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Travel Costa Mesa Blog

Posts Tagged ‘orange county’

Top 10 OC Fair Foods

Posted on July 11, 2018 | 11:33am

 

Chances are good that you’ve been waiting all year to see what deliciously eyebrow-raising foods the kooky vendors of the OC Fair have cooked up for us this year. After all, of all the fun the OC Fair brings to Costa Mesa each year, the free pass to indulge in new and curious foods in the name of “YOLO” is hard to beat. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few of the newest additions to this year’s menu below. If you want to fit the most into your your OC Fair food tour, stop by on Thursdays between noon and 4 p.m. when vendors will be offering a sampling of treats for $3 each!

 

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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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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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Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Costa Mesa

Posted on May 3, 2018 | 9:33am

Looking for a fiesta this Cinco de Mayo? A place to spend an afternoon sipping cold cerveza’s with friends? Or how about just the best tacos in Southern California? Whatever you’ve envisioned to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Costa Mesa, we think you’ll want to take a look at our list below. It’s no secret that the city is home to some amazing Mexican food, but we’ve rounded up some of the local favorites and best deals happening around town.

 

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Your Orange County Memorial Day Weekend Itinerary

Posted on April 27, 2018 | 9:28am

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. Time to pull that late spring wardrobe out, dust off that suitcase and get your vacation game ready! Whether you’re looking for a weekend away with the family, or one on your own, Orange County is the perfect Memorial Day weekend vacation spot to relax and recharge! Keep reading below for a look at six great things to do in Orange County for your long weekend.

 

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