Costa Mesa with Friends
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
Sunny skies. Innovative eateries. Local artisans. Healthy finds. Top it all off with fitness options galore. Close enough to the coast to take advantage of all the scenic adventures, yet far enough away that you’ll find a bit more room to play. This is Costa Mesa.
891 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
Not only does Kitsch serve artisan cocktails, they'll teach you how to create them too (if you sign up for a class). The unassuming storefront is deceiving; the lounge-style bar gets packed with friends for differently themed nights each day of...
204 Washington St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA
Bike cruisers are the local, eco-friendly mode of transportation along the lengthy and packed Balboa Peninsula. Park your car, rent or bring a bike, and cruise along the sunny beachside. Or take the Balboa Ferry across to Balboa Island for a...
3001 Ocean Blvd, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625, USA
Corona Del Mar is the ideal beach for an early morning swim. (Yes, it will be invigorating!) There are buoys a couple of hundred yards out from the shore line to guide you, as well as the long rock jetty that keeps the water fairly calm. Want...
E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
What used to be a derelict street stacked with your typical fast food joints has now become a mecca for boutique-style fitness, health, and artisan shops. Welcome to 17th Street. You'll find everything here from juice shops and breakfast spots in...
234 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
A healthy happy hour? Sign me up! Affordable pizza and side dishes, as well as discounted beer and wine are on offer at Greenleaf Chopshop every day. Try the Tuscan kale salad, or the yams, walnuts, and goat cheese. If you miss the happy hour, go...
7972 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657, USA
Get your hands on the best poke burrito in the area, bar none, at Bear Flag Fish Company. This locally owned hotspot is a "fish market for the new generation." There are now two locations to visit: one located in Newport Coast, and the other on...
436 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
It’s your local friendly pub that’s been upgraded with a rustic-meets-retro décor and a great menu. It may not look like much from the outside, but this newly renovated neighborhood bar is a well-known favorite. And you’ll see why. Take a seat at...
2043 Westcliff Dr #100, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
This is serious coffee for the serious coffee lover. Roasted on the spot, your cafe of choice is worth the wait here, even if the line is out the door. Stay a while and enjoy your latte with its intricately designed foam decoration in a large...
2937 Bristol St # C101, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
“We are handcrafters. We are members of the planet. We are creators of green products. We are committed to sustainability. We support local artisans. We leave no footprint. We are fueled by love. We encourage diversity. We are a community. We are...
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