Fun Family Date Ideas at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach—#6 Takes the Whole Gang on a Moon-Lit Kayaking Tour

From Creative Art Workshops to Customizable Pizzas, Bring the Whole Family to Eat, Shop and Play at Bella Terra

Written By: Deanna Nguyen and Jordan Nishkian
Photography Provided By: Bella Terra and LOCALE Editors Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

Springtime has arrived and what better way to welcome the blossoming season than to go on family outings? We’re shedding our blankets and kicking off our rainboots to embrace the sun, and Bella Terra is the perfect opportunity to eat, shop and walk around outside for that daily dose of Vitamin D. From family-friendly activities in the new Green and Garden right outside Century Theatres to a painting class accompanied with wine, there are a plethora of places to visit, eateries to dine at and things to do with your family at Huntington Beach’s outdoor shopping mall.

Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

#1 | No Whining (Just Wine) and Painting Here

Event: Breath of Spring

Wine and paint—has there ever been a better combination? It’s the perfect way to enjoy a night out and get creative. You don’t have to be an artist to join in on the fun, and during certain classes, you don’t even need to be 21! Pinot’s Palette also offers children’s classes during the summer.

Native Knowledge: Have a pet lover in your life? Pinot’s Palette often has pet portrait classes which help the painter create a beautiful work of art in a paint-by-numbers-style setup!

Pinot’s Palette
7811 Edinger Ave, Ste 110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#2 | Eat Like a King Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

Eat This: Raw Bar
Drink This: Cajun Bloody Mary

Get a taste of the sea when you visit King’s Fish House and dip your favorite seafood in an array of sauces! Their best “dish” is the Raw Bar where you can choose to eat raw oysters or scallops for a truly fresh taste of the ocean. To any foodie adventurer who’s not afraid of raw food: we implore you to check this place out!

Native Knowledge: Take a “shot” of oysters and chase it down with housemade marinara when you’re in a large group—it’ll be an Instagram story-worthy moment!

King’s Fish House
7691 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#3 | Kid Around at Kids Club Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

For the children, they’ll want to attend kids club where there are plenty of ways to explore and learn through crafts, storytime and fun performances. Held every last Monday of every month and every Monday from May to October, kids can play, learn and grow with others while staying out in the sun! All events are also free!

Location: The Green (in front of Century 20 Theatres)

#4 | A Playground for Kids and Kids At Heart

Step into The Green and The Garden, a reimagined outdoor space for families to spend time together! From free wi-fi to a children’s area, the public space welcomes all and encourages everyone to soak up the sun for a while longer before heading inside the theaters for a movie or into a retail store to browse through racks of clothes. For the beer lovers, you won’t want to miss out on the Beer Garden!

Location: In front/near Century 20 Theatres

#5 | For the Big Eaters Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

Eat This: Cajun Chicken “Littles”
Drink This: Tropical Ginger Cooler

There’s more to The Cheesecake Factory than its namesake; their menu boasts diverse flavors and hefty portions for lunch and dinner. There’s something for everyone when you dine in with a large group, be it friends or family. Save room for dessert because you’ll want a slice of cheesecake for yourself—and perhaps order a whole one to take home!

Native Knowledge: The lines at the Bella Terra location are no joke—you’ll want to either bring a snack or your newly-purchased book from Barnes and Noble next door.

The Cheesecake Factory
7871 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#6 | Sign up for a Moonlight Kayak Tour

Do This: Moonlight Kayak Tours

When it comes to the adventurer, you want to have the appropriate equipment to maximize your exploration trip. At REI Co-Op, you will come across the essentials—from mountain hardwear to kayaks in assorted colors. There’s an adventure waiting for everyone!

Native Knowledge: Get exclusive discounts when you sign up to become a member on your next hiking or backpacking adventure organized by REI Co-Op.

7777 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#7 | Join a Book Club Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

Whether young or old, every individual will find a book that aligns with their tastes at Barnes & Noble. From self-help to Young Adult books, this book utopia is filled with wonders for the reading soul. Liven up your imagination with words on the pages!

Native Knowledge: Keep an eye out for author signings! Every so often, Bella Terra’s Barnes & Noble will invite bestselling authors to meet fans and talk about their inspirations for writing beloved worlds and characters.

Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave, Ste 110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#8 | Kick up Your Feet and Dive Into the Action

Watch This: Us

Spring 2019 is bringing Century Huntington Beach & XD quite the exciting line-up! From highly-anticipated flicks like Captain Marvel and Us to a revamp of an old favorite, Dumbo, there’s something for everyone!

Native Knowledge: Make sure to put Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 on your calendar! The lineup includes classics such as Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke and will run on select dates from April 7 to Dec. 18.

Century 20 Theatres
7777 Edinger Ave, Ste 170
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#9 | Bring the Picky Eaters Here

Customize your own pizza the way you like it! With over 30 toppings and vegan options, there’s a unique pizza for everyone. Don’t wait any longer than you would when ordering pizza for delivery—the assembly line method ensures you get your pizza as soon as you reach the register!

Native Knowledge: Snap an Instagram-worthy photo in front of their MOD Pizza sticker wall and slap on one of your own with a quick message or signature to leave your mark!

