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HUNTINGTON BEACH WELCOME TO SurfCityUSA.com

THE NEXT WAVE PLAN YOUR SOULFUL JOURNEY

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0\/øH/HþHU7R+XQWLQJWó%HDFK Dear Huntington Beach, I LOVE YOU! I love surfing and training in your consistent swells. You are where I started, and continue to do, much of my hard work. You are my home surf break. You delivered to me amazing waves and the chants of the HB community along the pier during my firstever win at the 2009 U.S. Open of Surfing. I will never forget the waves and support of the locals. When we’re together, I love our early mornings on the south side of the pier. I love paddling through the pylons with the familiar breakfast scents of Ruby’s Diner and the amazing backdrop of Paséa Hotel and Pacific City as the sun rises over the San Gabriel Mountains. When we're apart, I miss your waves and sunshine. I miss fueling up for my morning surf at Huntington Surf & Sport’s Java Point and refueling with a hearty Keppler’s special at the legendary Sugar Shack Cafe. I love Tuesday nights—sitting with the Toyota of Huntington Beach crew during Surf City Nights on Main Street, greeting the kids and families and seeing the sea of smiles. And most of all, I love your laid-back, sunny community. Huntington Beach, when I’m with you, I know I’m with family and friends. XO,

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COURTNEY CONLOGUE IS A TOP-RANKED CONTENDER ON THE WORLD SURF LEAGUE’S 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR. THE ORANGE COUNTY RESIDENT AND LOCAL SURFER WON THE 2009 U.S. OPEN OF SURFING—AT AGE 16.

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CONTENTS Features

16 & 36 SOULFUL JOURNEY

Hear from locals and visitors on their favorite Surf City USA experiences.

41 NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

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Look for the photo op icon marking pictureperfect spots throughout Huntington Beach. Be sure to share your experience using #SurfCityUSA.

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What to do, see, and eat in our distinctive neighborhoods.

51 THE CLASSIC & THE MODERN

A sweet and savory guide to the best in local dining.

HUNTINGTON BEACH WELCOME TO SurfCityUSA.com

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CONTEST SELECTIONS.

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60 NIGHTLIFE

20 BEACHES GUIDE

65 WEDDINGS

22 SURFING

66 DOG-FRIENDLY

26 EXPLORE

68 DAY TRIPS

A love letter by local pro surfer Courtney Conlogue.

Explore our five distinct beaches.

A brief history of surf culture, plus where to rent a board and catch a lesson.

Things to do (besides surf), plus two historic walking tours.

32 FAMILY

Family-friendly food and fun around town.

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The best in breweries, wine bars, lounges, bars, and pubs.

Where to tie the knot in Huntington Beach.

Bring your four-legged children on vacation with you.

71 CAR CULTURE

Your guide to local car events.

72 HOTELS

Where to stay in Surf City USA.

80 LAST WORD

Closing remarks from Casey Patterson, local pro beach volleyball player.

ALSO INSIDE:

Family-friendly day trips from Huntington Beach.

12 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

70 WELLNESS

76 SURF CITY USA MAP

Indulge in luxurious spas, salons, and boutique fitness studios.

78 TRAVEL FACTS & TIPS


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CALENDAR

HUNTINGTON BEACH 2017/2018

Local Events

ONGOING

SURF CITY NIGHTS Every Tuesday evening, the first three blocks of Main Street is closed to traffic and taken over by a farmers market and street fair featuring fresh local produce, local food vendors, local artisans, children’s entertainment, and live music. PIER PLAZA ART-A-FAIRE + FARMERS MARKET Every Friday and select weekends, Pier Plaza fills up with booths showcasing goods by local artisans and a farmers market full of fresh local produce. SURFIN’ SUNDAYS CONCERT SERIES Live surf music performed monthly from May through September at Pier Plaza.

Follow us at @surfcityusa for news on upcoming InstaMeets, where a group of Instagrammers come together at a set place and time to take photos of Huntington Beach and upload them to Instagram!

Check out our complete events calendar at: surfcityusa.com/events

2017 APRIL

30: 16TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HUNTINGTON BEACH Sample delights from dozens of local restaurants, wineries, and breweries outside of the Huntington Beach Sports Complex from noon to 4 p.m.

MAY

4-7: AVP BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR Marking the first stop along the 2017 Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) tour, the event sees the world’s best beach volleyball talent, including hometown heroes and Olympic hopefuls. Also features interactive activations, music, food, and more. 19-21: 25TH ANNUAL DUCK-A-THON There’s nothing like seeing 4,000 yellow rubber ducks bobbing beneath the pier and racing to shore—all for charity.

JUNE

3-4: 32ND ANNUAL CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE CLASSIC CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW The ultimate expression of Huntington Beach’s car culture, in Huntington Beach Central Park.

17: 10TH ANNUAL CHILI AT THE BEACH A chili cook-off, salsa tasting, and so much more spice up Downtown on Father’s Day weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

JULY

4: 113TH ANNUAL HUNTINGTON BEACH 4TH OF JULY PARADE The biggest 4th of July parade west of the Mississippi River is a real slice of Americana, with marching bands, homemade floats, equestrian and military units, and special guests. The weekend also features a threeday festival at Pier Plaza, a pancake breakfast, and a 5K run the morning of the parade, plus an epic fireworks show off the pier after dusk starting at 10 a.m. on Main Street.

29-AUGUST 6: VANS U.S. OPEN OF SURFING The sixth stop along the World Surf League Women’s Championship Tour as well as a Men's Qualifying Series 10,000 event, this premier national surfing contest draws hundreds of pros and amateur surfers, skaters, and BMX riders from all over the world for a weeklong competition. Familyfriendly perks include outdoor movie nights, athlete signings, interactive activities, and more.

AUGUST

26: 2ND ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK The best artists in town gather at Triangle Park along Main Street and at the Huntington Beach Art Center for a fine art and craft festival featuring music, food, kids’ art activities, and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SEPTEMBER

2-3: CIVIL WAR DAYS The largest civil war reenactment in California features Union and Confederate camps, a town with vendors selling period clothing and other merchandise, displays and lectures, and two battles each day. Starts at 10 a.m. each day in Huntington Beach Central Park. 10: OKTOBERFEST AT OLD WORLD Dachshund races! Beer! Oom-pahpah bands! The biggest Oktoberfest celebration in Orange County runs through October 29.

16-17: SURF CITY DAYS A celebration of summer’s end in Downtown, including surf demonstrations and a Surfin’ Sundays outdoor concert series. 24: 9TH ANNUAL SURF CITY SURF DOG Dogs riding surfboards as part of a canine celebration and expo at the beach. Pawabunga! (Continued on page 14)

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BREITLING HUNTINGTON BEACH AIRSHOW The sky over Huntington Beach will be rocked by two premier military jet demonstration teams: the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. 2016’s inaugural event was named airshowvid.com's Airshow of the Year. More family-friendly entertainment includes high-energy aerobatics, vintage warbirds, and more.

HUNTINGTON HARBOUR BOAT PARADE Bedecked with lights and other holiday decorations, boats large and small make a beautiful procession around Huntington Harbour.

OCTOBER

14: 2ND ANNUAL BEACH PONG TOURNAMENT In 2016, Pacific City hosted “the largest seaside open ping pong tournament in U.S. history.” And they’re doing it again in 2017. All ages welcome.

14: 2ND ANNUAL HE’E NALU ALOHA PIER FESTIVAL & LUAU The spirit of aloha comes alive at the pier for a day filled with authentic island food, music, fashion, dance, fitness, vendors, and more.

28: SO CAL CORGI NATION BEACH DAY More than 1,000 corgis and dog lovers take to Huntington Dog Beach for this fun-filled gathering. 31: HALLOWEEN FEST Zombies, superheroes, and princesses meet and mingle in Downtown. It’s spook-tacular!

NOVEMBER

19: MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially with this magical day of entertainment, holiday craft vendors, free refreshments, photo ops with Santa, and spectacular annual tree lighting ceremony.

DECEMBER

3: 21ST ANNUAL LIGHT A LIGHT OF LOVE Featuring live music, classic cars, a children’s parade, photo ops with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and a snowflake lighting ceremony on the pier.

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15-23: 55TH ANNUAL HUNTINGTON HARBOUR CRUISE OF LIGHTS Guided boat tours of the illuminated homes on the waters of Huntington Harbour.

2018 JANUARY

1: 18TH ANNUAL SURF CITY SPLASH Welcome the New Year with a chilly dip in the Pacific Ocean. It’s tradition!

FEBRUARY

4: 22ND ANNUAL SURF CITY USA MARATHON A full and half marathon on an oceanfront course, plus music, a three-day Active Lifestyle Beach Expo, and a Sam Adams Beer Garden near the pier. Attracts thousands of runners from dozens of countries every year. 2017’s event saw the first-ever paralyzed man walk across the finish line.

MARCH

5TH ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Held beneath the cherry blossom trees at Huntington Beach Central Park, this annual event honors our sister city in Anjo, Japan, through a day of authentic Japanese food, cultural exhibits, art, crafts, games, and live performances. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. HUNTINGTON BEACHCRUISER MEET Nomads, Woodies, VW Vans, and so much more at Pier Plaza and along Main Street.

All Aboard! Catch The Surf City USA Shuttle

This complimentary shuttle service runs from Memorial Day weekend through late September and serves Downtown, Sunset Beach, Bella Terra, Central Park, and more on its new City and Coastal loops. Service for special events includes the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks and the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Visit surfcityusashuttle.com for the full schedule and highlights.

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SOULFUL JOURNEY

Unforgettable Moments in Huntington Beach

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“Families looking for a quintessential beach city—complete with bleached hair, bare feet and unparalleled level of ‘stoke’—will find all this and more during a weekend in Huntington Beach, a Southern California hot spot that boasts 10 miles of uninterrupted coastline running parallel to the state’s iconic Pacific Coast Highway.” — Emma Weissmann, TravelAge West, March 2016

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SOULFUL JOURNEY

Soulful Moments In Surf City USA

Experience the journeys of real people at three of Huntington Beach’s culturedefining annual events.

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When my family and I initially volunteered for the 2016 Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow, it was to honor my dad’s memory. He fought in Korea and was a Thunderbird before they were organized. What I had no inclination of at the time was how amazing being a Wingman would be! We saw lots of dedicated volunteers, both local and far. We all came together and bonded over a daunting task. A huge thank you to the experts who oversaw us, the planning crew, the team leaders, the state and government branches who kept us safe, the amazing talent who performed, and the generous sponsors who made this dream a reality. The three days of the Airshow was humbling and very emotional. To see all of these complete strangers come together in a time of global uncertainty with so much love and pride in our country…I just can’t put the feelings into words. If you have a chance to volunteer for the upcoming Airshow, you won’t regret it. It’s work, but extremely rewarding.


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Running Surf City was everything I anticipated! The crowd along the course provided incredible energy to push through those tough mental miles and finish strong. My favorite part of this course has to be the stunning views. Having a visual of the Pacific Ocean during a race is sure to give any athlete a thrill. There was great hydration and nutrition support on the course too. Another bonus to this gorgeous race is the after-party. People want to stay and hang out to enjoy our spectacular city. The vibe is fun and relaxed, with people genuinely wanting to share their experience while enjoying the beach. Runners of all backgrounds and abilities should experience the Surf City USA Marathon at least once; you will have an enormous appreciation for how peaceful the beach can be!

I knew surfers were relaxed and friendly people, but even that didn’t prepare me for the atmosphere of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. When they say “open,” they really mean open. The event is free to the public, and the best seats in the house— right there on the shoreline, in front of the action—are available to anybody. I loved the festival vibe, with fairgroundstyle games and massive bean bags to lounge on, and the shopping opportunities at the Hear Vans store were fantastic. Best of all, you more from Patricia at can even surf there. Not, of course, right sportsister.com/2016/08/ in the middle of the competition, but just 25/travel-head-to-theon the other side of the iconic pier while surf-californiapro surfers are strutting their stuff. A truly dreamin unforgettable experience.

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BEACHES

Explore All 5 Beaches

Huntington Beach’s shoreline stretches for 10 uninterrupted miles/16 kilometers of wide, sandy beach begging aquaphiles and sun worshippers to come play. There are five distinct public beaches along the coast, each with its own amenities and charm.

From North to South: 1 SUNSET BEACH Rundown: Charming California beach community stretching 1.5 miles from Anderson Street to Warner Avenue. Features one of the widest beaches in Southern California and a parallel pastoral 14-acre park, the "Green Belt," where residents walk their dogs and children enjoy the playground. Amenities: Public restrooms, outdoor showers, and a playground. Hours & Parking: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Score free parking in the lot at Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. Public parking also available along Pacific Avenue. Concessions: Go shopping and grab a bite at one of many local shops and restaurants along Pacific Coast Highway.

BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH Rundown: Nirvana for newbies. Spanning south from Warner Avenue to Seapoint Street, this 3-mile stretch of beach attracts swimmers, novice surfers, surf schools, and surf fisherman alike, given the shallow water and smaller waves. Amenities: Public restrooms, outdoor showers, wheelchair accessibility, Visitor Center, beach volleyball and basketball courts, year-round RV camping (reserve via Reserve America), paved beach path, picnic 2

ramadas, barbecue grills, and 200 fire rings available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pro tip: Arrive early to claim one during peak season, or reserve a picnic area, which comes with a fire ring. Hours & Parking: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ample lot space for $15 per day for standard rides and $30 per day for oversize vehicles. Rates subject to change at any time without notice. Concessions: The best in town. Choose from four new gourmet concessionaires, from north to south: SeaLegs at the Beach, SeaSalt Beachside Burger, Beach City Provisions, and Pacific Kitchen. Perks: The Bolsa Chica Lifeguard Headquarters and Campground Amphitheater host year-round educational programs for adults and children. 3 HUNTINGTON DOG BEACH Rundown: A 1.5-mile salty dog's paradise along the bluffs between Goldenwest and Seapoint streets. The only stretch of beach in Huntington Beach where dogs are permitted and allowed off-leash. Amenities: Public restrooms, picnic area with tables, and doggie waste bags. Hours & Parking: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Metered parking available for $1.50 per hour in two lots along Pacific Coast Highway. Rates subject to change at any time without notice.

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4 HUNTINGTON CITY BEACH Rundown: Where the city meets the surf, not to mention the majestic Huntington Beach Pier. This 3.5-mile stretch of beach serves as Downtown’s pristine backdrop. It’s where the action is. Amenities: Public restrooms, outdoor showers, wheelchair accessibility, Visitor Information Kiosk (say hello to Kevin!), beach volleyball, surfboard and bicycle rentals, RV camping October-May, paved beach path, and 100 fire rings available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fire rings begin in front of Pacific City (between First and Huntington streets) and dot the sand to the south. Pro tip: Arrive early to claim one during peak season. Hours & Parking: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ample parking in lots north and south of the pier for $1.50 per hour with a $15 daily maximum, plus plenty of metered parking along Pacific Coast Highway. Rates subject to change at any time without notice. Concessions: Dwight’s, Jack’s, Zack’s, and Naugles by the Beach—specializing in tacos and burritos—all offer beach concessions. Ruby’s Diner, Duke’s, and Sandy’s Beach Shack invite diners off the boardwalk and indoors—with killer views. 5 HUNTINGTON STATE BEACH Rundown: Sprawling over 121 acres, this long stretch from Beach Boulevard to the


MAP TO THE BEACHES • USA Today’s Readers’ Choice “Best West Coast Beach” in 2016 • #3 of 11 Best Beaches in California by Conde Nast Traveler in 2016 • Voted “Best West Coast Beach” by Coastal Living Magazine in 2016 • Crowned America’s Best Beach by Time Magazine in 2015

Santa Ana River jetty restricts surfing in select areas during high season, making it a popular spot for swimmers, bodysurfers, and boogie boarders. Amenities: Public restrooms, outdoor showers, wheelchair accessibility, beach volleyball and basketball courts, prime surf fishing (permit required), paved beach path, picnic ramadas, barbecue grills, and 200 fire rings available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pro tip: Arrive early to claim one during peak season, or reserve a picnic area, which comes with its very own fire ring. Hours & Parking: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ample lot space for $15 per day for standard rides and $30 per day for oversize vehicles. Rates subject to change at any time without notice. Concessions: Three snack shacks open daily during the summer and on weekends during the off-season. Perks: Great spot for birdwatching! Keep your eyes peeled for the California Least Terns, Snowy Plover, and California Brown Pelican. While you're there, wave hello to the 114-acre Huntington Beach Wetlands across Pacific Coast Highway. It's also BYOPG, or Bring Your Own Propane Grill.

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Let’s Go Surfin’ Now EVERYBODY’S LEARNIN’ HOW

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We are the official Surf City USA—for good reason. Our rich surf heritage dates all the way back to 1914, when George “Father of Modern Surfing” Freeth first demonstrated surfing at the Huntington Beach pier. Since then, the city’s surf culture has evolved through decades of legendary surfers, surf shops, surfboard shapers, and surfing contests. Evidence of our epic history can be seen all over town: Surfing Walk of Fame along the sidewalk next to Jack’s Surfboards, Surfers’ Hall of Fame in front of Huntington Surf & Sport, and the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum at 411 Olive Ave., where you can witness the 42-foot long World’s Largest Surfboard. Explore these local charms for yourself, and soak up more surf history at surfcityusa.com/100-years-of-surfing

6XUI/HăóV Check The Swell Surfline, at the corner of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, tracks all things surf so you know exactly when and where to go. Head to surfline. com to view the surf cams and check the latest wave, tide, and wind conditions. HUNTINGTON CITY BEACH Clint Carroll Surf School In front of Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort & Hyatt Regency between Lifeguard Towers 11 & 15 949-355-7285 clintcarrollsurf.com

HB Surf School Community Services Building, just south of pier behind Duke’s and Sandy’s 714-658-6873 hbsurfschool.com OC Surf School Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard 714-855-0672 theorangecountysurfschool.com Surf Academy Collective Summer camps only— Pacific Coast Highway and Ninth Street 424-903-9500 surfacademycollective.com

Surf With Nicole Pacific Coast Highway and 17th Street 657-204-6555 surfwithnicole.com

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Toes On The Nose Hyatt Regency hotel guests only— Across Pacific Coast Highway from hotel between Lifeguard Towers 13 & 15; offices are located inside hotel 714-845-4638 huntingtonbeach.regency.hyatt. com/en/hotel/our-hotel/toeson-the-nose-adventure.html Zack’s Surf School Just north of pier 714-536-0215 zackshb.com

Banzai Surf School Pacific Coast Highway and Brookhurst Street 714-499-3315 banzaisurfschool.com BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH Corky Carroll’s Surf School Lifeguard Tower 18 714-969-3959 surfschool.net Salty Grom Surf Camp Near Lifeguard Tower 22, just north of main entrance 714-330-3350 saltygrom.com (Continued on page 24)

Old School Feel, New School Vibe “It’s a place where you can hang out, watch surf or skate videos, talk surfing or surfboard design, or just joke about how good—or bad—you did that day. Being a former pro surfer, customers tend to have more trust in me because I steer them in the right direction and don’t try to sell them something that's not right for them.” —Bud Llamas, Owner of 17th Street Boardshop It’s also a great spot to meet local surf heroes—like Bud—and pick up your own gear. Speaking of, don’t miss Chuck Dent Surf Center near Beach Boulevard and Yorktown Avenue. 714-960-2882; chuckdent.com 17TH STREET BOARDSHOP BY JOHN SALANOA

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WHERE CONDITIONS ARE BEST 17th Street Boardshop 714-536-6200 17thstreetboardshop.com

Jack’s Beach Concession In front of Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort 714-536-8328 facebook.com/ JacksBeachConcession

McKinnon Surf & SUP Lessons 714-377-6101 mckinnonsurfboards.com

Zack’s Pier Plaza Just north of pier 714-536-0215 zackshb.com

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Surfboard Rentals BY THE PIER Dwight’s Beach Concession Just south of pier 714-536-8083 dwightsbeachconcession.com

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Rip Curl Surf Center Corner of Fifth Street and Pacific Coast Highway 714-500-0922 ripcurl.com

Huntington Surf & Sport Soft tops only— Pacific Coast Highway and Warner Avenue 714-846-0181 hsssurf.com

Huntington Surf & Sport Corner of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway 714-841-4000 hsssurf.com Jack’s Surfboards Corner of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway 714-536-4516 jackssurfboards.com

ROCKY MCKINNON WITH STUDENT

Rocky McKinnon, All-Inclusive Waterman McKinnon offers premium one-on-one and group instruction in surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP). His new Adaptive Surfing Program guides special needs individuals via tandem surf instruction, including a unique chair board for those with disabilities. He even comes equipped with larger boards for plussize surfers.

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Quivers Advanced surfers hunting specific surfboards love this “Netflix for boards” experience. Alabama Street and Adams Avenue 714-594-3727 surfboardquivers.com

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Surf City USA is home to numerous surf heroes—some currently competing! U.S. Open of Surfing champions Brett Simpson (2009) and Kanoa Igarashi (2015) are both current contenders in the World Surf League’s (WSL) Men’s Qualifying Series and Men's Championship Tour (CT), respectively. Igarashi, 19, is on fire! At the Billabong Pipe Masters—the 11th and final stop of the 2016 CT—he beat out legendary 11-time WSL Champion Kelly Slater in the quarterfinals.


Talk Like A Pro BARREL: When a wave breaks so as to form a hollow or tube in which a surfer can ride with water on both sides and overhead – a peak surfing experience. BOTTOM TURN: Throughout a ride, a surfer will go down the wave face to get up speed, then turn off the bottom and travel along the wave face or back up to the lip. CARVE: Ride the face of the wave. CAUGHT INSIDE: When a surfer is paddling out through the impact zone. DROP IN: When a surfer catches a wave by cutting off another surfer who is already riding it. Often done by kooks, it is considered a serious breach of etiquette. DUCK DIVE: Pushing the nose of the board underwater and diving under a breaking wave while paddling out through the impact zone. FACE: The shore-facing slope of a wave – where surfers ride. GROM: A young surfer – early teens or younger. KOOK: A person who doesn’t know or disregards basic ocean safety and surfing etiquette. Usually, an inexperienced surfer. LINEUP: The group of surfers hanging out just beyond the waveline, waiting for a good set. LIP: The upper edge of a wave that comes forward over the top when it breaks. SET: A grouping of larger-thanaverage waves. Sets arrive at irregular intervals throughout the day. SWELL: A period of big waves generated by a storm offshore. WIPEOUT: Falling off the board (especially in spectacular fashion) while trying to catch a wave or in mid-ride.

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As the official Surf City USA, we pride ourselves on our vibrant deep-rooted surf culture, but our beach town offers much more than epic surf.

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2 Gather ‘Round A Beach Bonfire Just south of the pier in front of Pacific City, coveted concrete fire rings begin to dot the sand, beckoning beach-goers for a traditional sunset s’mores session. Grab a blanket, firewood, and your favorite fixin’s, and toast ooey-gooey marshmallows to your heart’s content. You can also beach barbecue at fire pits along Bolsa Chica State Beach to the north and Huntington State Beach to the south. Prefer to skip all the prep and get right to roasting?

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Beachside concessionaire Waterfront Adventures offers “beach butler” services that start and maintain your fire, and even provide blankets, chairs, and s’mores kits. 3 Bump & Spike Actively enjoy the sand by partaking in one of Huntington Beach’s most popular sports: beach volleyball. Nearly two dozen nets on either side of the pier await players of all skill levels, with more at Bolsa Chica State Beach to the north and Huntington State Beach to the south. Nets are free, and balls are available for rent at beach concessionaires.

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1 Stroll The Pier Measuring 1,850 feet in length, the iconic Huntington Beach Pier is one of the longest—and most photographed—piers on the West Coast. Jutting out into the Pacific Ocean at the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, the pier symbolizes the heart of Huntington Beach. A leisurely stroll offers stunning panoramic views of Catalina Island, Newport Beach, Long Beach, and San Pedro, along with aerial scenes of the surf action. Step into Surf City Store for souvenirs, The Kite Connection for colorful acrobatic silks and ribbons, or Let’s Go Fishing for a rod, reel, and bait to cast your line off the pier (no license required).

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4 Beach Yoga Stretch, breathe, and recenter with the ocean as your backdrop, and ocean waves as your playlist. All-level donation classes take place throughout the week, and some instructors will even bring you a mat if requested. Schedule a class through Toes on the Nose or find the most up-to-date class listings at meetup.com. 5 Huntington Beach Central Park Just five miles from the Huntington Beach Pier sprawls this lush 350-acre oasis, lauded as the largest city-owned park in Orange County. Explore its meandering trails, paved paths—great for leisurely bike rides

Inside Central Park awaits a Secret Garden, home to drought-tolerant plants, blooming flowers, and fluttering butterflies. Hundreds of volunteers have worked to revitalize the lush xeriscape—a landscape JAMES DOMBROWSKI requiring little or no irrigation—creating sustainable picture-perfect worlds like the Dry Stream Bed, Storybook Area, Butterfly Garden, and incoming Butterfly Bar. Wander through the oasis and enjoy the beauty created by the Huntington Beach Tree Society and its dedicated team. Hug a tree while you’re at it. You’ll spy the Tree Society’s gorgeous green thumb efforts throughout the park!


