Summer in Costa Mesa is a fun time. At Eastside Apartments, we’re near the beach, Disneyland, and Los Angeles, and our city itself has some great and unique activities. Here are four of the best summer activities in Costa Mesa, including Noguchi Garden, The LAB, Fairview Park, and outdoor concerts and movies.


Noguchi Garden

Isamu Noguchi’s California Scenario, also known as Noguchi Garden, is a preeminent sculpture garden and oasis at 611 Anton Boulevard. The garden covers 1.6 acres and features designs that incorporate indigenous plants and materials. There are six main sections, representing the “California Scenario”: Water Source, Water Use, Desert Land, Land Use, and Energy Fountain, as well as a centerpiece called The Spirit of the Lima Bean. Entrance is free of charge.



LAB (“Little American Business”) is a unique group of boutiques, eateries, and artistic events at 2930 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa.

“In the midst of Orange County’s suburbia,” their website says, “we recognized a need for an original, indoor-outdoor unconventional hang-out packed with a wide array of cafes, restaurants and retail that embraced a vibrant community of lovers in art, music, fashion and hip cuisine.” 

Exploring the LAB might become one of your favorite summer activities in Costa Mesa! It’s cool, fun, and inspiring. 


Fairview Park

Fairview Park is a beautiful place, with open fields, hills, and a copse of trees. While the park is currently closed for group activities and gatherings, designated trails are open for pass-through use. Hike, bike, walk, run, or even ride your horse along the trails, and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere. 


Outdoor Concerts and Movies

This summer in Orange County, the OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema Film Series are back! From June 18 to September 10, there will be 10 free concerts and 13 free movie showings. The concerts will be on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m., with the music beginning at 6:00 p.m. The movie nights will be on Fridays at 6:00 p.m., with the movie beginning at sundown. Visit the website to see a schedule of the events.


There are so many great summer activities in Costa Mesa—these are just four we couldn’t wait to recommend. After you experience a few of these must-try activities, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with Costa Mesa. When you do, consider moving to Eastside Apartment Homes in Costa Mesa, California.

Eastside Apartment Homes offers studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent in Costa Mesa, California.