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Huntington Beach

With miles of pristine beaches, ideal weather, a welcoming attitude, and a wide variety of entertainment options, Huntington Beach draws over 11 million visitors to the city each year. Huntington Beach, known as Surf City, due to its abundance of beaches; sunny, warm Mediterranean climate; local surfing; and casual lifestyle, is a perfect vacation experience for both young and old.

Huntington Beach has consistently received recognition for being one of the best vacation spots in the U.S.

  • “Number One Family Surf Beach in the U.S.” -Dr. Stephen “Dr. Beach” Leatherman (2004)
  • “One of the Top Five Destinations for Teenagers and Their Parents”-the New York Post (2004)
  • “One of the Top Five Permanent Vacation Spots in the United States of America”-Location Inc. (one of the largest neighborhood-matching databases) (2003)

Boasting a comfortable climate throughout the year with a temperature that rarely gets above 90 degrees and seldom sees rainfall, visitors can take part in the many outdoor activities Huntington Beach offers. Our community features one of the larges recreational piers in the world, public parks, riding stables and equestrian trails, a marina, a wildlife preserve, and an eight-mile biking, inline skating, jogging, and walking trail along the ocean. The crown jewel of the recreation system is the 8.5 miles of wide, spacious beaches where in the summer, large crowds gather to watch the U.S Open of Surfing, AVP Pro Beach Volleyball, and other sporting events.

Visitors to Huntington Beach have a wide variety to choose from when planning their vacation. Huntington Beach has a variety of hotel accommodations ranging from dazzling, deluxe oceanfront resort properties to budget motels. There is a wide range of dining options, with hundreds of restaurants offering everything from casual to fine dining. Shoppers will find paradise in stores that range from local shops and boutiques to national chains and department stores. The city is centrally located to all major attractions in Orange County including Disney Resorts, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and Repertory Theater, and the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. Los Angeles is located 35 miles to the northwest and San Diego is 95 miles to the southeast. Huntington Beach is conveniently located near three airports: John Wayne/Orange County (SNA), Long Beach (LGB), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The residents of Huntington Beach enjoy living in a city that has the reputation for being the ideal Orange County destination to live, work, and play. This beautiful city boasts 8.5 miles of wide, sandy beaches and an ideally temperate climate. Huntington Beach offers residents a charming community with ideal weather, a diversified economy overflowing with good jobs, a wide variety of housing, an excellent educational system, boat marinas, numerous parks, and exemplary health care. The City of Huntington Beach is located along the Southern California coast in Orange County, 35 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. The city has a population near 200,000 residents.

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