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and dotted with exercise stations—lakes, annual events, and numerous attractions, including: Shipley Nature Center, Equestrian Center, Disc Golf Course, Adventure Playground, Dog Park, Sports Complex, Kathy May’s Lakeview Cafe, and Park Bench Cafe. 6 Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is the largest saltwater marsh along coastal California between the Monterey Bay and the Tijuana River Estuary. It covers 1,400 acres of fresh and saltwater wetlands habitat, a boardwalk over the marsh, and five miles of easy trails through the lowlands and mesas. Great for hiking, birding, and learning via educational displays and the Interpretive Center. Free public tours are available with bolsachica. org, amigosdebolsachica.org, and bclandtrust.org. 7 Vans Off The Wall Skatepark Off the wall since 1966, Vans opened its free skatepark near Old World and Bella Terra in 2014, which features a 42,500-squarefoot paved paradise welcoming riders to its playful terrain daily. Helmets are mandatory, as are knee and elbow pads for skaters

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“Every year we celebrate the monarch’s wintering in Central Park East. This amazing natural occurrence typically happens from November through early January. People from all over come to see and photograph it!” — Shari Engel, Tree Society Volunteer

under age 18. Adjoining Jack’s Garage rents affordable boards and gear. BMX riders welcome on Wednesdays. Hungry Hit: Head to nearby skate-themed Grinderz for delicious burgers, fries, and beer. 8 Old World A charming Bavarian utopia inhabited by various shops and eateries, this land is home to one of Orange County’s best Oktoberfests. The village also features the region’s only kava bar, an ancient crop and tea of the western Pacific that promotes relaxation and mental clarity. The Coffee Tale’s organic coffee will awaken your mood and palette, Wiener Dog Store stocks quirky Dachshund items, and The Living Temple promotes—and teaches— healthy living. 9 Bella Terra A popular outdoor mall stretching across 1 million square feet

of diverse restaurants, shops, boutique fitness studios, and a state-of-the-art stadium cinema. Shop ’til you drop…in for a Baja-inspired bite at solita, craft brews and burgers at Eureka!, or even Whole Foods and its own Woody’s Surf City Grill. Fancy a night in? Grab a few hand-selected cheeses, accoutrements, and wine from Cheese Addiction. 10 Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum This local institution preserves the history of surfing at the corner of Fifth Street and Olive Avenue. Asking for a nominal $2 donation per person, the museum features surf memorabilia, art, rotating exhibits, and murals adorning the exterior walls. Don’t forget to snap a photo with the World’s Largest Surfboard—a Guinness World Records holder at 42 feet long—while you’re there.


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By Land Or By Sea

In addition to surf and sand, adventure awaits around every corner of Huntington Beach. Here are a few ways to explore in and out of the water.

By Land

Huntington Beach is recognized by The League of American Bicyclists as a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community.

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I Want To Ride My Bicycle Rent a bike, tandem bike, or surrey at one of many beach concessionaires north and south of the pier, and hit the 10-mile paved beach path for some energetic fun in the sun. Or, go the distance with Pedego Electric Bikes, reaching speeds of up to 20 mph. Tag-along bikes, child seats, tandems, and trailers, as well as a self-guided three-pier tour of Orange County are all options through Pedego. 714-465-2782 Go Hamboarding What’s a Hamboard? It’s a long skateboard that offers a phenomenal similarity to surfing when ridden. The local and always barefoot Hamborg family rolled out their first boards a few years ago, and even starred on “Shark Tank.” Get acquainted with the family at mysurfcityusa.com, or stop by the shop to demo a board 714-7264407. Rent your own Hamboard at Jack’s Beach Concession, on the beach in front of the Waterfront Beach Resort. 714-536-8328 PEDAL PERK Take advantage of the complimentary Pedego Bicycle Valet located in their parking lot on Fifth Street between Olive and Orange avenues, and open to the public. Keep your eyes peeled for signs throughout Downtown.

By Sea SUP & Kick Back In A Kayak The best place for stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and kayaking is the calm Huntington Harbour. Rent from OEX Sunset Beach 562-592-0800 along Pacific Coast Highway, or take a lesson with McKinnon Surf & SUP Lessons 714-377-6101. Want to take your yoga practice and/or SUP skills to new heights? Glow Hot Yoga in Sunset Beach specializes in blending the two for the ultimate mindful experience. Reserve your spot at least 24 hours in advance. 562-592-4569 All Aboard! Play “Captain” and rent an electric Duff y boat from Huntington Harbor Boat Rentals in Sunset Beach. While gliding along the serene waters of the Huntington Harbour, take in striking views of luxury waterfront homes and yachts. BYOB (beverages and bites); ice and coolers are provided. 562-592-7877

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Segway Surf City Segway is Huntington Beach’s only authorized Segway tour company and dealer in Downtown. Take a group tour of the beach or head out solo—and roll three times faster than on foot. 714-536-5126


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Walk This Way TWO HISTORIC WALKING TOURS

History buffs rejoice! Self-guided walking tours of Historic Downtown Huntington Beach and Sunset Beach lead through more than a century of beach town nostalgia. Grab free foldable maps from one of three locations—Visitor Information Kiosk at the foot of the Huntington Beach Pier, Welcome Center at the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, or Visit Huntington Beach office—and immerse yourself in our fascinating local lore. Here’s a sneak peek.

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Thanks to the Huntington Beach Historic Resources Board, Surf City USA’s historic Downtown walking tour comes complete with 35 stops along a 1.5-mile loop. You’ll begin at the Visitor Information Kiosk at the foot of the Huntington Beach Pier and stop at various points of interest, including:

Sunset Beach is the California beach town most people still dream about, locals and tourists alike. This 1.2-mile tour takes you through the history of Sunset Beach at Huntington Beach's northern tip. You'll begin in the parking lot at Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, located at the end of the Green Belt, then head north. On this stroll, you'll happen upon sights like:

• Examples of California Bungalow architecture built in 1922 along Eighth Street • Pristine Motor Sports, built in the 1920s as a gas station and auto repair garage • A stand-alone jail cell, built in 1916 as the original jail • M.E. Helme House Furnishing Co. building, the only unaltered pre-1910 commercial building in town • Community Bible Church, one of the oldest standing churches in town • Site of the old legendary Surf Theater and Golden Bear rock ‘n’ roll music venue

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• Old Lookout House, a former Coast Guard lookout during World War II • Fourth Street Towers, a home built out of salvaged wood in 1912 that features a playful mural by local artist Neill Ketchum • King Neptune’s Restaurant, a mix of old military memorabilia and nautical antiques built in 1920 • Post Office, where locals meet and greet each other daily—since residents do not receive home delivery • Caslin's "Original" Castle, built in 1924 and used to store illegal liquor during Prohibition • Sunset Beach Water Tower, a water tower replica built in 1940 housing a 75,000-gallon redwood tank—the largest on the West Coast—and visitors who wish to rent the space during their stay


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Toddler in Tow Traveling with a toddler can be challenging, but it’s worth it! See the world through a toddler’s eyes via this fun-filled itinerary. BREAKFAST Enjoy a morning stroll down the Huntington Beach Pier, and when you hit the end, have breakfast at Ruby’s Diner. Try the French Toast or Original Malted Waffle combos, all served until 11:30 a.m. MORNING Pack some sand toys and baby powder, and build a sandcastle at Huntington City Beach next to the famous pier. Bonus— bathrooms and showers are located nearby. 3 2 • H U N T I N G T O N B E A C H 2 0 1 7/ 1 8

LUNCH Who wants pizza?! There’s plenty of pie to choose from in Downtown Huntington Beach, including BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Pizza Lounge, Imola, Thunder Burgerz & Pizza, and a quaint little joint called Zero Zero 39 Pizzeria, serving authentic Roman pizza. AFTERNOON Explore our many playgrounds! Try Lake Park in Downtown at the corner of Lake and 11th streets or Peter Green Park near Main Street and Garfield Avenue. Both feature colorful playgrounds with play structures for toddlers and bigger kids, swings, and picnic tables. Note—no restrooms at Peter Green Park.

By Marcie Taylor Blessed with 10 miles of sandy beach and a Mediterranean climate, Huntington Beach is the perfect playground for the whole family. Enjoy unplugged entertainment for toddlers, teens, and twenty-somethings. From laidback playdates and delicious dining options to action sports, we’ve got something for everyone.

DINNER Stroll on over to Pacific City, toddler in stroller, and watch the sunset as you dine at one of the many family-friendly restaurants like Simmzy’s, Lemonade, or Bear Flag Fish Co. Grab a cocktail, Mom and Dad, you deserve it! After all, you’ve just traveled all day with a toddler in tow. EVENING Zzzzzz

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Teen In Tow There’s so much to see and do here, especially for tweens and teens. Let them try something new, then gather back together for a meal to recap your day.


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City Beach. HB Surf School and Banzai Surf School offer year-round lessons. You can also rent boards and bikes from Zack’s, Jack’s, or Dwight’s along the beach. LUNCH Grab a delicious sandwich from Sessions West Coast Deli on Pacific Coast Highway before you leave Downtown for your next adventure. AFTERNOON Skate for free at Vans Off the Wall Skatepark, which is open to the public seven days a week, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. BMXers are welcome on Wednesdays. DINNER Hit up one of the restaurants at Bella Terra in the Goldenwest neighborhood, near the

skatepark and 405 Freeway. Dining options range from chains like The Cheesecake Factory and Buca di Beppo to original Southern California concepts like Eureka! for contemporary American cuisine and solita for fresh and delicious Mexican fare.

at Sugar Shack Cafe on Main Street, serving up simple and delicious breakfast and lunch plates with a side of Surf City USA hospitality. It’s owned and operated by the Turner family, some of whose members have been inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame.

and family-style sides. AFTERNOON Head north on Pacific Coast Highway toward Sunset Beach. There you can rent a stand up paddle board (SUP), kayak, or an electric Duffy boat, and cruise Huntington Harbour at sunset.

EVENING After dinner, head back to the beach for a quintessential beach bonfire. Don’t forget the s’mores!

MORNING Head to the beach to surf, boogie board, or play beach volleyball. You can also rent a beach cruiser and explore town on your own.

DINNER Relax, eat, and drink at Red Table at Huntington Harbour Place. Their appetizers are hardly your usual fare. Savor tuna poke or grilled pork belly to share, and enjoy craft beer, wine, and cocktails with your big kid.

Twenty-Something In Tow Traveling with your adult children can be a treat. On one hand, you’re able to spend time with your grown kids, and on the other, you can fly solo and do your own thing. BREAKFAST Do as the locals do and dine

LUNCH Hungry for tacos? Downtown offers many options: Wahoo’s Fish Taco on Main Street can’t be beat, while Fred’s Mexican Cafe affords a view of the ocean while you dine. Right around the corner with an equally killer view sits BLK Earth Sea Spirits, specializing in steak, seafood,

EVENING Fancy a nightcap? Try The Bungalow at Pacific City or Tanner’s at Paséa Hotel and sip your choice of beverage in the cool ocean breeze on a warm California night. THE BUNGALOW

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SOULFUL JOURNEY

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Experience the journeys of three visitors as they discover what makes Huntington Beach such an inviting and symbolic Southern California beach town.

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I adored my stay and experience in Huntington Beach and would love to go back soon! The atmosphere is so laid-back, relaxed, and enjoyable. I did some surfing and even had s’mores on the beach after watching an incredible sunset. Doesn’t get much better than that, am I right? We stayed at the super gorgeous, newly built Paséa Hotel; I loved this hotel. It was all pretty perfect! Hear more from Anouska at anouska.net/2016/12/road-tripthrough-california-with-heidi-klein

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I've been wanting to learn how to surf for two years now. When I had a chance to learn in the most iconic surf city in the U.S., there was no way I was going to pass up that opportunity. From the first light of dawn to the last light at dusk, you can find people out there waiting for a wave to break. Being in that scene, even for just a little bit, was really inspiring. And hey, I even managed to catch a couple of waves myself thanks to Toes on the Nose!

Living in Southern California, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. However, Huntington Beach proved to be the perfect backdrop for a mother and son weekend getaway. With numerous hotel options, right on the beach, the Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, won us over with its family-friendly offerings and welcoming staff. Spending our day riding bikes up and down the beach searching for the elusive sand dollar was the perfect way to disconnect and reconnect. Worn out after a day of pedaling, we relaxed in the sand watching a beautiful California sunset, while munching on s’mores at our very own beach bonfire. Apart from expansive and beautiful beaches leading to a vibrant surfing history and culture, there is even more to this coastal town in Orange County. Get off the beaten path at the canals of Huntington Harbour, where visitors can kayak, paddle board, or even drive their own electric Duffy boats like we did. I was a nervous wreck driving a boat for the first time, but it ended up being one of our favorite activities. The beautiful scenery, delicious food, and quality time we experienced as a family must be why my 6 year old continues to ask for a return trip.

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([SORUH2XU1HLJKERUKöGV Huntington Beach is bigger than you think. Our charming seaside town stretches across 32 square miles— including 10 miles of uninterrupted coastline. Home to eight distinct neighborhoods, Surf City USA keeps locals and regular visitors alike endlessly entertained.

Beach Boulevard | This way to the beach! Connecting the freeway to the sand, Route 39 is lined with local gems. Central Park | 350 acres of the largest and lushest park in all of Orange County.

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Downtown | The heart of Huntington Beach: surfing, our iconic pier, historic Main Street, modern Pacific City, and so much more…

Bolsa Chica | A postcardperfect beach waves across Pacific Coast Highway to the largest saltwater marsh between the Monterey Bay and the Tijuana River Estuary.

