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GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GETAWAYS
Clockwise: Fire Bird, Dining at AnQi,
The LAB shopping district

COSTA MESA
Plan the Perfect Weekend Escape
Costa Mesa, the City of the Arts™ midway
between Los Angeles and San Diego just
minutes from the Pacific coastline, offers
exquisite dining, world-class shopping and
critically acclaimed entertainment that are
unparalleled in Orange County, California.
The Orange County Register claims Costa
Mesa is one of the nation's best midsized
cities for food.
DAY 1 - ART OF DINING AND
FASHION
Fly into John Wayne Airport, Orange
County, and check into one of Costa
Mesa's welcoming hotels minutes away,
many of which offer complimentary roundtrip airport shuttle service.
Start with breakfast from local favorites
like Old Vine Café's fluffy caramel apple
French toast and Blackmarket Bakery's
flaky lemon blueberry croissant and buttery
chocolate raspberry scones.
Head to South Coast Plaza, one of the
nation's crown jewels for shopping whose
luxury boutiques are matched only by a
limited number of areas in the world. With
more than 250 retailers and restaurants,
South Coast Plaza is a fashion epicenter
that's on par with the leading high-end
shopping districts in Europe, Middle East
and Asia.

Sample the finest restaurants anywhere
while shopping, including Marché Moderne
described by the Los Angeles Times as
"the best bistro in Southern California"
and the architecturally stunning AnQi,
serving a one-and-only twist on California
Asian cuisine using fresh Vietnamese herbs
and spices.
Experience Costa Mesa nightlife.
Indulge in cocktails and conversation in the
chic, lounge-like venue of Mesa.
DAY 2 - ART OF THE STAGE
Stroll through The OC Mix, home to
one-of-a-kind dining and shopping. Dine
at Taco Maria, whose Michelin-starred
chef Carlos Salgado takes on CaliforniaMexican cuisine with a modern flair. The
Los Angeles Times rated the eatery as No.2
in Southern California. Or try ARC, which
is famed for its wood-burning technique
using an oven that infuses smoky scents in
hearty dishes. Then there's Shuck Oyster
Bar, serving fresh pristine oysters.
SOCO, of which The OC Mix is apart,
is home to preeminent stores like HD
Buttercup, which has built a legacy on
selling globally inspired furnishings. Enroll in
cooking classes at Surfas Culinary District,
a reputable kitchenwares shop. Other
prominent stores include the Chuck Jones

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Center for Creativity, whose art classes,
exhibitions, lectures and film festivals
get inspiration from the cutting-edge
imagination of Academy Award-winning
founder Chuck Jones.
Immerse yourself at a show at the highly
rated Segerstrom Center for the Arts,
hosting Tony® Award-winning musical
and theater productions year-round such
as "The Lion King" and "Wicked." While
you're there, don't miss art installations
created by eminent sculptors like the
"Connector" by Richard Serra or "Fire Bird"
by Richard Lippold.
DAY 3 - EXPLORE NEARBY
DESTINATIONS
Visit close-by world-famous attractions,
including the Disneyland® Resort. Select
Costa Mesa hotels offer round-trip shuttle
service to the park through Anaheim Resort
Transportation (ART). For a more relaxing
day, cruise down the shimmering blue coast
of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach
or golf at the distinguished Costa Mesa
Country Club.
Make Costa Mesa your perfect
weekend retreat.


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