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    Well, visit the beach of course!

    by marinarena Updated Jul 12, 2014

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    Overall, H.B. is a very active beach so it's very recommendable to come here if you surf, run, do volleyball or other beach fun sport. If you are featuring some hot tanned bodies! Of course, there are surfers all the time here. This is the premier place to see surf tournaments in the greater L.A. area, as well as those of volleyball.

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    Take the Kids to Vans Skate Park

    by marinarena Written Mar 25, 2014

    March 2014 saw the opening of Vans Off the Wall Skatepark. This new family friendly locale makes H.B the place to be for all that's cool and adventurous- at least for a typical 12 year old kid who will be stoked at the elongated ramps. Older kids are also welcomed too to show off their moves. The 42,000+ facility is a safe and fun haven for kids to hang out locally. Best thing- it's free for all watching and hitting the rail!

    See article here to find out more!

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    Come to Bella Terra for dining, shopping & movies

    by marinarena Written Sep 7, 2011

    One of the most beautifully done outdoor malls in Orange county is Bella Terra- a favorite meeting place away from the shore. Sure, it's quite the commercial center and surely there are plenty in O.C but BT's sophisticated architectural charm with a cheery palette is worth seeing and sure to please. Enjoy regular live entertainment here on Fridays and Saturdays.

    Main stores/attractions:
    Burlington Coat Factoy
    Kohls
    Barnes and Noble
    dozens of boutiques
    Century 20 Cinema

    Dining Options:
    Islands
    Whole Food market (lovely cafeteria inside)

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    Celebrate America's day by the beach (seasonal)

    by marinarena Updated Sep 7, 2011

    HB boasts having the biggest 4th of July parade west of the Mississippi (river)- and why not when it's right by the beach! This annual event has grown bigger and crowded. This ia a perfect occasion to people watch. Everyone's happy to spend a free day by the shore -hell, just to have the day off. There is the official parade plus several attractions. Much food's a sizzling at several spots at the Pier Plaza, as well as good shopping and buzz from musical entertainment.

    See website for many pictures and info.

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    Have Calendar open for the Surfing Open

    by marinarena Written Aug 9, 2011

    A major tourist draw during the Orange county summer is the U.S. Open of Surfing, held here in H.B for the duration of one fun-packed week. Tens of thousands crowd the sand and turf for the annual event, held in early August.

    If surfing is just not your major thing, there is still much reason to come to the open. There is much spectacle during the surfing competitions, including concerts and fashion shows and various sideline entertainment. Media is all over the Open. You can easily find the cameras and be on air.

    All events are free. Just pay for your parking or bus ticket, arrive and enjoy! Come early for the best options for parking.

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    Be "Stranded"

    by marinarena Written Aug 9, 2011

    For your upscale shopping and dining pleasure, go to the Strand, an outdoor plaza area just steps from the H.B. shore. Featured here is the luxurious-hip Shorebreak Hotel with the well-acclaimed Zimzala restaurant. Along with the fashion staple Forever 21, smaller trendy fashion boutiques like Varga and Angl (geared for 20 something gals) and a few number of other shops and eateries are more affordable options here. This is a rather cozy spot to take a break and is away from the noise on Main St with the busy, bustling bars and hangouts.

    General Hours (subject to change):
    Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
    Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

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  • Awesome sailing adventure!!

    by hbgirl84 Updated May 10, 2010

    From Huntington Beach we drove up the coast about 15 minutes to Alamitos Bay to go sailing on a 34' boat. It was right next to a fun little town named Seal Beach. We drove by the Bolsa Chica Wetlands which is very pretty. We had so much fun and the boat was really plush I loved how you could just push a button and the toilet flushes. I must say Captain Doug was fun and really knowledgeable. We sailed right next to the Queen Mary, saw seals and kite surfers. Then we sailed down the coast, it was fun and peaceful at the same time. Our charter even included free snacks and drinks. I had no Idea sailing was so cool. Check it out. Captain Doug suggested a restaurant that we walked to after we returned that had a firepit overlooking the harbor it was a great way to start the evening. What a great day!

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    Disneyland

    by kenstan Updated Jul 26, 2008

    Huntington Beach is in Orange County or now The OC .Most people come to see the beaches and go to Disneyland. Disneyland is about a 30 minute drive from HB but if you hav'nt been there it a must do. Disneyland and California Adventures. Get the 3 day pass because it cheaper and it will take 3 days to go through the two parks.

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    Knotts Berry Farm

    by kenstan Updated Jul 26, 2008

    About 30 minutes from HB on Beach Blvd is Knotts Berry Farm. Started selling berries then fried chicken now its a theme park with roller coasters rides etc. Still the best Fried Chicken dinners anywhere.

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    Head South

    by kenstan Written Jul 26, 2008

    Drive south on PCH into Newport Beach Corona Del Mar San Juan where the Mission is and old town Laguna Beach has the arts festival in the summer San Clemente. You can take the train down and it stops along the way to San Diego

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    BBJazz Festival Sept. 8, 2007

    by GracesTrips Updated Sep 13, 2007

    So, this past weekend we attended for the first time this all day jazz festival. The weather was great! Very much like you would expect Fall weather to be. The Central Park was perfect, lots of trees. So, we were able to pick a nice spot that I knew would get the afternoon shade. You're allowed to bring low lawn chairs, blankets and pack your own picnic! That's a plus because the food at some of the jazz festivals is not that great and can be expensive. No beverages or coolers and a water bottle is okay. However, we saw several coolers brought in. So, it's not like they enforced the rules they posted. General admission tickets are $45 to see 9 musical artists all day long! What a deal! Gates open at 10:30am.

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    The beach

    by eternel2002 Updated Apr 21, 2006

    Huntigton beach has a long beach, the water is not so clear but it is still enjoyable, it's also a beach of surfers, even if you are not one, you can enjoy wathing them, it's exciting!
    you can also enjoy playing volley, a big space is arranged for that.

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    Walk on the beach/pier

    by eternel2002 Updated Apr 21, 2006

    Take a walk on the corniche of Huntigton beach, walk on the pier, see the surfers, or just sit on the sand, relax and enjoy the moment :)
    If you are there when the sun falls down then enjoy the sunset; it is very beautifulllllllllllllllllll

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    Movies

    by Scandic Written Mar 28, 2005

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    If you are staying @ HB, you are probably not that much a party animal. HB is not full of nightclubs so for the evening fun, you might like to go to movies. Pierside Pavillion is a good basic movie theater just right 'there', around the corner. Almost next to the pier.

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    Experience Euro Charm at Old World Village

    by marinarena Written Dec 17, 2004

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    Come here especially on weekends and during Oktoberfest for a good ol' time here here. Old World Village is in a kind of hideaway location in Huntington Beach off of Beach Blvd.

    The village is a nice alternative to the typical America strip mall. It is not even worthy to be called a mall in the modern sense. It's more of a cluster of specialty stores and restaurants in a picturesque Bavarian setting. There is not just German culture represented here but also Russian, Italian, Jewish and more.

    Here , it may be best to try the meats and baked goods at Euro Market, Bakery and Deli outside of visiting here for beer tasting. . Check out events on the webpage!

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