Forget everything you know about Segways. Surf City Segway, the only authorized dealer on the boardwalk, makes them ubercool with 90-minute excursions. Take in fantastic beach homes, stunning ocean views, the famed Huntington Beach Pier and the historic downtown area while riding on the latest Segway x2, designed with larger wheels for sand-friendly treks.
This new shopping and dining destination houses dozens of shops, trendy restaurants, an Equinox fitness facility and spa, an artisan market, outdoor lounge spaces, fire pits and an outdoor movie screen. Gather everyone at Ways & Means Oyster House for fresh seafood or Ola Mexican Kitchen for authentic tacos and margaritas; enjoy live music in the breezeways; and then head to the expansive deck to catch a spectacular California sunset.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
An area staple, this 517-room resort has more than 110,000 square feet of meeting space (including a 20,000-sq.-ft. ballroom) and more than a dozen meeting spaces, several with ocean views. It’s anything but a big-box hotel, as proven by custom offerings like personalized fire rings on the beach, complete with s’mores; surfing lessons in the pool; and beach rentals, beach butler services and more thanks to a partnership with local surf shop Toes on the Nose. Don’t miss the recently revamped Watertable, the Hyatt Regency’s on-site restaurant, which serves West Coast comfort food and has four private dining areas.