Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Costa Mesa

Enjoy the area's festivals, entertainment and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Costa Mesa. This romantic city is known for its beaches, shopping and restaurants. Huntington State Beach and Disney California Adventure® Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Costa Mesa

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Costa Mesa a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Disney California Adventure® Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Disneyland® (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Knott's Berry Farm (13.3 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Santa Ana Zoo (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Discovery Science Center (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Medieval Times (13.7 mi / 22 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Costa Mesa

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 72°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Costa Mesa

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Costa Mesa. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Huntington State Beach (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Main Beach Park (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Tewinkle Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Fairview Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Balboa Beach (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Fountain Valley Recreation Center (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Costa Mesa

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 3.1 mi (5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 14.6 mi (23.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Costa Mesa?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,673 house rentals around Costa Mesa. From 1,440 Houses to 750 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Costa Mesa is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Costa Mesa?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Costa Mesa:

  • East Side Costa Mesa: 49 vacation rentals
  • Mesa Del Mar: 21 vacation rentals
  • Mesa Verde: 37 vacation rentals
  • Westside Costa Mesa: 43 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 32 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Costa Mesa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Costa Mesa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Metro Pointe at South Coast: 3,467 home rentals
  • Orange Coast College: 3,466 home rentals
  • The Camp: 3,461 home rentals
  • Costa Mesa Country Club: 3,461 home rentals
  • Massage Envy Spa: 3,404 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Costa Mesa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Costa Mesa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,440 Houses in Costa Mesa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Costa Mesa include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 750 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 90 lodging choices
  • Villas: 81 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Costa Mesa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 860 vacation homes with pool available in Costa Mesa.

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