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Downtown Huntington Beach 

In the heart of Huntington Beach, stroll on the iconic Huntington Pier or choose from exciting dining and shopping options on Main Street, 5th & PCH, and Pacific City. 

Huntington Beach Pier
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Places to eat in Downtown Huntington Beach

Downtown Huntington serves up a variety of food. From Mexican, seafood, Italian, and more. Here's the downtown Huntington Beach dining guide. 

  • 2nd Floor - Tattoo parlor themed American eats

  • 25 Degrees - Gourmet burgers & adult milkshakes

25 Degrees in Huntington Beach

Romantic Restaurants in Huntington Beach

  • Duke's - Hawaiian style seafood & steak

Dukes Fish

Graceland Speakeasy in Huntington Beach

Milk and Honey in Huntington Beach

  • Offshore 9 - Rooftop lounge in The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, OffShore 9 Rooftop Bar

Pacific Hideaway in Huntington Beach

  • Ruby's - Burgers, fries, malts with 360 degree ocean view

Ruby's Diner in Huntington Beach

Tanner's Rooftop Bar

  • TK Burger - Voted Best Burger in OC

  • Watertable - Fine dining at the Hyatt Regency Resort

  • Zero Zero Pizzeria - An array of classic & creative pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, & snacks in a rustic cafe setting

Places to eat at Pacific City 

Pacific City features an array of oceanfront dining options. To outdoor patio dining, lounges and a food dining hall, there's something for everyone. 

Bear Flag Co.

  • Bluegold - Globally inspired fine dining

Places to Eat in Huntington Beach

Burnt Crumbs

  • LSXO - Awarded in Orange County’s 2019 Bib Gourmands

LSXO in Huntington Beach California | Where to Eat

Simmzy's in Huntington Beach

Nightlife in Downtown Huntington Beach 

When the sun sets in Surf City USA, the good times continue to roll.

  • 2nd Floor- American-fusion fare is served amid tattoo wall art at this clubby bar & eatery with lots of TVs. 

  • Aloha Grill- Rainbow-colored frozen drinks are mainstays at this Hawaiian spot with island vibe. 

  • The Bungalow- Light eats & cocktails in a rustic-chic cottage setting with multiple bars, a patio & ocean views. 

Bungalow

  • Black Bull Chop House- Dimly-lit eatery with rich decor serves steakhouse fare & turns into a sceney nightclub on weekends. 
  • Dude's Brewery- A brewery in Pacific City. 

  • Gallagher's Pub- Irish bar & grill boasts brew, grub & live entertainment including bands & comedians. 

  • Hurricanes Bar & Grill- Bar & party spot has DJs, light-up dance floor, 2nd-floor patio & bottomless mimosa brunches.

  • HQ Gastropub- Rock music with great cocktails and food.HQ Gastropub

  • Killarney Pub and Grill- Whiskey & regional beers paired with across-the-pond eats such as fish 'n' chips in bustling space. 

  • Huntington Beach Beer Company & Restaurant- Every Friday and Saturday night live DJ. 

  • Baja Sharkeez- Lively bar & eatery with simple Mexican fare & multiple margaritas draws happy-hour & game day fans. 

  • Tanner's- Classy restaurant/bar with contemporary decor & New American dishes, plus a patio with water views.Tanner's Rooftop Bar

  • Watertable- Rustic-chic Hyatt bar/eatery with refined, regional comfort food, vintage wines & local craft beers. 

Places to Stay in Downtown Huntington Beach 

Dotting Pacific Coast Highway are luxury resorts and affordable hotels in Huntington Beach, California.

Oceanfront Inns & Motels

Surf n' Sands in Huntington Beach

Activities and Gear Rentals in Downtown Huntington Beach 

Dwight's Beach Concession- Rentals include bicycles, surfboards, and surf gear. 

Jack's Beach Concession- Rentals for bikes, surf equipment, and beach supplies. 

Bonfires-  South of the pier our coveted 500 concrete fire rings dot the sand. Pro tip: Arrive early to claim one during peak season, or head to either state beach to reserve a picnic area, which comes with its very own fire ring. If you prefer to skip the prep and get right to roasting, the Waterfront Beach Resort and Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa offers "beach butler" bonfire packages. 

Cherry Hill- This boutique located in Pacific City hosts arts & crafts workshops, tasting events, and culinary courses.

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Zack's Pier Plaza- Rentals for surfboards, beach supplies, and bikes. 

