When you’re feeling queasy from rides and it’s time to give the Mickey Mouse ears a rest, take your family to Huntington Beach, aka Surf City USA, for some laid back fun in the sun.
Less than an hour’s drive from main attractions including Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm and the Aquarium of the Pacific, Huntington Beach is known as one of the safest cities in the United States. Your family can learn to surf, fly kites, build sandcastles and cook s’mores on a beach bonfire. In other words, it’s the place to be… ya dig?
Fun in the Sun
It’s not called Surf City for nothing. Huntington Beach is the home of the US Open of Surfing and has over fifty surfing events each year. But if you aren’t quite ready to battle it out on the waves with Slater, head to Toes on the Nose surf school where they will deck your family out with the best gear and have a lesson with their professional instructors.
Unleash your creativity and learn to build an extravagant, sandy masterpiece with Dig It! Sandcastles or rediscover your inner child at Kite Connection where you can buy or learn to make and fly your very own kite. Huntington Beach also rents kayaks and canoes, has beach volleyball, stand-up paddle boarding and much more to create some unique family memories.
When your family is done recreating the Sistine Chapel from sand, grab a s’more pack and some firewood from the local store and head down one of the 600 beach bonfire to enjoy the sunset over the ocean.
The oceanfront Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect accommodation choice for adventurous families. Slyders Water Playground has three slides and children’s wading pool for the kids while you can take advantage of one of the nine cabanas, café, bar and hot tub.
Camp Hyatt is available for kids aged between 3-12 years old and teaches them all about the flora, fauna, culture and geography of Huntington Beach while they have fun at the same time! If that isn’t enough to satisfy your family’s fun craving, Hyatt also has the Game Zone arcade and play room, bike rentals, stand up paddling classes, surfing classes, sandcastle building and adventure packages.
For information about Huntington Beach see www.surfcityusa.com.
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