No matter what time of year, it’s important to take some time for yourself. Spending time near water has great benefits for your mental health, and Huntington Beach also has plenty of activities centered around peace, flow and mindfulness. Here’s a list of our top 10 ways to heal in Surf City USA®.

Visit rescued horses with Free Rein Foundation

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Free Rein Hug & Groom

The Free Rein Foundation gives people the opportunity to connect with rescued horses through equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) and equine-assisted learning (EAL). You can book a 90-minute tour and see the rescued horses or sign up for the Hug & Groom event on the first Sunday of every month.

Watch a sunset

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Huntington Beach Pier at Sunset

There’s no better combination than oceans and sunsets. For the best views, head to the Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Harbour, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, relax at a public bonfire pit, or reserve an outdoor patio seat at one of our restaurants.

Participate in a yoga class

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Yoga on the Beach HB

Yoga can help you connect with your mind and body, and there are plenty of yoga options for all skill levels in Huntington Beach. Yoga on the Beach offers daily yoga classes on the sand that encourage you to connect with your surroundings. If you’d prefer to practice in a studio, we’d recommend checking out Bikram Yoga Huntington Beach and Dawn Patrol Yoga.

Visit Huntington Dog Beach

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Huntington Dog Beach

The Huntington Dog Beach is a local favorite and is filled with dogs throughout the year. Head down to get your “pup-fix” – smiles guaranteed!

Walk the Huntington Beach Pier

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Huntington Beach Pier

The Huntington Beach Pier is a great location to reset your mind. Take a leisurely walk with front row views of the local surfers. Extending at 1,850 feet, the Pier is perfect for experiencing the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean.

Take an adaptive surf lesson

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Adaptive Surfing with Rocky McKinnon

McKinnon Surf & SUP Lessons offers private adaptive surf lessons at Huntington City Beach. Rocky McKinnon is a professional surfer who lives in Huntington Beach and has been sharing the joy of surfing with tourists and locals for years. Rocky shaped a 15-foot chair board specifically for adaptive surfing so those with physical disabilities can experience the joy of catching waves.

Read a book at the Huntington Beach Public Library

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HB Central Library interior

If you’re looking for a peaceful afternoon, the Huntington Beach Public Library has plenty of cozy reading spots with great views. Take in the sights of Central Park inside this uniquely architectural building designed by Richard & Dion Neutra, and make sure to check their calendar for upcoming events for kids, teens and adults, including a Silent Book Club!

Create a water-marbled scarf at Mayu Silk Art

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Mayu Silk Art scarf

Tap into your creative side at Mayu Silk Art! Join a guided workshop class and create a one-of-a-kind water-marbled scarf using traditional techniques and modern materials. Mayu Silk Art brings this beautiful art form for guests of all ages, genders, abilities and walks of life. This is marbling for the people, by the people.

Book a spa treatment

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Drift a Waterfront Spa

Here in Huntington Beach, there are several locations for you to book a rejuvenating spa treatment. There are three oceanfront resort spas with luxurious spa packages to choose from: Pacific Waters Spa, Aarna Spa and Drift, a Waterfront Spa. If you’re out and about in Huntington Beach, stop by Main St. Day Spa or CloudMover Day Spa for a relaxing afternoon.

Indulge in nutritious food

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Jan's Bowls

Feel good from the inside out with these nutritious and healthy dining options in Huntington Beach.