Downtown Sunset Beach | Charming beach community featuring one of the widest beaches in Southern California and the 14acre “Green Belt” park.

Southeast Huntington Harbour | Five picturesque islands married by navigable waterways and dotted with waterfront mansions and luxury yachts. Goldenwest | A popular pocket for shopping, dining, Oktoberfest, and skateboarding at Vans Off The Wall Skatepark. Southeast HB | Home to a swimmer’s ideal beach, chirping wetlands, and must-try eateries discovered off the beaten path.

View all eight neighborhood guides at surfcityusa.com/ inspire/neighborhoods

WELCOME TO LITTLE SAIGON Did you know that Orange County is home to the largest Little Saigon in the country? Based in Westminster—Bolsa Avenue is the main drag—and spilling over into Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and Fountain Valley, the roughly 3-square-mile area packs in more than 4,000 Vietnamese American businesses, including hundreds of shops and restaurants.

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Try Dwight’s Beach Concession’s famous cheese strips: a heaping pile of thin hand-cut tortilla strips topped with grated cheese and their famous secret red sauce.

Historic Main Street, charming Fifth Street, and newly minted Pacific City and LOT 579 blend classic and modern sights and sounds, mixed with delicious flavors and textures. Eminently walkable, bikeable, and surfable, the vibrant area caters to all visitors with rentals, lessons, shops, galleries, and an unwavering love for waves.

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5 TO TRY 1 Live like a local and hit Surf City Nights, Downtown’s Tuesday night community street fair and farmers market from 5-9 p.m. 2 Visit the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum for a lesson in surf culture and history, and to take a selfie with the World’s Largest Surfboard. 3 Behold local, regional, and national art exhibits at the Huntington Beach Art Center. 4 See which of your favorite surfers have the same hand and shoe (or flip-flop) size as you at the Surfers’ Hall of Fame in front of Huntington Surf & Sport at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. 5 Peruse local wares at the oceanfront Pier Plaza Art-A-Faire every Friday, and sample local fresh fruit at the neighboring Certified Farmers Market.

Pacific City keeps it playful with community ping pong and foosball tables, live music, outdoor movies, and other pop-up events throughout the year.

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BITES & SIPS Main Street begins with classic beach concessionaires like Jack’s, Zack’s, and Dwight’s—and leads along a drag dotted with diverse bites. Hit George’s Grill, one part Mexican grill and one part backyard grill; 2nd Floor, American-fusion fare served against a tattoo wall art backdrop; and Longboard Restaurant & Pub, straight out of “Cheers” with standard American grub, cold beer, and a chill back patio. Need a quick boost? Milk & Honey serves organic coffee, tea, and treats in a cozy, artsy space. THE BACKHOUSE

Running parallel with Main Street, Fifth Street offers a quieter strip of equally distinct eateries. Cut into a Belgium waffle sandwich at Bruxie, bite into the spirit of aloha at North Shore Poke Co., and be greeted by delicious southern spices at Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking. A short walk south brings you to Pacific City, Huntington Beach’s new restaurant-retail hub, and adjoining LOT 579, our new modern food hall. Here, you’ll find tastes from all over the globe, from Old Crow Smokehouse’s zippy southern barbecue to The Backhouse’s exquisite Japanese yakitori and sushi. Need a quick pick-me-up over here? San Francisco-based Philz Coffee makes a mean Mint Mojito Iced Coffee.

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Shop like a local at one of many surf shops along Main Street, like Huntington Surf & Sport, Jack’s Surfboards, and Rip Curl, and boutiques like Diane’s Beachwear, 1 Look Vintage, American Vintage, Model Citizen, and Daisy Blue, a unique shop featuring women’s clothing and accessories, and home decor. Bicyclists and skateboarders, swing by Easyrider for gear, accessories, and fullservice maintenance. At Pacific City, you’ll find sophisticated shopping for every family member and need. Pop into Smocking Birds for the kiddos, TankFarm & Co. for the gents, Francesca’s for the ladies, Cherry Hills Market for the home, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics for the body—and so much more. Explore more of Downtown at: surfcityusa.com/downtown-neighborhood AMERICAN VINTAGE BY LUCIA GRIGGI

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Fifth Street Revival Often revered as Main Street’s calmer cousin, Fifth Street runs parallel just one block north and is freshening up its coastal drag of eateries and shops in 2017. Its anchor, the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, is undergoing a $3 million renovation, which includes a brand new Pacific Rim-inspired restaurant, Pacific Hideaway. Here’s a sampling of additional newcomers: • The Pizza Press—Pop into this make-your-own, newspaperthemed pizzeria and order a custom creation, aptly named signature pie like “The Times,” and craft beer from a newsboy. • HQ Gastropub—At this music-influenced gastro lounge by the sea, you’ll be treated to bites ranging from fried pickles to chicken pot pie to gourmet burgers to fresh sushi, 32 beers on draft, 27 wines by the bottle or glass, 20 craft cocktails, 48 TVs, and a music video station. • LF—Shop trendy, edgy women’s fashions at this incoming outlet shop. • Grater Grilled Cheese—Existing Shakeaway will transform into this gourmet grilled cheese purveyor, which slings your favorite sammie with a twist. • Kenneth Brown Salons—Reinvent your hair, face, and body at this high-end salon, poised to open its third Orange County location under the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel.

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MADSTEEZ MURAL

STREET ART Street artist MADSTEEZ’s colorful large-scale mural featuring Henry E. Huntington, Huntington Beach’s namesake, can be found in the alleyway between Jack’s Girls and Perqs.

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The Great Outdoors

One of Huntington Beach’s best showcases of the great outdoors, this neighborhood houses Bolsa Chica State Beach and the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Surfers, birders, and nature lovers head here for the finest in fins, feathers, and frolicking in the sun. 5 TO TRY 1 Rent a surfboard or take a lesson, as shallow water and smaller waves make Bolsa Chica State Beach a perfect spot for novice surfers and surf schools. 2 Go birding at the 1,400-acre Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, where nearly 200 species are regularly seen and another 116 have also been spotted. 3 Gather ‘round a beach bonfire (fire rings are on a first-come, first-served basis), snack on some s’mores, and enjoy a killer #SurfCitySunset. 4 Visit the Bolsa Chica Wetlands Interpretive Center off Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, then head out to hike the five miles of trails. Bonus—free tours available on select weekends. 5 Sip champagne and swing to the sounds of waves and live music at SeaLegs at the Beach, a beachside playground for kids and adults alike.

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TOES IN THE SAND: CULINARY SENSATIONS When it comes to beach concessions, we’ve raised the bar way above the horizon—especially at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Four newly minted seasonal gourmet concessionaires by acclaimed Prjkt Restaurant Group serve up everything from burritos and poke nachos to firewood for beach bonfires. From north to south: • SeaLegs at the Beach, sister to award-winning SeaLegs Wine Bar, pours wine and beer and serves up a champagne brunch, signature flatbreads, and more. • SeaSalt Beachside Burger plates nostalgic Santa Maria-style burgers paired with a craft beer garden. As they say, “it’s not your average burger shack.” • Beach City Provisions, a one-stop shop catering to RV campers and featuring comfort food, local craft beer, and a small general store. • Pacific Kitchen offers sustainably sourced fish, acai bowls, coffee, and beer. Be sure to check operating hours at prjktgroup.com before you go. “We’re building Bolsa Chica State Beach into an unbelievable dining and entertainment destination with live music, worldclass events, and of course, amazing food.” — Alicia Whitney, CEO of Prjkt Restaurant Group MOONLIT GRUNION RUN At new and full moons during spring and summer, visitors can run for grunion, a fish species that only spawns on sandy Southern California beaches. Under state law, these tiny silvery fish may be caught bare-handed—with a fishing permit. For more info, visit wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/ocean/grunion. Explore more of Bolsa Chica at: surfcityusa.com/neighborhoods/bolsa-chica-neighborhood LUCIA GRIGGI

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Formed in the 1960s, this romantic, European-inspired pocket of islands and waterways blends the mystique of waterfront estates and luxury yachts with adventure seekers, from boaters to boarders. 5 TO TRY 1 Rent a kayak, stand up paddle board (SUP), or Duffy boat and cruise the calm waters. 2 Be transported to Venice with a romantic gondola ride for two from Sunset Gondola. 3 Visit Huntington Harbour Place to shop its boutiques, grab snacks from Trader Joe’s, or sit down to eclectic gastropub comfort food at Red Table, vegan Japanese fare at VegiLicious, DIY traditional Japanese hot pot cuisine at newly minted Tabu Shabu, or a Chemex pour-over and acai smoothie at AoSA. 4 Ring in the holidays with the Harbour’s annual Boat Parade and Cruise of Lights—both truly dazzling. 5 On the Pacific Coast Highway side of the Harbour sit four must-try eateries: Fish Camp for surf, Captain Jack’s and Tsunami Sushi for surf and turf, or Secret Spot for some of the city’s best burritos, including an Indian-inspired “Currito” you won’t find anywhere else in town.

Explore more of Huntington Harbour at: surfcityusa.com/huntington-harbour-neighborhood

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Quintessential Southern California Beach Town Annexed by Huntington Beach in 2011, this charming seaside community maintains its unique identity, with wild tales of Prohibition-era rum running ruling its rich history.

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5 TO TRY 1 Rent a kayak, stand up paddle board (SUP), or surfboard and hit the water. 2 Look for the iconic Water Tower that’s been hovering over town since the 1960s. It’s the last stop on the Historical Sunset Beach Walking Tour, also featured in this guide. 3 Walk along the 1.5-mile stretch of sand or the pastoral 14-acre “Green Belt” park that runs parallel to the shoreline. 4 Stroll Pacific Coast Highway and pop into locals-run businesses like Cleobella boho boutique, Antiques of the Sea, and deeprooted Katin Surf Shop. 5 Refuel with a cold brew at Mother’s Tavern, tiki cocktail at Don The Beachcomber—an immersive Polynesian-inspired experience—or hearty diner food with a side of Hollywood memorabilia at Harbor House Cafe.

NEW ON THE SCENE Fit Bar Superfood Cafe, incoming mid-2017, brings its Seattlebased nutrient-dense bowls and smoothies, locally roasted coffee, and medicinal mushrooms to town. Explore more of Sunset Beach at: surfcityusa.com/sunset-beach-neighborhood

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Traditional meets contemporary in Huntington Beach, where diners take their pick from locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine and coastal California fare to authentic Mexican plates and localsrun burger joints. BY PRISCILLA WILLIS

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AMERICAN CLASSIC | 25 Degrees, that’s the difference between a raw and a well-done hamburger. At 25 Degrees the emphasis is on quality meat cooked and dressed exactly the way you want it. Choose traditional or fancy, regular or sweet potato fries, add a craft cocktail or spiked shake, and get happy. Modern | SeaSalt Woodfire

Grill brings Central Coast Santa Maria-style live fire barbecue to the beach. Their menu features smoky, hearty flavors of meats, seafood, and veggies cooked over a custom wood-fired grill finished with your choice of custom blended sea salts. Think bone-in ribeye steak, traditional tri-tip, lamb chops, and linguica sausages. Bonus—gut-busting lumberjack breakfasts on weekends.

ASIAN CLASSIC | Sushi on Fire

boasts a bustling scene and mouthwatering sushi, sashimi, and rolls. Local favorites are Mama’s Special Animal Style, Refreshing Roll, and Halloween Roll. Pro tip—Go early; they’re extremely popular and do not take reservations.

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Modern | LSXO—“Little

Sister Extra Ordinary” has upended the culinary scene in Huntington Beach with cuttingedge homestyle southeastern Vietnamese cuisine served in an intimate 28-seat dining room behind a secret door within Bluegold. The Salt & Pepper Lobster is just one of many unforgettable dishes on the intriguing menu, which reflects Chef Tin Vuong’s Vietnamese upbringing. Pro tip— Reservations are a must; call the secret number: 714-374-0083.

BAKERIES & CAFES CLASSIC | Sugar Shack Cafe is the one place in Downtown Huntington Beach that’s remained a constant during decades of change. Surfers, locals, and visitors still satiate their hunger with a good oldfashioned breakfast or lunch at this iconic street-side diner. Modern | Saint Marc’s

combines a bacon bar (for real!), a gourmet cheese shop, bakery, and stylish cafe with a covered patio at Pacific City. Add craft cocktails, 32 wines on tap, and 100+ canned craft beers. European and American southern favorites range from cheeseboards and Quiche Lorraine to cheeseburgers.


Main Street Wine Company is the only Downtown premier wine bar desitnation specializing in boutique wines, handcrafted brews, artisan cheese and meats. Shop from our retail section, which focuses on North American wines and gifts right in the heart of Surf City. Experience sophistication in a beautiful wine country atmosphere, just steps from the beach, while MVRWaQVO I OTI[[ I ÆQOP\ WZ I JW\\TM <PM 5IQV ;\ZMM\ ?QVM Company always welcomes you. Cheers!

301 Main Street, Suite 105 | 714.969.7400 MainStreetWineCompany.com

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DINING Must try—apple pie bacon, bacon-wrapped artichoke heart, and the shrimp and grits.

