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Huntington Beach

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Take a break in California’s own ‘Surf City USA.’ Watch the surfers or try it out yourself, hang out in the sand, rent a bike, walk out on the pier or go shopping. No matter what you like to do, this Southern California hot spot is a great place to visit.
Trivia: In years past Huntington Beach became so attributed with its given nickname, “Surf City,” the city officially trademarked it in November 2004.

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Kayaks On The Water

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Located in Long Beach, Kayaks On The Water offers customers kayak rentals and tours through canals and the scenic Long Beach Bay. A great way to experience California’s landscape and wildlife from birds to dolphins and the infamous California Sea Lion.

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Laguna Beach

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Visit some of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Orange County along the Laguna coast. This incredible stretch of beach is an ocean lover’s paradise featuring plenty of wildlife, art, unique cuisine and fun activities for every personality.
Trivia: In the 1920’s a group of landscape painters discovered the wonders of Laguna Beach, creating the foundation of the art community that still thrives in this city to this day.

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Newport Beach

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Named one the cleanest beaches in the United States, Newport Beach provides its guests with over 10 miles of beaches perfect for family fun, body surfing, surfing, and sunbathing. Newport’s Bay Ecological Preserves and Crystal Cove State Park are a great place to visit.These protected reserves are the perfect place for beautiful coastal hiking trails and make for great bird watching.
Trivia: Newport Harbor is the largest recreational boat harbor on the U.S.’s West Coast and is always active with sailing, fishing, rowing, kayaking, paddle boarding and boating in general.

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Newport Landing Whale Watching

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Newport Landing departs on multiple whale watching trips daily and offers tours year round. It is the perfect way to get a great view of the annual grey whale migration in the months of December through April. In the months of May through November the water warms provide the opportunity to view finback whales, huge pods of dolphins, seals, orcas, sharks and the mighty blue whale.
Trivia: The blue whale is the largest known animal to have ever existed on Earth.

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The Santa Monica Pier

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Built in 1909, the Santa Monica Pier has become famous for its boardwalk amusement park, Pacific Park. Take the time to enjoy the rides, go fishing, enjoy an outdoor movie, see the aquarium or watch a paddleboard race. At the Santa Monica Pier there is something for the whole family.
Trivia: The Santa Monica Pier was the first concrete pier on the U.S. west coast. You also might recognize the famous pier from its appearance in a variety of movies such as A Night at the Roxbury, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Iron Man and Forrest Gump.

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Venice Beach

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Venice Beach has a rich history, full of music, skating and more. Explore the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk and see the street vendors and performers, go shopping or just spend the day at the beach. In Venice Beach, there is something for everyone.
Trivia: Venice and the area of Santa Monica known as Dogtown are well-known as the place where the Z-Boys pioneered skateboarding and is featured in the documentary film, Dogtown and Z-Boys. Venice Beach is also well-known as the birthplace of The Doors along with many other music groups and artists.

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