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International Travel Made Easy in Costa Mesa, California

Posted on July 6, 2018 | 10:36am

international travel in costa mesa

Costa Mesa hotels are well versed in welcoming international travelers. As one of the most common international travel groups to Costa Mesa, Chinese visitors can be greeted with several convenient amenities and tailored services for their stay.

 

Through Marriott International’s Li Yu (meaning “serve with courtesy”) hospitality program, the Residence Inn by MarriottMarriott Costa Mesa and Westin South Coast Plaza can all offer Chinese travelers specialty amenities like shaving kits and toothbrushes with a personalized welcome letter upon check-in. Guests may also enjoy items such as closed-toed slippers, tea and electric kettle, cup noodles, disposable chopsticks and power adapters upon request to ensure a comfortable stay.

 

Marriott Rewards members may also connect with a concierge service assistant via WeChat for local travel information, to request in-room amenities or ask questions about their reservations.

 

Things to do in Costa Mesa

South Coast Plaza Costa Mesa

International visitors to Costa Mesa won’t want to miss South Coast Plaza, the region’s international shopping destination with the world’s highest concentration of luxury brands under one roof.

 

South Coast Plaza’s concierge also offers language assistance in more than 40 languages. Visit a concierge desk to meet with a bilingual representative who can assist you with everything from reservations at South Coast Plaza restaurants to tours of the shopping center. Travelex Worldwide Money is located on the first level of South Coast Plaza to convert currency into U.S. dollars, and the Union Pay card is accepted at several boutiques.

When looking for adventure, guests can take a convenient round-trip shuttle from Costa Mesa hotels directly to the gate of the Disneyland® Resort!

 

The OC Fair offers visitors another seasonal activity full of carnival rides, games, live entertainment and unique dining.

 

Best Restaurants in Costa Mesa

When it comes to time to eat, visitors can try one of the more than 150 eateries around town or stay close to their hotels. From The LA Times’ “Best Restaurant of the Year” Taco Maria to the Spanish-inspired Vaca headed by “Top Chef” celebrity chef Amar Santana, there’s something for everyone!

din tai fung

Din Tai Fung in Costa Mesa offers the steamed Shanghia-style dumplings the international chain is known for. The restaurant, which is located in South Coast Plaza, features an exhibition style kitchen showcasing the impressive preparation behind its popular dishes.

 

The Mitsuwa Marketplace offers both a shopping marketplace and a food court that offers several varieties of food including ramen and rice bowls.

 

 

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Explore the OC Fair Without Breaking the Bank

Posted on June 28, 2018 | 11:01am

 

The annual Orange County Fair returns this July for 23 days of rides, games and everyone’s favorite fair foods! This year’s OC Fair theme is “Free Your Inner Farmer” and will incorporate even more agricultural-inspired education, family-friendly programming and art installations than ever before.

 

And while the fair attracts more than one million visitors each year, we don’t think you should have to spend a million to enjoy your time…although we highly encourage you to take advantage of some of the fair food $3 sample deals while you’re there (more on that at the end)!

 

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Celebrating Father’s Day in Costa Mesa? Try This!

Posted on June 12, 2018 | 10:36am

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Spending Dad’s day in Costa Mesa this year? There’s no better spot! We’ve rounded up some of our best suggestions for things to do and Father’s Day restaurants in Costa Mesa below.

 

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Spending Fourth of July Weekend in Costa Mesa

Posted on June 6, 2018 | 9:56am

 

orange county fourth of july

Independence Day is a particularly spectacular holiday to spend in Orange County. Whether you want to take in some beachside fireworks, the West Coast’s largest parade or performances by internationally recognized musicians, Costa Mesa is the ideal location for your Orange County Fourth of July stay!

 

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Free Things to Do in Orange County This Summer

Posted on May 25, 2018 | 11:18am

Ah, summer. Time to plan that family vacation! Getting away with the family can be the highlight of the summer months, but there’s no reason to break the bank in the process. Sure, picking the right family-friendly hotel in Orange County is important, and of course you’ll want to experience some incredible food and fun (and maybe even a little Broadway theater). But if you’re planning a Southern California vacation, there are plenty of free things to do in Orange County this summer. Not least of which includes free admission to the popular OC Fair (which draws in more than a million visitors each year), free family-friendly movies, watching the Los Angeles Chargers and, of course, a visit to those gorgeous beaches!

 

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