Justin and Casey - Couples Itinerary
escape the hustle
Hide out from your hectic workweek with a weekend getaway in sunny OC. Take a leisurely morning with a coffee and sweet treat from Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee or, dare we suggest, order some room service and enjoy a relaxing morning in bed. Soak in some sun poolside at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Avenue of the Arts or Marriott Costa Mesa. Take a hike through Talbert Regional Park, Costa Mesa's own nature preserve, or Upper Newport Bay along the water. When the evening rolls around, grab late-night drinks at The Country Club’s Gatsby-esque bar, where you’ll find a mix of music offerings from jazz and soul to modern mixes depending on the night.
where to Grub
You won’t regret brunch at Plums Café, a local favorite thanks to its Pacific Northwest flair, or SOCIAL for a decadent meal and boozy coffee cocktail. When it’s time for lunch, try out a poached shrimp roll at former “Top Chef“contestant Brian Huskey’s coastal-inspired Tackle Box or the LA Times’ 2018 Best Restaurant of the Year Taco Maria, both located in the hip SOCO and The OC Mix. A date night calls for Vaca, where you’ll find Spanish-inspired tapas, paella and incredible cuts of steak in impeccible ambiance.
what to see
Costa Mesa is home to two theaters known for their dedication to the stage. Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes some of the nation’s favorite Broadway productions, along with international dance companies and award-winning musicians, in a breathtaking facility. Just next to it is South Coast Repertory, recognized with a Tony Award for its focus on developing new works and supporting new playwrights.
There’s plenty of time for shopping, too. The LAB in the city’s SoBeCa District provides a chance to find your favorite vinyl in Crème Tangerine’s repurposed airstream trailer while just across the street lays The CAMP, an eco-friendly center of boutiques and mom and pop eateries. Back at SOCO and The OC Mix, find plenty of home décor inspiration, handmade jewelry, women’s and children’s clothing and even barware.