5 Reasons to Visit Bella Terra
A shopping and dining mecca, Bella Terra is an anchor for the city of Huntington Beach that promises an array of ways to keep entertained. Visitors can sign up for a painting and wine session at Pinot’s Palette, catch a movie on the big screen or rest their feet in the amphitheater after an afternoon of shopping at apparel retailers like Huntington Surf & Sport, REI and Old Navy. Bella Terra is also a foodie’s paradise, with more than 25 coffee shops, juice bars, sit-down restaurants, fast-casual eateries and specialty gourmet gift shops like Cheese Addiction and Pile It On Pizza.
Here, check out five things to do that will make you fall in love with one of Huntington Beach’s top entertainment destinations.
Music in the Amphitheater
Enjoy the smooth serenade of live music every Friday in Bella Terra’s amphitheater. Whether you’re celebrating date night or an evening out with the family, the diverse lineup of artists provides a festive backdrop for a Surf City vacation. Spanish flamenco guitar, jazz sax and pop vocals are just a few of the highlights on the amphitheater’s fall slate of tunes.
Steal the Glass Wednesday at Eureka!
Three cheers for beer: Bella Terra’s gourmet burger and brews bar is notorious for its lineup of craft offerings on tap. Every Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m., the restaurant features a highlighted pour with an opportunity for guests to take home a branded glass. If beer’s not your cup of tea, Eureka! also offers a dynamic whiskey program to pair with its menu of elevated burgers.
Two taco spots at Bella Terra equates to double the fun. Chronic Tacos, tucked away from the main plaza next to Corner Bakery off Edinger, offers $2 giant tacos with savory meats like carnitas and al pastor. Solita Tacos & Margaritas expands on the concept with a series of specialty menu items like naked guacamole, tofu tacos and chorizo tacos for $5 to $6; for $7 to $12, diners can sip on house margaritas or upgrade to a flight of fun frozen flavors.
Book Signings at Barnes & Noble
With digital reading making bookstores fewer and far between, it’s more exciting than ever to meet one of your favorite authors in the flesh. In addition to author readings and signings with authors such as Wendelin Van Draanen, this Barnes & Noble also hosts special events like children’s storytime and an annual teen book festival with writing workshops, trivia, games and prizes.
Kids Club Activities
Every Monday morning at 10:30, Bella Terra offers an abundance of interactive fun for little ones. The center welcomes special guests to keep children entertained. Favorites include magic shows featuring live animals and balloon art, dance party games and karate demonstrations. Watch your kids’ eyes light up in delight before continuing your own grown-up shopping or culinary adventures.
Bella Terra is located at 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647, off the I-405 freeway at Beach Boulevard. For more information, call 714-897-2533 or visit bellaterra-hb.com.