Welcome to Costa Mesa

Located just minutes from famous Orange County beaches, Costa Mesa welcomes you with a vibrant array of performing arts and public art on display, a killer foodie scene and diverse shopping, from the world’s top fashion designers to unique local goods.

Modern Art on Display

Costa Mesa is known in Orange County as the City of the Arts® where locals and visitors experience the symphony, ballet, Broadway shows, family entertainment and special events at the magnificent Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Surrounding the arts campus, guests enjoy public sculptures, installations and an art walk featuring famous artists like Joan Miro and Isamu Noguchi. Adding to the dynamic arts campus is The Orange County Museum of Art, where the voices and work of influential artists and creative thinkers through innovative and ground-breaking exhibitions and programs are on display, free of charge.

Throughout this eclectic city, Costa Mesa is home to large-scale murals such as “Welcome Home” by Shephard Fairey, “Kobe Bryant Mural” by Efren Andaluz, “Costa Mesa Bloom” by Aaron Glasson, and most recently, “Dolly Parton” by David Gilmore, to name just a few.

World Class Shopping

Costa Mesa offers shopping for every style. South Coast Plaza is the crown jewel of designer shopping and one of the most prestigious shopping destinations in the world. With more than 250 boutiques and restaurants, this luxury shopping destination has one of the largest concentrations of high-fashion retailers in the world.

The LAB and The CAMP offers guests a nontraditional retail community in a casual and lively atmosphere. All of the stores here are health conscious or fitness related, with a strong emphasis on an active lifestyle. "Green" is everywhere, from the native vegetation to the progressive and select retailers offering their organic wares in the first-known environmentally sensitive retail campus in the United States.

The OC Mix has a carefully curated selection of clothing, gifts and goods representative of everything trending in SoCal. With a fun collection of retail stalls, a cheese shop, award-winning coffee and unique restaurants, The OC Mix has an afternoon of fun for everyone. 

As the Eatcation® destination in Orange County, Costa Mesa is home to 2 Michelin One-Star Restaurants and five Michelin-recognized restaurants, making it one of the cities with the most outside of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Up-and-coming hotspots and plenty of culinary innovation will inspire the culinary traveler.

With over 150 events per year, The OC Fair & Event Center is at the heart of Costa Mesa’s year-round events calendar attracting more than 2 million visitors annually.  The center is home to Heroes Hall Veterans Museum, Centennial Farm, Pacific Amphitheatre and one of the largest fairs in the United States, the OC Fair.

There’s always an exciting new visual experience around the corner in Costa Mesa – whether it’s stunning modern art, a mouthwatering dish created by the city’s top chefs, or an elating play or concert. Costa Mesa is the perfect place to stay for your next Orange County getaway.


There is so much to do in Costa Mesa. Join the fun!

There is so much to do in Costa Mesa. Join the fun!

Explore Orange County


Hip hangouts, hidden gems, and in the heart of Orange County.

Buena Park

A hub for adventure seekers, foodies, and history buffs, make Buena Park your next destination.  5 minutes from the Disneyland ® Resort, Buena Park is centrally located in northern Orange County.  The entertainment hotspot is a must-visit for those looking to add hair-raising thrills, delightful dishes, and historical interest to their itineraries.

Dana Point

Dana Point remains an overlooked treasure in Southern California. While the state is known for its fast-paced cities and thrilling attractions, Dana Point is where you go for a more relaxed pace of travel. You can walk along the beaches that surround the quaint village that has sprung up around them. 

Garden Grove

Just on the other side of Anaheim’s Harbor Boulevard lies Garden Grove. Garden Grove is a vibrant Southern California city in the middle of all the action.

Huntington Beach

There are many great surf towns on the Orange County coast, but few are as famous as Huntington Beach. In fact, Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City USA, hosts the annual Vans US Open of Surfing.


Welcome to Irvine, California!  The urban community is often recognized for livability, with planned communities, globally inspired cuisine, and plein-air shopping.  It’s also a wonderful destination for travelers who want to be at the heart of it all.  John Wayne Airport (SNA) is conveniently located just minutes from most of Irvine hotels.

Laguna Beach

A trip to Orange County isn’t complete without a visit to Laguna Beach. Laguna is a refined upscale beach city, regularly listed as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. It’s the Hollywood star residents and their ocean-view mansions that have earned this area’s nickname, “The Gold Coast.”

Newport Beach

From strolling around Balboa Island grabbing a frozen banana to basking in the seaside charm, Newport Beach is Orange County’s most family-friendly beach city.

City of Orange

Just across the Santa Ana River is the City of Orange, a unique piece of city planning. The center of the city is situated around a roundabout and is shaped like, you guessed it, an orange! The circle surrounds Plaza Park, which is the heart of Orange and the site of the annual Orange International Street Fair.

San Clemente

While Orange County is one of the most urbanized parts of California, San Clemente is where the development takes a little break. Here, the Pacific Coast Highway enters a long stretch of emptiness and the traffic of I-5 becomes a bit more relaxed. The beaches here are less crowded, have great surfing, are relatively quiet and many feature seaside campsites.

San Juan Capistrano

The San Juan Capistrano Mission was the first European settlement in what is now the state of California, back when it was still New Spain. You could say, this mission is where the story of the state as we know it began and history buffs won’t want to skip a visit to this historic settler church.

Santa Ana

Nicknamed the "Downtown of Orange County," Santa Ana is brimming with richly diverse experiences. Come walk the lively streets of our historic downtown. Bask in the colors of vibrant murals and art, savor the flavors of authentic cuisine, and explore a world of experiences at our famed festivals.

Seal Beach

Seal Beach is the first taste of Orange County that travelers get when they are driving down the coast. Just off the Pacific Coast Highway, visitors can catch a glance at the iconic wooden Seal Beach Pier and head straight to Main Street, which features dozens of shops and eateries along a picturesque strip that’s just a few blocks long.