HEALTHY CHOICES CLASSIC | Since 1972, Jan’s Health Bar has served healthy, fresh food to a loyal audience of surfers and local residents. It’s also home to the original tuna and avocado sandwich. Think fresh juices, smoothies, sandwiches, soups, salads, vegetarian and vegan options, and an assortment of vegan and gluten-free baked goods.

parmigiana, along with pizza and a selection of gourmet small plates. It’s owned and operated by Huntington Beach chef and family man Dino Ferraro of nearby Black Trumpet Bistro and Mona Lisa Cucina.

MEXICAN CLASSIC | Avila’s El Ranchito serves generous portions of your favorite Mexican

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Coast Deli serves up creative, award-wining, made-to-order sandwiches with an ocean view, and boasts a scratch kitchen where all sauces, sides, salads, and soups are prepared daily. Even the bread is delivered daily from OC Baking Company. Try the Summer Zephyr, Green Eggs and Ham breakfast sandwich, and the incredible Strami. Bonus—locally roasted Kéan Coffee.

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CLASSIC | Cucina Alessa offers

an extensive menu of lauded classic Italian and specialty pasta dishes, pizza, meat, and seafood entrees. Everything from the burrata to the cannoli is made in-house. The Ravioli di Zucca and Conchiglie Gamberi E Asparagi are two of the most requested dishes. Great for date night. Bonus—full bar and impressive array of Italian and California wines

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with regular devotees, Capone’s Cucina presents classic Italian pastas and specialties such as veal, chicken, and eggplant

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combination plates and specialties, like Mama Avila’s Soup and Authentic Botanas, all based on family recipes. In 2016, the family-owned group of restaurants celebrated 50 years as Orange County’s most iconic Mexican restaurant. Sporting a Baja beach vibe with a full bar, an excellent margarita selection, and interior dining open to Main Street, Avila’s is always busy.

Modern | Ola Mexican Kitchen

at Pacific City is in a category of its own for its fresh south of the border twists on authentic Mexican comfort food and jaw-dropping ocean view. Tacos stretch the imagination with albacore sushi, blackened shrimp, salmon agave, lobster, and filet mignon. Other favorites include Yucatan Shrimp, Chorizo y Papas Quesadilla, and Chile Rellenos. Bonus—Taco Tuesday specials every week.


OLA MEXICAN KITCHEN Authentic Mexican food. Handcrafted margaritas. Best ocean view in Southern California. We can’t wait to serve you!

Join us for lunch and dinner daily. Brunch on Sundays. Ola Mexican Kitchen • 21040 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite F200 • Huntington Beach, CA 92648 • 714.969.7300 ola_mexican_kitchen • Ola Mexican Kitchen • ola_pacificcity • olamexicankitchen.com

The LONGBOARD Restaurant & Pub

217 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (714) 960-1896

Located in downtown Huntington Beach, just a block from the pier. The Longboard is a locals’ favorite. The menu brings a taste of the East Coast to Surf City. Lobster, corned beef and clams are flown in from Maine. The grill serves a variety of burgers, hot grilled sandwiches, fish tacos, salads, wings and daily specials. There are 19 beers on tap with four rotating local craft beer favorites, great specialty drinks, 24 TV’s and two newly designed front and back patios. Open for lunch at 11 a.m. on weekdays and breakfast Friday-Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

217 Main St., Huntington Beach • 714-960-1896 www.longboardpub.com

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SEAFOOD CLASSIC | Duke’s is named after the legendary Hawaiian swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku, who popularized surfing right here in Huntington Beach in 1925, and is known and loved for their Hawaiian seafood and spirit of Aloha. With an unbeatable oceanfront view, you’ll dine on seasonal, sustainable seafood embellished with tropical flavors of macadamia nut, coconut, papaya, and mango. Pro tip—Save room for the outrageous Hula Pie. Modern | Ways & Means at

Pacific City celebrates classic oyster bars and fish houses with their creative menu and New England-inspired decor. A rotating mix of East and West Coast varieties are served simply on the half shell, or choose from several enticing preparations on the menu. Daily specials like Maine Monday, $9.99 Maine lobster flown in that day; Wine Wednesday, half-priced bottles; and Fizz Friday, $10 Champagne and $10 half-dozen oysters, keep the place hopping.

For daily fresh fish and warm sourdough bread, hit Market Broiler on Brookhurst Street and Adams Avenue.

For more dining guides, visit surfcityusa.com/dining-guide

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At LOT 579, Huntington Beach’s Modern Food Hall BY PRISCILLA WILLIS Modern food halls are all the rage these days, and no wonder! Sating toddlers, coffee connoisseurs, and famished foodies alike, your desires are fulfilled in the fun, casual, allinclusive atmosphere at LOT 579 in Pacific City.

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The American Dream serves superior burgers and pours 60 craft beers on tap from Southern California and all over the U.S. Burgers, beer, and the beach— it’s the American Dream! Pair the savory Truffle Burger with your favorite brew—or wine— and top it off with the sweet Chocolate Chip Skillet. Bonus— outstanding ocean view. Bear Flag Fish Co. anchors LOT 579 with a lengthy patio overlooking the food hall’s namesakes—lifeguard towers 5,7, and 9. This wildly popular O.C. institution is famous for fresh fish caught daily and simply transformed into fish tacos, ceviche, salads, seafood plates, sashimi, sushi, and poke, the Hawaiian-style raw ahi salad dressed with soy, sesame, and green onions. Also on the menu are traditional fish house favorites

such as shrimp cocktail, clam chowder, and cioppino. Burnt Crumbs is the offspring of popular L.A./O.C. food trucks The Burnt Truck and Burntzilla, and is all about slow-roasted and braised meats, dripping with cheese, spiked with pickled vegetables, and wrapped up in warm, artisanal bread—all made fresh and in-house. Their fried chicken sandwich with gravy overflowing from under a homemade biscuit is an Instagram legend. The Dudes’ Brewing Company, a family-owned and operated brewery based in Torrance, has opened their first tasting room in O.C. at LOT 579. Founded in 2013, the brewery specializes in innovative approaches to classic beer styles.


Frosted Cupcakery has been a sensation in nearby Belmont Shores for 10 years and is delighted to bring their utterly scrumptious handcrafted cupcakes to Huntington Beach. The mother-daughter team creates flavor sensations like Chocolate Caramel Toffee Buttercream, Red Velvet Cream Cheese, and flavors of the month to satisfy your sweet tooth. Hans’ Homemade Ice Cream is an old-school creamery in Santa Ana that churns out ice cream in small batches using only the richest cream from local dairies. Since 1972, Hans gives you no “fluff,” meaning no air is whipped into their ice cream. Only true, dense, creamy ice cream served up in killer cones, shakes, sundaes, chocolatedipped bananas, and more. Il Barone brings their widely acclaimed pizza and Italian cuisine to Huntington Beach, where you can enjoy whole pies and pizza by the slice, as well

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as tasty salads, glorious pastas, memorable calzones, and a mozzarella bar to die for. Mahogany Smoked Meats is known for their top-quality products, smoked long and deep with mahogany logs. Guests can sample and purchase preservative-free beef, turkey, elk, and bison jerky in a range of delicious flavors like habanero, sweet ’n’ spicy, and chipotle bourbon. Petals and Pop is a delightful space filled with beauty at every turn. Think custom floral arrangements and unique finds to adorn your table, room, and garden for gift-giving or your own enjoyment. And did we mention the champagne bar? Go ahead, indulge in some bubbly while waiting for your blooms. Pie-Not brings the tastes of Down Under to Huntington Beach with their authentic Aussie-style bakery offering traditional meat pies, veggie

and gluten-free pies, and sweet treats like the Anzac biscuit and The Lamington. Try the classic Dog’s Eye pie, and don’t forget that it’s meant to be eaten with your hands. Popbar invites you to join the poparazzi who line up for these mind-blowing gelato popsicles in a rainbow of flavors. Made in small batches of only 26 pops at a time, the secret to the addictive popGelato and popSorbetto flavors is pure simplicity: freshness and high-quality ingredients. No refrigerated trucks enter into the equation. Portola Coffee won Roast Magazine’s prestigious Micro Roaster of the Year award in 2015. Its owners journey to the far reaches of the world to find the ultimate beans, which, combined with their artistry, results in no mere cup of coffee, but one that elevates your coffee experience to stratospheric heights. PIE-NOT

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Opening In 2017 Beau Soleil by renowned O.C. chef Pascal Gimenez adds more European flair to the hall with its popular French sidewalk cafe, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and pastries. Think organic French cuisine with a California twist.

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Huntington Beach’s craft beer scene is overflowing, with six notable breweries pouring inventive brews every day of the week. FOUR SONS BREWING This family-owned brewery and tasting room will make you feel right at home—locally loved, kid- and dog-friendly, and a haven for Kings hockey fans. Try the brewmaster’s favorite, the “Hopprentice” single-hop pale ale, and the award-winning “Coconutorious” coconut amber ale. Hungry hit: Food trucks roll up out back, plus pizza delivery available. 18421 Gothard St.; 714-584-7501 1

RIIP BEER COMPANY Riip’s progressive and demand-driven small batch nanobrewery began with an old-fashioned home delivery concept. Visit their small, lively, and dog-friendly tasting room near Bolsa Chica State Beach, where you can sample nearly a dozen different styles of craft beer, including their recent 2016 Great American Beer Festival win for Best IPA. Order in bites from neighboring Tsunami Sushi, Super Mex, and Secret Spot. 17214 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714-248-6710 2

3 BREWBAKERS A small, relaxed, family- and dog-friendly environment, BrewBakers embraces community by inviting adults and children alike to learn the

art of brewing—from beer to root beer—on premises under knowledgeable direction. They serve up fresh house-made pretzels, bread, pizza, and bratwurst, which you can also nibble on every Thursday at Riip. Try their delicious “Hall N Oats” oatmeal stout with hints of dark chocolate, and their award-winning “Summer Rye” hefeweizen—always on tap. 7242 Heil Ave.; 714-596-5506 4 HUNTINGTON BEACH BEER COMPANY The sporty brewery and full-scale restaurant offers award-winning ales made onsite, and its Main Street location makes it an easy choice for visitors looking to quench their thirst, with family and friends in tow. Grab a seat on the patio, enjoy a Huntington Beach Blonde Ale with the Pub Style Fish N’ Chips, and call it a (great) day. 201 Main St.; 714960-5343 5 BEACHWOOD BREWING A Southern California awardwinning favorite, this hidden gem focuses solely and intently on creating more craft beer. Opened in late 2016 to meet demands and distribution needs for the locally loved Beachwood BBQ restaurants,

the tasting room welcomes the beer drinking public and delivers on creative vibe and great service. Three West Coast beers—aromatic, front hop, not too sweet—are always on tap: “Alpha Galactic APA,” “Amalgamator IPA,” and “Citraholic IPA,” along with their award-winning “Foam Top” blonde ale. Food trucks occasionally make an appearance. 7631 Woodwind Dr.; 714-375-0949 6 THE DUDES’ BREWING COMPANY Torrance-based and specializing in innovative approaches to classic beer styles, the Southern California brewery unveiled a new tasting room at LOT 579 in early 2017, setting up a laid-back, inviting atmosphere with plenty of room to chill, catch the surf on TV, and sip craft beer—like a “Grandma’s Pecan English Style Brown.” 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714-461-4111

2YHUS÷U • 60 craft beers on tap—this is The American Dream. New to town in 2017, the oceanfront gourmet burger joint at LOT 579 keeps you hydrated and sated with local craft brews and a burgercentric menu. Try the specialty fries for good measure. 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714-374-1330 • In neighboring Pacific City, Simmzy’s pours local craft beers and small production wines—all paired with artisan bites—with another stellar view of the Pacific. 21028 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714-831-1240 • Orange County is serious about craft beer. So serious, in fact, brew hounds launched the Orange County Brewers Guild in late 2015, uniting an unwavering love for hops. Featured in the brewery lineup are Huntington Beach’s own Four Sons Brewing, Riip Beer Company, Beachwood Brewing, and BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse.

“When we’re not at Riip, we hang out at BT’s Southern BBQ. They have great food, a super cool local crowd, and a great selection of different local beers on tap.” — Riip Beer Company

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NIGHTLIFE

THE BUNGALOW

:H/øH7KH1LJKýLIH BARS, LOUNGES, AND PUBS | By Lisa Martinez Huntington Beach is well known for its lively, fun nightlife scene, with a variety of laid-back bars, authentic pubs, and sophisticated coastal lounges. To help make the most of your evening, here are a few of our most locally loved hangouts.

