Huntington Beach may be known as Surf City, USA, but there's more to do than practice your pop-up. Located 35 miles south of bustling Los Angeles, this seaside city feels like a different world. Perpetual summer weather drenches the area in sunshine and good vibes. If you're looking for an escape from the ordinary, Huntington Beach provides.

01Go to the Beach

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The obvious thing to do in Huntington Beach is to visit its award-winning beaches. As a magnet for surfers from around the world, Huntington Beach regularly hosts World Surf League contests. Visitors can also enjoy volleyball, bonfires, and concerts out on the sand. The 1,850-feet-long Huntington Beach Pier provides seemingly endless views and cool ocean breezes. Grab a table at one of the many restaurants around the pier and watch the waves crash as you dine on world-class cuisine.