The Most Patriotic Beach Town in America

Happy Fourth of July from Huntington Beach!  This beach town is the place to go if you love the red, white and blue of Independence Day and want to mingle with your friends at the restaurants and bars.

The day starts off each year with a parade down Main Street, Huntington Beach.  I am not a morning person so never make it to this event.  Today, we biked down to the beach from our house, a round trip of about 10 miles, with a bit of walking in-between.  What is it that I enjoy seeing the most?  No, not the VW buses, but the colorful bikes the locals decorate for this holiday.




Downtown is not a place to be driving when it’s this crowded, if you’re on a learner’s permit, it’s best to stay away.  The pedestrians rule the road.


There is a home decorating contest each year so visitors are treated to festively adorned homes on the Main Street path.  Parties spill out onto the sidewalks and bikers are everywhere on the road.


The pier lights up with fireworks after 9pm, but we decided not to ride home in the dark as traffic can be crazy after the fireworks finish.  As we were getting ready to leave, I found out I had a flat tire and had to walk the bike part way home until my man and Audrey were able to get the car and come back for me.

Published by travelingmommy

I travel, eat, blog, organize and re-organize, hunt for the unusual out of the usual, attempt many DIY projects, and can't go without boba for more than a week. The craziest road trip I ever took was to go to Sequoia National Park for a day - from Huntington Beach. The round trip was over 12 hours and the visit lasted about 2 hours. But the views were worth it!

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