Dining & Sightseeing

Explore Costa Mesa Tourist Attractions

Discover all the fun things to in Newport Beach, California, while staying at our hotel in Costa Mesa! Ramada by Wyndham Costa Mesa/Newport Beach is conveniently located right off the Pacific Coast Highway, just three minutes away from Newport Beach’s top attractions, restaurants, shops, nightlife, and gorgeous beach.

Known for its scenic beauty and lavish social scene, Newport is home to great Costa Mesa tourist attractions. Rent bikes and enjoy ocean views while coasting along the boardwalk, grab a surfboard and ride our famous waves, or simply spend a relaxing day on the beach playing volleyball.

As the setting for popular TV shows like The O.C., Arrested Development, and The Real Housewives of Orange County, Newport Beach embodies the famous SoCal lifestyle. Guests will find great attractions near Newport Beach just moments away, including high-end shopping at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island. Boutique art galleries, celebrity homes, and some of the country’s top golf courses are also less than two miles from our hotel.

Theme Parks & Entertainment

With Anaheim just 20 minutes away, our Costa Mesa hotel is a perfect choice for theme park enthusiasts wanting an inn near Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure Park, Adventure City, and Knott’s Berry Farm. Baseball lovers can also catch a game at Angel’s Stadium while they’re in town.

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Don’t hesitate to ask our friendly and knowledgeable staff about suggestions for what to do in Costa Mesa. Check out some of our top attractions near Newport Beach below and start planning your next getaway today!

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Balboa Pavilion and Fun Zone

Newport Beach’s most famous landmark, the historic Balboa Pavilion, is one of California's last surviving examples of the great waterfront recreational pavilions from the turn of the century. Established 100 years ago in 1906 by the Newport Bay Investment Company, the Pavilion played a prominent role in the development of Newport Beach as a seaside recreation area.

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Knott's Berry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm is a 160-acre amusement park in Buena Park, California, owned by Cedar Fair. The 2015 Global Attractions Attendance Report states Knott's Berry Farm is the 12th most visited theme park in North America.

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Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.

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John Wayne Airport – JW

John Wayne Airport is an international airport in Orange County, California, with its mailing address in the city of Santa Ana, hence the IATA airport code.

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Catalina Island

Catalina Island’s small size makes it easy to navigate, and it’s one of the few places where golf carts are an encouraged way to get around.

That beautiful stretch of ocean between Catalina and the Southern California coast does make for a magical setting; it also makes for a little bit of extra planning to get to the island getaway. Ferries leave regularly year-round from four mainland ports (Long Beach, Dana Point, Newport Beach, and San Pedro). Keep your eyes peeled—dolphins and whales are frequently seen.

Catalina Island offers many activities:

  • Zip Line & Line Eco Tour
  • Island Spa Catalina
  • Catalina Island Skyline Drive
  • Camping & Boating
  • Undersea Expeditions
  • Island Casino Movie Theatre
  • Cape Canyon Expedition, and more.
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Fashion Island

Located in the heart of Newport Beach, Fashion Island shopping is Southern California’s premier coastal shopping and dining experience. 

With panoramic ocean views and towering palm trees, Fashion Island stores include prestigious department stores and specialty boutiques, more than 30 dining options and restaurants, including Fig & Olive, CUCINA enoteca, True Food Kitchen, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. Fashion Island Newport Beach is also home to Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, as well as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store, Elie Tahari, Trina Turk, Kate Spade, Jonathan Adler and Anthropologie, just to name a few.

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The Triangle - Restaurants and Cinemas

As the premier dining and entertainment destination in Costa Mesa, The Triangle offers visitors an assortment of exciting restaurants and entertainment options, including a sushi / Japanese restaurant, Mexican restaurant, a nightclub / dance club, bowling alley, sports bar, cocktail lounge, and a movie theater.

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The District at Tustin – Shopping & Entertainment

Shop and dine at the District at Tustin Shopping & Entertainment center.

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City of Newport Beach

Newport Beach, a coastal city in southern California, is known for its large boat-filled harbor. Balboa Peninsula has two piers — Newport Beach Pier and Balboa Pier — plus the Balboa Fun Zone, an old-school amusement park with a Ferris wheel and ocean views. Local beaches include the Wedge, known for its big waves, and Corona del Mar State Beach. The Orange County Museum of Art exhibits modern and contemporary works.

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Newport Beach

Newport Beach, California, prides itself on pristine California beaches with 10 miles of coastline for surfing, swimming, or sunbathing that easily rank among the best California beaches. Millions of people visit Newport Beach annually and enjoy the sand, pier, ocean, and boardwalk. The most famous spot for seeing monstrous surf is The Wedge at 2172 E. Ocean Front. Thirteen Newport beaches have received a 5-star rating by the Natural Resources Defense Council, with Newport Beach taking top honors.

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. The city is named after American businessman Henry E. Huntington.

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Newport Beach Pier

Newport Beach offers fine, soft sand with plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy yourself. Surfers, swimmers, and sunbathers all bask in the warmth of beautiful Southern California winter and summer days. Pelicans and seagulls also enjoy Southern California’s year-round Mediterranean climate.

Near the base of the Newport Pier is the Dory Fishing Fleet, founded in 1891. The pier offers stunning views to the north toward Huntington Beach, and, looking south, you can see another structure, the Balboa Pier. This five-mile stretch of beach boasts a bevy of activities. Swimmers and sunbathers flock to the beach in summer and winter, capping off their day in the sun with a night of casual or fine dining.

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Huntington Beach Pier

Enjoy a stunning view of Catalina Island, Newport Beach, and more at one of the longest piers in the West Coast. The Huntington Beach Pier is 1,850 feet in length and perfect for that scenic photograph. Take a stroll along the pier and stop by the souvenir shops or tasty restaurants for a refreshing treat during a warm day!

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University of California - Irvine

The University of California – Irvine campus is located only six miles from Ramada by Wyndham Costa Mesa/Newport Beach. Whether you’re visiting a friend or family attending the campus, or you’re taking a tour as a prospective student, our hotel is the perfect location to rest in comfort.