Just 40 miles south of Los Angeles, California, lies Costa Mesa, located in central Orange County. Known for the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts, South Coast Plaza for high-end shopping, and stunning walkable public art installations, Costa Mesa is easily accessible from the 405 freeway.
A half-mile south of the 405 freeway on Bristol street is The LAB Anti Mall Costa Mesa, a quirky, engaging, and fun place to hang out on the weekend or during the week.
The LAB stands for "Little American Business." They are small businesses combatting retail monotony, and they've been here for 25 years.
This unconventional hang out is packed with cafés, restaurants, and unusual retail shops. They love music, art, fashion, and hip cuisine.