'ùQWùQ BLACK BULL CHOP HOUSE This popular steakhouse transforms into a full-blown nightclub with dancing, a full bar, and Orange County’s only mechanical bull. It’s great for large groups and celebrations; call for daily specials. 300 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714-9696700 THE BUNGALOW Feel oh-so Californian in visionary Brent Bolthouse’s chic retro lounge— with a whimsical oceanfront patio, pool table, and stunning curated collection of antiques and tchotchkes. Sip a Corky’s Mojito and float back to the 50s/60s. Hungry? Bear Flag Fish Co. sends up snacks from below. 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714-374-0339

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THE IRISHMAN This small authentic Irish pub just steps from Main Street sees a great regular crowd—perhaps due to its noon-7 p.m. weekday happy hour, which includes $5 Guinness—but most likely thanks to knowledgable bartenders who serve up specialty drinks made with their impressive selection of Irish whiskey. 424 Olive Ave.; 714-536-6776 TREEHOUSE BAR This intimate rooftop bar at Paséa Hotel, with uninterrupted views of the Pacific, will have you dreaming of ways to stay. Note the fabulous styling, from grass chandeliers to beach swings. Grab a cocktail—we suggest the “#SuzieWithTheGoodHair” with gin, lime, ginger, and Suze— and dream away. 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714-698-6130

%ðVD&KLFD SEALEGS AT THE BEACH Making more than waves, this beachside concessionaire has customers delighted by its casual, yet elevated offerings, including wine, beer, champagne, delicious bites, and the beach. Join the big kids—and bring your littles—for fire pits, swings, games, and on occasion, live entertainment. Bolsa Chica State Beach; 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714-698-4188

6XQVHW%HDFK DON THE BEACHCOMBER With its unique South Pacific decor and live entertainment, this original concept tiki bar in Sunset Beach will entice you with rum-based cocktails and island cuisine. Salute the original owner with a Don's

Own Mai Tai 9, and don’t miss Reggae Sunday every week. Great for large groups. 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 562-592-1321

*ðGHQZHVW THE SPEAKEASY “Hidden” inside nostalgic Old World Village, this dark and low-key bar with its prohibition vibe transports guest with timely cocktails, such as “The Flapper,” comprised of elderflower syrup and champagne. 7561 Center Ave.; 714-899-3279

%HDFK%÷OHYDUG JOHNNY’S SALOON Johnny Cash and whiskey reign here, a beloved dive bar pouring roughly 200 varieties and entertaining with a jukebox, pool table, and non-stop shenanigans. 17428 Beach Blvd.; 714-848-0676


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NIGHTLIFE

SEALEGS WINE BAR BY CANDACE ROCK

Wine About It It’s always wine o’clock in Huntington Beach at these local favorites.

SEALEGS WINE BAR A sleek yet boisterous space providing a well-curated wine list and delicious California fare, SeaLegs has garnered numerous awards. The localowned wine bar caters to those who crave a refined and on-trend dining experience, and is great for groups and celebrations. Choose from shared plates or go all out with an entree, like the Pan Seared Local Halibut. Keep it in California and pair with the Smoke Tree Chardonnay from Sonoma. 21022 Beach Blvd.; 714-536-5700 Don’t forget about its seaside sister, SeaLegs at the Beach. Bolsa Chica State Beach; 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714-698-4188

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2YHUS÷U WATERTABLE restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach features WineEmotion, a modern wine dispensing system that grants guests the option to sample any wine on their list—with a two-glass minimum. 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714-845-4776 Branching out above Tanner’s at Paséa Hotel & Spa, the TREEHOUSE BAR lets you sip your wine among the treetops. 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 714698-6130 At SEBASTIANI‘S ITALIAN BISTRO, owner Pablo handpicks each bottle that fills his upscale wine bar. 6078 Warner Ave.; 714-841-3619

SeaLegs Awards • 2016 Best California Cuisine Golden Foodie • Best Brunch in O.C. by OC Weekly • Gayot Top 10 Restaurant in O.C.

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MAIN STREET WINE COMPANY A calm, sophisticated vibe prevails at this bar and retail space. Friendly and knowledgeable, the staff offers a vast selection of wine featuring delicious boutique California pours. It’s a great spot along Main Street to pair a cheese and charcuterie plate with a wine flight. 301 Main St.; 714-969-7400

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WEDDINGS

Where To Tie the Knot In Huntington Beach

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Beaches, Barns, & Beachside Resorts Spectacular views, friendly weather, and ready amenities make for a dream wedding. Here are some of Surf City USA’s spectacular venues to tie the knot with panache and style.

Beaches Sink your toes into the sand while saying “I do.” Take your pick of three beaches in Surf City USA. Huntington City Beach typically hosts small weddings lasting 15-30 minutes. Couples have free range on where to tie the knot on the beach. Contact Beach Operations at 714-536-5281. Huntington State Beach offers reservable ramadas that come with a picnic table and fire ring. Contact a California State Beach Special Events Coordinator at 714-377-9422. Bolsa Chica State Beach features a variety of reservable picnic areas and fire pits. Contact a California State Beach Special Events Coordinator at 714-377-9422. SeaLegs at the Beach, a new upscale concessionaire, customizes all wedding packages. Call Bolsa Chica Events at 714-616-2880.

Beachside Resorts Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Opening its doors to any style wedding,

from sweet simplistic to lovely lavish, the Hyatt’s 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space features three ocean view ballrooms and ocean-facing courtyards. Plus, they come equipped with their own roster of wedding services, down to the last bite. 714-861-4470 Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel Lovebirds in search of a surfcentric venue along Pacific Coast Highway need look no further than this boutique hotel at the corner of Fifth Street. A robust wedding package covers every detail, from ceremony all the way through the last dance. 714-616-2880 Paséa Hotel & Spa exudes opulence. Oceanfront wedding spaces include an 8,400-square-foot Sapphire Ballroom and intimate Blue Room, as well as a 14,000-square-foot Ocean Lawn. Bonus—spa packages and on-site salon services. 714-698-6100

two new ocean view ballrooms and event lawns, make this a unique wedding retreat. Plus, the new nine-story Twin Dolphin resort tower features a breathtaking rooftop lounge and 137 additional suites and guest rooms. 714-845-8000

Barns Newland Barn is perfect for couples seeking an affordable and casual outdoor ambiance for their special day. Perched atop a hill, the burnt red barn overlooks Bartlett Park, is joined by a rose garden and gazebo, and accommodates roughly 200 guests. The popular rustic venue uses a lottery system for Saturday events. 714-536-5486

Red Horse Barn Seated on a hill at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, the Red Horse Barn offers a rustic yet elegant space for weddings, with a spacious outdoor lawn accommodating up to 250 guests. The romantic gazebo, beautifully landscaped grounds, and preferred vendors list are major pluses. 949-395-2606

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Center in Huntington Beach Central Park welcomes intimate outdoor weddings in its gathering circle or under the oak canopy. California native habitats, a butterfly garden, and a running stream make for a fairytale setting. 714-842-4772

Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel Panoramic ocean views, wedding specialists, an in-house culinary team, and more than 35,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including WATERFRONT BEACH RESORT, POOL DECK CEREMONY

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DOG-FRIENDLY

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All Dogs Go To Huntington Beach

Voted as one of California’s dog-friendliest cities, Huntington Beach welcomes four-legged children with open arms at restaurants, parks, and hotels, along its paved beach path, and even dedicates a stretch of beach to salty pups. We don’t want you to leave your best friend at home any more than you do. 1 HUNTINGTON DOG BEACH A 1.5-mile paradise for pooches along Huntington City Beach between Seapoint and Goldenwest streets. Dogs are free to run, play, swim, and even surf.

3 SURF CITY SURF DOG An annual “pawsome” three-day event culminating in a surfing competition between dozens of furry shredders, all sharing in Huntington Beach’s love for the water. Pawabunga!

CENTRAL PARK DOG PARK With separate dog runs for large and small pups, the fenced-in space on the edge of Huntington Beach Central Park at Edwards Street and Talbert Avenue offers something for every wagging tail.

SO CAL CORGI BEACH DAY One beach. Hundreds of corgis. Every spring and fall, “the biggest corgi pawty on the planet” convenes at Huntington Dog Beach, courtesy of So Cal Corgi Nation.

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To name a few of Huntington Beach’s doggie accolades: • Named “DogTown USA” by Dog Fancy magazine • Deemed one of the country’s “Top 10 FIDO Friendly Beaches” by FIDO • Awarded Best Dog Park/ Beach by the Orange County Register

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5 RUNNING OF THE WIENERS Every month and every Sunday during Oktoberfest, Old World hosts 22-yard Dachshund races at its beer garden. 6 PARK BENCH CAFE Nestled inside Huntington Beach Central Park along Goldenwest Street, the dog-friendly eatery not only serves up outstanding treats for humans, but also a full “Canine Cuisine” menu. 7 SIT STAY CAFE Conveniently located about

one mile from Dog Beach at 11th Street and Orange Avenue, the dog-friendly spot serves up coffee and sandwiches for humans, and complimentary water and snacks for pups. 8 TOP DOG BARKERY Dogs go wild for the personalized pastries and toys at this Pacific City “dog house,” which also offers daycare and grooming services, hosted birthday parties, and events throughout the year. 9 KIMPTON SHOREBREAK HOTEL Their promise: “If your pet fits through the door, we’ll welcome them in.” Outstanding amenities include treats, plush pet beds, water bowls, cleanup bags, a dog-friendly restaurant and menu, and a nightly wine reception—all at no extra cost.

bags, petsitting services, and even a pet room service menu. 11 PASEA HOTEL & SPA Pups are loved at Huntington Beach’s newest oceanfront resort. Amenities feature treats, beds, feeding bowls, and cleanup bags. Look for Moonshine, their French Bulldog Pet Concierge. 12 HYATT REGENCY RESORT & SPA Dogs weighing 50 pounds or less are welcome in designated pet-friendly rooms. Amenities include food and water bowls, a pet pillow, and dog treats available for purchase. More four-legged fun online: surfcityusa.com/ pet-friendlyitinerary

10 WATERFRONT BEACH RESORT, A HILTON HOTEL The Hilton’s “Wag It At The Waterfront” program provides care packages, “Doggie Reader Board” recognition, pet beds, feeding bowls, treats, cleanup WATERFRONT BEACH RESORT


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SOCAL HUB

Family-Friendly Day Trips Let’s make some memories | By Marcie Taylor

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'LVFøHU2UDQJH&÷QW\ Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Anaheim, CA Distance: 20 miles “The Happiest Place On Earth” is only about a 30-minute drive from Huntington Beach. New at Disneyland: Moana joins Mickey and the gang, and “Star Wars” fans will love Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Star Wars Launch Bay, and Star Wars: Path of the Jedi—all minted in summer 2016 and leading up to the highly anticipated opening of a “Stars Wars”-themed land, slated to open in 2019. New at Disney California Adventure: Come summer 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT!, formerly the Tower of Terror, offers new adventures and that classic terrifying free-fall sensation. disneyland.com

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Knott’s Berry Farm Buena Park, CA Distance: 15 miles Remember to enjoy a taste of boysenberry while you’re experiencing all 160 acres of the amusement park. The delicious trademark berry dates back to when Knott’s, opened in 1920, was actually a working farm! Be sure to stop in the Visit Buena Park California welcome center right outside the park. New at Knott’s: Sol Spin, a topsy-turvy adventure, sends riders spinning over six stories high in all directions. Join the interactive show “Ghost Town Alive!,” returning for its second year in summer 2017. knotts.com Discovery Cube OC Santa Ana, CA Distance: 17 miles Combine fun and learning at the original Discovery Cube in Orange County. This science

center offers interactive exhibits including a helicopter tour, Dino Quest, and Mission Control, a replica of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab control room. discoverycube.org

'LVFøHU/RV$QJHOHV Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach, CA Distance: 15 miles Take a short ride to nearby Long Beach and go under the sea without getting wet! At Southern California’s largest aquarium, view more than 11,000 animals, sign up for a Behind the Scenes Tour, and board a whale-watching cruise. In the summer, check out The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise. aquariumofpacific.org

Universal Studios Hollywood Los Angeles, CA Distance: 50 miles Hooray for Hollywood and a studio backlot tour that can’t be beat! Add to that some exciting 3D rides like King Kong 360 3-D and Transformers: The Ride 3D, and the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter. New at Universal: Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville at adjacent CityWalk. universalstudioshollywood.com

'LVFøHU6DQ'LHJR Legoland Carlsbad, CA Distance: 60 miles Lego fans must make the pilgrimage to this 128-acre theme park organized by age groups and housing more than 60 interactive rides, shows, and attractions—all made of Legos! Upgrade your ticket and visit Legoland Sea Life Aquarium


Have a surf and snow day with a quick mountain trip. DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

and Legoland Water Park. legoland.com San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park San Diego, CA Distance: 80-95 miles Love animals? The 100-acre zoo in downtown San Diego features more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals. About 30 miles north you’ll find San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a wildlife sanctuary where you can ride a covered, open-air safari truck or safari cart to visit with the animals. sandiegozoo.org sdzsafaripark.org

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and explore the 22-mile-long, 8-mile-wide island on bicycles, golf carts, or jeeps, or via kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, or diving. You can also camp, hike, or zip-line! catalinachamber.com Snow Day Ever dream of surfing and skiing all in one day? In Southern California, it’s a reality. Start your day with a surf in Huntington Beach, then head out to the mountains for some snow play. Here are a few slopes to consider: Snow Summit snowsummit.com

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Island Day On a clear day, you can see Santa Catalina Island, aka Catalina Island, from Huntington Beach. Catch a ferry from Long Beach, Newport Beach, or Dana Point

Mountain High mthigh.com Mount Baldy mtbaldyskilifts.com

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SURF CITY ADVENTURE TOURS

Get adventurous with the professional guidance of Thomas Domizi and his popular Southern California day trips. He’ll take you just about anywhere you can imagine, and his exclusive Coastal Adventure Tour is a favorite for visitors wishing to cruise the famous Pacific Coast Highway and take in O.C.’s breathtaking coastline. surfcityadventuretours.com

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WELLNESS

Treat Yourself

You’re on vacation; it’s time for a little RR&R—rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. While every neighborhood houses spaces of serenity, here are some of the best places to indulge in Downtown Huntington Beach.

