Showering yourself and your closest friends with love on Valentine's Day can be just as important as spending it with a significant other. No need for the "he loves me, he loves me not" confusion - this Valentine's Day is for celebrating self love and meaningful friendships. Our ideal girls day in Huntington Beach would go a little something like this, and reservations for each adventure are highly recommended.


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CorePower Yoga

For a morning energy boost, have some fun in the sun shredding the pier with your own gear; taking a surf lesson with 17th Street Board ShopBanzai Surf SchoolSurf City Adventure Tours, or Toes on the Nose; cruising the beach path on a bike; or a good old fashioned and free group stroll along the Ocean Strand, sand, and pier. If you prefer something a little less fast-paced, strengthen, lengthen, and reconnect with a yoga class on the beach.


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Banzai BowlsImage: @_jasszzzz

Now it's time to refuel. Before seriously indulging later in the day, revitalize with a fresh-squeezed juice, like The Buzz from Nekter Juice Bar, or opt for one of their smoothies or acai bowls. If it's acai bowls you're specifically after, there's no better place than Banzai Bowls. Should you require a bit more sustenance, Jan's Health Bar will cure a rumbling belly with healthy breakfast treats from bowls to smoothies to avocado toast.


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Next up on the list: pampering. 

Pacific Waters Spa

One way to spoil yourself is at the Pacific Waters Spa at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, just a short walk from Main Street. Relax in the sauna and steam room, private whirlpools, and outdoor relaxation areas, or skip the aforementioned exercise options and take an aerobics class here. Then, wash it all off under waterfall showers and prepare for the second phase of the day in the locker room, complete with personal lockers.

Drift Waterfront Spa

Drift, a Waterfront Spa at The Waterfront Beach Resort boasts a modern marine ambiance and 8,000-square-foot interior, appointed with an exquisite relaxation area, luxurious hot tubs, a Himalayan salt stone sauna, eucalyptus-infused steam room, and more! 

Their exclusive Galentine's Spa Retreat includes:

  • 50-minute Drift Classic Massage or a 50-minute Surf City Custom Facial
  • One entree delivered from Cabo Wabo Beach Club + a glass of sparkling wine for each guest
  • Spa gift for each guest

Book your treatments here!

Aarna Spa

Paséa Hotel & Spa's Aarna Spa has been named among Spas of America's Top 100 Spas for the third consecutive year. The beautifully designed 5,800-square-foot space houses eight treatment rooms, a relaxation room and private spa garden, eucalyptus steam room, sauna, and saltwater whirlpool. Treatments include 50- or 100-minute massages and facials, an essential oils wrap, and more. Click here to schedule your appointments.


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Stitch & Feather Pacific CityOf course, no ladies adventure would be complete without a little window browsing, which you've surely already been doing up, down, and around Downtown throughout the day. The best spot for vintage threads, accessories, and overall style inspiration is 1 Look Vintage. Carve out at least a half hour to comb the curated clothing collection and riff through their ever-changing vinyl selection. Other retail boutiques housing trendy collections include Stitch & Feather in Pacific City and Model Citizen in Downtown. For the surfer chic, you can't go wrong at Huntington Surf & Sport and Jack's Surfboards, both of which often roll out fabulous sidewalk sales.


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Main Street Wine Co.

Surely you've worked up an appetite again, and there's one spot in the neighborhood that has the perfect remedy: Main Street Wine Company. Grab a seat on their outdoor patio, order flights, cheese plates, and chocolates to your heart's content, and take it all in. If it's an ocean view you're after, you can't beat Sandy's for cocktails and shareable bites. 


Pacific Hideaway cheers

A Downtown base where the group can retreat, refresh, and revamp would be ideal if you skipped the spa, and once you're ready to roll, do so on over to Pacific Hideaway at Kimpton Shorebreak Resort and relax on the outdoor patio. Call (714) 965-4448 or email info@pacifichideawayhb.com to make your reservations!


Henry's Uncorked cheers

Indulge in A Pommery-Paired Valentine's Dinner at Henry's Coastal Cuisine inside The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. Reserve your table now for a delectable 5-course menu featuring exquisite dishes paired with luxurious Pommery Champagnes. 


Beachwood Brewing

Beer babes, do not despair. Huntington Beach's craft beer scene flows strong, with five notable breweries pouring inventive brews every day of the week. Take your pick among Riip Beer Company, Beachwood BrewingFour Sons Brewing, Golden Road Brewing, and Flashpoint Brewing Company. Hit up Four Sons for a variety of food truck options, grab dinner at one of the many eateries next to Riip, or dine-in at Golden Road.


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If the gals are feeling like tacos and margaritas, Puesto in Bella Terra will hit the spot. This award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar serves up a fresh and contemporary take on authentic Mexican cuisine in a unique and upscale environment. If the gang isn't feeling like hitting the town after dinner, Century Theaters is the perfect place to kick your feet up and settle in for the night. 


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Old Crow
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There's no better place to kick off your Sunday shoes than on Main Street, whether it be at 2nd Floor, Perq's, Hurricanes, or Sharkeez. Use your ears and hop around until you find the right tune.

If the Main Street vibes aren't calling your name, Old Crow and The Bungalow in Pacific City are all well worth dropping into to finish off your fun-filled Galentine's Day celebration.