UPDATED JANUARY 22, 2024
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.
MORNING WORKOUTBack to Top of List
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 Shop, Banzai Surf School, Surf 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.
BREAKFAST (OR BRUNCH)Back to Top of List
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.
TIME TO RELAXBack to Top of List
Next up on the list: pampering.
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, 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!
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.
SHOP 'TILL YOU DROPBack to Top of List
Of 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.
DRINKS, DINNER & DESSERTBack to Top of List
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservations!
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.
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 Brewing, Four 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.
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.
HIT THE TOWNBack to Top of List