Welcome to Huntington Beach


Long considered a low-key, not-quite-fashionable beach community with its share of sidewalk-surfing skate rats and hollering late-night barflies, its downtown has undergone a couple of makeovers, first along Main Street and then at the sparkling new Pacific City shopping center.

Still, HB remains a quintessential spot to celebrate the hang-loose SoCal coastal lifestyle: consistently good waves, surf shops, a surf museum, bonfires on the sand, a canine-friendly beach, and hotels and restaurants with killer views.


Top experiences in Huntington Beach

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Recent articles

Travel guides

Starting at $38.99

Image for

Huntington Beach activities

$155 Classes & Workshops

Surf Lessons in Huntington Beach

Make your way to the pre-arranged location in Huntington Beach to meet your instructor.All necessary equipment is provided for you (surfboard and wetsuit), and every aspect of surfing is covered during your 2-hour lesson - safety, etiquette, technique, tides, ocean conditions, and more.No surfing experience is necessary - all skill levels are welcome. Lessons are offered for beginners, intermediate, advanced, and expert surfers. The goal is to inform people about the many threats to the ocean in addition to teaching people how to surf with proper etiquette.

$240 Tours & Sightseeing

Orange County Day Tour of Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach

This day tour brings you to two of Orange County's favorite towns, Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach. Your local guide will meet you at the lifeguard tower which is like something out of that iconic 90s TV show, Baywatch!  After a brief introduction to this truly stunning corner of California, take a stroll through the downtown district of Laguna Beach and stop to admire some incredible street art, produced by a well-known local artist.  Make a stop at local candy store, popular with the locals, that is certain to take you back in time, stocking all sorts of unique, wonderful and world-famous candy. This is a great place to taste a small slice of Americana! Next, you'll loop back to the beach and admire murals and street art along the beach path. You'll have time for a coffee or tea stop at a local café, housed inside an art gallery.  After that, hop on local transport for a 15-minute bus ride to the stunning beach cottages of Crystal Cove’s historic district, built as a seaside colony between the 1920s and 1940s. Crystal Cove’s story started out like a Hollywood movie, literally, as it began in 1918 as a movie set. Following this you'll stop at a popular diner for a milkshake a sweet cool treat. You will then have an hour long break before the second half of your tour begins. It is down to you to get yourself to Huntington Beach, where your tour will resume. Your guide will be very happy to advise you on the best way to do this. Please note that the drive time is 30 minutes without traffic.After meeting up with you guide, hop on electric bicycles for a picturesque ride down the Huntington Beach Bike Trail north to Sunset Beach, with a stop for a few photos at Bolsa Chica State Beach. At Sunset Beach, sit and watch skillful locals surf the afternoon waves.  After a picturesque 25-minute ride back to town, return your bikes and walk to the International Surfing Museum. Here you'll spend some time learning about how surf culture has shaped the state of California and discover some of surfing’s most beloved heroes.   Take a five-minute stroll along Main Street to the oldest brewery in Huntington Beach and favorite local watering holes. Enjoy a locally brewed beer and a bite to eat on the outdoor patio overlooking Main Street and the Pacific Ocean.  For dessert, gather around a fire pit on the beach and eat S’mores, hot dogs and potato chips while watching the sunset.

