Staycation in Huntington Beach

Whether you have just one day or a whole weekend to spend in Huntington Beach, we invite you to pack as much Surf City USA® stoke into your staycation as possible. From relaxing by the pool to cruising miles along the coast, check out what we've got planned for your mini getaway!

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Where to Eat
  • Philz Coffee at Pacific City - Enjoy your morning coffee and a tasty pastry walking distance from Huntington Beach's oceanfront resorts, downtown area, and beaches.
  • The Kimpton Shorebreak Resort's Pacific Hideaway - Located half a block off Main Street, this eatery is inspired by the cuisines of Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Latin & South America. Everything is sure to taste sweeter on the oceanview patio, perched above 5th Street with killer views of the waves.
  • For a full list of breakfast options, click HERE.
What to Do
  • Surf Lessons - A trip to Surf City USA is not complete until you at least try surfing. Check out a full list of surf schools in Huntington Beach HERE.
  • Yoga - If you're more inclined to start your morning off slow, check out the numerous yoga class options in Huntington Beach. 
  • Book a Spa Treatment - Huntington Beach's seaside resorts house their own unique havens of wellness, offering revitalizing treatments just steps away from the sand.

Aarna Spa Bath

Drift Waterfront Spa Couple

Pacific Waters Spa


What to Do
  • Bike Rentals - There is a variety of bike rental shops around Downtown Huntington Beach - some even offer electric options so you can get around by utilizing the built-in electric motor or pedal assist along the 8-mile paved beach path.
  • Surf City USA Barrel Trail - Check out a couple of the breweries, distilleries, and wineries part of the Surf City USA Barrel Trail while you're here! Learn more about how to follow along HERE.
  • Hang by the Pool(s) - Enjoy your afternoon at one of the Huntington Beach oceanfront resort pools: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa; The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel; or Paséa Hotel & Spa.
    • Even if you're not a guest at one of the three, purchase a Resort Pass for pool access and you'll be welcome with open arms.
  • Surf City Artisan Fair - Surf City Artisan Fair, held on Fridays and select weekends, is a platform to celebrate the remarkable talents of local and regional artisans. In addition to showcasing artisans, the Surf City Artisan Fair has created a tapestry of community engagement, dynamic programming, and inspiration, all centered around the Four Corners concept: Gathering, Giving, Creative, and Learning.

Hyatt Regency Pool

Waterfront pool

Paséa Pool Couple


Where to Eat​
  • Bluegold - Relax by the ocean and enjoy elegant outdoor dining. Bluegold has options for everyone, whether you're in the mood for fresh oysters from the steam kettle, savory steak grilled over charcoal, or simply a refreshing glass of wine as you watch the sunset. 
  • BLK Earth Sea Spirits - Specializing in Kobe style beef hand-cut steaks, chops, and seafood, this contemporary American cuisine delivers delicious and savory flavors in all of their dishes. 
What to Do
  • Prince Charters - Indulge in a private cruise through the picturesque Huntington Harbour on a private, fully-restored vintage yacht or classic wood boat with a licensed captain. Cruise the calm waters and enjoy wine, craft beer, and bites on board.
  • Surf City Nights - Live like a local and hit Surf City Nights, downtown's Tuesday night community street fair and farmers market. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the first three blocks of Main Street are closed to traffic and transform into bustling lanes filled with local artisans, fresh produce, live music, and more.
  • Thirst Trap Thursday - Hangout accompanied by live acoustic guitar and specialty cocktails on the terrace overlooking the beach at Pacific Hideaway every Thursday from 5 - 9 p.m. 
  • Burgers on the Patio - Every Thursday from 5 - 8 p.m. at Main Street Wine Company, enjoy wine with signature Cali Cheeseburgers and Fries by WAVE Gourmet Burgers.

Bluegold Tables

Romantic Restaurants in Huntington Beach

Weekend Stay

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Friday Morning

Where to Stay
Where to Eat
  • Mama’s on 39 - Mama's on 39 is the perfect place to share delicious homemade biscuits, sizzling bacon, and fresh eggs made with love with friends and family.
  • Snooze, an AM Eatery - Head inland to Bella Terra and grab some seats at Snooze, where the breakfast options are infused with innovation and creativity. 

Friday Afternoon

Where to Eat
  • Sahara Sandbar and Restaurant - Indulge in pizza with a passion right on the sands of Huntington State Beach. 
  • The Huntington Beach House - Bask in the vibe of a Southern California beach house while enjoying locally-sourced seafood, brunch items, and rotating fresh California eats with an unforgettable ocean backdrop and live DJ entertainment. 
What to Do
  • Beach Day - Spend the afternoon soaking up the sun from your favorite spot on Huntington Beach’s 10 miles of uninterrupted coastline. Whether you’re in the mood for laying out and relaxing, shredding the world-famous waves, or walking along the paved beach path, there’s an activity for everyone to enjoy.

