- Our list of the best things to do in Costa Mesa, California, features the top 879 nearby activities — including 335 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Costa Mesa, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sports & Fitness, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 20 things to do within the city of Costa Mesa, CA , followed by 859 popular activities in nearby cities, including Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Anaheim, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Orange, San Pedro, Lakewood, Irvine, San Clemente, Cerritos, Garden Grove, Fullerton, Buena Park, San Juan Capistrano, Westminster, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, La Habra, Santa Ana, Whittier, Mission Viejo, Fountain Valley, Norwalk, Aliso Viejo, Brea, Bellflower, Seal Beach, Tustin, Cypress, La Mirada, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, Placentia, Downey, Yorba Linda, Paramount, Carson, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, Chino Hills, South Gate, Diamond Bar, Rancho Palos Verdes, Corona, Los Angeles, Walnut, Pico Rivera, Compton, Big Bear Lake, Oceanside, Whittier, Menifee and Joshua Tree
869 W 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663 MoreLess Info
Operated by the Wiens family, Orange Coast Winery offers visitors a wide variety of wine to sample in their tasting room. The host offers a cheese platter with the tasting and provides a recommendations for pairings.
90% 52 votes
3101 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663 MoreLess Info
The Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises takes passengers through quaint canals guided by a charming gondolier. There are several touring options, including ones that take off right as the sun sets as well as romantic packages for marriage proposals.
3101 W Coast Hwy, Ste 160, Newport Beach, CA 92663 MoreLess Info
Newport Fun Tours provides electric boat, kayak, and paddleboard rentals, as well as beach cruiser bikes, electric loungers, and Segways. View a bird sanctuary, marine mammals, sea birds, fish and other marine life in the 880 acre Newport Harbor.
93% 72 votes
2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 MoreLess Info
The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserves offers wildlife viewing, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding opportunities. During the migrating season, up to 35,000 birds can be seen from this location, including endangered species.
94% 49 votes
100 N Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 MoreLess Info
At Southwind Kayak Center Rental Base, visitors can choose from single or double kayaks to take out to the bay. While paddling, visitors will receive views of the ocean and the yachts docked at nearby piers.
88% 33 votes
600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660 MoreLess Info
At Upper Newport Bay Regional Park, visitors can go riding, jogging, or skating. Not only is the site suitable for a picnic lunch, but the location also offers an opportunity to view migrating birds.
92% 265 votes
2600 Newport Blvd., Suite 122, Newport Beach, CA 92663 MoreLess Info
For an experience like no other, Jetpack America offers water-propelled jetpacks that are designed to be safe, stable and easy-to-use. Each flight experience includes training, 15 to 60 minutes of flight time and special extras, such as pictures and video.
Newport Beach's Back Bay Loop Trail is a ten and a half mile hiking trail that offers scenic views. The trail is accessible from a number of points, many of which are connected with local sights and educational attractions.