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For Yoga… New on Main Street, HB Yoga Collective’s cozy studio offers classes in various styles of yoga, pilates, tai chi, meditation, and more. “HB Visitor” passes include unlimited day, weekend, week, and month options. Nearby Paséa Hotel hosts Silent Disco Yoga on its ocean view event lawn, where yogis don headphones and groove to the music, followed by a sunset Fireside Social. For Hair… Reinvent yourself for the day and have a seat at Meleesa The Salon’s custom braid bar on Main Street. Choose from nearly three dozen styles, or opt for another service, like a lash and brow treatment. Also along Main, Salt Hair Lounge specializes in balayage and makeup services. At Pacific City, pop into Drybar for a quick, chic blowout. Ask for the 10-minute scalp massage during your shampoo.

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For Face + Body… Pacific Waters Spa at the Hyatt Regency relaxes you into immediate bliss with its tranquil Spanish-style ambiance, full-service menu, waterfall showers, private whirlpools, and sauna and steam room. Paséa Hotel’s Balinese-inspired Aarna Spa invites you in for a skin and/ or body treatment—there’s even a special “reviving” facial for gentlemen—a detoxifying seat in a eucalyptus steam room, and a soak in a saltwater whirlpool. Hotel guests receive full spa access without treatment for just $25. Another truly opulent experience, Equinox’s day spa at Pacific City features a wide array of services, such as massage, body wraps, and an 18K gold facial. Score complimentary day use of the state-of-the-art fitness facility and classes with your spa service. Come summer 2017,

the Waterfront Beach Resort will unveil its new destination spa. Haven of Wellness on Third Street specializes in facials, waxing, sugaring, and massage, and even offers à la carte enhancements to your services, like ear candling and reflexology. Inquire about their RevitaPen Facial. Enjoy the best of all worlds with Main St. Day Spa’s special spa packages, literally renewing you from head to toe. Don’t forget to ask

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about their current happy hour specials. Pamper like a local and head to CloudMover Day Spa at 5 Points Plaza on Main Street, lauded for its oxygen facial, diamond peels, and massage therapy. They’ve been voted #1 on Orange County’s Hotlist for the last six years in a row. Before you paint the town, visit Pacific City where Lush, M.A.C, and Sephora await to help you paint your fabulous face.


CAR CULTURE

Life Is A Highway

KOWABUNGA VAN KLAN WITH WORLD’S LARGEST SURFBOARD

There’s surf culture in Huntington Beach, and then there’s car culture. Every year loyal motorheads roll through town in various rides, including hot rods, motorcycles, vintage vans, and Woodies—the official car of Surf City USA. Here’s your handy car calendar. Donut Derelicts Every Saturday morning since the mid-1980s, the devoted Donut Derelicts cruise to the corner of Adams Avenue and Magnolia Street and park their rides in front of Adams Avenue Donuts. The free sunrise car show is “the largest and most well-known casual hot rod gathering in the world.” donutderelicts.com Huntington Beachcruiser Meet Taking place every March, this car show features hundreds of cruisers manufactured through 1972, including Nomads, Woodies, VW Vans, convertibles, wagons, and more. A weekendlong event, it’s been an annual tradition for more than 15 years. hbcruisers.com

Kowabunga Van Klan In mid-April, dozens of vintage VW vans take over the Huntington Beach Pier and adjacent Pier Plaza in an epic showcasing of nostalgia on wheels. facebook.com/kowabungahb Huntington Beach Factory Five Cruise-In One weekend day every April, Main Street’s first three blocks are closed off exclusively for more than 100 Factory Five replica hot rods, roadsters, coupes, and other models. factoryfive.com Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance This annual car show held every June in Huntington Beach Central Park features the best in

vintage and modern American, British, European, and Asian autos and motorcycles. hbconcours.org Surf City Veteran’s Day Car Show Honoring the sacrifices of American soldiers every November 11, the event begins with a ceremony at Pier Plaza,

and continues in the Huntington City Beach parking lot with classics, collector cars, customs, motorcycles, and more. surfcityusa.com/surf-cityveterans-day-car-show See more events at surfcityevents.com

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HOTELS

Starry Nights & Suite Dreams

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Finding your perfect home away from home in Huntington Beach is easy like Sunday morning. With four-star luxury resorts, surfer-chic boutique hotels, charming oceanfront inns, and RV campgrounds—there’s a sanctuary for everyone, every adventure, and every budget. Here are a few retreats offering the best in creature comforts. Visit surfcityusa.com/places-to-stay for more pillow talk

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Newly minted Pacific Hideaway, within Shorebreak Hotel, features Pacific Rim-inspired cuisine, coastal views, and a hand-carved bar.


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High-end Mediterranean-style oceanfront resort located at Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard. Favorite Features • Pacific Waters Spa • Watertable • Beach butler service • Pet-friendly • Footbridge over PCH • Slyder’s Water Playground • Dive-in movies • Camp Hyatt • Toes On The Noes lessons & rentals • Pete’s Sunset Concert Series

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Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel

Surfer-chic oceanfront boutique hotel located at Pacific Coast Highway and Fifth Street. Favorite Features • New rock climbing wall • New 24-hour fitness center • Newly refreshed rooms • Complimentary tea/coffee • Hosted wine hour • Pacific Hideaway • Complimentary bikes & yoga mats • Outdoor courtyard featuring life-size chess • Complimentary s’mores kits • Pet-friendly

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4 Paséa Hotel & Spa, A Meritage Collection Hotel

Recently renovated luxury oceanfront resort located at Pacific Coast Highway and Huntington Street.

Modern four-star oceanfront oasis located at Pacific Coast Highway and First Street.

Favorite Features • Shades Restaurant & Bar • Naugles by the Beach • Poolside & beachside cabanas • Complimentary beach gear • Waterfront Adventures lessons & rentals • Beach butler service • Pet-friendly • Brand new “suite-centric” tower

Favorite Features • Downtown’s newest hotel • Proximity to Pacific City • “I Am” Menu, an inaccommodations marketplace menu • Aarna Spa • Surf Butler • Sunset Yoga Socials • Tanner’s • Treehouse Bar • Pet-friendly

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Sneak Peek at The Waterfront’s New Twin Dolphin Tower Opening June 2017, a nine-story, 152-room resort tower and meeting facility featuring a stunning event lawn, Driftwood Beach Club family pool, Boardwalk restaurant and Dock Bar, and Offshore 9, an exclusive Four Diamond rooftop lounge with spectacular open-air panoramic views. Up next: A new spa expected to unveil in early 2018.

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The Hotel Huntington Beach

Contemporary boutique hotel located at Center Avenue and Huntington Village Lane. Favorite Features â&#x20AC;¢ Proximity to 405 Freeway â&#x20AC;¢ Overlooks Bella Terra, Old World, & Vans Off The Wall Skatepark â&#x20AC;¢ Muelle Peruvian Cantina â&#x20AC;¢ Bar Rouge â&#x20AC;¢ Pet-friendly 2

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SpringHill Suites By Marriott

Brand new stylish and spacious all-suites hotel located at Edinger Avenue and Parkside Lane. Favorite Features â&#x20AC;¢ Proximity to 405 Freeway â&#x20AC;¢ Lobby bar â&#x20AC;¢ Outdoor fire pit â&#x20AC;¢ Complimentary breakfast â&#x20AC;¢ Monthly art galleries

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Ocean Surf Inn & Suites

Coastal casual ocean view motel located at Pacific Coast Highway and 21st Street. Favorite Features â&#x20AC;¢ Tucked between Sunset Beach and Huntington Harbour â&#x20AC;¢ Rooftop deck available for gatherings â&#x20AC;¢ Private jacuzzi room with ocean view â&#x20AC;¢ Cool Gel Memory Foam beds â&#x20AC;¢ Free covered parking

Roll Up To Your Oceanfront Paradise Huntington Beach offers two year-round and one seasonal RV campground, making it one of the best beach RV campground locations in the state. Visit surfcityusa.com/ rv-camping for more details on all three spots thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have you waking up to the sound of waves.

Bolsa Chica State Beach RV Camping Reservations available year-round online. reserveamerica.com; 800-444-7275

Huntington By The Sea RV Resort

Sunset Vista RV Campground Beachside campground just south of the pier and open in the off-season, October 1-May 31. sunsetvistacamping.huntingtonbeachca.gov; 714-536-5286

Situated across Pacific Coast Highway from the beach, at Newland Avenue. hbbythesea.com; 800-439-3486

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Visit Huntington Beach and Emmis Communications have made every effort to present accurate information in this listing but assume no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. All daily room rates are subject to changes without notice and may not be available in high season. Based on AAA “Diamond” (X) & Mobil Guide “Star” (+) ratings as of 4.1.16

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa

517

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

290

Paséa Hotel & Spa

250

Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel

157

The Hotel Huntington Beach

224

Next to shopping at Bella Terra, Hotel Huntington Beach offers an indoor pool, fitness area, nightly happy hours and private events at the Bar Rouge. They cater to fit any need in eight flexible event spaces. Free amenities include parking, Wi-Fi, morning coffee, and shuttle service upon availability.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

127

Experience the brand new SpringHill Suites, located within walking distance to the Bella Terra shopping center. Infused with a stylish design, our studio suites offer comfortable living and sleeping areas. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet, lobby bar, and 2nd Floor Terrace.

Comfort Suites Huntington Beach

106

Located in the heart of Huntington Beach, just minutes from the beach, the Comfort Suites offers elegantly decorated suites. All suites include hot breakfast daily, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, free parking, fitness room, heated pool and spa.

Extended Stay America

104

Extended Stay America’s 104 comfortable efficiency suites are designed for leisurely stays and offer studios with fully equipped kitchens and plenty of workspace. Your pet is welcome. Prior to visit, call hotel for specific pet regulations.

Huntington Suites

66

Located a mere two miles from the beach, Huntington Suites offers studios and one-bedroom suites at daily or weekly rates. Amenities include kitchens, satellite TVs, guest laundry, a swimming pool, and free wireless Internet.

Quality Inn & Suites Huntington Beach

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With 65 rooms and 20 suites, this inn offers excellent value. Located just minutes from the freeway, it features a large outdoor whirlpool, complimentary continental breakfast, wirelesss Internet, refrigerators and microwaves in all rooms.

Best Western Surf City

62

This charming, Tudor-style hotel has 62 rooms, complimentary HBO®, local telephone calls, deluxe continental breakfast and a large outdoor pool and spa. A luxurious private spa is available upon request.

Huntington Beach Inn

50

The Huntington Beach Inn is within easy walking distance of most Surf City USA® attractions. Newly renovated rooms and suites feature private balconies with some offering in-room spas and fireplaces. Amenities include an ocean-view rooftop spa and sundeck.

Travelodge Ocean Front

50

Steps away from the beach, the Travelodge Sunset Beach is easily accessible to Los Angeles and Orange County attractions, beaches, theme parks, golf courses, museums, universities and shopping spots. Enjoy balcony rooms with spectacular beach and ocean views, movies, and much more.

Beach Inn Motel

38

This 38-room inn is the ideal place for those who like to shop. Nearby is the popular 5 Points Plaza with its collection of retailers and restaurants.

Starlight Inn

36

Located near 5 Points Plaza, Starlight Inn is known for its clean, comfortable accommodations. Multi-channel TVs. Microwave ovens available upon request. Refrigerators in all rooms.

777 Motor Inn

35

On the north end of Huntington Beach, this inn features affordable accommodations and free parking. Beach access just a block away, along with a variety of restaurants and shopping nearby.

Oceanview Motel

29

Affordable, convenient, and newly-remodeled, the Oceanview Motel is located just two blocks from the beach. You’ll find a variety of room choices and amenities, including whirlpool spas, complimentary HBO®, Internet, coffee and parking.

Best Western Harbour Inn & Suites XX

27

A 10-minute walk from Sunset Beach, host of amenities, and great service. Fee Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, a fitness center, microwave and fridge in every room, Huntington Harbour views, business services, and meeting facilities for up to 20 guests. Pets up to 10 lbs.

