Over the years, the city of Huntington Beach in California has received numerous accolades including One of the Top Five Destinations for Teens and their Parents (New York Post) and Best Family Beach (OC Parenting Magazine). Those of us who don’t reside in this Number One Best City to Live In, per Orange County Register, the next best option is to visit!
Things To Do (Besides Surf) in Surf City USA
Possibly better known as Surf City USA, Huntington Beach isn’t just for the wave riders. There are options for every age and every personality in this Orange County city of Southern California.
Obvious itinerary choices include ocean fishing, kayaking, swimming, and just soaking up some rays. No matter your preference, area rental providers can get you the beach gear you need for your sandy seaside adventure.
Love the outdoors, but looking for something a bit less grainy in your shoes? Maybe you’d like to plant your flip-flops aboard a whale and dolphin cruise. You could then continue your environmental journey with bird watching or a wildlife tour of the Bolsa Chica Conservancy. There are options galore for the outdoorsman or woman, adult or child in Huntington Beach!
Albeit known for its beautiful weather, sometimes indoor activities are more suitable. For those days, you could hit up the Bella Terra Huntington Beach shopping center, visit one of the many local museums or art centers, or treat yourself to a day of pampering at one of the numerous spas in the area.
Whet Your Appetite
Everyone deserves a good meal after a long day of sightseeing, surfing, or sun soaking. With over 275 restaurant options in the area, you are certain to appease those taste buds somewhere.
Resident and visitor favorites include the laid back atmosphere of Ruby’s Diner, the fine Italian dining of Cavallino’s, and the spectacular seafood and ocean views of Spark Woodfire Grill. Other tasty options include Sugar Shack Cafe, Fred’s Mexican Cafe, Jan’s Healthbar, and Longboard Restaurant and Pub.
Isn’t there some sort of rule about being required to indulge in dessert while on vacation? Well, there’s no shortage of options there, either. Uniquely Huntington Beach, you can fulfill your sweet tooth at Polly’s Pies, the Golden Spoon, the Cookie Jar Collection, or Bubba Sweets, just to name a few.
Before You Go
Rent It Today strives to make renting simple. With that in mind, we can also make your vacation planning simple. Before you pack your bags, check out our Huntington Beach providers to find everything from your vacation home to your vacation gear. Then, be sure to take a picture of you and your fellow sand dwellers and send us a copy. We’d love to post it to our site or our Facebook page!