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The booming city of Costa Mesa is home to many major corporations, and its location close to the exclusive Laguna Beach means there are upmarket facilities such as designer stores and restaurants. There's a busy cultural calendar, with several performing arts venues to choose from, as well as many outdoor events where you can enjoy a balmy Californian evening.

Things to see

The South Coast Plaza is one of the largest malls on the west coast, and offers an upmarket, luxurious shopping experience. You'll find designer boutiques and upscale stores, with some of the world's most exclusive and prestigious brands under one roof. There are several upscale department stores, and the marble floors and glass ceilings give it a spacious and modern atmosphere. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts also has contemporary styling, with 5 unique performance venues hosting live music, touring musicals, family friendly shows, dance, and a huge amount of different shows happening throughout the year. Costa Mesa Country Club has 36 holes of golf with palm trees and greenery, a relaxing lake area, and colorful displays of flowers sitting in the warm sunshine. After enjoying a round of golf, you can return to the luxurious clubhouse, with a bar and coffee shop where you can relax and socialize.

Hotels in Costa Mesa

You can enjoy a wide selection of cheap hotels in Costa Mesa, with many 2 to 3 star properties such as motels and inns that offer a friendly welcome. For a low nightly rate you can enjoy facilities such as outdoor pools, spa tubs, complimentary buffet breakfasts and daily newspapers, free parking, and business centers. Guestrooms also have plenty of useful extras, and you'll enjoy amenities such as refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, WiFi, cable television, and air conditioning. Many hotels have both rooms and suites available for different size parties, as well as rollaway beds and cribs available to hire for those traveling with children.

Where to stay

As an important business district, you'll find a busy city center, although not many high rise buildings. The city has a rather sprawling pattern rather than being concentrated in one area, and the large freeway running through Costa Mesa makes it easy to get around. There's a wide range of eateries in the city, and the annual restaurant week allows locals and visitors to sample the fine dining establishments, bistros, grills, steakhouses, and other cozy restaurants. There's also an excellent nightlife scene, with neon lit bars and stylish nightclubs, as well as lots of outdoor events on balmy evenings such as live music and local festivals.

How to get to Costa Mesa

John Wayne Airport has flights arriving from major cities across the USA, and it is conveniently located just a 10 minute drive from Costa Mesa. You can pick up a rental car at the airport and simply drive down the freeway yourself, or pick up a taxi or shuttle service to take you to your hotel. There are also regular buses from the airport to downtown, with the journey taking about 25 minutes. Los Angeles International Airport is also a popular arrival point, with flights landing here from around the world, and it's a 40 minute drive from Costa Mesa, or you can take the local bus service to Norwalk, take the Metro to Mariposa, and then take buses to your final destination.