Waterfront Adventures- One-stop-shop for everything you need for a day at the beach. Including rentals for bicycles, beach cruisers, and tandem bikes. If you prefer to relax rent a beach cabana with butler service Also offering bonfire packages including reserved fire pit, beach chairs, firewood, s' mores supplies and hot chocolate!

17th Street Board Shop- Surfing legend Bud Llamas runs 17th St. Board Shop, where you can find an assortment of new and used surfboards, skateboards, gear, surf lessons, and repair services.

International Surfing Museum- It houses collections of surfing memorabilia and culture including some of surfing history's most significant artifacts such as Duke Kahanamoku's surfboard and the Guinness World Records breaking World's Largest Surfboard. 

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Huntington Surf & Sport- Huntington Surf & Sport offers a complete line of clothing by Billabong, Hurley, O'Neill, Quiksilver, and Volcom, plus clothing from their own brand, HSS Surf. Surfboard repair and rental services are also available. 

Jack's Surfboards- For over 60 years, Jack's Surfboards has been an Orange County icon and Southern California favorite for surfboards, wetsuits, clothing, footwear, and accessories.

Pedego Electric Bikes- Pedego offers electric bicycle rental, sales, and guided and self-guided bike tours in Downtown Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach Art Center- A community arts and culture center, providing space for creative expression, offering low cost, high-quality art, music, and movement classes in its studios and dynamic exhibitions and event programming in its galleries.

Biking in Huntington BeachPedego Electric Bikes

Quivers- Offers daily rentals and membership programs, so you can try a new board every day. 

Rip Curl Surf Center- Features clothing, wetsuits, surfboards, skateboards, and gear, also rents surfboards, wetsuits, and bodyboards. 

Surfboard and Bike Rentals- Offers a variety of bikes, surfboards, skateboards, and other rentals along with surfing lessons. Family Fun packages are also available, making your day at the beach super convenient. 

Huntington Beach Things to DO

Surfing Lessons

WSL Pro: Ted Navarro Hurley Surf Club- Learn how to surf with a professional surfer in Surf City USA. It is the ultimate surf experience that includes photos and video coverage. You'll learn about the surf culture, surf break and swell that all make up the sport of surfing. 

HB Surf School- Sponsored by Hurley and Huntington Surf & Sport, the HB Surf School is run by former surf pro and surf coach Bill Sharp, who has more than 30 years of coaching experience. They offer private lessons, junior/beginner lessons, adult lessons, and camps year-round. 

Clint Carroll Surf School- Offers private and semi-private lessons for all ages, with private, semi-private, and group lessons including beginners and intermediate. 

Zack's Surf School- Located just steps away from the Huntington Beach Pier. They offer private and group lessons with all the surf equipment included.

Toes on the Nose- Located in the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa. They offer beach rentals, surf lessons, adventure packages such as the Sunset Bonfire with S'mores package and a beach butler service. 

Surfing Lessons in Huntington Beach

Farmers Market in Downtown Huntington Beach 

The Surf City Nights Certified Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday on Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach from 5-9 p.m. The first three blocks of Main Street close to traffic and open to local farmers and artisans offering seasonal fruits and vegetables—organic and non-organic—fresh-cut flowers, local honey, gourmet salt, olive oils and vinegars, baked goods, dried fruit and nuts, and more. Food vendors serve up savory and sweet eats for dinner and dessert, while others offer artworks, clothing, jewelry, potted plants, and more. As a bonus, the family-friendly Surf City Nights Street Fair happens same time, same place, and always makes for an entertaining evening with live music and games for the kids.

Places to shop in Downtown Huntington Beach 

With Jack's Surfboards on one corner and Huntington Surf & Sport on the other, Main Street is the best place to find surf fashions and gear. Get your cool on at American Vintage or 1 Look Vintage for jeans, rocker tees, retro dresses and boots. Model Citizen and Diane's Beachwear have swim and festival looks that work from morning waves to evening beach bonfires. If you're looking for beach sarong, hats and trinkets, head over to Beach Island

Downtown Huntington Beach

5th & PCH in Huntington Beach has stylish boutiques, surfer shops, and stores that offer various styles for all. Pick up the latest fashion for men and women at Forever 21 with some killer deals. Or snag a fashionable swimsuit at Jolyn's and Merrilee’s Swimwear. For surfboards, swimsuits and surf wear, check out Rip Curl. 

