Things to Do in Huntington Beach
Named after the original name of Huntington Beach, Pacific City lies right across the street from the Huntington Beach Pier. Pacific City offers 191,000 square feet of oceanfront dining, shopping, and entertainment.
Downtown Huntington Beach
Happening restaurants and bars, the art center, a library, a surf museum, and bike rentals are just some of the places you will see while hanging out in Downtown Huntington Beach.
Huntington Central Park
Located at 18002 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Central Park is the largest city owned park in all of Orange County. It covers 343 acres of land and includes: Picnic areas, playgrounds, Shipley Nature Center, fishing, disc (Frisbee) golf, horseshoes, Adventure Playground, equestrian trails, Amphitheater, dog park, exercise course, restrooms, and two cafes.
Beach and Watersports
Surf, kayak, paddleboard, skimboard, bodyboard, body surf, swim, or just enjoy the 8.5 miles of sandy beach.
Beach Volley Ball
There are approximately 24 volleyball nets on the sands of Huntington Beach and Bolsa Chica State Beach, separated by the Huntington Beach Pier. The AVP Volleyball Tournament also uses Huntington Beach as one of its tour stops every year.
Segway/Electric Bike/Beach Cruiser
Take a ride through Huntington Beach on a Segway, electric bike, or beach cruiser. There are several places that rent Segways, electric bikes, and beach cruisers in Huntington Beach. You can also find guided tours in the area.
Huntington Beach Pier
Visit Huntington Beach’s iconic pier. Here you will find restaurants, souvenir shops, as well as spectacular coastline views from the pier. The Huntington Beach Pier is also a popular fishing area.
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum
It only makes sense that a city known as “Surf City” would have an International Surfing Museum. The Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum is at 411 Olive Avenue at the intersection of Olive and 5th. It is open from 12:00-5:00 p.m. every day except it’s closed on Mondays. Please check website to confirm. The cost is $2.00/pp.
Surf City Nights
Surf City Nights is Orange County’s largest weekly street fair and farmers’ market. Surf City Nights features over 90 vendors, live music, as well as street performers. This event takes place 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. every Tuesday and is free to the public. Check their website for calendar of events and performers.
Huntington Beach Art Center
Visit the Huntington Beach Art Center at 538 Main Street. Check out their list of exhibits, events, and their hours of operation on their website.
Old World Village
Huntington Beach’s Old World Village is at 7561 Center Avenue near the 405 Freeway and Beach Blvd. Old World Village is home of international shops, restaurants, and festivals such as Oktoberfest.
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a 1,445-acre wildlife area operated by the California Department of Fish & Game. It is located at 18000 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach.