Incorporated relatively recently, in 1909, the satellite city of Huntington Beach, CA is about 50 minutes South of Los Angeles in Southern California and is quickly becoming its own tourist destination. The coastal town is home to that famous California sunshine and laid-back, welcoming atmosphere that you can only find in Southern California. Whether you plan to just laze at the beach all day, every day, or you want to get out and explore, book an RV rental in Huntington Beach and enjoy! You can find a campervan rental that looks like it’s straight out of the 60s or zone in on a full-blown, luxury RV rental in Huntington Beach.
Take a break from driving the Huntington Beach RV rental and hop on the bus! The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has very reliable public transit coverage of the entire Orange County. These lines will also take you to neighboring towns, such as Fullerton, Irvine, and La Habra. Once you’re in the city, Huntington Beach is a fairly walkable town, especially if you plan to spend most of the day at the beach!
While Huntington Beach is a fairly developed area, if you’re willing to brave some of the infamous L.A. traffic, you can find yourself in some of the most breathtaking natural wonders in California.
The Great Outdoors
One of the definite must-dos while in Southern California is to spend a day at the beach. Pack plenty of sunscreen and head to one of the three beaches in and around Huntington Beach; Huntington City Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington State Beach. Huntington City Beach is maintained by the city and located right near the city center, and it’s dog-friendly! Bolsa Chica State Beach, to the North, and Huntington State Beach, to the South, are state parks. No matter which beach you choose, you can end the night back at the rental motorhome in Huntington Beach with a cozy campfire and maybe a few s’mores!
About an hour East of Huntington Beach is the Limestone Canyon Regional Park, located on the historic Irvine Ranch. The area’s unique geological features include bold stratigraphic rock layers and the park also houses a flourishing wildlife population. There are a variety of trails from which to choose, such as the easier trails around the historic part of the ranch, or the trails focused on conquering the more difficult terrain in the area. No matter what your hiking expertise, there is sure to be a trail with a gorgeous vista just calling your name!
If you’re looking for more of an overnight adventure, head North for about three hours to Los Padres National Forest. Here, you can go hiking, bike riding, and even rock climbing. As you hike along one of the dozens of trails, you can enjoy some of the beautiful wildflowers and hear the subtle songs of the variety of native birds who call this place home. You can then park your trusty Huntington Beach camper rental and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature that only a night in the woods can provide.
When you rent an RV in Huntington Beach, you’re going to need to find somewhere to park it! Luckily enough, there are plenty of places from which to choose. Huntington by the Sea is a popular pick for locals and tourists alike. Situated right on the water, Huntington by the Sea offers guests Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a recreational room and even a spa! It is the perfect year-round destination for any RV traveler. If you’re planning to rent a motorhome in Huntington Beach any time of the year but the summer, then Sunset Vista is a popular spot. This pet-friendly spot is near the water, too, and offers renters lower priced, bare-bones sites, if desired.
If you’re willing to venture out of Huntington Beach a little, head North to Golden Shore RV Resort in Long Beach, California. You’re still near the water, but you also get to enjoy a pool and spa, Wi-Fi and an on-site convenience store. It’s perfect if you want to try a different town, while steering clear of the L.A. traffic!
Exploring the City
Street parking is very popular in the city center of Huntington Beach, so you may be better off parking your Huntington rental RV at one of the many seaside RV parks and walking or taking the bus into town.
While it’s true that the biggest attractions in Huntington Beach are the beaches, there are still plenty of other sites to visit around town! After spending a day watching the surfers, it may come as no surprise to you that the International Surfing Museum makes its home in Huntington Beach. Visitors can learn all about the history of this famed watersport and some of its most famous athletes.
After multiple days out in the sun, you may need a break. Spend a day at the Huntington Beach Art Center. Don’t let the outside of the building fool you; the inside is as bright, colorful and inspiring as any other art museum. You can peruse as many of the 30+ galleries as you like. If you’re lucky, you may even meet a local artist!
Just like any coastal town, be sure to indulge in some local seafood here. During your visit, indulge in what Southern California does best: the fish taco. Or maybe, try your hand at the latest health craze and see if it’s something even mildly appetizing.
Book a camper rental in Huntington Beach, CA and enjoy a sandy, seaside lifestyle on your next rental RV excursion.