Friday Evening

Where to Eat
  • Watertable - A rustic-chic option with refined, regional comfort food, vintage wines, and local craft beers located within the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach.
  • Henry's Coastal Cuisine - Find elegant and creative coastal bites inspired by French traditions and a touch of Californian surf country at The Waterfront Beach Resort.
  • Lōrea - Revel in unexpected culinary delights ranging from dishes featuring locally-sourced ingredients to signature hand-crafted cocktails - all inspired by land and sea - at Paséa Hotel & Spa.
  • Pacific Hideaway - Offers elevated New American fare, small plates, and craft cocktails on the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort's second floor patio overlooking 5th Street. 
What to Do
  • Playground at Pacific City - Unleash your inner child at this modern 9-hole indoor mini golf course, mini arcade, lounge space, and bar.

Saturday Morning

Where to Eat
  • Brunch - A weekend tradition in Surf City USA, and there are options a-plenty, all with distinct vibes. Choose between oceanfront resorts' bacon and eggs, pancakes by the beach, or breakfast burritos in downtown. See the entire list of eateries HERE.
  • Banzai Bowls - Hit this local, on-the-go favorite for a refreshing, healthy treat to kick your morning off. Choose from a variety of açaí bowls, pitaya bowls, and smoothies sprinkled with granola and coconut shreds.
What to Do

McKinnon Surf and Sup Lessons in Huntington Beach

  • Surfing Lessons - There are surf schools up and down the Huntington Beach coast that offer private and group lessons - all equipment included - for novice surfers at three of the five beaches. 
  • Yoga on the Beach
    • For a uniquely Huntington Beach experience, check out one of the daily beach yoga sessions hosted by Yoga on the Beach
    • See the full class schedule HERE

Saturday Afternoon

Where to Eat
  • Olive Pit Mediterranean Grill - Olive Pit is a fast-casual dining establishment that offers fresh, healthy and affordable meals. The menu includes appetizers, salads, wraps, vegetarian options, and kid's meals.
  • Solita Tacos & Margaritas - Located at Bella Terra, Solita is a unique interpretation of contemporary Mexican food with an appreciation for fresh ingredients and big flavors. Mexican favorites such as tacos, carne asada, skirt steak asada, ancho chile chicken, oak-roasted chipotle chicken, house carnitas, red chile borracho beef, and wood-grilled wild fish are prepared in an open oak-fired grill and smoker for original flavor.
  • Kathy May’s Lakeview Cafe - Kathy May’s serves the best quality food in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Huntington in Central Park. Enjoy your meal inside the restaurant or outside on the patio while taking In the scenic views. Or take your meal to-go and enjoy a picnic in the park. The menu offers a variety of omelets, salads, sandwiches & wraps, burgers, pasta, soups, and many options of delicious desserts.
What to Do
  • Relax by the Pool(s)
    • Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach - Home to three different pool areas, including the Spa Grotto featuring three oversized hot tubs.
    • The Waterfront Beach Resort - Enjoy a relaxing poolside getaway or a fun-filled afternoon on the waterslides - or both.
    • Paséa Hotel & Spa - The Ninth Island Pool is the place to chill and sip. Dip your toes into the shimmering pool and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean all afternoon.

Saturday Evening

Where to Eat
  • Nardò Italian - Nardò is an Italian restaurant, bar, and pizzeria located in Pacific City. Serving up authentic Southern Italian cuisine, Nardò offers award-winning homemade pasta and pizzas, as well as  expertly-crafted cocktails - all with breathtaking sunset views.
  • Simmzy’s - Another option in Pacific City, Simmzy’s is a destination where you can savor delicious food, sip on craft beer, and soak in the beauty of the beachside paradise that is Huntington Beach. Every table, whether indoors or outdoors, offers breathtaking views of the golden beach, endless blue skies, and the deep blue ocean, all framed by swaying palm trees.
What to Do
  • Beach Bonfire
    • Huntington City Beach, Huntington State Beach, and Bolsa Chica State Beach all have bonfire pits on them - they are free to use and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • The Huntington Beach House on Huntington State Beach also offers an exclusive bonfire pit with food and bar access.
    • Enjoy a private firepit experience at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, where they offer rooms with private patio pits.
    • The Waterfront Beach Resort gives you the option of a firepit by the pool, courtesy of Driftwood Beach Club, or on the beach with Waterfront Adventures.
    • Lastly, Kimpton Shorebreak Resort includes Fireside S'mores in their resort fee, so you can indulge in a treat every night at the courtyard fire pits on hotel property. 
    • Learn more about bonfire experiences HERE.

Sunday Morning

Where to Eat
What to Do

Kimpton Shorebreak bikes

  • Bike Rentals
    • Grab a coffee to go and take in the 8-mile-long paved trail along the beaches atop a beach cruiser, electric bike, tandem bicycle, or even a surrey for the whole family.
    • Beach concessionaires all along the shore, as well as all four oceanfront resorts, offer bike rentals for your convenience.
    • Check out all of the places you can find bikes HERE

Sunday Afternoon

Where to Eat
What to Do
  • Boat Rentals

    • Spend your last afternoon in HB exploring the hidden, picturesque enclave that is Huntington Harbour by skimming across the calm, shimmering waves on a boat.
    • There are rental options available for every type of occasion and every budget.
    • Rental electric boats are easy to drive and offer a truly unique way to make memories with friends and loved ones on the water.
    • Find more information on boat rentals HERE.