One of our favorite stops on our California road trip was Huntington Beach otherwise known as Surf City USA®! There are some mighty interesting things in Huntington Beach, Did you know it’s home to the Surfing Walk of Fame, Hall of Fame and the International Surf Museum? The surf in Huntington Beach has been called the West Coast’s most consistent and is one of the top wave-riding stretches of shoreline in the world.
If you are into people watching, there’s no better place than the famous Huntington Beach Pier, one of the longest recreational piers in the world at 1,853 feet long! Speaking of people watching, take a look at Rick as he attempted to surf for the very first time – it’s pretty funny.
We stayed at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa with it fabulous view of the Pacific Ocean. Not only did they have several great pools and outdoor spaces but a variety of eateries to choose from. As self proclaimed foodies we are always in search of our next great meal and they did not disappoint. We had a fantastic dinner at the AAA Four Diamond ‘Californian’. From appetizer through dessert everything was prepared to order using fresh, natural Southern California ingredients. They have a great wine list featuring a vast collection of high-brand and boutique wines from California wineries. We chose The Prisoner, a red blend from St. Helena, and were delighted!
Speaking of wine: The Hyatt Huntington Beach has partnered with ReCORK by Amorim, a wine cork recycling program that reprocesses wine corks into shoes. They are collecting their own corks for the cause as well as offering $5.00 off select bottles of wine on property at Watertable and Pete’s Sunset Grille to guests who bring in five of their own natural used wine corks.
The goal of the initiative is to recycle corks while educating & informing about the crucial role cork forests play in curbing climate change. Recycled cork can be used in items such as flooring tiles, building insulation, automotive gaskets, craft materials, soil conditioner, and sports equipment. SOLE uses the recycled corks in their unique cork blend which enhances the material properties of their footwear products, replacing some of the petroleum-based material with a sustainable alternative.
How awesome is that?
The bottom line is our visit to Huntington Beach was far to short and we look forward to returning soon!
Thanks Southwest Airlines for getting us there!