A Day at Huntington Beach

During a visit to Orange County this spring, I scheduled a day at one of Southern California’s most popular beaches – Huntington Beach. Visiting from out of state, I just planned to relax in the sun, dip my toes in the water, and take a stroll down the beach. It was a beautiful 89 degree day in Orange County the day I visited, so it was a perfect day to spend at the beach. Little did I know all of the various activities that take place here.

  1. Surf. OC_Surfers

    Known as “Surf City USA,” Huntington Beach is home to numerous surfers all looking to catch the perfect wave. It was amazing to watch the skill and talent that these athletes displayed – and how many were up and down the coast paddling out to the end of the pier. For those of us that aren’t experienced surfers, you can rent a board and take surf lessons. Or even start with a boogie board. And don’t forget a wet suit – the water is a little chilly!

  2. Get active. OC_Beach_Volleyball

    Play a game of volleyball on the beach courts. Walk, jog, or run on the beach or paved boardwalk. Bring your bike (or rent one) to get from one end of the beach to the other. And of course you can always take a swim in the cool Pacific.

  3. People watch. OC_Street_Performer

    Check out an artist painting on the beach. Listen to the music of a street performer. Walk Main Street during the evening and experience Surf City Nights.

  4. Eat. 

    Bring food for a picnic, grab a hot dog from the concession stand, or dine with friends at a local eatery. There’s even Ruby’s Diner at the end of Huntington Beach pier for the ultimate sunset view.

  5. Shop.

    You don’t need to convince me to patron the local stores. From the touristy shops where you can take home seashells and Huntington Beach t-shirts to the surf shops and boutiques, you’re sure to find something to remember your beach day.

  6. Relax. Relaxing_Beach

    Layout on your towel and soak up the Vitamin D. Bring your book, music, and shut out the world. We all need a little “R&R” every once in awhile, so enjoy the ocean breeze and forget about it all for a little bit.

If you already live in a Huntington Beach apartment, then I’m jealous. From the great shopping at Bella Terra to the convenient access to the sun and sand, apartment living in Orange County is ideal. But if you plan on visiting, grab your sunscreen and enjoy your day at Huntington Beach. And don’t worry, if you forget something you buy or rent everything you need here!

Chelsea Hoffman

has worked in online marketing for over ten years and in the multi-family industry for over five years. She lives just outside the Denver area but loves traveling to luxury apartment communities and the unique neighborhoods in which they reside across the US. Chelsea has a passion for her family, shopping, and NFL football. Follow for her favorite apartment views and posts about making it through this crazy world.

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