Guidebook for the Nugget, Costa Mesa

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Guidebook for the Nugget, Costa Mesa

Entertainment & Activities

Stand Up Paddle (SUP). Highly recommended. Get one and cruise around the harbor. You might get lucky and see the dolphins and seals.
Paddle Surf Warehouse
629 Terminal Way
Stand Up Paddle (SUP). Highly recommended. Get one and cruise around the harbor. You might get lucky and see the dolphins and seals.
Yoga and Pilates. They have specials weekly.
YogaWorks Costa Mesa
1835 Newport Boulevard
Yoga and Pilates. They have specials weekly.
Balboa Fun Tours & Rentals
1910 West Balboa Boulevard
Kayak rentals
5 mins from home. Opened 24/7.
24 Hour Fitness
555 West 19th Street
5 mins from home. Opened 24/7.
Full day trip. Catalina Island is know for its wildlife and numerous dive sites. You can also hike the Catalina trail & check out the Bisons. No cars are allowed on the Island but you can walk anywhere or...golf cars are readily available. Round trip by ferry is about $80 per person. (the trip is FREE on your birthday!)
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Santa Catalina Adası
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Full day trip. Catalina Island is know for its wildlife and numerous dive sites. You can also hike the Catalina trail & check out the Bisons. No cars are allowed on the Island but you can walk anywhere or...golf cars are readily available. Round trip by ferry is about $80 per person. (the trip is FREE on your birthday!)
Getting a Duffy for a few hours is SO much fun! They feel like a golf cart on the water. You can explore Newport Harbor and you do not need a boat permit to do so! Bring your drinks and snacks. A map is provided as a guide.
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Duffy Boat Rentals Long Beach
6272 Pacific Coast Hwy
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Getting a Duffy for a few hours is SO much fun! They feel like a golf cart on the water. You can explore Newport Harbor and you do not need a boat permit to do so! Bring your drinks and snacks. A map is provided as a guide.
In case you are feeling romantic...The ride is fun at sunset. Your adventure comes with dinner and a "gondolier".
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach
3101 West Coast Highway
In case you are feeling romantic...The ride is fun at sunset. Your adventure comes with dinner and a "gondolier".
The tour does not take long & way worth your time. For a relaxing stroll in a pretty garden.
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Noguchi Garden
611 Anton Blvd
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The tour does not take long & way worth your time. For a relaxing stroll in a pretty garden.
Close to my home. Beach Cruiser rentals : $30 for 24 hours, E-Bike rentals : $75 for 24 hours. Bike locks and helmets available for $5. I highly recommend the beach path. Miles and miles of flat asphalt right by the sand. You can stop for munches & drinks along the way. Huntington Beach is 15 minutes away, Newport Pier 5 to 10 minutes, Bolsa Chica 30 minutes.
The Cyclist
1785 Newport Blvd
Close to my home. Beach Cruiser rentals : $30 for 24 hours, E-Bike rentals : $75 for 24 hours. Bike locks and helmets available for $5. I highly recommend the beach path. Miles and miles of flat asphalt right by the sand. You can stop for munches & drinks along the way. Huntington Beach is 15 minutes away, Newport Pier 5 to 10 minutes, Bolsa Chica 30 minutes.
Regular admission $10, bargain days $5 on Tue & Wed before 6PM. 5 minute drive from here, large parking below.
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Starlight Triangle Square Cinemas
1870 Harbor Boulevard
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Regular admission $10, bargain days $5 on Tue & Wed before 6PM. 5 minute drive from here, large parking below.
30 minute drive. Tier 1 adult is $104 per day.
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Disneyland
1313 Disneyland Drive
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30 minute drive. Tier 1 adult is $104 per day.
Performing art center. The modern architecture is beautiful and they always have something happening. Broadway shows, classical music, Operas, Ballets...Tickets usually start about $30.
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Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
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Performing art center. The modern architecture is beautiful and they always have something happening. Broadway shows, classical music, Operas, Ballets...Tickets usually start about $30.
Cruisers right on the sand at the Newport Pier. Call ahead to reserve your bike, they are usually busy. The bikes are awesome!
Newport Cruisers
2233 West Balboa Boulevard
Cruisers right on the sand at the Newport Pier. Call ahead to reserve your bike, they are usually busy. The bikes are awesome!
Prices start at $200 for 2 "boat people" for one and a half hour. Acoustic cruises / picnic cruises in the harbor on a sailboat. Highly recommended by my guests! https://www.theboatpeoplecruise.com/bookyourcruise
The Boat People Cruise
Prices start at $200 for 2 "boat people" for one and a half hour. Acoustic cruises / picnic cruises in the harbor on a sailboat. Highly recommended by my guests! https://www.theboatpeoplecruise.com/bookyourcruise

