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A February 2005 trip to Huntington Beach by VickiFunes

HB Pier Photo, Huntington Beach, California More Photos
Quote: Surfing, swimming and sunning are only a few of the activities you can enjoy while visiting Huntington Beach. In this journal, I'll describe some HB activities, and maybe you'll find something you'd like to try!

Huntington-By-The-Sea RV Park

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Hotel | "Huntington by the Sea"

Huntington-By-The-Sea RV Park Photo, Huntington Beach, California
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Best Things Nearby:The beach is across the street. Huntington Beach Pier is about 1 1/2 mile away. Best Things About the Resort:The beach is across the street!Resort Experience:Have you ever heard the song that goes something like, "Jessie, paint a picture of how it's going to be. Tell me all about our little trailer by the sea?" It's about a fellow who lets his woman talk him into things, like dropping their humdrum life and moving into a trailer by the ocean. Well, I hate to admit this, but I'm pretty influence-able. That song stuck in the back of my mind, and eventually I ended up selling my house and living in a "trailer by the sea," as the song says, for...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 15, 2005

Huntington-By-The-Sea RV Park
21871 Newland Street
Huntington Beach 92646
(714) 536-8316

Huntington Harbor

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Attraction | "Kayaking at Huntington Harbor"

Huntington Harbor Photo, Huntington Beach, California
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Not even all Huntington Beach residents have seen Huntington's boat harbor. It's hidden. To get there, drive north from the Huntington Beach pier. You'll pass through the uninhabited wetlands of the Bolsa Chica Preserve. When you return to buildings and civilization again, you'll be in the Huntington Harbor area. You can drive past the harbor without seeing it... because the view is blocked by buildings! Your first stop should be at Peter's Landing Marina. There you can walk behind the marina buildings and take a visual overview of the harbor. You'll see hundreds of private watercraft moored in their slips. You'll see waterfront homes whose doors border on canals. (Most homeowners in this section...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2005

Huntington Harbor
Northwest corner of Huntington Beach bordering Seal Beach and Sunset Beach
Huntington Beach, California

Boomer's

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Attraction | "Boomer's Family Fun Park"

Boomer's Photo, Huntington Beach, California
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Boomers is a "family fun park" featuring activities for kids and teens. OK, this location is just a bit outside of the Huntington Beach boundaries, but only a smidge. It's easy to find. Magnolia Street intersects with both Pacific Coast Highway and Interstate 405. If you're on I-405, you'll SEE it, because the park is right at the Magnolia Street exit. If you're at the beach, just catch Magnolia Street and follow it several miles inland. Boomers is a favorite of the local youth. You might ask, "Why would kids with the Disney parks and Knott's Berry Farm in their backyards want to go to a relatively small place like Boomers?" The answer is this: It has different activities than they can find at th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2005

Boomer's
16800 Magnolia St.
Huntington Beach, California 92708
(714) 842-1111

Huntington Beach and Pier

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Attraction | "Strolling on Huntington Beach Pier"

Huntington Beach and Pier Photo, Huntington Beach, California
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Everyone has his/her own tastes, but strolling the Huntington Beach Pier is one of those things that, like visiting Disneyland, gets a "can't miss doing" rating in my book. It's such a "quintessentially Californian" experience. What's there to do on the pier? Let's pretend that you first walk all the way to the end of the pier. There, you'll find the red-roofed Ruby's Diner, a retro-style eatery with sweeping ocean views from many of its booths. Ruby's offers typical diner-style meals in the $7 to $15 price range. You'll find varieties of hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, and fried-fish platters. Ice-cream desserts are a focus here, from the 14+ flavors of malts and shakes (made from scratch with rea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 14, 2005

Huntington Beach and Pier
Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, California

Pacific Shoreline Marathon

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Pacific Shoreline Marathon Photo, Huntington Beach, California
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The Pacific Shoreline Marathon is an annual event that occurs every February in Huntington Beach. (In 2006, it's set for Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th.) Running takes place in direct sight of the Pacific Ocean! What a view! There are three categories of competition: the Marathon, the Half-marathon, and the 5K race. The course for the 5K segment is totally flat, an ideal course for beginners! Both the marathon and half-marathon courses climb, but only a very little. The top elevation is 100 feet above sea level, and the steepest grade is 6%. Even so, MOST of the course is flat. All races begin right on Pacific Coast Highway, across from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. At check-in, runners each receive...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2005

Pacific Shoreline Marathon
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, California 92648
(949) 581-0105

A beach for many moods

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HB Pier Photo, Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach is my favorite Orange County beach just for the sheer reason of its ample parking. You can be hitting the surf here while you'd still be circling for a parking spot at Newport or Laguna. The beach itself is wide and long, with plenty of room for your group on even the most crowded days. Yet, especially in fall, winter, and spring, it can also be the setting for an isolated, romantic sunset stroll along the shore. The concrete beach path stretches for miles. It's a great place to people-watch as you jog, bike, or skate. At one time or another, I've seen dogs pulling their skateboard-riding owners, dogs in the child seat of bikes, wind-skaters (it's like wind-surfing) an...Read More