities include enjoyment of the ocean, beach and Huntington Beach Pier.


Have you been to Huntington Beach (HB) or as some call it, Surf City, lately? Old-timers who remember the Golden Bear, surfers' wetsuits drying in the second story windows of their budget apartments above Jack's Surfboards, and oil pumps lining Pacific Coast Highway next to the beach, are quite surprised at the transformation of the funky town.


Today Huntington Beach is one of the favorite Orange County California beach destinations for visitors traveling to Anaheim's Disneyland. HB's major attraction is its beaches. But something romantic and new is the  Sunset Gondola Ride offered from expert gondoliers with a track record of marriage and proposal successes for their customers that makes this a romantic "sure bet."  Add to the ambience, a delightful meal at the new Guy-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining and a couple's massage at Massage Envy and you'll have a day to remember.


There are two small museums, a quaint Main Street shopping and dining region with youthful apparel and surfing items, lots of sandy beaches, a long pleasure pier to stroll on and watch surfers and sunsets from and several great resort hotels such as Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort and Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa across the street from the beach.


Sitting on the land where Huntington Beach Inn (a hotel that was the shining glory of the city until it entered receivership in the late 1970's) is Hyatt Regency Resort. While the price for a room has more than quadrupled, the new hotel retains similar beach vibes that once attracted kindred souls to the previous hotel, once enjoyed by business travelers, tourists, surfers and local residents. Sharing  hot breakfast and swooping views of the same beach and waves that are there today, the O'Neill boys, Robert August and a cadre of successful surf pioneers once sat in green vinyl booths discussing wave conditions over scrambled eggs and Farmer Brothers coffee at a coffee shop that offered a hot, affordable meal and stunning views of the ocean.

BB King, Randy California & Spirit, John Mayall, Robin Williams and a "who's who" of the rock movement and comedy stayed in Huntington Beach, performing at the Golden Bear just down the street from the affordable beach hotels such as the Huntington Shores affordable with Grinder restaurant.


Those days are long gone. Today's attractions include shopping centers such as 5 Points Plaza, Bella Terra Huntington Beach Mall and traditional Downtown Huntington Beach that's changed in some respects, but retains its charm in buildings such as Perq's Nite Club. Once operating as a brothel and now as a nightclub featuring great rock & roll bands, the world's premier blues artist, Walter Trout, considers Perqs his home base on the rare instances when he's not on the road performing around the globe. Today you'll find new names such as Korn at Main Street's Tuna Town restaurant, owned by one band member who's hung copies of their platinum records on the walls...more >


HUNTINGTON BEACH  Where to play:  Adventure Playground  Beaches   Beach Firerings  Beach paths   Bike paths   Bolsa Chica SB   Boys & Girls Club   California Dog Beaches   Central Park  Dog beach  Huntington Beach Art Center  HB  City Beach  HB Pier   HB State Beach   Horseback riding Trail  Kids -Activities  Nature center   Newland House  Surf Museum Exhibit

What to see & do: 
26  things to do 4th of July Parade  
Aerial photo Huntington Beach   Art & Sculptures AVP Pro Beach Volleyball  
Bike,surf rentals  Bingo   Birding  Bird murals   Body Piercing - Tommy T's
Car Cruisers Show  Concerts  Cruise of Lights  
Extreme Bikes 
Farmer's Market Farmer's Markets Fishing   Frisbee Golf  
Giant Surfboard Harbors & marinas  Golden West College  Golf Courses  Gondola Ride  Grunion Run
Halloween on Main   HB Concours d'Elegance Hellogoodbye band  Huck Finn Fishing Derby  Huntington Beach High School architecture
Interfaith Day @ Beach
Jan & Dean Band 
Kayaking  Kayaking,boats   
Monster Surfboard Record 
Pacific Shoreline Marathon  Public Art - Lady
Running is for the Birds  
Skateboard Dog  Southern California beaches State Beaches  Surfer Statue  Surf Theatre US Open of Surfing   
Wetlands inlet  

Where to eat: Bars, Clubs Luggatti's  Old World German Restaurant  Coffee Bars  Dining  Taste of Huntington Beach  Chimayo at the Beach  Spark Woodfire Grill

Where to stay:  Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort  Hotel Huntington Beach  Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa  Huntington Beach Hotel Reviews & Links
Beach Weddings  Spa vacation  Tennis vacation  Hotels 4 Diamond  Huntington Beach Vacation Getaway   Huntington Beach Vacation

Misc:  Beach Parking Historical Information  Huntington Beach Tourism Academy   Population - top 25






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