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International Travel Made Easy in Costa Mesa, California

Posted on July 6, 2018 | 10:36am

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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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Costa Mesa Then and Now: California Tourism Month

Posted on May 14, 2018 | 3:12pm

May is California Tourism Month, where cities are able to share the value that travel and tourism have on their communities. This year’s theme is “Then and Now,” giving us the chance to reflect back on Costa Mesa throughout the years.

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Posted on February 27, 2018 | 4:48pm


Thinking about taking the family on vacation this spring break? How about a little adventure in Orange County, nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego along 42 miles of the Pacific Coast in Southern California? Orange County is famous for attractions like the Disneyland® Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm in Anaheim, not to mention long stretches of jaw-dropping beaches from Huntington Beach to Laguna Beach.

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Ready, Set, Play in Costa Mesa: Your Orange County Marathon Guide

Posted on January 18, 2018 | 12:56pm

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It’s that time of the year again! The Orange County Marathon, one of Southern California’s premier races, returns this spring. Now that registration is open, we’re breaking down where to eat and play, and what OC Marathon hotels are your best bet for a successful race weekend.

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National Plan for Vacation Day

Posted on January 9, 2018 | 5:06pm

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Dear Californians, we need a vacation. In 2016, we left 90 million vacation days unused. Many of those weren’t paid out or rolled over to the next year. Taking vacations, no matter how big or small, is proven to improve mental and physical health as well as productivity and positivity in the workplace. So why are we avoiding it?

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