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A Tour Through Costa Mesa’s Neighborhoods

Posted on November 8, 2018 | 2:26pm | Travel Costa Mesa

Whether you’re staying for a weekend shopping escape, a girls getaway or for its proximity to spectacular Orange County beaches and the Disneyland® Resort, Costa Mesa’s neighborhoods have plenty to explore! Take a quick tour of each unique neighborhood to start planning your itinerary.


Eastside Costa Mesa

Eastside covers everything from nature preserves to Instagram-worthy dining. The hip neighborhood centers around its 17th Street corridor, where you’ll find everything from gourmet donuts at Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee to “Top Chef” fried chicken and even one of the largest underground wine cellars in the country. Learn more >>


Westside Costa Mesa

Once the hub of the city’s boat building industry, Westside Costa Mesa has evolved into a buzzing incubator for small businesses, artists and unique dining. Take on a ceramics class (with wine!) at Costa Mesa Ceramics, shop the monthly Westside Market or grab dinner at 2145 Pizza, voted best pizza in Orange County. Learn more >>

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SoBeCa District

Art of all kinds are the focus of this Costa Mesa neighborhood. The LAB and The CAMP, the city’s two alternative shopping centers, most notably anchor the SoBeCa District but you’ll also find a beer trail, the Japanese Mitsuwa Marketplace and plenty of nightlife. Learn more >>

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Mesa Verde

This quiet corner of Costa Mesa houses SOCO and The OC Mix, nature parks, golfing and up-and-coming dining. Find The Los Angeles Times’ Best Restaurant of the Year for 2018, Taco Maria, at SOCO and The OC Mix. After you’re done enjoying Chef Carlos Salgado’s Alta California cuisine, cruise around the centers food hall and home design shops. Learn more >>

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South Coast Metro

This small section of Costa Mesa is home to Orange County’s theater and arts district and international shopping destination South Coast Plaza. In the heart of the neighborhood is Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where you’ll find award-winning Broadway shows and musical performances, and South Coast Repertory, a Tony Award winning theater dedicated to new and developing works. Learn more >>


Central Costa Mesa

Dining and nightlife, the OC Fair & Event Center, an annual LA Chargers training camp and family-friendly parks can be found in Central Costa Mesa. At The Triangle, find nightlife like Time Nightclub and dining and entertainment at places like Tavern + Bowl, H20 Sushi & Izakaya and La Vida Cantina. During the summer months, enjoy the free Chargers training camp or make the most of one of the top fairs in country. Learn more >>


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