Huntington Beach Itineraries

Plan your next trip with these Huntington Beach guides

Are you trying to figure out what to do in Huntington Beach? Be inspired - experience as much of Huntington Beach as possible with the help of these curated guides. No matter what time of year you decide to visit, our endless summer weather invites you to revel in the outdoors, relax, and unwind. Check out the must-see attractions, get insider local tips, and discover the best places to eat, things to do, and places to stay.

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When is the best time to plan your Huntington Beach trip?

The ideal time to visit Huntington Beach truly depends on the experiences you're seeking. For those who have a passion for outdoor activities and the quintessential Southern California beach vibe, late spring through early fall offers mild and sunny weather. This period is also particularly enchanting if you're eager to take your four-legged friend to see the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Dog Beach or catch the mesmerizing views at Sunset Beach. However, if you're drawn to specific events or festivals in the area, be sure to check out our Events Calendar, as Huntington Beach hosts popular events throughout the year, making any season a potentially perfect time to explore.

Must-see attractions while in Huntington Beach

Take a walk on the iconic Huntington Beach Pier, stretching into the Pacific with breathtaking ocean views and vibrant beach activities. Explore the rich surf culture at the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, a must-visit for enthusiasts and history buffs alike. For a tranquil escape, venture to Huntington Harbour, where scenic waterways and charming waterfronts offer a serene respite from the bustling energy of the city.

Things to do while visiting Surf City USA®

Immerse yourself in the laid-back charm of Huntington Beach, the ultimate beach town, by trying your hand at paddle boarding along the picturesque coastline or enjoying a relaxing ride around the area on a beach cruiser. Join in the vibrant beach culture with a game of beach volleyball against the stunning backdrop of the Pacific. And for a delightful mix of shopping, dining, and ocean views, don't miss a visit to Pacific City, a bustling waterfront destination in the heart of this coastal paradise. Huntington Beach is loaded with activities for the whole family.

Food, food and more food!

Downtown Huntington Beach boasts a diverse culinary landscape, offering an array of international flavors for every dining occasion. Whether you're craving a delightful brunch with mouthwatering french toast or seeking a globally-inspired lunch and dinner experience, the city's dining scene is a melting pot of culinary delights. From quaint bistros to trendy eateries, Huntington Beach invites you to savor a world of flavors against the backdrop of its vibrant downtown atmosphere.

Where to stay on your Huntington Beach trip

Enjoy a memorable stay in Surf City USA with a variety of accommodations to suit your preferences. Whether you're drawn to the upscale amenities of the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, the coastal charm of The Waterfront Beach Resort, the relaxing ambiance of Paséa Hotel & Spa, or the surfer-stylish stoke of the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort, these are just a few among the many places to stay in Huntington Beach. Each hotel offers its unique blend of luxury and proximity to the vibrant surf culture, ensuring a fantastic experience in Huntington Beach.