Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Costa Mesa Fact Sheet

  • Welcome to Costa Mesa, the City of the Arts®!

About Costa Mesa

  • Incorporated into Orange County in 1953
  • Size: 113,952 population, 16.8 square miles / 25 kilometers
  • Located one mile from the Pacific Ocean / 1.6 kilometers
  • 37 miles / 59 kilometers south of Los Angeles
  • 88 miles / 141 kilometers north of San Diego


  • South Coast Plaza is the largest shopping center in California with 250 retailers and highest concentration of fashion designers in the U.S. along with several dining options. South Coast Plaza is also known for its architecture and size.
  • Costa Mesa also offers an array of boutique and outdoor shopping, including: The LABThe CAMP, and SOCO and The OC MIX.


  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts:The largest nonprofit arts organization in Orange County showcasing the world’s leading dance companies and Broadway shows. It is home to the Philharmonic Society, Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony. View the Segerstrom calendar of events.
  • OC Fair & Event Center is the eight-largest fair in the U.S. It hosts one of the largest annual fairs in California, the OC Fair, every July – August.
  • Beaches: Newport Beach (2 miles/3 kilometers), Huntington Beach (7 miles/11 kilometers), Laguna Beach (18 miles/29 kilometers)
  • 32 parks all equipped with picnic areas and shelters, restrooms, playgrounds and a skate park
  • Golf: Costa Mesa’s own Costa Mesa Country Club; plus nearby courses: Monarch Beach Golf Links, Pelican Hill Golf Club, Strawberry Farms Golf Course, Tustin Ranch Golf Course



Dining: Over 150 various restaurants in Costa Mesa

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  • Over 2,300 spacious guestrooms available with 11 well-known branded hotels. 
  • The 11 hotel members of the Travel Costa Mesa include:
Ayres Hotel: 714.549.0300
Best Western Plus : 949.650.3020
BLVD Hotel: 949.631.7840 
Marriott Costa Mesa: 714.957.1100
Residence Inn by Marriott: 714.241.8800
Crowne Plaza: 714.557.3000

Meeting and Event Venues

Markets Served

Travel Costa Mesa's mission is to increase leisure travel originating from major feeder markets, including southern and central California, San Francisco, San Diego, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas. Secondary targets include domestic and international travelers to Orange County.
For More Information
Visit us online at www.TravelCostaMesa.com or contact Jenny Wedge, Director of Public & Community Relations, at jwedge@travelcostamesa.com or submit a Press Trip Request here. 
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