Along with the slew of new hotels, emerging retail districts and cutting-edge dining destinations, the views and beachside proximity in Huntington Beach, California, are pretty hard to beat. Here are half a dozen reasons we’re loving the destination in 2017 and how to turn those California dreams into a reality.
Encourage teambuilding while learning a new skill with stand-up paddleboarding lessons taught by professional surfer and board shaper Rocky McKinnon. Specializing in group lessons for up to 20 people per session, McKinnon provides one-on-one instruction within calm, protected waters so you can learn the basics.
Brazil-based footwear company Havaianas opened its first U.S. location in Huntington Beach in 2010. Now, groups can create their own customized souvenir while in town, thanks to Havaianas professionals who can set up a booth on-site at your meeting venue. Attendees can choose their flip-flop base and strap colors and even add charms for extra flair.
Pasea Hotel & Spa
Meeting groups have a luxurious new event space option in Meritage Collection’s recently opened Pasea Hotel & Spa, which bowed this spring. The oceanfront Pasea has about 35,000 square feet of event space, 11 meeting rooms (along with an 8,400-sq.-ft. ballroom) and a 15,000-sq.-ft. event lawn with fire pits.