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    Discover the Sand, the Sun, and the Surf With Fun Things to Do in Huntington Beach

    Live like a local and discover your inner Southern California spirit surrounded by the shimmering Pacific Ocean. Stretching 10 miles along the Orange County coast, Huntington Beach is an ideal vacation destination for families or solo travelers looking to catch some waves. With an endless summer and picturesque views, travelers flock to this charming seaside town to dip their toes in the sand, surf, and sit by a roaring beach bonfire.

    Enjoy all of the fun, family-friendly things to do in Huntington Beach, from kiting and fishing on Huntington Beach Pier to shopping at Pacific City, steps from our oceanfront resort. Stroll through Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve or try your hand at surfing to add an adrenaline rush to your west coast getaway.  Whether you are out on the beach, in the blue water, shopping or enjoying the freshest seafood right off the boat, The Waterfront Beach Resort offers a prime location to experience the best of Surf City USA®.
    Huntington Beach Pier, California

    Huntington Beach Pier

    Stroll down the 1,850-foot landmark pier for the best people watching and outdoor recreation. Go fishing, fly a kite, feast at Ruby's Diner or watch a surf competition while enjoying the breathtaking coastal views.
    Pacific City in Huntington Beach

    Pacific City

    Just a quick 5-minute stroll from our hotel, Pacific City offers awesome oceanfront shopping, dining and entertainment all in one destination. Shop at stores like Tommy Bahama, H&M, and Sephora, or catch an outdoor movie on the patio.
    Bella Terra in California

    Bella Terra

    With the perfect blend of retail shops, restaurants, and fun entertainment, this outdoor shopping mall offers a little something for everyone. Shop at stores like REI and World Market or dine, listen to live music or take in a movie at Bella Terra's state of the art Cinamax theater.
    International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach

    International Surfing Museum

    Located on Surf City's main drag, the Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach is home to a rare collection of memorabilia from legendary surfers of past and present, including the World's Largest Surfboard and the Surf 2 Skate exhibit.
    Orange County Coastline of California

    Orange County Coastline

    With over 40 miles of pristine beaches, waterfront dining, and year-round family fun, visit the Orange County coastline for the ultimate vacation filled with surfing adventures and endless outdoor recreation.  
    Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach

    Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

    Home to over 400 birds and natural wildlife native to Orange County, visit Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach and enjoy the best nature birdwatching in California with over 5 miles of scenic trails.
    Free Rein Foundation

    Free Rein Foundation

    Free Rein rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes horses that have been abused and enlists their incredible “horse sense” in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) programs. The use of horses in the treatment and training of humans is a non-traditional therapeutic approach. Activities provide opportunities to explore ways of managing difficult situations, fears, attitudes, and ways of being in relationships and society. Free Rein Foundation is a very unique, all-volunteer, local organization that rescues horses & feral mustangs & provides equine therapy for humans. Our pasture is located just down the street in Huntington Beach, & adjoins the beautiful HB Urban Forest. We're kind of a "best kept secret" at this point, but would love to share these beautiful animals with (non-riding) tours for both locals and HB visitors.

    For more information about Free Rein, feel free to visit our website,

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