Airport Guide

From the best airport restaurant to a convenient nearby attraction, find the best ways to beat a layover in Orange County.

Updated: September 06, 2001

Airport Basics

Beating the Layover

Sutra Lounge

1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Unwind with a cocktail or two at this trendy lounge near the airport.

Crystal Cove State Park

8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Beat the layover with a quick trip to one of the O.C.'s most scenic beaches.

Claes Restaurant

425 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Head to nearby Laguna Beach for a five-star meal and fabulous ocean views at this legendary restaurant.

Jo Malone South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Just a five-minute cab ride from the airport, you're sure to find something to buy at this shopper's paradise.


700 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92802

If you've got more than a few hours to kill--don't miss out on the O.C.'s most famous attraction--"the happiest place on earth."

Maggiano's Little Italy

3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Hungry? Grab a cab and head to this Italian eatery for a pre- or post-flight meal.

Nearby Hotels

Irvine Marriott

18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612

Montage Laguna Beach

30801 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629

The Westin South Coast Plaza

686 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626