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Plan your vacation to Costa Mesa

Posted on January 14, 2020 | 1:12pm | Travel Costa Mesa

Plan your vacation to Costa Mesa

From hitting the gym to eating better or taking time to enjoy the outdoors, a new year often means taking better care of yourself. Did you know that taking time off from work benefits your well being too? It also helps your professional performance. So why don’t more of us use our time off to do something we love⁠—travel? According to the US Travel Association, “⁠planners are more likely than non-planners to travel during their vacation days.” We’re celebrating National Plan for a Vacation Day, on January 28, to encourage you to plan for all of your vacation days at the beginning of the year!

Traveling doesn’t have to mean an expensive, long-distance trip either. We think that with a bit of planning, you can have a fantastic staycation or, even better, an Eatcation® in Costa Mesa. Here are our highlights coming up through spring in the City of the Arts®.

Tet Festival. Photo courtesy of UVSA.


Celebrate the Year of the Rat at South Coast Plaza with special events and performances, along with in-store promotions and contests from January 23 – February 9. The Tet Festival is the largest Vietnamese Lunar New Year festival in the country. There will be traditional Vietnamese food, entertainment and customs from January 24 – 26 at the OC Fair & Event Center. Finally, Pacific Symphony’s Lunar New Year at Segerstrom Center for the Arts includes dynamic performances of Easter and Western music and dance from January 25 – February 9.


Spend Valentine’s Day weekend in Costa Mesa. Relax at one of our spas, go to a wine tasting and have some fabulous food with our romantic dining recommendations.

Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil


Cirque du Soleil Volta comes to OC Fair & Event Center March 18 – April 19. Follow the story of Waz, a game show contestant, as he searches for acceptance. The incredible show features aerial artists gracefully flying in sweeping arcs, acrobats performing on a unicycle, artists shape diving and BMX bikers. 

Photo courtesy of OC Fair & Event Center


A great event for the whole family, Imaginology brings together science, technology, engineering, arts and math with hands-on activities designed to be fun and educational. The event takes place April 17 – 19 and is free.

Year Round

Take advantage of the amazing culinary scene in Costa Mesa with an Eatcation®. Try our DIY Top Chef tour, go on our Beer Trail or check out all of our food accolades to try the best of the best. 

No matter what time of year you plan to visit, there’s always plenty to do in Costa Mesa. You can start with your travel style to help you plan your itinerary. See what events are going on during your stay by looking at our calendar. Then, book your stay by finding the best hotel deals