Family Activities:

The Lab Anti-Mall


The Lab Anti-Mall

2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA

The LAB, which stands for Little American Business, was once a night-vision goggle factory and has been transformed into a cool anti-mall. The outdoor shopping district offers plenty of original retail stores, but also features unconventional hangout areas with community tables and swing chairs. There are several cafes, where families can dine al fresco.

Your teens will love the record shop and vintage clothing store and they will definitely want to stop at the Facade Funhouse, a pop-up photo house where they can take all the Instagram shots necessary! Teens will want to hang out in the confetti room or draw on the walls before posing for the perfect pic! After checking out all the cool hipster vibes at the LAB, be sure to head across the street to The Camp, for the outdoorsy and wilderness shopping experience.


10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday


There are several cafes and restaurants to enjoy while visiting the LAB.


Free self-parking is available in a small lot. Valet parking is available for a small fee.