- 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
Happy Together Tour - The Turtles, The Association, Cowsills & More Inland Empire MoreLess Info
Feel-good pop acts of the ’60s and ’70s include The Turtles and the former lead singer of Three Dog Night; includes admission to the OC Fair
96% 180 votes
1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 MoreLess Info
Pirate Coast Paddle Company offers kids camps and private lessons for those who wish to learn the art of paddle boarding. The location also offers other adventures, including Yoga on the Water and 'Wild Wednesday Sup and Sip'.
At Balboa Village guests will be able to come across a unique selection of restaurants, specialty shops, cultural activities and historic sites. In addition, the area also boasts ocean and deep sea fishing experiences as well as an arcade and boat rentals.
Spanning a total of nine miles along the Pacific Ocean, Newport Beach is a seaside town commonly visited for its scenic beaches. The town also has a pier filled with restaurants and shops within walking distance of the water.
93% 56 votes
Pacific Coast Highway at Brookhurst St., Huntington Beach, CA 92646 MoreLess Info
Banzai Surf School offers private surfing classes and can have you riding all the way to the shore by your second or third wave. The instructors are very professional and well-trained. They also provide full wetsuits.
70% 112 votes
850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 MoreLess Info
This location offers temporary exhibits of artwork in addition to its permanent collection of contemporary art holdings. The Orange County Museum of Art also offers visitors the chance to purchase artwork in its gift shop.
64% 194 votes
309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Harbour, Newport Beach, CA 92661 MoreLess Info
The Newport Landing Whale Watching company offers a wide range of whale watching cruises. Participants will have the opportunity see view California gray whales, blue whales and all types of dolphins.