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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. Welcome to Costa Mesa!
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Hip. Modern. Green. Unique. Fun. The Camp plays host to a brilliant mix of shops and restaurants, all of which add their own flare of eco-friendly, healthy, and community-based perks. With colorful adirondack chairs, small fountains, sustainable...
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436 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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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...
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2915 Red Hill Ave suite a104, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
If you’re looking to bring home the sun-drenched coastal vibe of Orange County, then Gatehouse is where you’ll find it—creative beach wood and seashell concoctions, vibrant fabric patterns, and hosting gifts abound. Ah, home sweet home.
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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...
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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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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...
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1807 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
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Sitting outside under the vines and umbrellas, sipping on my cappuccino, and taking in the aromas of the freshly made orange ricotta haute cake—now that is a good way to start the day.
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Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA 92662, USA
Walk, shop, row, eat, relax—you can do whatever floats your boat on Balboa Island. There is a walking path that follows the one-and-three-quarter mile circumference, perfect for an afternoon stroll. Local tip: Don’t forget about Little Balboa...
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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...
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3222 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625, USA
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It’s thoroughly impressive how much this cafe has to offer. You walk in to find farmhouse decor amongst indoor and outdoor seating, a small bakery section, a boutique, meals to go, freshly prepared pastas, and an additional menu to order from....
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2043 Westcliff Dr #100, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
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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...
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2937 Bristol St B103-B100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
The 'Gelato Flight' of five small 'shots' is a clever and fun way to taste test the homemade gelato, including playful flavors like Honey Lavender. The combined indoor/outdoor space is ideal for sitting back with your freshly-made Piadina...
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Stand up paddling has exploded in Southern California. With bays and inlets that keep the waters decently calm, these areas are perfect for beginners. If it’s your first time on the board, take the time to get a lesson. The better form you have,...
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8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
With beach access being a hot commodity, Crystal Cove State Park is a peaceful haven of open sand, water, mountainside, and trails. Since Pacific Coast Highway runs through the park, there is designated parking (approximately $15) on the inland...
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Back Bay Loop, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
The Back Bay Loop is a paved pathway that takes you all the way around the Newport Bay, an inlet from the ocean that has created a haven for birds and wildlife. Almost the entire path has designated biking and walking areas, making it a safe...
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234 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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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...
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2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
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Who ever said juice boxes aren't for adults, too? Walk on up to the shopfront, order your freshly made juice, and you're on your way in no time. Spicy Greens is a unique collection of flavors while the Cinnamon Coconut Mylk is ideal for...
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This is healthy and raw at its best. Only using dehydrators, blenders, and food processors, 118 Degrees is the first completely 'living foods' restaurant. Chef and innovator, Jenny Ross is educating the community on raw living foods one delicious...
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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...
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Balboa Island’s Marine Street is known for its unique and coastal boutiques, including the charming and upscale women’s shop, 5 Seas. Don’t forget to visit the small flower shop in the back of the store! Extra perk: 5 Seas carries the locally...
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3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
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Located in an unsuspecting area just off the 405 freeway, the OC Mart Mix hosts over 30 upbeat, original, and delicious retailers, all under one roof (including Whiskey Tango 1977, shown in the photo). Unwind at the Shuck Oyster Bar, peruse the...
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Take your yoga practice off the mat and into the water. S.U.P. Yoga has been growing in popularity in Orange County and can be found amongst the bays and coves. Several S.U.P. rental locations offer S.U.P. Yoga, a hybrid class out on the water...
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2749, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy, Seal Beach, CA 90740, USA
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Creative. Local. Fresh. Diverse. Spaghettini is your California-meets-Italy experience topped off with a hearty helping of family, vino, and a splash of jazz. There are two ways to roll at Spaghettini, Seal Beach. Either way, you end up feeling...
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1125 Victoria Street R, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
Foodies be forewarned. The Fermentation Farm plays on your senses, bringing us back home to our natural state of organic and raw goodness. Hidden on the edge of Costa Mesa, you pull into an inconspicuous shopping center, dry cleaner, nail salon,...