A world-class meetings and events destination, Huntington Beach, California offers 10-miles of uninterrupted coastline, year-round ideal weather, and icons such as the Huntington Beach Pier and historic Downtown Main Street. The destination offers convenient air access from three major airports including John Wayne Airport (SNA), Long Beach Airport (LGB), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and offer over 160 combined daily non-stop flights into the area. At the heart of Huntington Beach is The HB Collection, a unique collection of four oceanfront properties, restaurants, and entertainment districts contained within a walkable footprint that’s set along the coast. Boasting a collective 1,400 guestrooms and 185,000 square feet of event space, The HB Collection properties include the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, Paséa Hotel & Spa, and the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort. Huntington Beach resorts and hotels provide nearly half of all their total meeting space outdoors accommodating innovative and open-air group events, thus creating a gratifying meeting experience for groups of any size.
Citywide conventions give destinations the distinctive opportunity to show off their best offerings and build relationships among local community partners. However, in Huntington Beach, these are known as ‘beachwides.’ Huntington Beach’s Downtown footprint offers a contained one-mile walkable stretch along the Pacific coast with convenient access from The HB Collection resorts to three entertainment districts and wide-open beaches. The number of venue options and the combined proximity give groups the ability to build a truly customized event with a “pick list” of offerings. With the beach acting as a blank canvas, beachwides take advantage of Huntington Beach’s natural outdoor footprint and give attendees the opportunity to experience the destination. Huntington Beach has hosted several large-scale annual signature events including the Surf City Marathon, U.S. Open of Surfing, AVP Huntington Beach Open, and the Pacific Airshow – steps away from the iconic Huntington Beach Pier and the Pacific Ocean.
The outdoors reign supreme here in Huntington Beach and group activities are no different. From bike and kayak rentals, yoga on the beach, and private boat charters to beach bonfires, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding lessons, there are several ways to enjoy the destination’s natural landscape and connect with nature. Plan your Huntington Beach meeting and learn more about beachwides by visiting surfcityusa.com/meeting-planners.