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Costa-Mesa is located in Orange County near many of southern California's major attractions. It is one of Orange County's leading cultural and business centers, and is situated 37 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. The city's southernmost border is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean. Costa Mesa has 26 city parks and one municipal golf course, with several other beautiful golf courses located nearby. The city also boasts several spas, a 9.5 acre Civic Center, the new "Bridge of Gardens" shopping plaza and several other shopping venues, plus state-of-the-art movie theaters and unique restaurants. Costa Mesa's wonderful southern California climate is, of course, ideal for beach activities, as well as hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf and tennis. Costa Mesa's convenient location makes it easy to visit places like Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm or Universal Studios. Palm Springs, San Diego and Los Angeles, with their sporting events, museums, shopping and dining experiences are just minutes away, and other cities that surround Costa Mesa include Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Santa Ana. Costa Mesa is also just a short drive to the Aquarium of the Pacific, the wineries of Temecula Valley, the San Diego Zoo and Sea World.

Surrounding areas: Newport Beach, California (2.0 mi), Corona del Mar, California (4.0 mi), Fountain Valley, California (5.2 mi), Irvine, California (5.8 mi), Huntington Beach, California (5.9 mi), Aliso, California (7.7 mi), Sunset Beach, California (10.1 mi)

Costa Mesa Vacation Rentals

Costa Mesa Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Newport Mesa Inn2642 Newport BlvdCosta Mesa, CA (800) 554-2378
Comfort Inn2430 Newport BlvdCosta Mesa, CA (949) 631-7840
Costa Mesa Marriott Suites500 Anton BlvdCosta Mesa, CA (714) 957-1100
Costa Mesa Newport Beach Residence Inn By Marriott881 West Baker StCosta Mesa, CA (714) 241-8800
Country Inn & Suites325 Bristol StCosta Mesa, CA (714) 549-0300
Days Inn Newport Beach/Costa Mesa2100 Newport BlvdCosta Mesa, CA (949) 642-2670
Hilton Costa Mesa3050 Bristol StCosta Mesa, CA (714) 540-7000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2070 Newport BlvdCosta Mesa, CA (949) 631-6000
Holiday Inn Orange County Airport3131 S Bristol StCosta Mesa, CA (714) 557-3000
La Quinta Inn 45411515 S Coast DrCosta Mesa, CA (714) 957-5841
Motel 61441 Gisler AveCosta Mesa, CA (714) 957-3063
Ramada Costa Mesa1680 Superior AveCosta Mesa, CA (949) 645-2221
Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach881 Baker StCosta Mesa, CA (714) 241-8800
Sea Lark Motor Hotel2274 Newport BlvdCosta Mesa, CA (714) 646-7445
Super 8 Motel2645 HBR BlvdCosta Mesa, CA (714) 545-9471
Travelodge Hacienda Costa Mesa/Newport Beach1951 Newport BlvdCosta Mesa, CA (949) 650-2999
Westin South Coast Plaza686 Anton BlvdCosta Mesa, CA (714) 540-2500
Wyndham Garden Hotel - Orange Co Airport3350 Ave Of The ArtsCosta Mesa, CA (714) 751-5100
Four Seasons Hotel Newport Beach690 Newport CTR DrNewport Beach, CA1.6 mi.(949) 759-0808
Hyatt Newporter1107 Jamboree RRNewport Beach, CA1.6 mi.(949) 729-1234
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel900 Newport CTR DrNewport Beach, CA1.6 mi.(949) 640-4000
The Sutton Place Hotel4500 Mcarthur BlvdNewport Beach, CA1.6 mi.(949) 476-2001
Best Western Newport Beach Inn6208 W Coast HwyNewport Beach, CA2.1 mi.(949) 642-8252
Bay Shores Inn1800 W Balboa BlvdNewport Beach, CA2.3 mi.(949) 675-3463
Newport Beach Marriott Suites500 Bayview CirNewport Beach, CA3.0 mi.(714) 854-4500
Radisson Newport Beach Hotel4545 Macarthur BlvdNewport Beach, CA3.7 mi.(949) 833-0570
Extended Stay America4881 Birch StNewport Beach, CA3.8 mi.(949) 851-2711
Atrium Hotel @orange Co Airpo18700 Macarthur BlvdIrvine, CA4.0 mi.(949) 833-2770
Hilton Irvine Hotel18800 Macarthur BlvdIrvine, CA4.1 mi.(949) 833-9999
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa21500 Pacific Coast HwyHuntington Beach, CA4.3 mi.(714) 698-1234
Toscana Apartments35 Via LuccaIrvine, CA4.4 mi.(949) 757-1111
Best Western Regency Inn19360 BCH BlvdHuntington Beach, CA4.8 mi.(714) 962-4244
Extended Stay America5050 Skylab West CirHuntington Beach, CA4.8 mi.(714) 799-4887
Huntington Beach Holiday Inn7667 CTR AveHuntington Beach, CA4.8 mi.(714) 891-0123
The Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort21100 Pacific Coast HwyHuntington Beach, CA4.8 mi.(714) 960-7873
Crowne Plaza-irvine17941 Von Karman AveIrvine, CA4.8 mi.(949) 863-1999
Embassy Suites Hotel Irvine/Orange County2120 Main StIrvine, CA4.8 mi.(949) 553-8332
Holiday Inn Irvine Orange County Airport17941 Von Karman AveIrvine, CA4.8 mi.(949) 863-1999
Irvine Marriott18000 Von Karman AveIrvine, CA4.8 mi.(949) 553-0100
Quality Inn800 Pacific Coast HwyHuntington Beach, CA5.1 mi.(714) 536-7500

