Costa Mesa Tourism, California

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Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. The population was 109,960 at the 2010 United States Census. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a primarily suburban and edge city with an economy based on retail, commerce, and light manufacturing.


With not a ton of attractions and places to explore, people still visit Costa Mesa for two main attractions, that have been the real draw of Costa Mesa tourism. Beautifully perched in the picturesque Orange County, this city is just as urbane as it is naturally beautifully. Home to a something called a “shopping resort”, there is something or everyone here. Outdoor enthusiasts, art and culture fanatics, vintage car lovers and even those scouting for blissful spa therapies.

So, what are these two pioneers of the city tourism? The South Coast Plaza which is SoCal or South California’s largest mall that has even earned it a moniker of “shopping resort”! Then there is the Center for the Arts nurturing the city’s art and culture. Other must-visit places in Costa Mesa include Tewinkle Park, California Scenario, The Lab Anti-Mall, Fairview Park to name a few.


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Facts and Stats for Costa Mesa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Costa Mesa

    Know the pollution level of Costa Mesa before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
  • Costa Mesa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Costa Mesa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Costa Mesa.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.56 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.22 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.56 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.56 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 36.11 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 97.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.56 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.22 (Moderate)
  • Living in Costa Mesa - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.45 (High)
    • Pollution Index 6.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 75.93 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.21 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Costa Mesa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Costa Mesa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.99 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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  • Save 20% Shop and Shuttle South Coast Plaza
    Shop and Shuttle South Coast Plaza

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    If you are a shopaholic and have always wanted to go out on a tour to just shop and splurge, then this is the tour for you. Y...

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