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Things to do in Fountain Valley

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Being located in the heart of Southern California certainly has its perks. Orange County offers the best of land and sea as well as excellent weather, with year-round average temperatures of 75 degrees. With that said, it’s no surprise that The OC lifestyle revolves around outdoor activities. From surfing and boating to hiking and cycling, there is no shortage of outdoor fun.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Fine dinning and exceptional panoramic view of the city of Dubai for the hard to please.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Modern Vietnamese cuisine with Asian-fusion touches & specialty cocktails served in a sleek space, they are also well known for their grilled pork or grilled shrimp spring rolls. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Stylish, rustic space housing a variety of local retailers, from quaint eateries to design stores.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Vox features fresh food with an Asian fusion flair. Popular dishes are; prawn garlic noodles, garlic chicken wings, rib eye steak..”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The original Portola Coffee Lab location is in the OC Mix shopping area—a fun collection of upscale restaurants and boutiques in Costa Mesa.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 4 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Hearty, soupy Japanese Ramen for those cold and rainy days. Wait a minute... it doesn't really rain or get cold over here.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This place is a park of fun distractions. Its located a short distance of the HBeach House and It’s ideal for families/groups of all ages. It has a Miniature Golf is Just For Starters, carrousel, rock climbing, bumper boats and many more. My daughter and her friends love to spend time at this place. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Cafe
“The famous ice cream filled inside donuts. Good for late night, young adults and teens.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This delicious tapas restaurant in Costa Mesa is one of our favorite local restaurants.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This might be Jami's favorite restaurant - he HIGHLY recommends the pig head for dinner.. but if that isn't your style, we suggest either the pan roasted salmon or the spaghetti ragu. The cocktails here are also so good!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Not the most famous golf course in OC (That goes to Pelican Hill), but at a reasonable $40 weekday and $70 weekend w/ cart. You’re hard pressed to find a better value. They have two 18-hole courses, Classic and Player’s. I prefer the Classic.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Order from the Vietnamese kitchen and/or the vegan/raw kitchen. Open from 5:33 p.m. to 8:33 p.m.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vietnamese Restaurant
“Modern Vietnamese cuisine with Asian-fusion touches & specialty cocktails served in a sleek space, they are also well known for their grilled pork or grilled shrimp spring rolls. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Stylish, rustic space housing a variety of local retailers, from quaint eateries to design stores.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Vox features fresh food with an Asian fusion flair. Popular dishes are; prawn garlic noodles, garlic chicken wings, rib eye steak..”
  • 7 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“Hearty, soupy Japanese Ramen for those cold and rainy days. Wait a minute... it doesn't really rain or get cold over here.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This delicious tapas restaurant in Costa Mesa is one of our favorite local restaurants.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This might be Jami's favorite restaurant - he HIGHLY recommends the pig head for dinner.. but if that isn't your style, we suggest either the pan roasted salmon or the spaghetti ragu. The cocktails here are also so good!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Serve classic all American foods such as burgers and also Mexican foods such as burritos. Try their signature burgers such as Salmon Filter Bacon Burger. Good for breakfast, lunch and late night.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Order from the Vietnamese kitchen and/or the vegan/raw kitchen. Open from 5:33 p.m. to 8:33 p.m.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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