YOUR GUIDE TO FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN
Coastal Playground BY MARCIE TAYLOR
Sunny weather makes Huntington Beach a wonderful, playful
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place to visit for the young—and the young at heart. Here you’ll find endless kid-friendly activities and destinations all year round. Explore our coastal playground with the entire family at these top places to play, and discover some local favorites while you’re at it.
SPEND A DAY AT THE BEACH Our miles of sandy beach offer a spot for everyone, whether your family prefers to play in the water, on the sand, or both. Spend a day by the world-famous Huntington Beach Pier building sandcastles, learning to surf, riding bicycles, and cooling off in the waves. On another day, head south toward Pacific Coast Highway and Magnolia Street to Huntington State Beach, which offers a relaxing vibe. Stay ‘til sunset and gather ‘round a fire ring for a quintessential Southern California beach bonfire experience. Local Secret Spot Mother’s Beach, aka Davenport Beach, is a small beach tucked inside a quiet neighborhood in Huntington Harbour. Its calm waters COURTESY VANS
make for an ideal spot for very young children.
GO SKATE Kickflip and grind at Vans Off The Wall Skatepark near Old World, featuring a large street course with two bowls—a flow bowl and a clover bowl. It’s free and open to the public, 7 days a week, weather permitting. Skateboarding is allowed every day, and BMX bikes are welcome on Wednesdays. The helmet rule is strictly enforced, and skaters under age 18 are required to wear knee and elbow pads.
MORE OUTDOOR FUN Rent a kayak or stand up paddle board (SUP) at one of the shops on Pacific Coast Highway and cruise down the smooth waters of Huntington Harbour. Purchase a kite from Kite Connection on the pier and fly it on the beach. Or try disc golf at Huntington Central Park’s disc golf course on Goldenwest Street. If real golf is more your speed, hit a few balls at the driving range at Meadowlark Golf Club, at Graham Street and Warner Avenue.
A LITTLE INDOOR FUN
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Looking for some indoor activities? Head to Fuzion at Edinger Avenue and Gothard Street for laser tag and arcade games. Jump around at Get Air Surf City indoor trampoline park near Bolsa Chica Road and Bolsa Avenue.