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Things to do while attending the AE/GAD Institute

Visit Huntington Beach | Surf City USA Travel Info


Come and see what Surf City USA is all about. Huntington Beach has world-class surfing

beaches, local and world cuisine, and other outdoor activities.


Pacific City (Shopping & Entertainment Center) Adjacent to Hotel

Just next door to Paséa Hotel & Spa is Pacific City, a brand new retail and dining destination offering 191,000 square feet of unique oceanfront shops, a collection of first-to-market restaurants. Grab early morning coffee at Philz Coffee, filling bites at Simmzy’s, or Happy Hour with some fresh seafood tapas at Ways & Means Oyster House. Serving as the gateway to Pasea is Lot 579 – a unique artisanal market and California culinary experience that will offer everything from gourmet sandwiches, the freshest sea-to-table fish, elevated beach fare including tacos, meat pies, fresh greens and cold beer.

South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza defines the luxury shopping experience with extraordinary boutiques,

personal shopping services, and upscale amenities all within a short distance of the world’s

most magnificent beaches and vacation resorts. South Coast Plaza is recognized internationally

for its unparalleled retail collection and award-winning restaurants.



Huntington Beach is home to 10 miles of uninterrupted beaches with infamous waves and mild, sunny temperatures year round. It is an iconic surfing location that provides the perfect setting for all your favorite beach activities.



Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Central Park offers visitors a chance to learn about California’s many native plants. The Nature Center holds regular educational seminars and kid-friendly events that are almost always free to the public.



Segerstrom Center


Segerstrom Center for the Arts believes in the power of performing arts to transform lives and that the shared experience and exploration of the arts will help unite Orange County, creating a more culturally connected and vital community. We will help shape the Orange County of the future through meaningful collaborations with diverse communities, embracing creativity in all its forms and enabling a more inclusive, vibrant performing arts scene at The Center and across the region.



Disneyland® Park the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it’s the happiest place on earth! Come build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you discover the wonder of this magical, fantastical world. When you enter the lands that comprise Disneyland® Park, stories come to life around you, immersing you in tales from some of your favorite Disney films. Purchase Tickets Here

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