5th & PCH in Huntington Beach

Shopping with an oceanfront view--what's better than that? Pacific City is the newest shopping center in Huntington Beach with over 20 shops and endless ocean views. Brandy MelvilleUrban OutfittersFree PeopleH&MTommy BahamaVISSLAWest of CamdenStitch & FeatherSmocking Birds Baby & Children's BoutiqueSeafolly, Francesca's, and Linksoul Lab have the latest head-to-toe fashions. Take home beach-inspired gifts, jewelry, and home decor from The Plantation, upscale salvage and architectural find from Heirlooms and HardwareCherryHills Market, and eco-conscious clothing and homewares from Cariloha

Pacific City in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Downtown Walking Tour
A self-guided walking tour of Historic Downtown Huntington Beach.
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Parking in Downtown Huntington Beach 

5th & PCH Structure

Location:
146 6th St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

  • Sept. 15 - May 15

    • $2 per hour for first 2 hours, $2 for every 20 min. after

    • $18 daily max

  • May 16 - Sept. 14

    • $2 per hour for first 2 hours, $3 for every 20 min. after

    • $20 daily max

Main Promenade Structure 

Location:
200 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

  • FREE first 30 minutes

  • $1 per hour for first 2 hours, $1 for every 20 min. after

  • Memorial Day - Labor Day: $17 daily max

  • Non-peak season: $15 daily max

  • Evening rate (after 9 p.m.): $5

​Metered Parking

Location: 5th Street, Main Street, 1st-3rd Street 

Price: $1.50 per hour (2 hours max)

Downtown Parking

BEACH PARKING

Municipal Parking Lot

Location: South of the Huntington Beach Pier, on the side of Pacific Coast Highway adjacent to the beach.
(Enter at First Street, Huntington Street, and Beach Boulevard.)

  • Day rate: $15
  • Annual Beach Parking Pass: $150
  • Annual Senior Citizen Parking Pass: $75

More information on annual beach parking passes here.

Pier Plaza Parking Lot

Location: Lots on both sides of the Huntington Beach Pier.

  • May - Sept.: $1.75 per hour
  • Oct. - April: $1.50 per hour
  • Daily max: $15

Huntington Beach Beach Parking

PACIFIC CITY Parking

Location:
21010 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Self-Parking Rates

*Not available for beach parking 

  • $2.00 for every 20 minutes 
  • $35.00 max at 6th hour
  • Monday- Sunday, the first two hours are complimentary (with a validation from participating merchants). 
  • Lost tickets pay daily maximum

Valet Parking Rates

  • $8 for the first 2 hours
  • $4 every 20 min after
  • $40 daily max

NOTE: No validations accepted for valet parking

Complimentary self-parking is yours when you spend $250* or more in one day – just show your receipts at valet and parking is on us!
*One validation per $250 expenditure.

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SURF CITY USA SURROUNDING AREA
  • Disneyland / Anaheim - 21 miles
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 17 miles
  • Joshua Tree National Park - 129 miles
  • LA / Hollywood - 36 miles
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) - 17 miles
  • Los Angeles Airport (LAX) - 36 miles
  • Palm Springs - 105 miles
  • San Diego - 93 miles
  • South Coast Plaza - 8 miles
  • Disneyland - 21 miles
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 17 miles
  • LA / Hollywood - 36 miles
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) - 17 miles
  • Los Angeles Airport (LAX) - 36 miles
  • South Coast Plaza - 8 miles
SURF CITY USA Neighborhoods
With 10 miles of uninterrupted beaches Huntington Beach blends surfing’s relaxed spirit with a contemporary style which creates an ocean side destination like nowhere else on the California coast. Learn more
SURF CITY USA NEIGHBORHOODS
Beach Blvd
This way to the beach! Connecting the freeway to the sand, Route 39 is lined with local gems. Learn More
Bolsa Chica
A postcard-perfect beach waves across Pacific Coast Highway to the largest saltwater marsh between the Monterey Bay and... Learn More
Central Park
350 acres of the largest and lushest park in all of Orange County. Learn More
Downtown
The heart of Huntington Beach: surfing, our iconic pier, historic Main Street, modern Pacific City, and so much more… Learn More
Goldenwest
A popular pocket for shopping, dining, Oktoberfest, and skateboarding at Vans Off The Wall Skatepark. Learn More
Huntington Harbor
Five picturesque islands married by navigable waterways and dotted with waterfront mansions and luxury yachts. Learn More
Southeast
Home to a swimmer’s ideal beach, chirping wetlands, and must-try eateries discovered off the beaten path. Learn More
Sunset Beach
Charming beach community featuring one of the widest beaches in Southern California and the 14-acre “Green Belt” park. Learn More
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