When you think of Huntington Beach in California, your mind instantly conjures up images of surfer dudes riding epic waves no matter what the weather or time of year.

In fact, Huntington Beach is nicknamed Surf City, because of the surfing culture that has made the city so famous.

Things to Do in Huntington Beach, CA

If you’re thinking of adding Huntington Beach to your Southern California trip but you’re not sure what to do, then consider adding the following attractions to your itinerary.

Hit the Surf at Huntington Beach

While Huntington Beach attracts hardcore surfer enthusiasts, the waves vary in intensity and size, so you’ll find there are spots suitable for any skill level. 

Wander the Huntington Beach Pier

At the very end of the pier, you can take in breathtaking views of the ocean and at the right season, even see some migrating whales or seabirds off the shore. 

Explore Huntington Harbor

Nestled in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Huntington Beach, Huntington Harbour is a scenic and picturesque harbor where you can simply enjoy being on the water.

Go on a Whale Watching Cruise

Huntington Beach, and nearby Newport Beach, are blessed to have whale visitors in their warm waters all year round.

End the Day with Sunset and Beach Bonfires

More than 500 free Huntington beach fire pits are available at three Surf City USA beaches: Huntington City Beach, Huntington State Beach, and Bolsa Chica State Park.

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