Huntington Beach, Calif.

This stunning part of the Golden State offers ample opportunity to get your feet wet, or just meet in a room with a view.

California's 840 miles of coastline give visitors a wide variety of oceanfront environments -- and Surf City (aka Huntington Beach) is a notable example of a destination with meeting-ready venues just steps from the sand. 

Recent Hotel & Venue Additions

• The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach recently renovated its 517 guest rooms, which now feature amenities such as illuminated bathroom mirrors with integrated clocks, 65-inch TVs, and new beds, furnishings and flooring. Patio areas and fire pits will soon debut in some of the ground-floor rooms. The property also is set to unveil a dozen multigenerational family suites, each able to accommodate as many as 12 guests.

• The nearby Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, is wrapping up an expansion project. The property added a nine-story, 152-room tower of mostly suites, named the Twin Dolphin Tower, to complement the existing 285-room Huntington Tower. Also new are two eateries, the Boardwalk Restaurant and Henry's, as well as an ocean-view lounge, a pool deck and waterslides. A 3.5-acre plot of adjacent land has been fashioned into an event lawn. Overall, the property offers 437 rooms and more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.

Learn about all the updates happening in this popular meetings destination by going to's always up-to-date Orange County, Calif., destination guide, complete with top meeting hotels, restaurants and activities for groups.