Destination guide

Surf’s up in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach exudes the easygoing vibe you’d expect from a place known as “Surf City.” It would be impossible not to mention the city’s most popular attraction: the beach. Here, you can do everything from topping up your tan to catching some waves. Back on dry land, you’ll discover superb family-friendly attractions and the outstanding Downtown area, which hosts a whole variety of restaurants and shops, all while the sound of live music floats through the air. Whether you’re looking for a luxury city condo or a laid-back beach house, Huntington Beach vacation rentals cover everything imaginable.

Things to do

Experience a piece of Germany in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach vacation rentals can be found across the area, but you’ll never be far from the spectacular beaches. As well as being the perfect place to work on your tan, you can try your hand at surfing at one of the many schools along the coast. If you can tear yourself away from the golden sands, you’ll find several cultural attractions, too, like the Huntington Beach Art Center and the International Surfing Museum. There’s also the Old World Village, a quaint German-themed village, which hosts regular events and boasts a variety of specialty restaurants.

Activities

Beyond the waves of Huntington Beach

When people think of Huntington Beach, the first thing that comes to mind is surfing, but you’ll discover there’s much more to do here than hanging ten. Be sure to join a whale watching tour for a truly unforgettable experience and an opportunity to see these majestic creatures. If you’re not a fan of surfing, kayaking is a great way to explore the ocean, and hiring a bike is a good choice if you want to explore the magnificent Orange County coastline. Of course, a sunset gondola ride is a relaxing way to round off your adventure-filled day.

Weather

Fabulous weather all year round in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach boasts fantastic weather throughout the year, making it a great vacation destination in any season. With such a dry and sunny climate, you’ll find that the only time you’re likely to get wet is when you’re splashing around in the ocean. May through October are the warmest months, but thanks to the cool ocean breezes, temperatures rarely top 80 degrees. Keep in mind that Huntington Beach vacation rentals are more popular during the summer since this is the perfect time of year to see Huntington Beach at its best.

Natural features

Flora and fauna aplenty in Huntington Beach

The long, sandy beaches of Huntington Beach are its standout feature, and there’s even Huntington Dog Beach for those traveling with four-legged companions. Aside from the wildlife out at sea, there’s a lot to see inland, too. The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a superb place to start. It has plenty of curious critters to see and is especially interesting for birdwatchers. Those wanting to learn more about the flora of California should check out Shipley Nature Center—a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city that’s home to many indigenous Californian plants.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Huntington Beach

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 8.5 mi (13.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal), which is 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Huntington Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,605 vacation rentals near Huntington Beach. From 1,364 Houses to 777 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Huntington Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Huntington Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Huntington Beach:

  • Huntington Harbour: 55 vacation rentals
  • Yorktown: 133 vacation rentals
  • Garfield: 15 vacation rentals
  • Bolsa Chica-Heil: 18 vacation rentals
  • Villa Pacifica: 16 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Huntington Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Huntington Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Huntington Beach Pier: 1,124 vacation rentals
  • Huntington State Beach: 3,390 vacation rentals
  • Huntington Beach Art Center: 3,239 vacation rentals
  • Huntington Dog Beach: 3,185 vacation rentals
  • Huntington Beach Public Library: 3,206 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Huntington Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Huntington Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,364 Houses in Huntington Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Huntington Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 777 rentals available
  • Villas: 78 rentals available
  • Cottages: 70 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Huntington Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 689 vacation rentals with pool available in Huntington Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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