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Known as the City of the Arts®, Costa Mesa is truly a destination built upon creativity in both fine and performing arts, as well as culinary arts, fashion design and architecture. For these reasons and more, the Orange County Register dubbed Costa Mesa  the "Capital of Cool." Visitors from around the world come to Costa Mesa to find the lesser-known gem of a city in the heart of Orange County where they can stay, play and be close to the beautiful Pacific Ocean and other favorite attractions that make Southern California one of the most desired places to visit.

27 Top Things to Do in Orange County, California - US News

Survival to Revival: DMOs Push Up OC Tourism - OCBJ

California Report: Here’s What’s New in 2022 - OCBJ

Costa Mesa’s Knife Pleat earns a Michelin star - LA Times

Three Orange County restaurants honored with Michelin plate awards - LA Times

Where to Celebrate Pride in California - Visit California

Costa Mesa Murals Draw National Spotlight - LA Times

Complex Challenges of Building OCMA - ENR

Cuisine, Culture and Comfort in Costa Mesa - HeySocal

Costa Mesa and South Coast Plaza - CHIC Magazine

Spring in Costa Mesa - National Parks Magazine

Immerse Yourself in Costa Mesa Culture - RediscoverAmerica.com

Spring in Sunny Costa Mesa - Big Blend Radio

America's Top Destinations for Outdoor Art - Men's Journal

8 Places to See OC's Gorgeous Art - Visit California

What's New in Costa Mesa - 2021 - Pride Journeys

Explore Costa Mesa - Pride Journeys

Private Tours and Experiences - Visit California 

Weekend in Costa Mesa - Picking Daisies Blog

Costa Mesa Art Scene - Phoenix-TV, Travel Fun Guide

City of the Arts and Major Eats - Dose of Travel 

Costa Mesa Food Scene - Phoenix-TV, Travel Fun Guide

Costa Mesa - A Destination for Foodies (video) - Mike's Road Trip

The Road Trip You Need to Take Right Now - San Diego Food Girl

Costa Mesa's Orange County Fair & Events Center - Toasting Food, Wine and Travel

Art and Shopping Awaits You in Costa Mesa - Toasting Food, Wine and Travel

How to Beat the Heat in California - Postcards & Passports

From Costa Mesa to the San Juan Islands - BigBlendRadioandTV.com (podcast)

Things to do in Orange County in August - LOCALE 

Marvelous Murals of Costa Mesa - NBC Los Angeles

Show Your Pride in Costa Mesa - Pride Journeys

My Eatcation With Costa Mesa - Foodie Flashpacker

Costa Mesa Brings Experiences Into Your Home - Greer's OC

Los Angeles & Beyond - Travels With Darley

Record Low Hotel Occupancy - Daily Pilot

Virtual Happy Hour with Costa Mesa - MenWhoBlog

California Dream - Milenio Magazine

Cinco de May Virtual Happy Hour - Pub Club

Costa Mesa Brings Experiences into Your Home - California Life HD

Cooking Through Crisis - Visit California

Podcast with Travel Costa Mesa - Travel Itch Radio

Inspiring Stories During COVID-19 - MeetingsToday

Virtual Tourism Offers Stay-at-Home Adventures - Visit California

Costa Mesa Businesses Come Together During Coronavirus - Traveler and Tourist

Awesome Webcams to View - Visit California

6 Virtual Getaways while #SaferAtHome - Dine, Travel & Entertainment

Costa Mesa Should be Your Next LGBTQ Destination - PrideJoureys.com

Things to do in Costa Mesa: Art & Culture Guide - Chevrons & Eclairs

Handpicked Restaurants for a Tasteful Night Out in Costa Mesa - Bel Around the World

How to Spend a Weekend in Costa Mesa - PNW Mama Bear

The Ultimate SoCal Taco Tour Roadtrip - Sweet C's Design and Visit California

Top Destinations to Visit in 2020 - Maple Leopard

The Best Things to do in Costa Mesa - Travel to Blank

Things to do in Costa Mesa - TravlinMad

Things to do in Orange County for NYE - KTLA.com

Family Friendly New Years Celebrations - Readers Digest

Costa Mesa City of the Arts - Cuisine Noir Magazine 

Costa Mesa: OC's City of the Arts, Food and Shopping - RuntheAtlas.com

48 Hours in Costa Mesa - Charleston Blonde

Sip. Savor. Celebrate at The TASTE Costa Mesa - JustLuxe.com 

24 Hours in Costa Mesa - All Things Kate

Costa Mesa California with the Grandkids - GoNomad.com

California Road Trip Itinerary: 10 Days of Food, Fairs and Fun From the Bay to the Beach - TravlinMad

Costa Mesa Tourism Group Wins Trade Group Award - LA Times

Vaca: Authentic Spanish Cuisine in Costa Mesa - Always4Star

Avenue of the Arts, A Hidden Luxury Hotel in Costa Mesa - Always5Star

OC: Oh Yes! - Gentry Destinations 

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Upcoming 2019 Broadway Shows - Always5Star

