Costa Mesa has grown in recent years to become quite the fun town.
Area in and around 17th St have a wonderful selection of restaurants and retail shopping resources. Great places like Shirley’s Bagels and Mi Casa Mexican food are still there!
The Greatest Mall in California is in Costa Mesa in case you forgot. South Coast Plaza has to be one of the biggest and nicest malls in all of SoCal features all the major retail stores with plenty of food choices.
The local DMV is in Costa Mesa. Oh I remember taking my driving test for car and motorcycle here.