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7 Ways To Find Your Happy in Orange County This Summer

Posted on May 28, 2021 | 7:00pm | Travel Costa Mesa

7 Ways To Find Your Happy in Orange County This Summer

California is officially reopening on June 15, so now is the time to plan your summer getaway. Theme parks, performing arts centers and more are all ready to welcome you back. If Orange County or Southern California are your destination, Costa Mesa’s central location makes it the perfect home base for your visit. Check out our “Find Your Happy” hotel deals with rates as low as $112 a night. Here are 7 ways to make your stay even happier.

1. Disneyland Resort®

The Happiest Place on Earth is always a favorite Southern California destination. Plus, it’s just a short 13-mile drive from Costa Mesa. The Disneyland Resort® has a phased reopening plan and is already open for California residents. Visit their website for open attractions, restaurants and updates.

2. OC Fair

It’s “Time for Fun” as the OC Fair return in person July 16 – August 15, 2021! Enjoy four weeks of fun, food, and entertainment. Ticket prices start at $12 on weekdays and $14 on weekends with various discounted prices for children and seniors. Advance ticket purchase is required this year, so be sure to plan ahead.

3. Happy Hour

The Costa Mesa Happy Hour scene can be experienced every night of the week with so many independently owned and diverse dining options; some with live music and dinner shows throughout the week. It’s a great time to explore this popular foodie town and support local businesses. Get a taste of the experience through the happy hour video series.

Photo courtesy of The CAMP

4. Concerts @ The CAMP

Free, outdoor Concerts @ The Camp every Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m through September 30. The CAMP is a unique dining and retail spot in Costa Mesa and one of the first-known sustainable campuses in the U.S. It features vegan, Vietnamese, Italian and American fare, plus some of the best baked goods in town by Food Network Chopped champion and Blackmarket Bakery owner, Rachel Klemek, all to enjoy during the concert.

Photo courtesy of Segerstrom Center for the Arts

5. Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has live entertainment on the outdoor Argyros Plaza. Upcoming performances include Polynesian dance classes, comedian Maria Bramford and NBC’s The Voice 2012 contestant, Broadway performer and songwriter, Chris Mann. Advanced reservations are required and can be secured online. Visit our calendar for the latest events.

free things to do at the oc fair

6. 2021 Toyota Summer Concert Series

Live concerts and performances are back as part of the 2021 Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre and will feature guests like Cole Swindell, Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult along with a wide range of cover bands performing in The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center.

7. Orange County Beaches

Have fun in the sun at one of these hidden gems and lesser-known beaches in Orange County – take a picnic, rent bikes or even take a surf or standup paddle board lesson.