Centennial Farm at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa (with Video)

Centennial Farms

Centennial Farm is a great excursion located at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.  I took the kids on a lazy afternoon and there were way more animal residents than people visiting. Plus, we had the added enjoyment of seeing a lot of little baby farm animals. I was overwhelmed by the cuteness factor of the baby pigs, chicks, goats, and sheep.  I can't guarantee there … [Read more...]

Balearic Park and Estancia Park in Costa Mesa


Balearic Park was one of the most popular recommendations when I asked a group of moms at TeWinkle Park about other good Costa Mesa parks. Estancia Park actually neighbors Balearic, so it's like getting two parks in one.  Estancia is the one with the historic adobe and Balearic is accompanied by a community center. Location: The park is a great sidetrip from IKEA. From … [Read more...]

Annual Holiday Snow Land in Costa Mesa


When: Saturday, December 11th from Noon-3pm Where: Balearic Community Center, 1975 Balearic Drive, Costa Mesa Snow Land in Costa Mesa is sponsored by community-focused Torelli Realty. It's become an event that people in Costa Mesa look forward to year after year. For the first time ever they are offering the event during the afternoon from 12-3pm. It's a wonderful way for … [Read more...]