Parks & Nature

Bird watching galore. Some fun hiking trails. It is rather flat and not very challenging but the views are great!
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Bolsa Chica State Beach
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Bird watching galore. Some fun hiking trails. It is rather flat and not very challenging but the views are great!
Absolute gorgeous views and 30 min drive. Bring SPF as you won't find much shade
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Crystal Cove State Park
8471 North Coast Highway
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Absolute gorgeous views and 30 min drive. Bring SPF as you won't find much shade
Hiking and biking.
Back Bay View Park
Hiking and biking.
Beach break. Can be huge sometimes
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The Wedge
2172 E Ocean Front
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Beach break. Can be huge sometimes
Man made island great for a stroll. Solely residential with a path on the water. You can take a ferry boat to get there or to visit Balboa. Fare is $1.25 per person and takes a couple of minutes. (Balboa Island Ferry).
Lido Isle
Man made island great for a stroll. Solely residential with a path on the water. You can take a ferry boat to get there or to visit Balboa. Fare is $1.25 per person and takes a couple of minutes. (Balboa Island Ferry).
beautiful sandy beach about 20 minutes away. Lots of parking (some free)
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Corona Del Mar State Beach Park
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beautiful sandy beach about 20 minutes away. Lots of parking (some free)
Perfect for a stroll, walking trails, reptiles, butterflies.
Environmental Nature Center
1601 E 16th St
Perfect for a stroll, walking trails, reptiles, butterflies.
Gorgeous beach, tide pools. lots of parking, bonfire rings. If you only have time for 1 beach, this is the one. 20 minutes away.
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Little Corona Beach
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Gorgeous beach, tide pools. lots of parking, bonfire rings. If you only have time for 1 beach, this is the one. 20 minutes away.

Arts & Culture

Symphonies, musicals, shows The Segerstrom is amazing. Check out their website to see what is playing. They have tickets for all budgets. 15 min drive
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Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
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Symphonies, musicals, shows The Segerstrom is amazing. Check out their website to see what is playing. They have tickets for all budgets. 15 min drive
My favorite in LA for the Impressionist collection but also for the amazing grounds. Check their website for free entrance days.
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Getty Center Drive
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My favorite in LA for the Impressionist collection but also for the amazing grounds. Check their website for free entrance days.

Shopping

Costa Mesa. Indoor mall. One of the biggest and nicest in USA
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South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
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Costa Mesa. Indoor mall. One of the biggest and nicest in USA
Newport Beach. Outdoor mall. Smaller than South Coast Plaza but more casual and pleasant to walk around.
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Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive
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Newport Beach. Outdoor mall. Smaller than South Coast Plaza but more casual and pleasant to walk around.
Costa Mesa. Trendy shops, terraces. Art vignettes throughout. Great for a stroll
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The LAB Anti-Mall
2930 Bristol Street
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Costa Mesa. Trendy shops, terraces. Art vignettes throughout. Great for a stroll
Huntington Beach. 15 minute drive. Outdoor mall right on the beach & near HB pier / Main street.
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Pacific City
21010 Pacific Coast Hwy
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Huntington Beach. 15 minute drive. Outdoor mall right on the beach & near HB pier / Main street.
Costa Mesa, Across from the Lab Anti Mall. Outdoor trendy mall.
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The Camp
2937 Bristol St
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Costa Mesa, Across from the Lab Anti Mall. Outdoor trendy mall.
OC Mix / SOCO is Hip and trendy. You will find great restaurants, bakeries, bars, shopping and art there. It is an outdoor mall and the grounds are pretty to look at.
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SOCO & The OC Mix
3313 Hyland Avenue
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OC Mix / SOCO is Hip and trendy. You will find great restaurants, bakeries, bars, shopping and art there. It is an outdoor mall and the grounds are pretty to look at.

