Summer is here and if you are or planning to stay in the Orange County area, why not stay in Costa Mesa—one of Southern California’s most vibrant cities, bustling with activities to do! Costa Mesa is home to South Coast Plaza, one of the biggest malls in the nation and the largest in California. The city is extremely close to the Pacific Coast and houses the world-class Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory Theater. Furthermore, headquarters like Paul Frank, Volcom, Hurley International, and RVCA are all located in Costa Mesa. According to the city’s website, Costa Mesa offers 28 parks, two municipal golf courses, three libraries, and 20 public schools. The city’s population is roughly about 110,000. Costa Mesa has a Mediterranean climate; perfect and enjoyable weather for residents and travelers during the summer and all year round!
There are many Costa Mesa hotels for any kind of traveling you are planning to do, whether it is business or for pleasure. If you decide to stay in Costa Mesa, the Orange County Fair (OC Fair) is currently in progress until August 12, 2012. The OC Fair opens Wednesdays through Sundays and depending on the days you go, they offer different types of discounts and activities. Discounts and promotions includes: Clothing Drive (August 1st), School Supply Drive (August 8th), Kids Day (Thursdays), Seniors Day (60+), We Care Wednesdays, Heroes Get in Free (all active and veteran military), and many more. Exhibits, carnival rides, food trucks, live entertainment, and livestock are only a plethora of things to see and experience at the Orange County Fair. The Pacific Amphitheater, located on the grounds of the OC Fair and Event Center, has hosted famous celebrities like , , , and Bill Cosby. If you have already visited the OC Fair, there are also free summer concerts at the Fairview Park through July 31st. There are plenty of other activities to take advantage if you decide to stay in Costa Mesa during the summer.
Staying at Costa Mesa grants easy access to many of Southern California’s other lovely attractions like the beaches, Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, and the Los Angeles area. Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland is less than 30 minutes away. The beach is less than a mile away from the city of Costa Mesa. Some nearby beaches include: Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, and Newport Beach. Costa Mesa’s nightlife includes many bars like: Shark Club, Sutra, Detroit Bar, Kitsch Bar, and plenty more! If you are interested in staying at any of the hotels in Costa Mesa, there are several hotels offering free shuttle service to the John Wayne/Orange County Airport. Costa Mesa offers a variety of luxurious hotels for every budget!
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