Fall fun, from Huntington Beach to Long Beach

We typically think of spring as the time of new beginnings. But this time of year is also full of fresh starts and opportunities for adventure right where we live. As September’s temperatures start to cool down from summer’s heat, it’s a great time to enjoy what’s waiting right outside your door. Take a look at just a few ways to stretch your legs, take a breather and enjoy the beautiful fall weather in one of these incredible beach communities.

Huntington Beach

This seaside city really gets into the fall spirit with a number of signature events, including Oktoberfest, running through October 31. Enjoy delicious German food, imported German beer, German bands, games and much more. Each fall, the city also celebrates the changing seasons with surfing events (even one for dogs!) and an autumn air show and car show. If you have a Corgi, you won’t want to miss SoCal Corgi Beach Day. There’s something for everyone in Huntington Beach in the fall!

Autumn is also a great time to enjoy some whale watching, hiking and strolls along the beach. The weather is still warm, and there are fewer crowds compared with the summer months.

Sunset Beach

Want some peace and quiet? Sunset Beach is a respite from the activity and hustle and bustle of some of the other beach areas. At this Huntington Beach beachfront community, you can spread a blanket or bring a comfy chair and enjoy the sights and sounds of a beautiful (and quiet!) beach in the fall. We love the 14-acre park, the “Green Belt,” with its playground and walking trails. Bring a chair and a good book and get some R&R.

Seal Beach

Once called Bay City, Seal Beach was renamed in the early 1900s for the seals that once frequented the area. It’s a great place to enjoy nature in the fall. Start with a relaxing stroll down Seal Beach Pier, the second-longest wooden pier in the state of California. The views in autumn are amazing! If you enjoy fishing, it’s free to cast your line. You can also soak in the beauty of the area and season on one of the pier’s benches. There is no shortage of shopping opportunities and places to get a delicious meal and mouth-watering sweets. Pick up farm-fresh goods at the Seal Beach Farmers Market, held Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Love to surfboard, kitesurf, or windsurf? Seal Beach is a great place to enjoy those sports — or give them a try! Whether you’re a beginner or expert or somewhere in between, there’s a great surfing school in town. The beach is also a great place for bird-watching and nature photography, or just kicking back and enjoying a good book.

Long Beach

When it comes to fall festivals, events and celebrations, it’s hard to beat Long Beach. There are so many different activities and events to choose from! One of the most popular: The 18th Annual Autumn Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific in November.

Nature lover? It’s a great time to visit the El Dorado Nature Center and the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. Have a furry pal? Your dog can enjoy an autumn stroll on the beach, too, at Rosie’s Dog Beach.

There are plenty of ways to get around and enjoy the beautiful fall weather and all the fun events. For a unique experience, how about a ride on a gondola? It’s a great way to explore Naples, an Italian-inspired Long Beach community with narrow streets and walkways, canals, restaurants, shops and plenty see and do that was built on three islands located in Alamitos Bay. Or how about a ride on a swan boat? Try it at night!

There’s nothing quite like a day in a beach community to help anyone relax and refresh. If you have any questions about the area – property management or otherwise – we’d love to help! Give us a call anytime: (714) 597-6615