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Costa Mesa

4.3
Shopping · Theaters · Parks
Known as the City of the Arts®, Costa Mesa lies in the heart of Southern California’s Orange County and serves the region’s internationally acclaimed arts and culture district. Visitors can enjoy Broadway theater and sought-after musical performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, take in designer shopping at South Coast Plaza or explore local boutiques in unique shopping centers like SOCO and The OC Mix, The LAB and The CAMP. A focus on artistry also expands to the culinary community. It’s easy to turn your stay into an Eatcation™ to dine at all of the award winning local hotspots, several headed by former “Top Chef” contestants, and hidden gems sprinkled throughout the city. Costa Mesa is just minutes away from top-rated beaches and other major Southern California attractions such as Disneyland® Resort, making it the perfect place for an Orange County getaway!
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Shopping
South Coast Plaza
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Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Tewinkle Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Monument
California Scenario
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Crevier Classic Cars
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Park
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Pier / Boardwalk
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Costa Mesa

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Park
Fairview Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Metro Pointe at South Coast
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
The Lab Anti-Mall
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Camp
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Costa Mesa

Gift & Specialty Shop
The OC Mix
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Flea Market
Orange County Market Place
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Costa Mesa

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History Museum
Diego Sepulveda Adobe
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

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