There is no place quite like Downtown Huntington Beach. From its iconic pier stretching into the semi-deep waves of the Pacific to an almost endless array of street fairs, farmers markets, events and more, Huntington Beach, California is a fun lover’s fantasy come true. Renowned for its laid-back vibe and surfer lifestyle, it really should come as no surprise to anyone that the moniker attached to Huntington Beach is “Surf City, USA” – after all, here’s a gorgeous, sun-kissed slice of the Golden State teeming with white sand beaches, ideal surfing conditions and a plethora of international surfing tournaments that routinely visit the city.
In more recent years, the downtown area has experienced a significant rebirth of sorts, as many areas of the country have, what with buildings undergoing rehabilitation and new hotels rising like phoenixes from the shadows of once-deserted pieces of property. What’s more, many of the businesses in the area reflect the beachside feel that has made Huntington Beach so popular, with an abundance of bars, restaurants, surf shops and swim shops that ensure no tourist or local is left behind.
Located in Orange County, which is part of the Los Angeles Metro Area, Huntington Beach sits approximately 37 miles south of L.A. and 95 miles north of San Diego, with the heart of downtown Huntington Beach located at the intersection of Main Street and the famous Pacific Coast Highway (referred to as “PCH” by the locals). Noted Main Street communities along Orange County’s coast include Seal Beach, Laguna Beach, San Clemente and Balboa Island on Newport Beach; further inland is Old Towne in the City of Orange.
From Farmers Markets to Nightlife: What’s Happening in Downtown HB
Whether it’s a casual stroll on the aforementioned and ultra-charming Huntington Beach Pier or a fashionista shopping excursion on Main Street, there’s something for everyone in downtown Huntington Beach. Dining options are also aplenty, with cuisine selections running the proverbial gamut from Mexican and seafood to Italian, gourmet burgers, Hawaiian specialties and more. In the midst of this culinary extravaganza sits one of the most iconic spots in all of Huntington Beach, Ruby’s diner, located at the end of the famous Pier; here, burgers, fries and malts are all served to the backdrop of 360-degree Pacific Ocean views that must be experienced to be believed.
The Golden State has become renowned for its myriad of farmers markets, bringing ultra-fresh selections to a “from farm to table” approach, and Huntington Beach has also seen an explosion in this area. In particular, the Surf City Nights Certified Farmers Market gathers every Tuesday on Main Street in the downtown district from five to nine in the evening, with the first three blocks of Main Street closed to traffic and open to local farmers and artisans offering seasonal fruits and vegetables – of the organic and non-organic variety – in addition to fresh-cut flowers, local honey, gourmet salt, olive oils and vinegars, baked goods, dried fruits and nuts and much more.
When it comes to shopping, it’s difficult to top Huntington Beach’s offerings, a virtual cornucopia of choices that include Jack’s Surfboards, Huntington Surf and Sport, American Vintage, 1 Look Vintage, Model Citizen, Diane’s Beachwear and Beach Island – all of which stock everything from
surf fashions and gear to jeans, rocker tees, retro dresses, boots, swim/festival items, beach sarongs, hats and trinkets.
The highly chic 5th and PCH district in HB, meanwhile, boasts stylish boutiques, surfer shops and stores that offer styles for all, while specialty shops like Jolyn’s and Merrilee’s Swimwear offer fashionable swimsuits and Rip Curl shows off hot collections of surfboards, swimsuits and surf wear.
This is merely scratching the surface of places to shop in downtown Huntington Beach, as there’s also Pacific City, the newest shopping complex in the area that offers all the latest from Brandy Melville, Urban Outfitters, Free People, H&M, Tommy Bahama, VISSLA, West of Camden, Stitch and Feather, Smocking Birds Baby and Children’s Boutique, Seafolly, Francesca’s and Linksoul Lab.
When the sun sets in Surf City, USA, the good times continue to roll – evidenced by Huntington Beach’s plethora of bars, grills, lounges, gastropubs and other nightlife venues guaranteed to get everyone in the mood to slip on those eye-catching stilettos and garner some attention from the “creatures of the night.”
Downtown Huntington Beach is also known for some of the finest and most expensive Huntington Beach Real Estate. The homes and architecture is truly unlike anything else in the city. The homes are mixed with ultra modern “tall skinnies”, beach bungalows, farm houses, and victorians. It is one of the most eclectic collections of styles anywhere you can find. Whether you are buying a condo in Huntington Beach or an oceanfront home in Huntington Beach, the city truly has something for everyone! Below is a list of homes around downtown Huntington Beach for you to look over. If interested in any of them please reach out to Malakai directly – 714.655.1627
Downtown Huntington Beach is Where it’s At
Take a detour from wherever you are down to some California dreamin’ on Orange County’s most beautiful beaches or amidst the downtown district’s many attractions. We guarantee you Huntington Beach won’t disappoint.
Check out this video special Malakai did spotlighting Downtown Huntington Beach:
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Below are current listing of Downtown Huntington Beach Homes
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