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(Orange County's  City of the Arts)

Known as Orange County's "City of the Arts," Costa Mesa is known for their acclaimed visual and performing arts scene, along with award-winning restaurants and world-class shopping.  There are many fun things to do in Costa Mesa, offering  something for everyone!

Located in the heart of Orange County, Costa Mesa is located less than an hour (40 miles) from Los Angeles, 20 minutes from Disneyland, and just minutes from the beach. It is the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway!

Where is Costa Mesa, CA?

Self-Guided Art Tour

Take a self-guided tour of the notable public art and sculptures around the city. You can also listen to a free audio tour, which provides commentary about the art and the artists who created them, as well as the history of Costa Mesa.

The LAB Anti-Mall

The LAB stands for "Little American Business," and is full of unique boutiques, cafes, restaurants, along with fun murals and art installations.


The green, eco-friendly shops and eateries of the CAMP are dedicated to fostering an active, healthy lifestyle, mindful of the environment and with a strong connection to the local community. 

Noguchi Garden

Also known as California Scenario, the Noguchi Garden is recognized as one of the most important sculpture gardens in the US. Its elements represent the diverse landscapes of California, and incorporate the use of native plants and materials. 

Hunt for murals

Costa Mesa has so many cool murals around town, representing a variety of artists and styles. Find some unique ones at Canvas, Triangle Square, the LAB, and the alley behind Social Kitchen + Bar.

South Coast Plaza

Shop til you drop at South Coast Plaza, the largest mall on the West Coast. You'll find everything from luxury stores to everyday brands. Don't miss the Christmas decorations during the holiday season!

Segrestrom Center

Catch Broadway musicals and performances by symphony orchestras, musicians, and popular recording artists here. The hall itself is also an architectural gem.

Eat + Drink

Costa Mesa is a foodie haven, and sampling all the eats is one of the best things to do in Costa Mesa! Find OC's only two Michelin starred restaurants, as well as unique local eateries and a diverse selection of ethnic food.