Coffee Shops & Eateries

Hip and trendy. Great atmosphere, food and service. The plates are meant to be shared (tapas portions /on the small side). All is delicious. Perfect for drinks (alone or with friends) and a couple of minutes from home.
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Social Costa Mesa
512 W 19th St
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Hip and trendy. Great atmosphere, food and service. The plates are meant to be shared (tapas portions /on the small side). All is delicious. Perfect for drinks (alone or with friends) and a couple of minutes from home.
Fresh Mexican food with California flair. you cannot go wrong, all is delicious and you won't be over budget. Beer and wine.
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Wahoo's Fish Taco
1862 Placentia Avenue
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Fresh Mexican food with California flair. you cannot go wrong, all is delicious and you won't be over budget. Beer and wine.
Number one on the list! Great for the best morning coffee you can find, delicious breakfasts (all day) & lunches. I recommend the breakfast sandwich but I sampled half the menu and came to the conclusion you cannot go wrong with anything! Hip and casual setting/ communal tables. A 10 min walk / 5 min drive from home. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.
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Outpost Kitchen
1792 Monrovia Avenue
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Number one on the list! Great for the best morning coffee you can find, delicious breakfasts (all day) & lunches. I recommend the breakfast sandwich but I sampled half the menu and came to the conclusion you cannot go wrong with anything! Hip and casual setting/ communal tables. A 10 min walk / 5 min drive from home. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.
Best sushi, period. Also an amazing location right on the water where you can dine Al Fresco.
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Buddha's Favorite
634 Lido Park Drive
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Best sushi, period. Also an amazing location right on the water where you can dine Al Fresco.
Quaint little cafe in Newport. Bakery, breakfast and lunch. The small courtyard is adorable and you can walk around the harbor afterwards. Parking is tough. Bring quarters!
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Alta Coffee
506 31st Street
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Quaint little cafe in Newport. Bakery, breakfast and lunch. The small courtyard is adorable and you can walk around the harbor afterwards. Parking is tough. Bring quarters!
Upscale sport bar. Fish, steak, vegetarian, there is something for everyone. Good wine list. Terrace. On top of Triangle Square where 55 freeway ends
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Yard House
1875 Newport Blvd
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Upscale sport bar. Fish, steak, vegetarian, there is something for everyone. Good wine list. Terrace. On top of Triangle Square where 55 freeway ends
Freshest seafood. Restaurant and fish market. Casual setting/ Upscale fish market. Awesome for a crisp white wine and oysters or a creamy clam chowder!
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Santa Monica Seafood (Market & Cafe)
154 East 17th Street
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Freshest seafood. Restaurant and fish market. Casual setting/ Upscale fish market. Awesome for a crisp white wine and oysters or a creamy clam chowder!
Great breakfasts and lunches. Family owned. Cash only. ATM on site.
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Side Street Cafe
1799 Newport Boulevard
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Great breakfasts and lunches. Family owned. Cash only. ATM on site.
Healthy breakfasts, lunches & dinner. Lots of vegetarian options. Casual. Terrace available.
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Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails
234 East 17th Street
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Healthy breakfasts, lunches & dinner. Lots of vegetarian options. Casual. Terrace available.
Upscale breakfast & lunch. Food and service are great but is gets very crowded on weekends. Terrace available.
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Plums Cafe + Catering