Ocean Surf Inn & Suites

27

Conveniently located on Pacific Coast Highway, just steps from Sunset Beach. Close to Huntington Beach Pier, downtown Huntington Beach and within minutes of all Orange County attractions. We provide comfortable and spacious accommodations with all of the amenities you’ll need.

Pacific View Inn and Suites

18

Pacific View Inn and Suites is situated near Huntington Harbour at the northern end of Surf City USA® and one block from Sunset Beach. It offers 18 nicely appointed rooms, some of which offer whirlpools as well as ocean or harbor views.

Sun n Sands Inn

17

An oceanview property just seconds to the sand, the Sun ‘n Sands is located four blocks from the Huntington Beach Pier and Main St. Amenities include in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and cable TV with HBO®. Free Wi-Fi, parking, and morning coffee with pastries. Extended stay rates available.

Hotel Europa

12

Hotel Europa is located at Old World Village, perfect for enjoying Old World’s Oktoberfest celebration or shopping at the international merchants.

Sunset Suites

10

Recently remodeled, Sunset Suites exudes a rare ambiance of comfortable sophistication, surrounded by renowned California sites, world-class restaurants, spas and shopping destinations.

Huntington Surf Inn

9

Facing the Pacific Ocean, the Huntington Surf Inn is a favorite with local and international surfing celebrities. Amenities include ocean views, sun deck, HDTV, microwaves, refrigerators, and free Wi-Fi. Its location is just steps to the ocean, pier and downtown. SURFCIT YUSA.COM • 75

21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 714.698.1234 • 800.233.1234 HuntingtonBeach.Hyatt.com XXXX

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The Waterfront Beach Resort is rated AAA-four diamond. Resort amenities include an awardwinning restaurant, deli, heated pool and whirlpool spa. Dogs up to 75 lbs. are allowed (additional fee). Activities include beach bonfires, beach cabanas, surf lessons, board rentals and kayak tours.

21100 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 714.845.8000 • 800.822.7873 WaterfrontResort.com XXXX 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 844.814.2483 WaterfrontResort.com 500 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 714.861.4470 • 877.744.1117 ShorebreakHotel.com ++++

Opening May 2017 • 7872 Edinger Ave. • 657.200.7500 www.Marriott.com/snahu +++ 16301 Beach Blvd. • 714.841.1812 • 800.714.4040 ComfortSuitesHuntingtonBeach.com XX 5050 Skylab Rd. • 714.799.4887 • 800.804.3724 ExtendedStayHotels.com 7971 Yorktown Ave. • 714.969.0450 TheHuntingtonSuites.com 17251 S. Beach Blvd. • 714.375.0250 • 800.446.4656 QualityInn.com/hotel/cae33 XX 19360 Beach Blvd. • 714.962.4244 • 888.962.4244 XX BestWesternCalifornia.com/Hotels/Best-Western-Regency-Inn 800 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 714.536.7500 HuntingtonBeachInn.com XX 17205 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 714.840.2431 Travelodge.com

18112 Beach Blvd. • 714.841.6606

18382 Beach Blvd. • 714.848.8422

16240 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 714.846.5561 16196 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 562.592.2700 OceanviewMotel-HB.com 16912 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 562.592.4770 • 800.546.4770 BestWesternCalifornia.com/Hotels/Best-Western-Harbour-Inn-and-Suites 16555 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 562.592.1993 ext. 112 OceanSurfInn.com 16220 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 562.592.4959 • 800.726.8586 PacificViewInnandSuites.com 1102 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 714.536.2543 SunNSands.com 7561 Center Ave • 714.895.5860 VisitOldWorld.com 16401 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 562.592.1666 WaterfrontResort.com 720 Pacific Coast Hwy. • 714.536.2444 HuntingtonSurfInn.com

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7667 Center Ave. • 714.891.0123 • 877.891.0123 HotelHB.com +++

517 elegant guestrooms include 57 suites. Ocean views and a pedestrian bridge to the beach. Three restaurants, a heated outdoor lagoon-style pool, activity pool with three water slides, a lounge, a shopping plaza and more than 110,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and function space.

This new luxury oceanfront hotel offers 250 spacious guest rooms and suites, almost all with ocean views. Relax at the Balinese inspired spa, or have a great meal at their signature restaurant, Tanner’s, with exhibition cooking and communal dining. Steps from Main Street and the Huntington Beach Pier, the Kimpton Shorebreak is your coastal crash pad. Shake off the sand, enjoy the scene, and raise a glass on the lively patio at Zimzala, which features American fare. Retreat to your surf-inspired guestroom at this Huntington Beach boutique hotel.


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FACTS

TRAVEL TIPS

GETTING TO HUNTINGTON BEACH By Air Huntington Beach is only 10 miles from John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA), 16 miles from Long Beach Airport (LGB), 35 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 45 miles from Bob Hope Airport (BUR), and 49 miles from the Ontario International Airport (ONT). Airport Transportation Services Best VIP Chauffeured Worldwide 714.375.9128; 866.323.2378, best-VIP.com ExecuCar 800.410.4444, ExecuCar.com Super Shuttle 800.BlueVan (800.258.3826), SuperShuttle.com By Automobile Pacific Coast Highway (PCH/ California Hwy 1), and the San Diego Freeway (I–405) offer access to the city. By Train The closest train depots are located in nearby Anaheim and Santa Ana. Taxis and OCTA buses are available from these depots: 800.872.7245, AMTRAK.com 800.371.5465, MetrolinkTrains.com By Bus The closest stations with Greyhound Lines service are located nearby in Santa Ana and Anaheim. Taxis and OCTA buses are

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available from these stations. 800.231.2222, Greyhound.com Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Convenient local service and connections to bus and rail lines serving the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas as well as bus service from John Wayne/Orange County Airport. Bus schedules are available online. 714.636.7433, OCTA.net

TRAVEL BASICS

Currency & Banking If you have a bankcard from a participating banking network or credit card company, you can withdraw U.S. currency from automated teller machines (ATMs), banks, and other businesses. Foreign currency can be exchanged at: US Bank 19900 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 714.500.4220 Wells Fargo Bank 19840 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 714.962.9327

Wells Fargo Bank 19081 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 714.536.9101 Dress Casual, comfortable clothing is standard year-round. Hawaiian shirts are never out of place in Huntington Beach. Jackets and ties are optional even in the most elegant of restaurants. Evenings and winter afternoons may require a jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt. Dressing in layers is recommended to help stay comfortable from morning until night. Don’t forget sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen. Parking Meters Most meters take quarters, and some in downtown Huntington Beach accept credit cards.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Visit Huntington Beach Office (Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) 301 Main St., Suite 212 800.729.6232; 714.969.3492, SurfCityUSA.com Visitor Information Kiosk at Pier Plaza Peak season hours: Mon-Fri 10:30-7 p.m.,


Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Winters: Mon-Fri Noon-5 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) 325 Pacific Coast Highway Chamber of Commerce 2134 Main St., Suite 100 714.536.8888, HBChamber.org City Hall 2000 Main St. 714.536.5511, HuntingtonBeachCA.gov Emergencies In case of an emergency, dial 911 from any phone for immediate assistance. For non-emergency matters requiring the police, call 714.960.8811. An emergency room is located at Huntington Beach Hospital. Huntington Beach Hospital 17772 Beach Blvd. (near Talbert Ave.) 714.843.5000, HBHospital.com Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center 9920 Talbert Ave., Fountain Valley 714.378.7000, MemorialCare.org/orangecoast Ocean Conditions: Daily updates for surfing conditions are available. 714.536.9303, Surfline.com

BEACH BASICS

BEACH SAFETY TIPS The Huntington Beach Marine Safety Division’s lifeguards are dedicated to ensuring that Surf City’s beaches remain accident-free. Here are safety tips developed by the lifeguards in conjunction with the US Lifesaving Association. For more information, visit USLA.org. Check on Conditions. Before entering the water, ask lifeguards about conditions. Never Swim Alone. Use the buddy system so someone will always know where you are. Swim Sober! Alcohol increases the potential for drowning by lowering body temperature, encouraging risky behavior, and impairing physical ability. Know Your Skill Level. Don’t overestimate your swimming ability, especially on rough days. And stay ashore if you’re a non-swimmer. Don’t Panic in Rip Currents. Don’t try to swim directly back to shore. Calm yourself, then swim parallel to shore until the current eases and you can return to the beach. Swim Near Staffed Lifeguard Towers. Our lifeguards are the best. You’ll be much safer if they know where you are. Stay in Designated Areas. Portions of the beach are set aside for swimming or surfing. Keep a safe distance from jetties and piers too. Do the Stingray Shuffle. Shuff le your feet to scare away the occasional stingray. Extend a Hand Out in front of you in shallow breaking water when diving, body surfing, or wiping out on a surfboard. Don’t Dig Deep Holes. Deep holes can cave in and create hazards for small children, so refill any holes you dig. Do Not Bring Glass to the Beach. Remember, there are all sorts of bare feet.

SURF CITY USA SHUTTLE

» Operating Memorial Day weekend through late September, this complimentary shuttle service off ers nearly 20 stops throughout Huntington Beach on its new City and Coastal and loops. Check SurfCityUSAShuttle.com for the schedule and route map plus additional service dates such as during the Fourth of July and US Open of Surfing events.

BEACH CONCESSIONAIRES Count on these spots for all of your beach needs. Dwight’s One block south of the Pier. 714.536.8083 Jack’s In front of the Waterfront Beach Resort. 714.536.8328 Kokomo’s Surfside Grill At PCH and 1st Street, under Jr. Lifeguard Headquarters. 714.374.5600 Waterfront Adventures At PCH and Twin Dolphin, across from The Waterfront Beach Resort. 657-201-7675 Zack’s Pier Plaza Just north of the pier at PCH and Main Street. 714.536.0215, ZacksHB.com Zack’s Too At PCH and Beach Boulevard. 714.536.2696, ZacksHB.com GENERAL BEACH RULES BBQ Grills 18 inches off sand and within 6 feet of fire rings only. Glass Glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on beaches. Surfing For swimmer safety, surfing is not permitted in areas where a blackball flag is on display. Dogs Other than at Dog Beach, dogs are not permitted on the pier, Pier Plaza, or other beaches. RV Camping Only allowed at designated areas at Bolsa Chica and Huntington City beaches. Tent Camping Local ordinances prohibit overnight tent camping on the beach. Bikes Riding bikes or skateboards is prohibited on the pier. Smoking Prohibited on beaches and pier.

BEACH HOURS & INFORMATION

HUNTINGTON CITY BEACH Location 1 Main St. Along PCH between Seapoint Ave. and Beach Blvd. Accessible to foot traff ic, by car, and by public transportation. Hours 5a.m.–10p.m.; the pier is open 5 a.m.–Midnight Surfing On crowded summer days, beach north of the pier may be blackballed–check with lifeguards. Parking Metered parking spaces are available along PCH from Goldenwest St. to Beach Blvd. Parking lots are located all along the beach with entrances at Beach Blvd. and Huntington St. Pier parking is at 2nd and 6th Streets. Information 714.536.5281, SurfCity-HB.org/Visitors/Beach_Info HUNTINGTON STATE BEACH Location Along PCH between Beach Blvd. and

the Santa Ana River at the Newport Beach border. Main entrance is at Magnolia St. and PCH with additional access at Beach Blvd., Newland St., and Brookhurst St. Hours Open year-round 6 a.m.–10 p.m. daily; parking lot closes at 9 p.m. Information 714.536.1454, Parks.CA.Gov/?page_id=643 BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH Location Between Warner and Seapoint Avenues along PCH. Foot traff ic can enter at Warner Ave. Car and RV entry only available at stoplight one mile south of Warner Ave. across from the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve entrance. Hours Open year-round 6 a.m.–10 p.m. daily; parking lot closes at 9 p.m. Information 714.846.3460, Parks.CA.gov/?page_id=642 DOG BEACH Location 2100 Pacific Coast Highway between 21st Street and Seapoint Avenue Information DogBeach.org HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER 1 Main St. in Huntington City Beach Open 5 a.m.- Midnight

BEACH FEATURES

All Huntington Beach beaches have the following features: • Restrooms and wheelchair accessible restrooms • Access ramps and beach wheelchairs • Beach volleyball courts • Fire rings • Cold water showers • Seasonal food concessions and beach rentals

SURF CITY USA INTERNATIONAL WEBSITES

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FINAL WORD Beach Digs With A My #SurfCityUSA Ambassador Casey Patterson is an Olympic volleyball player and a current contender on the 2017 Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour—signature mohawk included. He can often be spotted on the sand in Huntington Beach during AVP events and practice sessions. Throughout his professional career, he’s earned 15 first place finishes. My family and I lived in Huntington Beach for more than 10 years. It’s my favorite place on the planet because it offers something for everyone, including me, professional beach volleyball player and family man. There’s always something exciting going on all year round. At the iconic pier alone you have the farmers market, drum circle, and annual U.S. Open of Surfing, as well as Surf City Nights every Tuesday along Main Street. I can’t explain how special of a place Huntington Beach is for my family and I. Thank you for exploring my #SurfCityUSA. I think you’ll love it just as much as we do.

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