Costa Mesa is a suburban city that is buzzing with hidden jewels and off-the-beaten path treasures that are worth your attention!
THE LAB | In the midst of Orange County’s suburbia, we recognized a need for an original, indoor-outdoor unconventional hang-out packed with a wide array of cafes, restaurants and retail that embraced a vibrant community of lovers in art, music, fashion and hip cuisine. For our cat lovers, check out Ruin Bar … its an experience!
THE CAMP | embrace your inner-adventurer at the sister establishment of The Lab. All stores are eco-friendly, health-conscious and fitness-oriented, blending California-native greenery with the latest trends in active lifestyle. Stop by Taco Asylum for a very non-traditional taco and beer experience!
THE TRIANGLE | do just about anything at this outdoor retail and entertainment center. From a bowling alley, to movie theatre and an eclectic mix of restaurants there is something for everyone!
Newport Beach is a seaside city that is decked with oceanfront mansions and a yacht-lined harbor. Don’t let this intimidate you, though; Newport Beach also features historic cottages, inviting ice cream shops and a large bar scene. Day-drinking is a “must” with Newport’s beach-vibes. Hit the bars along The Peninsula for a day you are surely to forget!
BACK BAY | The Back Bay Loop Trail provides an exciting opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to discover a magnificent regional trail experience at the Bay. The 10.5 mile Trail is well-signed as it winds around Upper Newport Bay, with scenic stops. The Back Bay Loop Trail also links with the 22-mile Mountains to Sea trail – this National Recreational Trail runs from Upper Newport Bay through Irvine past Peters Canyon Reservoir and into the rugged mountains of Weir Canyon north of Irvine Regional Park.
BALBOA PENINSULA | Locals know the three-mile-long stretch with the harbor on one side and broad, sandy California beaches on the other as “the Peninsula.” The Balboa Peninsula is home to many sit down restaurants and quick food stops for people hitting the sand for a day at Balboa Beach, and the variety of bars and live music makes the Peninsula a regional nightlife destination. But a trip to the Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Balboa Fun Zone, where the Ferris wheel has stood for more than 80 years, Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest, and the world famous Balboa Island Ferry
FASHION ISLAND | Located in the heart of Newport Beach, Fashion Island shopping is Southern California’s premier coastal shopping and dining experience. With panoramic ocean views and towering palm trees, Fashion Island stores include prestigious department stores and specialty boutiques, more than 30 dining options and restaurants. This is a must for a shopping day where you can get a quick blow out at Dry Bar and have an a great lunch!
Also known as Surf City USA, Huntington Beach captures the quintessential Southern California beach lifestyle and culture. Dig your toes in the sand, walk along the iconic pier and hit the bars – Huntington Beach is the perfect fusion of chill and trendy and has a sweet spot for just about anyone!
PACIFIC CITY | For those who love a good game night, Pacific City has got ya covered. Ping pong, life-sized chess pieces and corn-hole are available at Pacific City. Tanners is the go-to for a rooftop cocktail, not the mention the dozens of restaurants. Check out Lot 579 for a modern food hall serving some of the most sought after + award winning eateries in OC.
Laguna Beach is Southern California’s premier coastal destination, nestled between seven miles of hidden coves and majestic canyons. A year-round retreat for art lovers, outdoor adventurers, beachgoers, families and romantics, this hidden gem has so much to offer. Perfect place for a relaxing day of beach side shopping and a great lunch + dinner spot!
NICKS | Casual, eclectic food in a beachside location. Warm tones complement exposed brick walls, wood-trimmed booths, hand-blown glass lamps and exhibition kitchen, while the central island bar focuses the heart of the operation on entertainment and relaxed dining.
TACO LOCO | Casual California sidewalk taco stand with great options for carnivores and vegans alike!
SKYLOFT | Skyloft offers ocean views and rooftop dining in a relaxing atmosphere with fast and friendly service. Guests can also enjoy nightly live music