Now that the holidays over and in the rearview mirror, you are staring at the long winter months ahead. Does Huntington Beach go to sleep during the colder seasons? Not at all. There is still tons to do on the sandy beaches and in town, even if you do need a sweater. Let’s check out some local happenings that can keep you and your family active in your community all year long.
Do you love classic cars? Feed your inner gearhead and visit Adam Ave Donuts every Saturday morning between 6 AM and 9 AM and visit with a fine collection of woodies, rat rods, and convertibles. Known as the best free car show, you may even spy a concept car or new release in the crowded lot. Moreover, of course, there are donuts, coffee, and hot cocoa to chase away an early morning chill.
Is your furry buddy getting the winter blues? Pack him and the kids up for a quick trip down to Huntington Dog Beach located between Seapoint and Goldenwest Streets. For 1.5 miles, he can run off leash and visit with other canine friends while shaking off that post-holiday doldrums. Even if the summer crowds are gone, you will still find warm sand, bright sunshine, and all the ice cream cones you want right across the street. With daily average highs in the mid-60’s, you will want to wear more than flip-flops and a tank top, but that’s no reason to hide inside.
Maybe the rain is coming down, and it isn’t a great day for taking your car up the coast on a scenic cruise. The Huntington International Surfing Museum is packed with a vast collection of surfing memorabilia from the world’s largest surfboard to Duke Kahanamoku’s ride. If art is more your thing, step into the Huntington Beach Art Center with rotating exhibits, lectures, and educational programs discussing works in a variety of mediums.
If staying active is your way of embracing beach culture, February brings you the Surf City Marathon. This hugely popular event has local hotels fully booked. There is a wellness and health expo on the day before, and when you take off at the starting line, you will enjoy a largely flat course designed for novice marathoners. If you are training for the big time, Surf City is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.
Is your car ready for all those trips down to the beach? You can find the perfect convertible when you visit the Beach Boulevard of Cars in Huntington Beach. You can even make the most of your day and drop off your ride for service and then spend the day enjoying food and fresh air at Huntington Beach Pier.