Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Costa Mesa

Enjoy the area's festivals, entertainment and theatre scene with a rental holiday home 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-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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 holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Costa Mesa a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday around the weather, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Costa Mesa

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

  • 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 centre. 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 holiday rentals are available around Costa Mesa?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,616 holiday lettings around Costa Mesa. From 738 flats & apartments to 1,351 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Costa Mesa:

  • Mesa Verde: 37 holiday homes
  • Westside Costa Mesa: 47 holiday homes
  • East Side Costa Mesa: 51 holiday homes
  • Mesa Del Mar: 19 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 35 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Costa Mesa? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Costa Mesa. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Orange Coast College: 3,466 holiday lettings
  • The Camp: 3,444 holiday lettings
  • The LAB Antimall: 3,446 holiday lettings
  • South Coast Plaza: 3,458 holiday lettings
  • Costa Mesa Country Club: 3,453 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Flats in Costa Mesa?

Yes, of course. offers 738 Flats in Costa Mesa. Our other popular types of Costa Mesa holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,351 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 87 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 86 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Costa Mesa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 865 holiday homes with pool available in Costa Mesa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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