369 East 17th Street
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Upscale breakfast & lunch. Food and service are great but is gets very crowded on weekends. Terrace available.
Perfect for an upscale and romantic dinner or just casual drinks at the bar. Sushi are delicious. Amazing views of the harbor. Amazing food and service. Terrace available. (in my top 5)
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Cannery Seafood of the Pacific
3010 Lafayette Rd
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Perfect for an upscale and romantic dinner or just casual drinks at the bar. Sushi are delicious. Amazing views of the harbor. Amazing food and service. Terrace available. (in my top 5)
Best tacos, salsa bar and fresh juices. heated patio.
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Taco Mesa
647 West 19th Street
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Best tacos, salsa bar and fresh juices. heated patio.
Great coffee shop. Industrial space. Communal tables/ open space. Delicious specialty coffee. If you are waiting for your room to get ready and need to work, this is the perfect place.
Common Room Roasters
882 Production Pl
Great coffee shop. Industrial space. Communal tables/ open space. Delicious specialty coffee. If you are waiting for your room to get ready and need to work, this is the perfect place.
A little gem. Fresh catch every day. Nice people, casual seafood joint. Great for Taco Tuesday. Always parking up front, always good food!
Catalina Fish Kitchen
670 West 17th Street
A little gem. Fresh catch every day. Nice people, casual seafood joint. Great for Taco Tuesday. Always parking up front, always good food!
Cuban restaurant & mojitos! Indoor or huge garden patio for al fresco dinners. Great for a romantic candlelight meetup. One of the best restaurant in Costa Mesa (in my top 5).
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Habana
2930 Bristol Street
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Cuban restaurant & mojitos! Indoor or huge garden patio for al fresco dinners. Great for a romantic candlelight meetup. One of the best restaurant in Costa Mesa (in my top 5).
Awesome for wholesome and hearty food. Do not go there for healthy options but it will be sure tasty!! Happy Hour has some great deals. Yum.
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Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar
2920 Bristol Street
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Awesome for wholesome and hearty food. Do not go there for healthy options but it will be sure tasty!! Happy Hour has some great deals. Yum.
Walking Distance. Great coffee shop to hang out and get some work done.
MoonGoat Coffee
1985 Placentia Avenue
Walking Distance. Great coffee shop to hang out and get some work done.
Hip & trendy. California/Mexican fusion. Creative and good. A + on salads! They have 2 locations. This one's the closest
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Eat Chow
1802 Newport Boulevard
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Hip & trendy. California/Mexican fusion. Creative and good. A + on salads! They have 2 locations. This one's the closest
Spacious, modern counter serve draws crowds for its fried chicken plates & creative sandwiches.
The Crack Shack - Costa Mesa
196 E 17th St
Spacious, modern counter serve draws crowds for its fried chicken plates & creative sandwiches.
Best vegan burger in town! 5 minute drive from the Nugget, they also deliver with GrubHub.
Nice Guys 100% Vegan
1727 17th Street
Best vegan burger in town! 5 minute drive from the Nugget, they also deliver with GrubHub.
If you are in the mood for an authentic & amazing pizza, this is it. 5 minutes from the Nugget, they also do take out.
Trenta, pizza & cucina
1661 Superior Ave
If you are in the mood for an authentic & amazing pizza, this is it. 5 minutes from the Nugget, they also do take out.
Mexico-California dishes in a casual setting. Patio dining. 15 minute drive from the Nugget. Well worth it! Located in OC Mix District also great for a stroll and shopping.
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Taco María
3313 Hyland Ave
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Mexico-California dishes in a casual setting. Patio dining. 15 minute drive from the Nugget. Well worth it! Located in OC Mix District also great for a stroll and shopping.

