Just minutes from the beautiful beaches that makes Southern California famous and major tourist attractions like Disneyland, Costa Mesa is the perfect place to stay for an Orange County getaway. Enjoy Broadway caliber productions and concerts at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, relax at luxurious hotels and spas, dine at award-winning restaurants, or shop until you drop at South Coast Plaza and The OC Mix. Plus, many Costa Mesa hotels offer round-trip shuttle service to the Disneyland Resort.
Whether you are taking your family out to celebrate, or looking for a quick bite after a day of shopping, Costa Mesa has some of Orange County's finest restaurants with local and national accolades. Din Tai Fung, a dim sum restaurant founded in Taipei, is regarded as one of the top ten gourmet restaurants in the world. Costa Mesa also offers shopping for everyone. From the world's top luxury designers at South Coast Plaza to one-of-a-kind boutiques filled with designs by local emerging artists at the OC Mix, you will surely find something perfect for your unique style. Just one mile from the ocean, Costa Mesa, of course, offers days full of surfing, sailing, and sunshine.
You cannot visit Southern California without a stop at Disneyland. With two parks, Disneyland and California Adventure, one day definitely is not enough to see and do everything. Costa Mesa is also conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Diego meaning you can spend one day at the Happiest Place on Earth and another at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. San Diego also offers miles of beautiful beaches, hiking trails in the San Diego Mountains, and urban neighborhoods like the iconic Gaslamp Quarter and the eclectic community of Hillcrest.
Whether you are in Orange County for a 4-star luxury experience or looking for something more economical, Costa Mesa offers a hotel for every budget. Many hotels also offer free round-trip shuttle service to John Wayne Airport, Orange County, making your vacation extra easy. Of course, choosing a vacation rental is a great way to experience a place and be close to the beach. Look for places to stay near Newport Beach, Newport Boulevard and 17th Street shops and restaurants, so you will never be bored!
The most convenient airport for your Costa Mesa vacation is the John Wayne Airport, formerly known as the Orange County Airport. The 405 and the 55 are the major freeways through Costa Mesa, but expect traffic delays especially during rush hour, 6-9am and 4-6pm. If you would rather take public transportation, travel with ease on the "57" OCTA bus. This bus stops near all of the major Costa Mesa tourist spots like Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts and South Coast Plaza. Consider renting a car at the airport so that you can travel up and down the coast to see more of Southern California’s beautiful natural features.
Find the best Costa Mesa vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 1789 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Costa Mesa range from $50 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 1536 homes in Costa Mesa offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 201 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 1439 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Costa Mesa offers 255 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 12 vacation rental sites in Costa Mesa where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Expedia, and Booking.com. There are 965 HomeAway rentals, 269 Expedia short term rentals and 263 Booking.com vacation rentals.