Huntington City Beach draws millions of visitors per year, and you'll know why when you feel the excitement and energy in the air where downtown Huntington Beach meets the sand. Come experience the perfect California beach vacation at the very heart of Surf City USA. Boasting 3.5 miles of pristine sand and water, Huntington City Beach offers an array of beachfront activities that appeal to people from all walks of life. Volleyball courts, hundreds of fire rings and a bike path stretch as far as the eye can see. Spend the day admiring local surfers, pier-fish for mackerel and sole or bask in the beautiful rays of the Surf City sun while on the sand. Experience the picturesque beauty of the beach by taking a stroll or bike ride down the paved walkway that extends throughout the 8.5 miles of Huntington Beach. This is sure to be a memorable experience for the whole family and a great opportunity to take some photos for those holiday cards. In the evening, relax from the days' fun-filled activities with a bonfire. Sit back and enjoy the true beauty of a California sunset as it enfolds right before your very own eyes. Spectacular events are held at Huntington City Beach each year, including the world-famous US Open of Surfing and the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Huntington Beach. After one of these action-packed events enjoy an All-American feast at Ruby's Diner, situated right at the end of the pier. This is the perfect place to enjoy a seaside root beer float and burger. Looking for a more sophisticated beverage? Delicious cocktails combined with the breathtaking sunset at Chimayo at the Beach or Duke's Huntington Beach has the makings of a perfect date night. On Fridays take the family, weather permitting, to the charming Art-A-Faire and farmers market at Pier Plaza. Purchase fresh produce and authentic Huntington Beach souvenirs like the Surf City USA soda from local brewery BrewBakers. Pier Plaza hosts its fair share of events, including free concerts for music lovers throughout the year. Check out the Summer Sunday Concert Series, a favorite series by locals and visitors alike, which runs throughout the summer and is hosted by the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. Huntington Beach is known as a pet friendly place. Dog Beach, located at the northern end of Huntington City Beach, is one of the few California beaches where Fido can run free. A paradise for pups and animal lovers who enjoy the sun, sand and surf, this is one of the first places to have single-spaced parking meters that accept credit cards. Pet friendly hotels in Huntington Beach include the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Pacific View Inn and Suites and Extended Stay America. Huntington City Beach also offers alternative accommodations to hotel stays. RV Camping is a popular and cost effective activity, with reservations booked months ahead. Check out the Sunset Vista RV Park, operated by the city and open from October to the end of May. This is just about as close to staying at the beach as you can get! Complete your California beach vacation by experiencing the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean like a true local. Watch as surfers carve their way around the pier. Waves here are bigger and therefore better suited to experienced surfers and body boarders than in any other stretch of water in town. Remember that surfing is not allowed on the south side of the pier during the summer months, a restriction aimed at surfer safety. The city beach is also an incredible place for swimmers. Waves break farther from the shoreline than other beaches, making the water close to the shore excellent for swimming. Even better, of all of the California beaches, Huntington City Beach is one of the easiest to get to. Almost every inch of sand is completely public and restricted only for environmental or safety reasons.