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What to Do around The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

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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. This is Costa Mesa.
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655 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
Award-winning live theater at its best with performances most nights of the week. Seasonal programs mix classics with contemporary work; check site to find out what's on now.
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8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
The day started early, with fog covering most of the beach in a soft, eerie haze and muffling the sounds of people's voices and birds congregating around and among the rock pools. I had driven the short hour down to the beach from Los Angeles, and...
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600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
Samueli Theater is one of the many theaters housed under the Orange County Performing Arts Complex. I've seen a variety of different independent comedy shows and plays here and I must say, it is one of the most visually stunning theaters I have...
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2000 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA
Huntington Beach in Orange County is a must for Southern California visitors. Just think of the headquarters of cool life and this is it. Start the day surfing for a few hours, then join a match in one of the volleyball courts and go back to the...
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Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA 92662, USA
We recently took a trip to the quaint, always sunny, and charming Balboa Island, in Newport Beach, California where I spent many of my formative years. A visit to the island, accessible over a very short bridge or ferry, is must if you are touring...
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Westside Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Westside Costa Mesa, among many other things, is ground zero for the surf industry. Hurley, RVCA, Volcom, and dozens of other surfwear and board manufacturers reside here. It is also home to some of the most authentic culinary experiences in...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...