Enter any Hollister store worldwide and you're greeted with video screens (or video walls, in the case of many stores) streaming real-time footage of its webcams placed on the famed Huntington Beach Pier. The HB Pier offers "people-watching" par excellence: surfers on Surf City's waves, volleyball pros spiking it out on the sand, and cyclists on their beach cruiser bicycles.

Visit the official Huntington Beach Visitor Information Center at the base of the pier seven days a week to get advice on things to do in the rest of the city. The Pier itself offers many activities, from fishing off the side of the pier with bait and supplies from Let's Go Fishing, professional kite lessons from Kite Connection, and shopping for souvenirs at the Surf City Store. Take a romantic stroll down the Pier to enjoy the unparalleled sunsets, or grab a classic burger and malt from the iconic Ruby's Diner at the Pier's end.

A visit to the famous Huntington Beach Pier, the longest recreational pier on the West Coast at 1,856 feet, is a must-see for any visitor to Southern California. First opened in 1904 and rebuilt several times since, the Huntington Beach Pier remains a classic Orange County landmark.