Costa Mesa Weather & Climate

The beaches and cities along southern California's Pacific Coast enjoy a Mediterranean-type climate of sunny, warm summers and mild wet winters. The rainy season runs from November through March and usually produces no more than 12 inches of rainfall per year. Due to a stable marine layer, any type of precipitation is rare between May and October. The average annual humidity is 64.7 and the average year round temperature is 62 degrees. In summer, temperatures rarely exceed 85 degrees. In the morning and evening there are often strong ocean breezes. In summer, low clouds and fog along the coast give way to sunshine by early afternoon. Frost occurs in the area less than once every ten years.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 63°F 48°F 2.60 in. 58°F
February 63°F 49°F 2.54 in. 60°F
March 63°F 51°F 2.25 in. 60°F
April 65°F 53°F 0.70 in. 61°F
May 66°F 57°F 0.18 in. 61°F
June 68°F 60°F 0.08 in. 63°F
July 71°F 63°F 0.02 in. 66°F
August 73°F 64°F 0.09 in. 68°F
September 72°F 63°F 0.30 in. 66°F
October 71°F 59°F 0.28 in. 66°F
November 67°F 52°F 1.02 in. 64°F
December 64°F 48°F 1.59 in. 60°F

Costa Mesa Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Long Beach airport (LGB) located about 18 miles northwest of Costa Mesa in Long Beach, California, the Chino airport (CNO) located approximately 28 miles northeast of Costa Mesa in Chino, California, the Ontario International airport (ONT) located roughly 33 miles northeast of Costa Mesa in Ontario, California, and finally the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located around 35 miles northwest of Costa Mesa in Los Angeles, California.