Drinks & Nightlife

Speakeasy. What a bar would have been like during the prohibition. (Underground and very dark). It is also a music venue depending on the day of the week.
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La Cave
1695 Irvine Avenue
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Speakeasy. What a bar would have been like during the prohibition. (Underground and very dark). It is also a music venue depending on the day of the week.
Bar/ music venue. You can walk there as it is at the top of the street. A large bar with pool tables and casual atmosphere. They also serve food.
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The Wayfarer
843 West 19th Street
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Bar/ music venue. You can walk there as it is at the top of the street. A large bar with pool tables and casual atmosphere. They also serve food.
Go to the top of the building. You will find a theater, ton of restaurants and nightclubs outdoor with terraces : Yard House, Time nightclub, Saddle Ranch saloon...
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Triangle Square
1870 Harbor Boulevard
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Go to the top of the building. You will find a theater, ton of restaurants and nightclubs outdoor with terraces : Yard House, Time nightclub, Saddle Ranch saloon...
Hip and trendy. Good venue for entertainment (check their website). Eat somewhere else but the place is great for drinks and atmosphere.
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Boathouse Collective
1640 Pomona Avenue
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Hip and trendy. Good venue for entertainment (check their website). Eat somewhere else but the place is great for drinks and atmosphere.
Great wine list & cheese flights. Or go dine at Habana first then cross the street for a night cap! The Wine Lab is located @ the Camp, across from the Lab.
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Wine Lab
2937 Bristol Street
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Great wine list & cheese flights. Or go dine at Habana first then cross the street for a night cap! The Wine Lab is located @ the Camp, across from the Lab.
Bar / games / sawdust on the ground...
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Goat Hill Tavern
1830 Newport Boulevard
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Bar / games / sawdust on the ground...
Trendy/ Coktails, small plates, chic lounge.
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Mesa
725 Baker Street
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Trendy/ Coktails, small plates, chic lounge.
Authentic Irish pub. 30 years in business.
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The Harp Inn
130 East 17th Street
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Authentic Irish pub. 30 years in business.
If you would rather drink at Nugget. One of the Costa Mesa gems and one of my favorite spots. 3,000 Square feet of liquor store, underground wine cellar, wine tasting, tobacco. Family owned since 1957. Great employees and service.
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Hi-Time Wine Cellars
250 Ogle Street
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If you would rather drink at Nugget. One of the Costa Mesa gems and one of my favorite spots. 3,000 Square feet of liquor store, underground wine cellar, wine tasting, tobacco. Family owned since 1957. Great employees and service.
At the end of my street Federal and 19th. Wine shop and bar, small plates. Hip and friendly place. You can walk there and roll back home in a couple of minutes. Because of the pandemic hours are Noon to 6PM for now.
Semi Tropic Wines
816 W19th Street
At the end of my street Federal and 19th. Wine shop and bar, small plates. Hip and friendly place. You can walk there and roll back home in a couple of minutes. Because of the pandemic hours are Noon to 6PM for now.
"Drag shows and ALL inclusive playground for colorful queers, fabulous ladies and every form of self-expression in between". 5 minute drive from the Nugget. Check out their calendar for events. https://strutoc.com
STRUT Bar & Club
719 West 19th Street
"Drag shows and ALL inclusive playground for colorful queers, fabulous ladies and every form of self-expression in between". 5 minute drive from the Nugget. Check out their calendar for events. https://strutoc.com
Edgy speakeasy with eclectic decor dispensing potion-themed cocktails in a cool atmosphere. (@ the Lab Anti-Mall)
Ruin Bar
2930 Bristol St
Edgy speakeasy with eclectic decor dispensing potion-themed cocktails in a cool atmosphere. (@ the Lab Anti-Mall)
Small-batch whiskeys & beers accompany gourmet sausages, burgers & more in a rustic-chic atmosphere. Hot spot in town. Formerly called called "the little knight"
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Wild Goose Tavern
436 East 17th Street
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Small-batch whiskeys & beers accompany gourmet sausages, burgers & more in a rustic-chic atmosphere. Hot spot in town. Formerly called called "the little knight"
If you are in the mood for Bowling! Outpost of a chain of bowling alleys with an on-site cafe serving burgers, flatbread pizzas & more.
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Tavern+Bowl
1875 Newport Boulevard
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If you are in the mood for Bowling! Outpost of a chain of bowling alleys with an on-site cafe serving burgers, flatbread pizzas & more.

Sightseeing

A must while you are here. A gorgeous place to walk around. You can also take the free ferry to go to the other side.
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Balboa Island
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A must while you are here. A gorgeous place to walk around. You can also take the free ferry to go to the other side.
An upscale boho town complete with art galleries, bars, shopping and restaurants. Park and walk around all day. Plenty to do right on the ocean
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Laguna Beach
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An upscale boho town complete with art galleries, bars, shopping and restaurants. Park and walk around all day. Plenty to do right on the ocean
Local beach break. Great stroll
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The Wedge
2172 E Ocean Front
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Local beach break. Great stroll
Beach, bike, stroll, bars, clubs, boutiques, restaurants.
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Newport Beach Pier
70 Newport Pier
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Beach, bike, stroll, bars, clubs, boutiques, restaurants.
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Huntington Beach
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