Things to Do in Huntington Beach

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Free For All 

Huntington Beach California is filled with free activities to experience Surf City USA on a budget. 

Surfing Lessons

If you want to learn how to surf, Surf City USA is the place to do it. Huntington Beach surf lessons:

Surfing Lessons
A surfing lesson guide in Huntington Beach.
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Bonfires on the Beach 

A visit to Huntington Beach isn’t complete without a traditional beach bonfire. Three out of five of Surf City USA’s distinct beaches house fire pits, including Huntington City BeachHuntington State Beach, and Bolsa Chica State Beach. And four of Huntington Beach's oceanfront resorts offer fire pits with s'mores and cocktails. Learn more here.

Beach Bonfires
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Sunset Beach Huntington Harbour

Huntington Harbour, built in the mid-1960s, is home to five man-made islands, which feature more than 500 bay-front homes. Four things to do in the Huntington Harbour:

Kayaking in Huntington Beach

Kayaking in Huntington Beach

Breath in the salt air and explore the Huntington Harbour, which provides a quaint seaside feel and picturesque scenery. Get waterfront access to one of Southern California's most picturesque neighborhoods, where stunning homes and boats of all sizes line the canals.

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Huntington Beach Central Park

5 ways to explore Huntington Beach Central Park: 

  1. Adventure Playground- kids can raft on a pond, navigate a rope bridge, and go down a mud slide. Kids ages 5 to 12 years
  2. Dog Park- 1.7 acre fenced area with shade trees and mulch ground cover for dogs to romp and play
  3. Shipley Nature Center- 18 acres of fenced California native habitat
  4. Check Out A Book- at the Huntington Beach Central Library
  5. Disc Golf- a 15-acre course
8 Ways to Explore California's Central Park
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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Take a walk on the wild side in the 1,300-acre wetlands. 

Why The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Is A Hidden Gem
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7 places to shop in Huntington Beach: 

Places to shop
A Surf City USA shopping guide.
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Local Breweries, Wine Bars, Distillery

Huntington Beach overflows with local breweries. 

RIIP Beer Co in Huntington Beach

Wine Bars

  • Main Street Wine Co. - specializes in boutique California vino
  • SeaLegs Wine Bar- where you'll find a finely curated collection of California wines along with a seasonal small-plate menu inspired by the state's wine country



Surf City Still Works- The first distillery in town, known for its Shorebreak Vodka, Pierside Bourbon, California Gin, and Surfrider Rum. The Tasting Room--with a view of the distillery and wall of aging whiskey barrels--is open Fridays from 4 to 8 PM and Saturdays 1 to 8 PM. 

Surf City Still Works Distillery

Whale Watching 

Wagner Charters offers whale watching tours departing from Huntington Harbour. Get more information here.

Whale Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Spas

Huntington Beach Spas

Treat yourself to one of Huntington Beach's spas. Whether you are looking for the best massage in Huntington Beach or just simply the best spa in Huntington Beach, we’ve got the insights for you to reach your ultimate relaxation.

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