Picturing a Practical Paradise: Surf City’s 5 Points Plaza

Think fast: Name a spot in Huntington Beach that has everything you need all in one city block. I can almost guarantee that you’re thinking of Huntington Beach’s 5 Points Plaza. And if you’re not, you should be.

The premier destination for shopping, dining, community and more since 1961, Surf City’s favorite lifestyle center has everything you’d ever want all under the great blue Southern California sky – year round, rain (unlikely) or shine.

Hashigo Sushi

With a selection of both local and national retailers, 5 Points Plaza offers the best in style, juxtaposing jewelry stores with sporting goods and soothing scents with sugary sweets. From your head to your toes, they’ve got you covered, literally. Phenix Salon Suites can tame the unruly locks before you skip off to sample the latest scented body lotions, sprays, candles and other accoutrements for a relaxing apres shopping soak from Bath & Body Works, and on to some special occasion gifting at Affinity & Co. Jewelers. With so many options, you can easily while away an afternoon whittling down your holiday shopping list and pampering yourself a bit before joining friends or family for dinner and drinks at the iconic Mario’s Mexican Food & Cantina or savor delicious Japanese cuisine at Hashigo Sushi.

Affinity & Co. Jewelers

XA Sweet & Savory Cafe serves up gourmet organic breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with gluten free and Paleo options available. Try their delicious made to order meals with homemade soups, salads, rice bowls, and more made from fresh, natural ingredients.

Start your day off with a sweet treat at Duck Donuts, the fastest growing donut store in the U.S. where it all begins with service with a smile and a signature vanilla cake donut freshly made from the moment you order. The rest is up to you …start with a coating (bare, cinnamon sugar, icing, etc.), pick a topping (rainbow, graham cracker, shredded coconut, etc.) and a drizzle (hot fudge, salted caramel). You can feel good about the sugar rush knowing that Duck Donuts, like all the 5 Points Plaza retailers, makes an effort to pair up with non-profits in the area and raise awareness about the causes near and dear to its community. Building support locally and giving back make every meal more life-giving than the last.

Exhausted from the grind? Or indulged in one too many decadent treats at Java Bakery Café? Check out the #1 OC Hotlist winner seven years running: CloudMover Day Spa offers facials and peels, massages, tanning, lash extensions and more. Also at the center are Great Clips and Glitz Nail Bar, polishing nails since 1981. Only using the best products, with a wide selection of methods, Glitz has been beautifying the community and helping Surf City residents put their best (read: pedicured) feet forward.

New at 5 Points in 2019, Paris Hair Studio offers a variety of services for men, women and children, from haircuts and styles to color services and soothing treatments. They’re passionate about creating a look that fits your lifestyle and they offer free consultations.

For the young and old alike, 5 Points Plaza offers opportunities throughout the year to come together in partnership with local organizations such as HB Cult at free community events hosted by the Plaza. From skateboard pros teaching youth the newest moves to donation drives for the less fortunate during the holidays, there is no shortage of good-natured fun to be had, even when raising dollars for dogs with the Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation.

All straight from the shop to The UPS Store: you can ship your holiday gifts directly to friends & family (wherever that is!) in one easy stop. Need the dry cleaning done while your nails are drying? 5 Points Cleaners can take care of the toughest stains. Global Vision Optometry offers friendly and experienced eye care for the whole family and a varied selection of designer frames and precision lenses from top brands. AT&T, Bank of America, Chase Bank and Global Vision Optometry are all conveniently located on site, and there’s even a barking lot for your four-legged friends who’d like to dine by your side. 5 Points Plaza Gift Cards are available for purchase at Titanium Tickets, where you can also get great seats at the hottest concerts, shows and sporting events. No wonder that’s what you thought of first: everything you’d ever want, all one free parking space away.

5 Points Plaza is located on Main St. at Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach.

Plaza hours:
Monday – Friday 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday 10 am – 8 pm; and Sunday 11 am – 6 pm.

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