Costa Mesa Breweries: Six Places to Get Your Brew On - Traveling Well for Less

Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Chelsea Bird

Costa Mesa: Top Things to do for a Mother-Daugher Weekend - MapleLeopard

Top 10 Spots in Costa Mesa for Your Instagram Feed - Sveeteskapes

Kid-Friendly Things to do in Costa Mesa - Postcards to Seattle

In Costa Mesa, A Shopping Mall That Thinks Small - The Epoch Times

Two Costa Mesa Restaurants Receive Michelin Stars - Greer's OC

28 California Restaurants Awards Michelin Stars - Orange County Register

Costa Mesa Visual Arts Scene Making Waves - Voice of OC

Top Things to do in Costa Mesa, Orange County - Sveeteskapes

Fox on Your Block: Good Day LA in Costa Mesa - Fox 11, KTTV

Salty Bear Brewery Opens - OC Weekly

Best Taco Chains in the U.S. - Thrillest

Welcome to Retail Heaven: Six Global Luxury Shopping Districts - ICONIC Life Magazine

Locals Guide to Costa Mesa - The Sterling Traveler

10-Day Itinerary for SoCal - Y. Travel Blog

Orange County Travel Guide - What to do & Where to Eat - A Side of Sweet

All The Best Things to do in Costa Mesa - Traveling Well for Less

Costa Mesa: A Perfect Romantic Getaway - Postcards & Passports

Costa Mesa Low-Key Artsy City - Passport & Plates

Exploring the Best of Orange County - LuxeGetaways.com 

Escape to Costa Mesa - Seattle Refined blog

Mother Daughter Shopping Weekend in Costa Mesa - OC Mom Blog

New Shopping Capitals - Chic Passport

Costa Mesa Family Fun - TravelingDad.com 

Spotlight on LA Times First-Ever Taste Costa Mesa - MuseTV

A Night at The Taste Costa Mesa - LaExplorer.com

Grownup Getaway to Costa Mesa - Great Day Washington, WUSA9.com

22 Awesome October Events - Visit California

11 Must-try Dishes and the Chefs Behind Them - Forbes.com

25 Events Worth Traveling for in October - MSN.com

Grownup Getaway in Costa Mesa - Afternoon Live, Portland, KATU

LA Times Inaugural TASTE Costa Mesa Features Taco Maria and Irenia - Los Angeles Times

Record 1.47 million visitors pack 2018 OC Fair - Los Angeles Times

LA Chargers Invite Fans to Experience Training Camp - KABC7 - TV

Costa Mesa - The Great Romantic Escape - Food Wine Travel Magazine

Costa Mesa for a Solo Travel Destination - Travelling Soulo

City of the Arts Couples Weekend Getaway - She's Cookin'

Thom Mayne Design Unveiled for OCMA in Costa Mesa - Los Angeles Times

Five of Orange County's most known Characteristics - USA Today

Taco Maria Named Restaurant of the Year - Los Angeles Times

Why Costa Mesa is the Best OC Travel Destination - BucketListPublications.com 

Costa Mesa: Visit this Food and Drink Mecca - Life-Uncorked.com

Costa Mesa, CA Family Vacations - FamilyVacationCritic.com

Dropping Dime In The City Of Arts - IntoMore.com

Six Sneaky Ways to Celebrate Spring Break with Kids - Everyday Family

City of the Arts: Costa Mesa - Next Departure

Costa Mesa; Full of Fun, Dining and Close to Everything - Travelling Dad

Pacific Symphony Keeps Me Positive about Ties to China - Global Times

Orange County Oasis Awaits - Golf Travel Weekly

Chef Amar Has Luxurious Uni Scrambled Egg Dish - Huffington Post

Costa Mesa’s Culinary Arts are Taking Off - JustLuxe

Top 10 Orange County Attractions - Forbes Travel Guide

California Travel Guide; The ABC's of the OC Family Fun - Canadian Traveller Magazine

10 Reasons why Costa Mesa should be on your bucket list - Bucket List Publications

Babecation in Costa Mesa - SoCal Blogger Babes

Travel With Teens in Costa Mesa - WhereverFamily.com

Travel Costa Mesa Teams up with Tesloop - Orange County Business Journal (subscription)

How to Explore Orange County without Kids - Pit Stop for Kids

Ultimate Getaway with Kids - Vagabond3

Shopping outside at Noguchi Gardens - An Emerald City Life

Best Day Trips Near Disneyland - StuffSuitcase.com

Ultimate Staycation - Mom Uncorked

Everything you need to do in LA this Winter - Thrillist

Fun things to do in Costa Mesa on an Excursion from LA - WE :) LIKE L.A.

Enjoy a Luxury Shopping Getaway to Costa Mesa’s City of the Arts™ - JustLuxe

California’s Costa Mesa a New Dining Mecca - Lucire

Visit Costa Mesa, Orange County’s Hidden Gem - Pretty Connected

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