Summer is well underway in Costa Mesa, a coastal community just minutes from the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. It’s a great time to jump in the car and head out for a weekend escape or longer getaway in Orange County. Travel Costa Mesa invites road trippers to “Create Your Escape, Close to Home” with their recently launched summer campaign and great hotel deals. With warm weather, sunshine and many businesses open, the safety and cleanliness of Costa Mesa hotels and businesses is a top priority so visitors can feel confident in visiting.
Travel Costa Mesa has also created itineraries for all types of travelers to experience the city’s art, culture, shopping and extensive outdoor dining scene. View the “Calling all Creators” video.
Things to do
There are more than 30 Costa Mesa parks that are ideal for picnics, biking, hiking or simply a place to stretch and enjoy the fresh air.
Known as the City of the Arts®, the Costa Mesa Art Walk is an easy, free self-guided tour around the city’s arts district and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. More than 20 sculptures adorn the walkways, performing arts center and buildings throughout Town Center Park. Follow the Art Walk map to California Scenario, where the 1.6-acre open space is designed to showcase California’s natural landscape.
Jump in the car for a city tour to seek and find the dozens of murals and street art painted by locals and paying homage to the creative community that makes up Costa Mesa. A visit to The LAB Anti-Mall provides for a one-stop-shop for many of these art sightings.
Two popular beaches near Costa Mesa are Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. It’s just a short drive and each location features miles of sandy beaches and a harbor where visitors can rent stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, electric boats, or just relax on the beach enjoying coastal breezes.
Plan a visit
Travel Costa Mesa has created four itineraries to help travelers plan an upcoming visit.
Where to Stay
Avenue of the Arts Hotel is a Tribute Portfolio hotel which goes far beyond the typical hotel experience with eclectic arts-inspired design, inventive culinary creations and an ideal location in the Theater and Arts District close to fashion-hub South Coast Plaza. The property celebrates the very best in human expression. And by doing so, create the perfect space to be the very best expression of yourself. Beyond captivating design, enjoy social scenes and sincere service dedicated to helping you make the most of every moment .