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Turn Your Holiday Shopping Into a Weekend Getaway in Southern California

Posted on October 24, 2018 | 3:08pm | Travel Costa Mesa

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We may just be hitting the fall stride – complete with pumpkin spice latte, well, everything – but that means the most wonderful time of the year is nearly here! And while spoiling our loved ones with gifts for the holidays can be the best time of the year, holiday shopping is best combined with a bit of self-care. This year, try turning your holiday shopping spree into a relaxing weekend getaway in Southern California with a stay at one of Costa Mesa’s convenient and luxurious hotels! Costa Mesa is perfect for singles, couples and even families, so there’s no shortage of things to explore during your stay.


Plan Your Weekend Getaway in SoCal


Book your stay at the Hilton Costa Mesa or Residence Inn Costa Mesa and take advantage of their South Coast Plaza Shopping Package to receive a $100 gift card to get you started, or get a $50 credit to the Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar when you book Avenue of the Arts’ Wine & Dine Package. The Westin South Coast Plaza offers all you need in luxury with Heavenly® beds and a signature fitness studio. All three are conveniently located near shopping and major attractions like Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Or, find more Costa Mesa hotel deals here!


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Find Major Brands

For major brands and convenient shopping, head across the street from your hotel to South Coast Plaza. The center, which houses the highest concentration of luxury brands under one roof, is truly an international shopping destination. But don’t let the big names fool you, you can still find shopping for every price point and personality with stores like H&M, Forever 21, Uniqlo, Madewell, J.Crew, American Eagle and more.

With a mix of some of the best names, you’re likely to find something for everyone on your list even beyond the fashionista. Pick up a sumptuous candle, bath and body product or perfume for the fragrance fanatic at Jo Malone London. For the men on your list, head to the Art of Shaving, which offers everything from premium essential oil infused grooming products to safety razor shaving starter kits.

While you’re there, you can even pop into Nordstrom for a quick stop by their fourth-floor spa where you can get everything from a mani-pedi to hot stone massage.


the camp costa mesaBoutique Shopping


If shopping small or handmade is more your style, head to 17th Street, The CAMP (pictured above) or SOCO and The OC Mix and you’ll find a variety of boutiques! From coastal styles on 17th Street’s Costa Cabana boutique to


At The CAMP, Costa Mesa’s eco-friendly outdoor shopping and dining center, Purre Boutique has the latest women’s styles from independent-labels, jewelry and accessories, natural skin care and trinkets. For homegoods or the outdoorsman (or woman) on your list, try SEED People’s Market at The CAMP. The inspiring store offers everything from some of the most popular rugged gear brands to kitchenware, jewelry and stationary made by local artists.


At SOCO and The OC Mix you’ll find a mix of boutiques offering women’s and children’s clothing, home decor and on-trend housewares. For the at-home mixologist, stop by The Mixing Glass for unique spirits, barware, bitters and cocktail kits.


Take a Break

If you find yourself ready to escape the holiday frenzy, pop over to The CAMP for some pampering with an organic mani-pedi at Lollipop Nail Studio. Or, drop in for a yoga class at one of the many studios in Costa Mesa like Spectra or Ra Yoga to find your center.If you like a little glamour with your self-care, treat yourself to a show at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, or explore one of the many great wine tasting spots in Orange County! Thanks to Orange County’s famous sunshine, you’ll even be able to enjoy some time poolside at your hotel!

Inspire your holiday spirit with a trip to Disneyland® Resort during your stay with a convenient shuttle to and from your Costa Mesa hotel. Beginning on November 9, the park transforms into a winter wonderland with festive decor, special programming like Mater’s Jingle Jamboree and Disney ¡Viva Navidad! and a festive food marketplace. Be there to experience the Main Street magic complete with nightly snow flurries. You’ll have a chance  The Disneyland shuttle runs from each Costa Mesa hotel directly to the front gates of the park, so be sure to ask about it at check-in!

When it comes time to eat, you’re sure to find out why Costa Mesa is THE Eatcation destination in Orange County. Costa Mesa is home to some of the region’s best restaurants with local and national praise. Treat yourself with a trip to The LA Times’ Best Restaurant of the Year Taco Maria, headed by James Beard Award nominee Carlos Salgado, at SOCO and The OC Mix.


Check out our Visitor Guide for more info on things to do and see in Costa Mesa!


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