Hotel at a Glance: BLVD Hotel Costa Mesa
Set in Orange County, California, Costa Mesa is surrounded by some of the best opportunities for watersports in the country, specifically surfing. Newport Beach draws seasoned boarders with its jetties and large swells, and beginners start from the shores of Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach. More than this surf-and-sand culture, however, Costa Mesa is known for its renowned Theater and Arts District, which shows everything from Tchaikovsky ballets to contemporary sculpture exhibits. After exploring around town, you can retire to modern BLVD Hotel guest rooms equipped with plush bedding and 32-inch plasma TVs.
- Start the day right with a complimentary hot breakfast.
- Soak up the California sunshine from the outdoor pool and hot tub.
- Chanel, Christian Louboutin, and Hermès are just some of the 250 boutiques you’ll find at South Coast Plaza, located about 3 miles from the hotel.
- Distance from Disneyland: 16 miles
Costa Mesa, California: Art Galleries and Eclectic Shopping near Newport Beach
Costa Mesa in SoCal’s Orange County is known as the “City of the Arts” for its acclaimed art galleries and world-class Broadway performances. The New York Times calls the city “a cultural beacon,” centering on the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, a striking modern facility that houses several auditoriums. Among these is the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which has played host to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Theater of St. Petersburg, Russia. You might be able to catch an award-winning musical here while you’re in town. Costa Mesa also offers shopping that rivals Rodeo Drive (which is located an hour north), as well as renowned sculpture gardens and several area golf courses.
There’s plenty of surf and sand within reach, too: SoCal’s most famous beaches, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, and Newport Beach are all within a few miles. In Newport, you can body surf at The Wedge, a jetty renowned for its massive waves, and you’ll find pickup volleyball games lining the sands of Huntington Beach.