Looking for something fun to do in the Huntington Beach area? The Huntington Beach Historic Resources Board has been kind enough to write a very comprehensive outline to follow for a self-guided Historic Walking Tour through the downtown Huntington Beach area. Starting in front of the information kiosk at the Huntington Beach Pier, the walking tour will hit many of the area’s great local attractions. Here are a few highlights:
The Pier: Dating back to 1904, the pier has a rich, colorful history of its own.
Helme/Worthy House: Currently being renovated by the Worthy family, this home, built in 1901, is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Huntington Pacific Condos: These condos couldn’t be built now due to building restrictions, but they’ve persevered to this day despite their origins in the 60s.
International Surfing Museum: What says California like a museum about surfing? Check out the numerous exhibits, including a cornerstone of the 1914 pier.
Perqs Nite Club: Originally a school in 1905, Perqs was turned into a night club with the arrival of the oil-hungry “roughnecks” in the 20s. Now, it’s a photography studio.
The Huntington Beach Historic Walking Tour includes many other interesting sites besides these, so be sure to check it out.