Best Place for People Watching - 2010
Main Street, Huntington Beach
The now-three-month-long May-June-July Gloom notwithstanding, the consistently mild temperatures and ocean breezes make Huntington Beach's main drag a prime people-watching perch. Even well into the fall, Main Street teems with all kinds of people: families, 909-ers, punks, surfers, hippies, and tourists from all over wanting to see the beach and the pier. Though scoping out hunky surfers and bikini babes from the beach is a no-brainer, it's also great entertainment (and a cheap thrill) to catch a seat at one of the bars—Sharkeez, the Longboard or Hurricane's, for example—and check out all the eccentrics strolling by . . . wearing way, way less than they should be.