$282 Tours & Sightseeing

Orange Country Day Tour of Dana Point and Huntington Beach

Your day tour of the highlights of beautiful Orange County begins at the most romantic spot in Southern California, Dana Point. Kick things off with a coffee and a pastry before picking up your kayaking gear for the first activity. Your professional guide will assist you in getting familiar with your kayak. As you paddle around the harbor, learn about the interesting history and folklore of Dana Point before hitting open waters to land on pretty Doheny Beach. After enjoying some time on the beach, head back and grab a bite to eat by the harbor at a local favorite spot which offers a wide variety of bagels, sandwiches, burgers and salads.  After lunch take a walk over to the Ocean Institute to learn more about local maritime life. The Institute is an education center and maintains two tall ships, the Pilgrim and the Spirit of Dana Point. Then make your way up the Headlands and hike the trails that overlook the Pacific, reaching the Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center where you’ll discover more fascinating facts about our local wildlife. Then it’s time to soak up some serious surf culture and the next leg of your tour. you’ll need to make your own way over to Huntington Beach which is approximately 40-minutes away. Your Surf City experience begins on an electric bicycle for a picturesque ride down the Huntington Beach Bike Trail north to Sunset Beach, with a stop for a few photos at Bolsa Chica State Beach. At Sunset Beach, sit and watch skillful locals surf the afternoon waves. After a picturesque 25-minute ride back to town, return your bikes and walk to the International Surfing Museum. Here you’ll spend some time learning about how surf culture has shaped the state of California and discover some of surfing’s most beloved heroes.   Take a 5-minute stroll along Main Street to the oldest brewery in Huntington Beach and local favorite watering holes. Enjoy a locally brewed beer and a bite to eat on the outdoor patio overlooking Main Street and the Pacific Ocean.  Take a five-minute stroll along Main Street to the oldest brewery in Huntington Beach and favorite local watering holes. Enjoy a locally brewed beer and a bite to eat on the outdoor patio overlooking Main Street and the Pacific Ocean.  For dessert, gather around a fire pit on the beach and eat S’mores, hot dogs and potato chips while watching the sunset.

$150 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Biking, Sunset, Surf & Sips at Huntington Beach

Your Surf City experience begins on an electric bicycle for a heady and picturesque ride down the Huntington Beach Bike Trail north to Sunset Beach, with a stop for a few snaps/selfies at Bolsa Chica State Beach. At Sunset Beach we’ll sit and watch skillful locals surf the afternoon waves.  After a picturesque 25 min ride back to town, we’ll return our bikes and walk to the International Surfing Museum. Here we’ll spend some time learning about how surf culture has shaped the state of California and discover some of surfing’s most beloved heroes.    We’ll take a five-minute stroll along Main Street to the oldest brewery in Huntington Beach and one of our favorite watering holes. Here we’ll enjoy a locally brewed beer and a bite to eat as we sit on the outdoor patio overlooking Main Street and the Pacific Ocean.  For our dessert, we’ll gather around a fire pit on the beach and eat S’mores, hot dogs and potato chips while watching the sunset. Can it get more USA than that?! We don’t think so!  Before you go, your guide will be happy to give you recommendations on where to go once the sun has gone down and give you some tips on other things to see and during your stay in Orange County. 

$320 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Southern California Beaches Helicopter Tour from Long Beach

Embark on your coastal Extended Coastal tour from Long Beach Heliport, located next to the Queen Mary, the grand passenger ship that sailed the Atlantic for decades. Aboard your comfortable helicopter, take to the skies and head south along Orange County's lovely beachfront communities, listening to your knowledgeable pilot talk about the history and character of these affluent seaside areas. Fly over the oceanfront homes in the Long Beach neighborhoods of Belmont Shores and Naples. See the popular surfing area at Bolsa Chica State Beach and the houses of the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach. Your pilot soars above Newport Beach, allowing you to marvel at the city's lavish estates and popular shoreline. Take in views of the famous surf spot called The Wedge, as well as sights like Pirate's Cove Beach, Crystal Cove State Park, the sprawling Newport Dunes Resort and the area of Corona del Mar. Your tour culminates with dazzling vistas of the coastline and spectacular clifftop homes of Laguna Beach. Keep your camera handy as you pass one jaw-dropping property after another. Enjoy some final picturesque coastal views as you head back north to the Long Beach Heliport and conclude your 30-minute helicopter ride.

$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Orange County - Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) Tour

Our Orange County Tour gives our Guests a rich historical overview of our sun-drenched county and fabulous coastline and beaches as they travel along the coast.  Starting in Seal Beach and the Naval Weapons Station, cruising past wet lands and estuaries, down the coast to Surf City USA, Huntington Beach -once the location of vast fields of oil wells now home to the US Open of Surfing the largest in the US.   Guests may stroll the classic pier or along the avenues with surf monuments and surf shops.  We next enter Newport Beach with multi-million dollar homes and yachts, traveling onto Balboa Island for a possible local favorite chocolate covered banana.  Continuing on down to the quaint beach town of Laguna Beach, guests are given a break to wander and have lunch through this lovely seaside village best known for the Laguna Art Festival/Pageant of The Masters and Sawdust Festival. From there we transport them to the “top of the world” view point to see miles out to sea or most of orange county for incredible views of the coast.  Then we finish at Dana Point Harbor with it’s scenic harbor and 2,500  boats of all sizes.