""My Home Town" kind of!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Costa Mesa by RowanGBR

Costa Mesa Travel Guide: 77 reviews and 204 photos

I have lived in Costa Mesa since October 2001, and the best thing about it is that it is close to almost anything you could possibly want! (apart from England!)

Within a few minutes to a few hours drive you can be in the mountains, the ocean, San Diego, Catalina, Las Vegas, shopping malls, biking trails...the list is endless!

This picture is of Huntington Beach, just ten minutes from Costa Mesa up the Pacific Coastal Highway - definitely worth a visit!

How could you fail to love such a scenic drive home from work?! On a clear day you can see Catalina in the distance.

Half an hour drive down PCH is Laguna Beach. On a sunny weekend there are often people playing volleyball on the beach - the competition is fierce, and the people-watching superb!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A Short Distance from Paradise!
  • Cons:A Concrete Suburb
  • Last visit to Costa Mesa: Oct 2001
  • Intro Updated Feb 9, 2003
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  • 3hands's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2006 at 4:29 PM

    Thanks for the tip on side-street.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2004 at 11:55 AM

    I am in Costa Mesa right now... thanks for the heads up on Side Street for cheapskate breakfast.

  • tracynew72's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2004 at 11:13 PM

    Is that us on the 1000 steps?? what ever happened to those photos? try to call me soon - I MISS YOU! :)

  • Geoff_Wright's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2004 at 1:54 AM

    Hi Rowan, Never realised how much I missed you - until I missed you, LOL!!! Hope u r enjoying life in NH. Great page, but I'll give the pedicure a miss this time, haha. Regards from Cornwall

  • dracko's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2004 at 8:50 PM

    Stuffed french toast - sounds exquisite! Especially right after you return from Vegas and before skipping up the 1000 steps later in the day... What a day of fun one can have!!!

  • gosiaPL's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2004 at 2:15 PM

    The 1000 Step Beach sounds great although painful to get there... I can't imagine a reason for the ban on walking barefoot on the pier though...

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2003 at 3:01 PM

    Thats quite a work out you do but even moreso for that volleyball player:-) Gorgeous area, good choice of home. Beaches, shopping, good food and close to so much. Great info.

  • GreenMtn.Man's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2003 at 3:36 PM

    How do you think that vollyball player felt seeing you "running the stairs with 4 legs"?

  • RowanGBR's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2003 at 8:50 AM

    Glad you like the pedicure!! My friend and I pampered ourselves, before going and playing in the sand and chipping them all!

  • janika's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2003 at 8:36 AM

    Hey, nice toes. What's up with the blue & red polish? Or those are not yours? :D


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