4 most popular tourist attractions in Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa an Attractive Tourist Place
City of Costa Mesa is located in Orange County, California above Newport Beach on coastal tableland. It has very fine history of becoming a world-class city from a small Native American village. Sometimes you want a break from your hectic life and enjoy your free days on beautiful and calming place.
Costa Mesa is from one of those wealthy and attractive places where you should spend your free days. It is also called the city of art because of its internationally acclaimed theater and art districts. Here you can enjoy the beach in its eternally sunny weather, do camping,find world famous designers, visit its historical museums and much more. The combination of all these things will double the pleasure of the trip for you, your family and your partner, so you may never want to leave.
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There are so many places to visit in Costa Mesa, but according to creative-escape one of the tourist guide blog recommend four of the Most Popular places for tourists, which we will discuss further.
OC Fair and Event Center (OCFEC)
OC fair and event center is called the heart of Costa Mesa by the people because it hosts around 150 events annually and attracts 4 million visitors every year. 32nd District Agriculture Association manages the OCFEC, and it started in 1949 after forming the California department of food and agriculture and since that time 150 acres is being used for OCEFC of OC fair. It is one of the largest fairs in California and United States, has extended to annual 23-day summer event. In which they celebrate the heritage, interests, communities, and agriculture of Orange County.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is one of the most famous and best art performing centers in California. It is a formal art performing and a theater complex of Orange County. It is also the center of musical companies, year-round educational program, family entertainment, Broadway shows, special events, award-winning jazz, classical and artists, and dance companies. In musical concerts Jazz, Opera, pop, and other classical music events are featured as well. It even has hosted names like Beverly Sills, Tony Bennett, the New York City Opera and Yo Yo Ma.
Newport Beach is one of the world famous beaches, and it is conveniently located next to the Costa Mesa, which is almost one mile away from the Pacific Ocean. Beaches and bays of Newport Beach remain open for public from 6 AM to 10 PM, but the crystal cove state park beaches get closed near sunset. From Santa Ana River jetty to Crystal Cove State Park, Newport beach covers 8 miles of bordering the Newport bay.
Crystal Cove State Park is famous for its rustic wilderness and perfect greens of the golf club. There is an underwater park for scuba divers and snorkelers, which offshore is 1140 acres. There are 18 miles long canyon for hikers, bikers and horse riders on the southern edge of the park. Corona del Mar known for its attractive sandy beaches along the coves and very reputable in swimmers, is also a part of Newport Beach. It is also called Big Corona Beach, where big amount of surfers, volleyball players, divers, and sunbathers spend their time.
Costa Mesa Historical Society
Those who want to know about the history and old stuffs related to Costa Mesa should visit Costa Mesa Historical Society. It was formed in 1966 for the purpose to preserve and promote the civil, natural, ecclesiastical and literal history of the City of Costa Mesa and its harbor in general. Nowadays Costa Mesa Historical Society holds more than 70,000 collections of different items from the pre-historic times through present times. All of those archives and library materials are available for local government, researchers and for those people who have an interest in Costa Mesa’s local history.