Costa Mesa, centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego and minutes away from the beach, is a perfect getaway in sun-drenched palm-fringed Orange County to live the Southern California dream. Experience world-class shopping, indulge in sumptuous dining, enjoy award-winning Broadway productions and relax at some of the top hotels, all in Costa Mesa, known as the City of the Arts™
Costa Mesa is the home of South Coast Plaza, one of the world’s crown jewels for shopping with scores of luxury brands — everything from Prada and Gucci to Hermes and Chanel — all under one roof with easy access and convenient parking. With more than 250 retailers, this luxury shopping destination represents one of the highest concentration of high-end designer boutiques in the world, rivaling Fifth Avenue in New York and Bond Street in London, as well as Avenue Montaigne in Paris and Ginza in Tokyo. For a limited time, receive a $100 South Coast Plaza gift certificate when you stay two nights in Costa Mesa from November 11, 2016 and January 7, 2017.
For a quaint and eclectic local shopping experience that brings together art, music, fashion and the outdoors explore The OC MIX, The LAB and The CAMP. These campuses offer a unique selection of curated shops and pop-up boutiques supporting local designers and artists with one-of-a-kind items and eco-friendly products.
Art, music, and theater are some of the signature activities in Costa Mesa, underscoring the city’s reputation as the City of the Arts™. The result is Costa Mesa is arguably the cultural epicenter of Orange County, pulling in visitors from around the Southern California region and the world to experience the Art of the Fashion, the Art of Dining and the Art of the Stage. For example, find a Broadway-caliber show at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, one of the largest art complexes in the United States, located directly across from South Coast Plaza. The art complex, graced with acclaimed artwork and sculptures from such luminaries like Henry Moore and Richard Serra, showcases significant national and international productions of music, dance and theater year-round, many of which have won Tony Awards. There you'll find the glass-encased Portuguese limestone-clad Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, whose resident companies are the acclaimed Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale. South Coast Repertory theater, which is widely regarded as one of foremost producers of new plays in the United States, offers a performing arts development program consisting of commissions, residencies, readings and workshops, from which up to five world premieres are produced each season.
Looking for exceptional dining during your visit to Costa Mesa? From Michelin-starred chef Carlos Salgado of Taco María to critically acclaimed Asian restaurants like Din Tai Fung to the hottest new Spanish restaurant, Vaca created by Amar Santata, the runner-up of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 13, Costa Mesa restaurants rival some of the world’s top dining establishments, making the city arguably the culinary capital of Orange County.
For your stay, Costa Mesa offers a wide variety of exceptional hotels fitting every budget, everything from a four-diamond experience to boutique offerings to well-branded names. Take a look at the distinct offerings of Costa Mesa hotels for your next visit to Southern California, many of which offer free round-trip shuttle service from John Wayne Airport, Orange County. Stay in one of Costa Mesa’s select hotels and receive daily round-trip shuttle service to the Disneyland®Resort®. Shuttle passes are available for purchase at participating hotels with advanced reservations.