HUNTINGTON BEACH, LEFT: The self-dubbed "Surf City U.S.A." brings fun and sun year-round.
VIRGINIA BEACH, RIGHT: It's all about riding the waves (and strolling the boardwalk).
HUNTINGTON BEACH, LEFT: The Ice Cream Way uses liquid nitrogen to chill blends of cream, coconut milk, or sorbet with flavors like chai and cardamom.
VIRGINIA BEACH, RIGHT: The burger finds new life at Commune, where grass-fed local beef is cradled in fresh-made sourdough brioche with Cheddar and pickled leeks; communevb.com.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, LEFT: Believing in the right ride for every wave, Quivers surfboard club offers members unlimited access to a large variety of custom-shaped boards.
VIRGINIA BEACH, RIGHT: Known for its purist focus, Freedom Surf Shop dubbed Pete Smith, Virginia Beach's 76-year-old godfather of surf, its in-house "Ambassador of Stoke."
HUNTINGTON BEACH, LEFT: Artist Sam Bernal's latest design for Main & PCH Marketplace (an online emporium of locally made products) will become your favorite T-shirt of the year.
VIRGINIA BEACH, RIGHT: The attention to design and detail makes North End Bag Co.'s handmade canvas-and-leather bags a cool must-have for the coming season.