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Costa Mesa’s Best Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities During Winter Break

Posted on December 19, 2020 | 4:26pm

School is out and you might be thinking there’s nothing for the kids to do. It’s important for everyone to get fresh air, though, and Costa Mesa has some great family-friendly outdoor activities. Spend an afternoon or a day in the City of the Arts to beat those winter blues. Be sure to wear your masks and socially distance from others.

Art Walk Audio Tour

Our newly launched Costa Mesa Art Walk Audio Tour is fun, educational and will help burn off some of that out-of-school energy. Walk through California Scenario, also known as Noguchi Garden, by famed sculptor Isamu Noguchi. The Art Walk then takes you over to Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory, ending at South Coast Plaza. 

Parks

Want to spend a little time in nature? Costa Mesa has several parks that are perfect for biking, hiking, horseback riding and more. Fairview Park is the city’s largest park, so there’s plenty of space for social distancing. Talbert Regional Park includes a BMX area, along with 9 hiking trails. Both are near enough to the beach to hike or bike there. Grab takeout from one of Costa Mesa’s restaurants and head over to TeWinkle Park, a relaxing setting for a family picnic. You can enjoy the lake and waterfall or continue on with the fun at Costa Mesa Skate Park.

Night of Lights

Not technically an outdoor activity, Night of Lights is a drive-thru winter wonderland experience with a tree lighting, music and more. You can preorder holiday treats, including tamales, cookies and hot chocolate. Then, drive through a million magical holiday lights. Appearances by Santa until December 24. It’s a perfect way to end your day in Costa Mesa. 

Travel Costa Mesa wishes you a safe and happy holiday season!

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Enjoy the Arts for Your Family Holiday Tradition!

Posted on November 3, 2014 | 1:26pm

There’s nothing better about the holiday season than spending time with family and friends. In between passing trays filled with turkey and stuffing or opening presents, a great family tradition can be seeing a play, musical or concert.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts 2013-2014 Season Preview

Posted on August 13, 2013 | 2:08pm

The 2013-14 Season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts brings the power of live performances to the stage in Costa Mesa. As the leading performing arts venue in Orange County, SCFTA features Broadway hits, acclaimed musicians, international dance troupes, family friendly productions and much more.

Last night, season ticket holders, group buyers and members of the media were invited to a special preview of the upcoming season’s productions.  Bob Bucci, EVP of Marketing of Broadway Across America, hosted the event and set the tone for the night by wearing a cupcake costume!  SCFTA Executive Vice President Judy Morr also assisted in hosting duties, although she left the sweets-inspired wardrobe to Bucci.

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2013-2014 Season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Posted on April 9, 2013 | 11:46am

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is the focal point for all performing arts in Orange County.  From Broadway shows to dance, jazz, opera, cabaret and child oriented performances, SCFTA is a world-class venue to experience the power of live theater productions.

The 2013-2014 season was recently announced and, as always, SCFTA will be home to the very best in performing arts featuring several award-winning productions.  The Broadway series features Evita, The Wizard of Oz, Jersey Boys, Ghost the Musical, ONCE and the highly regarded, gut-busting comedy The Book of Mormon.

Images courtesy of SCFTA

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