Explore Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach HotelsThere's one major draw for visitors to Huntington Beach and that's the surf. This is a real surfers' paradise, and from the massive waves which draw those board-loving enthusiasts to the Surf Hall of Fame, the whole place is geared around celebrating that most hi-octane of watersports. It's not just about the waves, though, with plenty of restaurants and shops on hand, as well as a pier for leisurely strolls and of course the perfect sands of the beach itself. Things to seeOne of the most iconic elements of the region is the Huntington Beach Pier which is well over 500 metres long and is, aside from being a treat for the eye thanks to its long concrete design which stretches out into the water and is modelled on the original 1914 version, a popular hang-out spot for the surfers who come here in their thousands. It's a great place to watch the waves, and the riders on them, as well as to grab a snack. Huntington State Beach itself is a place to kick back and relax on the sugar-white sands, surf, fish, or gather round a bonfire, but it's also – perhaps more surprisingly – home to a number of rare birds including the California least tern. For a change of scenery, Huntington Central Park is a huge, 350 acre park where you can picnic, camp, or just wander around the paved paths and play a spot of Frisbee. Hotels in
Huntington BeachThis isn't just surf city, it's also one of the best and most popular beaches in the region, so it's no surprise that there's a whole range of hotels in Huntington Beach that you can choose from. If you want luxury, you can find it – plenty of hotels will offer the whole works, from multiple on-site swimming pools, service spas, on-site restaurants, and health clubs. It isn't just at the top-end where you can expect excellent service, however, with most hotels in the region offering complimentary WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and tea and coffee making facilities as standard. Where to stayIf you choose to stay in Huntington Beach you'll soon discover that surfing doesn't just dominate the appeal of the place, its laid-back attitude can be felt throughout the area, from the friendly service to the leisurely pace of life as you stroll from pier-front to Main Street and its many quirky and inviting shops. If you are a surf fan, you'll find plenty of surf apparel stores to choose from, but when you stroll along Main Street and hear the musicians performing or while away an hour in a café you'll feel right at home even if you never take to the waves. How to get to Huntington BeachThe most likely entry point for a visit to Huntington Beach is John Wayne Airport which is around 11 miles from the center of town and has a wide range of internal flights from throughout the United States, as well as a wide range of transfer options from taxis to complimentary shuttle services offered by a number of local hotels. Long Beach Airport is another option for internal flights, while the local Amtrak rail station links the area by rail to the wider California region and beyond.