MOD Pizza
7621 Edinger Ave, Ste 102
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#10 | Enjoy the Flavors of Summer

Eat This: Malibu Burger
Drink This: Cool Breeze Smoothie

There’s nothing quite like dreaming of Hawaii and its cerulean-blue seas and swaying palm trees. Your next best alternative to visiting Paradise is by going to Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks where you can get a taste of Hawaiian-inspired dishes! With gluten-free and low calorie options, this is a place that caters to all. Plan your next family lunch or dinner here for a mini vacation on the islands!

Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks
7861 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#11 | Gear up for a Date With the Ocean Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

Buy This: Billabong X Sincerely Jules Sailing Sundays Top

The recently-remodeled girls’ side of HSS definitely has a woman’s touch! The bungalow-boutique-inspired decor is perfect for putting you in a beach shopping mood, while the rest of the store still maintains its laid-back surfer vibes.

Native Knowledge: Didn’t find the board of your dreams this time around? Don’t worry! HSS updates their board inventory every week.

Huntington Surf & Sport
7777 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#12 | Sign up for a Creative Art Workshop Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

Buy This: 2019 Artist Calendar

While Paper Source is known for its beautiful selection of stationery, gift wrap and art supplies, keep an eye out for the blackboard in front of their store! They are always hosting workshops such as Brush Lettering Classes, Color School and a Spring Card-Making Workshop.

Native Knowledge: Attention, Class of 2019! Don’t miss their Grad Cap Workshops! Yours will be so amazing, you might think twice about throwing it.

Paper Source
7881 Edinger Ave, Ste 120
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

#13 | It’s Always Pizza O’ Clock!

Eat This: Carne Asada Pizza
Drink This: Fresh Strawberry Mango Cooler

If you’re in love with eating bread but want a slightly healthier option, California Pizza Kitchen is where you’ll get the best of both worlds! Those of you who have celiac disease, there are a handful of items made from gluten-free ingredients.

Native Knowledge: Don’t skip out on dessert! Their Butter Cake is a must-try and will be the whipped cream on top of your meal.

California Pizza Kitchen
7851 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

#14 | A Foodie Adventure for the Health Conscious

Eat This: Pretzilla Soft Pretzel Mini Buns
Drink This: Gt’s Synergy Trilogy Enlightened Kombucha

From organic to gluten-free ingredients, Whole Foods Market is where you’ll get your dose of healthy and nutritious food and drinks! Improve your lifestyle by changing up your diet and maintaining awareness about your body intakes.

Native Knowledge: There’s a buffet area where you can get salads, soups and entrees that are fresh and ready to eat. Keep on looking and you’ll eventually find the sushi chef area!

Whole Foods Market
7881 Edinger Ave, Ste 150
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

#15 | Pamper the Whole Family

Try This: European Facial

Treat yourself or your family to a day of relaxation and rejuvenation! At Happy Nails, you’re receiving the royal treatment from head-to-toe whether that’s through manicures, pedicures, waxing or facials. No one says nail salons and spas are restricted to women only—take your husbands or dads, too!

Happy Nails
7777 Edinger Ave, Ste E-108
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

#16 | Fuel Your Wanderlust

Buy This: Antique Brass Art Deco – Hurricane Candleholder

Always an adventure, Cost Plus World Market has everything your future home needs to bring an international taste into your home. From glassware to frames and from snacks to wine, this market has a little something for everyone!

Native Knowledge: Take a good look at their alcohol section: you’ll find interesting finds that aren’t anywhere else!

Cost Plus World Market
7777 Edinger Ave, Ste 136
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#17 | No Rest For Bridget

Buy This: Black Floral Chiffon Romper

Need to update your summer wardrobe with beach vibes and athletic wear? Walk into No Rest For Bridget and you’ll discover bright and loose-fitted clothing for the modern-day woman. Whether you need wedges to pair with your sundress or need leggings for your next workout session, this lifestyle boutique has it all! “Bridget” is the woman who is effortlessly stylish, maintaining chicness without putting in too much effort. She’s a trendsetter, and she represents you!

No Rest For Bridget
7777 Edinger Ave, Ste D152
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

#18 | Princess Bride Diamonds

Buy This: Made to Order Engagement Ring

For those looking to take the next step in building their own family, Princess Bride Diamonds offers brilliant, amazing jewelry to signify taking the next step. When it comes to finding the perfect ring, knowing the four c’s is important, but not as important as knowing where your diamonds come from. Thankfully, Princess Bride Diamonds takes the questions out of the equation by offering lab-grown diamonds and by only working with suppliers who import their natural stones through legal channels.

Native Knowledge: Princess Bride DiamondsInstagram account has a gorgeous, pretty-in-pink aesthetic that can brighten anyone’s feed—so far, they’ve racked up over 85k followers!

Princess Bride Diamonds
7821 Edinger Ave, Ste 130
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Bella Terra Associates, LLC
7777 Edinger Ave, Ste 133
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

About the author

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Born and raised near the Pacific Coast, Jordan Nishkian is a California girl through and through. She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Anthropology, and her favorite place to be is curled up in a comfy chair with a book in her hand and a pen in her hair.


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