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Travel Costa Mesa Blog

Archive for January, 2012

Get Away with a Girls’ Weekend to Costa Mesa!

Posted on January 30, 2012 | 6:00am

Whether you are a Southern California native looking for the best weekend stay-cation options around, or a first-time visitor looking for a break from the cold of winter, Costa Mesa is perfect for a girls’ getaway weekend! We have the world’s best shopping destination, South Coast Plaza, luxury spas, and nationally recognized restaurants staffed by some of the most talented chefs around. Read More

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A Bird Watcher’s Paradise is Hiding in the Heart of Newport Beach

Posted on January 25, 2012 | 6:00am

One of Southern California’s most beautiful beaches, Newport  Beach, is home to one of the few remaining natural estuaries in the region, Upper Newport Bay. An estuary is a coastal wetland where ocean water mixes with fresh water springs and rivers, creating a unique ecological environment.  As an important rest stop/winter home for birds migrating from Canada and Alaska, nearly 35,000 birds call the bay home at one time. Home to six rare and endangered species, Upper Newport Bay is widely considered one of the finest bird watching sites in North America. Read More

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3 New Kid-Friendly Ways to Experience Southern California’s Beaches

Posted on January 23, 2012 | 6:00am

 If you and your family are staying in Costa Mesa, you’ve probably set aside plenty of time to hit up one of the nearby beaches including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. In fact, Costa Mesa is close enough for you and your family to enjoy 42 miles of pristine Southern California beaches! Instead of spending all of your beach days fighting for umbrella space, why not try one of these 3 great, family-friendly activities that will bring a whole new meaning to spending the day at the beach. Read More

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Celebrate the Best in Performing Arts at the Off Center Festival in Costa Mesa this January!

Posted on January 19, 2012 | 12:00pm

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, located in the heart of the Orange County Theatre & Arts District in beautiful Costa Mesa, CA, is kicking off 2012 with a brand-new, bold project that combines the best of contemporary theater, music, dance and performance art into one amazing arts festival. The Off Center Festival is a nine-day festival (January 13 – 21, 2012) that features dozens of performers making their Segerstrom Center for the Arts stage debut! Read More

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