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From PA, first time in Cali, Huntingdon or New Port beach

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From PA, first time in Cali, Huntingdon or New Port beach

Two of my friends and I are taking a trip to Cali for the first time at the end of may, We are from Pennsylvania and We are trying to decide if it's best to go to Huntingdon or New Port beach, we are all 23 yrs old and we hear that Huntingdon is where most of the kids our age go. We also want to go to the one with the best night life. Please post suggestions, attractions and BARS !

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1. Re: From PA, first time in Cali, Huntingdon or New Port beach

You can actually go to both in one day, they are pretty close. And you can also go to Balboa when in Newport. Huntington is a really good choice for bars and restaurants. There are quite a few up from the pier. It is also a good place to stay if you are not planning to stay elsewhere.

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2. Re: From PA, first time in Cali, Huntingdon or New Port beach

They are in both.

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3. Re: From PA, first time in Cali, Huntingdon or New Port beach

This post was for a differnt reason but it will provide a lot of information that you asked about.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g32780-i445-k41396…

RedlandsRedhead mentioned 'Balboa'. You should know that there are two areas in Newport Beach that have the name in their reference titles: Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula. Locals usually refer to Balboa Island as 'Balboa', the Balboa Peninsula simply as the 'Peninsula'. If you are asking for any directions ask if they are referring to Balboa Island or the Peninsula. Also, the main street on the Peninsula is Balboa Blvd. so that will help you find your destination in most cases.

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4. Re: From PA, first time in Cali, Huntingdon or New Port beach

You can get a lot of information by checking the TA sites for Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. Please note the spelling of the cities. Also, please give us the courtesy of calling our state California, not "Cali."

Huntington Beach has a great beach and Main Street commercial area that attracts many young adults. However, the Hyatt, Hilton and Shorebreak hotels nearby are fairly expensive. So you may want to check out these choices in Sunset Beach, just north of Huntington Beach. tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g33148-Sunset_Beach_C… There are great fun places to eat nearby such as Harbor House Cafe, Fish Camp, and Woody's.

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5. Re: From PA, first time in Cali, Huntingdon or New Port beach

'Cats is correct. Spelling of the city name will help. Newport (one word) and Beach is a second word. This goes back more than 100 years ago when the then, Newport, California, dredged their harbor in an effort to become the ocean port for freight destined for Los Angeles.

Fortunately, for everyone in this area, they lost out to SanPedro/Long Beach. In an effort to recoup their investment, the city council decided to change the name from 'Newport' to 'Newport Beach' in order to promote tourism. There are many cities (all around the world) named 'Newport' or 'New Port' but, as far as I know, there is only one city named 'Newport Beach'. And it's in California, not 'Cali'.

Newport Beach and Huntington Beach both have interesting and varied histories. They add to the flavor of each city and can add some interest if it's something that you want to explore.

Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, center to center, are about a 10-15 minute drive apart. You'll have a great time in either city.

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