Looking For Something To Do? – Check Out These Local Activities

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With beautiful Spring weather comes more reason to enjoy outdoor activities and events. Why not explore what your local community has to offer? We love the surrounding neighborhoods near our apartments because there is so much to do – from downtown art walks to local maker’s markets to visits with the Easter Bunny. Following are just a few options:

Costa Mesa:

The CAMP is a green, eco-friendly retail campus dedicated to an active, healthy lifestyle mindful of environmentalism and supportive of the local community. The CAMP balances culture, sophistication, and functionality, blurring the boundaries between nature and the everyday bustle of life in Orange County, California. Take a look at their Events Listing to see what’s coming up – from Maker’s Markets to candle making.

Across the street is The LAB, 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. A quick look at their website will give you the inside scoop on happenings and special events including live music, maker markets and artist installations.

South Coast Plaza is a global shopping destination with more than 250 extraordinary boutiques, critically acclaimed restaurants, Orange County Museum of Art and the celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts. See why the world shops at South Coast Plaza. In April, South Coast Plaza celebrates Spring and Easter with Easter Bunny visits, a Bunny Carousel, and Springtime Crafts. Learn more.


The Riverside Art Museum strives to integrate art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by presenting thought-provoking exhibits and providing quality art classes that instill a lifelong love of the arts. See what events and exhibits they have to offer.

Santa Ana:

Artwalk is a community-based arts showcase across downtown Santa Ana from 6pm-10pm on the First Saturday of each month. There are outdoor festival areas with vendors, pop-up artists and performances, dancing under the stars and over 20 art galleries and studios with rotating art shows and performances and live music. Plan to attend the first of the month.

Marina del Rey:

When you visit Marina del Rey, you’ll see that living in the moment means paddle boarding to breakfast. You can rejuvenate and reconnect with the outdoors by soaking in the Marina’s sunsets and fresh ocean breezes. Dance under the stars on a dining cruise, unwind from a busy day with live music on a waterfront restaurant patio, or learn some salsa moves at a class – you can do it all in Marina del Rey.