Costa Mesa Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Adventure CityAnaheimCA13.4 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA13.4 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA13.4 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA16.3 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA33.0 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA35.1 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA37.0 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA42.0 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA42.5 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA46.8 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA51.0 mi.
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA68.1 mi.
Belmont ParkSan DiegoCA77.7 mi.
SeaWorld San DiegoSan DiegoCA77.7 mi.
Frasier's FrontierEl CajonCA80.5 mi.
Water Parks
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA16.3 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA32.8 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA34.1 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA51.0 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA63.0 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA68.1 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA80.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Costa Mesa Golf & Country ClubCosta MesaCA 
Back Bay Golf CourseNewport BeachCA2.0 mi.
Newport Beach Golf CourseNewport BeachCA2.4 mi.
David L Baker Memorial GolfFountain ValleyCA5.2 mi.
Rancho San Joaquin Golf CourseIrvineCA5.2 mi.
Mile Square Golf CourseFountain ValleyCA5.6 mi.
El Toro Golf CourseIrvineCA5.8 mi.
Oak Creek Golf ClubIrvineCA5.8 mi.
Strawberry Farms Golf ClubIrvineCA5.8 mi.
River View Golf CourseSanta AnaCA7.6 mi.
Willowick Golf CourseSanta AnaCA7.6 mi.
Tustin Ranch Golf ClubTustinCA8.8 mi.
Ridgeline Executive Golf CourseOrangeCA10.4 mi.
Aliso Viejo Golf ClubAliso ViejoCA10.6 mi.
Lake Forest Golf & Practice CenterLake ForestCA13.1 mi.
Dad Miller Golf CourseAnaheimCA13.6 mi.
Cypress Golf ClubLos AlamitosCA13.7 mi.
Bixby Village Golf CourseLong BeachCA14.3 mi.
Buena Park Golf CenterBuena ParkCA15.7 mi.
Casta del Sol Golf CourseMission ViejoCA15.7 mi.
Coyote Hills Golf CourseFullertonCA15.8 mi.
Fullerton Golf CourseFullertonCA15.8 mi.
Anaheim Hills Golf CourseAnaheimCA16.4 mi.
Cerritos IronWood Nine Golf CourseCerritosCA16.6 mi.
Heartwell Golf CourseLong BeachCA16.9 mi.
Black Gold Golf ClubYorba LindaCA17.6 mi.
El Dorado Park Golf ClubLong BeachCA17.8 mi.
Recreation Park American Golf ClubLong BeachCA17.8 mi.
Recreation Park SouthLong BeachCA17.8 mi.
Skylinks Golf CourseLong BeachCA17.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA52.4 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA60.7 mi.
State Parks
Huntington Beach State ParkCA3.1 mi. 
Bolsa Chica Beach State ParkCA7.8 mi. 
Crystal Cove State ParkCA7.9 mi. 
Alamitos Bay State ParkCA13.0 mi. 
Chino Hills State ParkCA23.0 mi. 
White Point State ParkCA23.1 mi. 
Redondo Beach State ParkCA29.3 mi. 
Manhattan Beach State ParkCA32.7 mi. 
Dockweiler Beach State ParkCA35.2 mi. 
Don Tiburcio Tapia State ParkCA36.9 mi. 
Beall Center for Art and TechnologyIrvineCA5.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Irvine MuseumIrvineCA5.8 mi.(Art)
National Bicycle History Archive of AmericaSanta AnaCA7.8 mi.(Technology)
Bowers Museum of Cultural ArtSanta AnaCA7.8 mi.(History)
Museum of Contemporary Art San DiegoLa JollaCA15.2 mi.(Art)
Fullerton Railway Plaza AssociationFullertonCA15.8 mi.(Technology)
Motts Miniatures MuseumBuena ParkCA16.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Long Beach Museum of ArtLong BeachCA17.8 mi.(Art)
Museum of Latin American ArtLong BeachCA17.8 mi.(Art)
Heritage of San Clemente & Visitor CenterSan ClementeCA23.0 mi.(History)
American military museumEl MonteCA30.2 mi.(Technology)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA34.0 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA34.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Modern Fresco GalleryLos AngelesCA34.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Web ArtLos AngelesCA34.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Autry Museum of Western HeritageLos AngelesCA34.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California African-American MuseumLos AngelesCA34.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
J. Paul Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA34.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
L. RON HUBBARD LIFE EXHIBITION MUSEUMLos AngelesCA34.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Reale-Rydell Computer MuseumLos AngelesCA34.0 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA7.8 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA15.2 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA34.0 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA77.7 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA77.7 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA77.7 mi.
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA89.0 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA115.3 mi.

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