01 Oct Kindle Living Spotlight | Huntington Beach
We’re Southern Californians, so naturally we can attest to our state’s killer coastline with its miles of phenomenal beaches and truly rad surf spots. Today, we take a closer look at Huntington Beach and how this charming seaside community supports their righteous claim as Surf City USA.
Pasea Hotel and Spa – Home away from home is the Pasea Hotel and Spa. Awesome views and steps from the beach and ocean swells, this hotel knows surfing- and they have a Surf Butler on staff to prove it. Wave report…check…lessons…check…chairs, towels, umbrellas…they’ve got you covered. After your surf lesson, relax and unwind at the Aarna Spa. From traditional treatments to meditation and yoga classes, the classic SoCal lifestyle is yours for the taking. Not a fan of sand in your toes? Frolic in the seaside pool where you can still hear the crashing waves of the Pacific. Won’t travel without your pooch? Your friend Fido will feel right at home alongside, Moonshine, the hotel’s French Bulldog Pet Concierge.
Waterfront Beach Resort – Looking for beachside family fun? The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort has you surrounded by water on all sides. Just steps away from the beach, this property also boasts two huge outdoor pools. Need more? Take a turn down the exhilarating tubed waterslide. If the parents need a break, kids can check into the day camp while the adults relax in a private cabana. Once the sun sets, families can come back together for a private bonfire one of two ways- poolside or ocean front- s’mores included.
Cocktails (and good eats) With a View
Tanner’s at Pasea offers the perfect indoor/outdoor cocktail and dining experience with a SoCal-centric menu. Inside there’s a wood-fire inferno grill and a glass enclosed exhibition kitchen, but our sights are set on the outdoor patio, where views of the Pacific dominate. And if the marine layer rolls in, or June gloom sticks around past July, our sandstone Kindle Living outdoor heaters will keep you warm and cozy. After hours?? Head upstairs to the Treehouse Lounge for seasonal cocktails crafted by an award-winning mixologist. Up here our white-on-white Bella outdoor heaters perfectly compliment this already super chic outdoor space.
Offshore 9 is located on the 9th floor of the Twin Dolphin Tower at the Waterfront Beach Resort. The views are unbelievable from Orange County’s highest coastal rooftop lounge. As the sun sets, our Bella patio heaters with keep you warm while you continue to take in the endless panorama.
Catch a Wave – Hoping to hang 10 by noon? With a moniker like Surf City USA, there’s no shortage of surf schools along the coast. Surfriders Academy specializes in first-time beginner lessons that are fun, safe and memorable.
Gear Up – There are so many incredible surf shops founded and/or run by Huntington Beach local legends. Here are just a few.
Chuck Dent Surfboards The late surfer’s company slogan says it all, “Offending since 1963”.Is that a dare? We’ll take it!
Sakal Surfboards This family run shop specializes in boards that are designed and hand-shaped on site.
Katin Surf Shop This is one of America’s oldest surf shops and is widely credited with inventing that surf-wear staple, the board short.
Bird Watch – If you’re more bird-watcher than wave-catcher, check out The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservatory, which owns and is restoring 118 acres of local wetlands. There are four active restorations sites, with the Talbert Marsh boasting a multipurpose trail through 25 acres, and a bird sighting count of 75.