Huntington Beach




HUNTINGTON BEACH, California  Population 199,000 


HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA USAA is California's surf and beach paradise and a favorite Orange County city for overnight travel and extended vacations. While known as a popular tourism destination, Huntington Beach exceeds expectations in beach experiences with its pleasant weather and expanses of beige-colored sand overlooking the ocean and Huntington Beach Pier. Perfect for couples, friends, business meetings, corporate functions and weddings, the Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa boasts the largest meeting space on the coast. That hotel and the Four Diamond Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort next door provide the atmosphere discriminating guests seek. Ballroom and conference facilities offer the "wow" factor for memorable events such as reward functions for account executives, courting new clients and saying "I do." It's common for those attending meetings to bring their families to enjoy the beach and for those getting married to invite guests from all over the world to see beautiful Huntington Beach.

Warm, sunny days with blue skies and golden sunsets over the Huntington Beach Pier provide romantic settings overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Those who love sports find the city one of their favorite places to work out. The 8.5 mile path is suited for jogging, walking and bicycle riding. Water lovers can swim and surf in the ocean and there are skate parks nearby and skiing and sailing not far away.

In Huntington Beach, the Pacific Ocean beckons tourists to play. This safe city has the longest municipal concrete pier in California,  8.5 miles of  sand beaches, mild climate all year long and some of the best surfing waves in the United States. With natural beauty reminiscent of the Hawaiian Islands, over 11 million people are drawn each year to this Southern California location because of its easy, warm feeling and status as one of America's top ten safe cities.  

Huntington Beach is close to airports such as John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Long Beach Airport with Jet Blue and Los Angeles International Airport. There are approximately 18 hotels and resorts, hundreds of restaurants and shopping galore.  Surf City's options include indoor and outdoor cafes, unique shops with beach wear, a weekly outdoor craft and food market held at Pier Plaza on Fridays and free summer concerts plus swimming, surfing, skating, bicycling, jogging, volleyball, fishing and bonfires.

Conveniently located near major attractions, there are Disneyland, California Adventure and Knotts Berry Farm, all less than 15 miles away.  Within this distance you can also board a boat to Catalina Island from either Newport or Long Beach, visit the Aquarium of the Pacific and Queen Mary Ship, check out one of the world's largest skate parks, Van's at The Block, where you can shop for cool stuff or enjoy the upscale Gucci and Godiva at South Coast Plaza. 

Attractions still within the 15 mile range include an actual pyramid which is one of three in the nation and is located in Long Beach, the Crystal Cathedral which offers a towering tribute to positive thinking in Garden Grove, an historic adobe in Costa Mesa, a rambling Rancho Los Alamitos in Bixby Hills, the ornate Christian Broadcast Network headquarters in Costa Mesa and one of the finest libraries in the west, Central Library in Huntington Beach, which was built by the famous architects Richard and Dion Neutra.

Summers in Huntington Beach are the busiest time of year with annual events that include surfing, skateboard and BMX competitions, a huge July 4th parade and a unique equestrian competition on rarely seen grass lawns. Huntington Beach is made for those who love being outdoors and people come to experience the waves, ride the skate parks and paths and lay on the sandy beach. People love to sit along Main Street, too, and dine on delicious foods while watching the parade of swim suits, surf boards and traffic pass through a 5 block stretch of shops and outdoor cafes. It's a casual place where the only suit you'll need is a swim suit or wet suit. Leave the ties at home, because even the finest restaurants in town do not require them.