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Santa Ana (Spanish for ‘Saint Anne’) is the county seat and second most
populous city in Orange County, California, US. This riverside city along
the Santa Ana River lies about 10 miles away from the California coast.
Santa Ana was constituted as a training centre for the United States Army
Air Forces during the Second World War. Beach enthusiasts and surfing
enthusiasts will love visiting here because it features many sunny beaches
that are located around 20 minutes away from the city. Also, of note in
Santa Ana is a famous a Mission Revival-style building called the Bowers
Museum that is home to a remarkable collection of Native American art.
Things to do in Santa Ana
Established in 1936, the Bowers Museum is a world-class art museum in Santa
Ana. It features a permanent collection of more than 100000 objects,
central to which are pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, Native American art, the
art of Asia, Africa, and Oceania art collections. The Bowers Museum also
has one children’s museum attributed to itself called the Kidseum.
Santa Ana Zoo
Spread across 20 acres in in Santa Ana, the Santa Ana Zoo is home to
several animals and plants species native to Central and South America. It
was opened in 1952 and on a donated piece of land, the owner of which had
made a stipulation that the city must keep at least 50 monkeys always. This
perquisite is followed till date.
Old Orange County Courthouse
The Old Orange County Courthouse is an early 20th century
top-notch Romanesque Revival building in Santa Ana's Historic Downtown
District. It now functions as a museum and has fared in different TV shows
Best Time to Visit Santa Ana
Summer season (the months from June to August) are the best to book your
flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana. It is the season when you can have a
great time exploring the city’s architectural and historical highlights.
Book your flights from PHX to SNA during this time of the year to enjoy
famous cultural events in the nearby city of Los Angeles like LA Film
Festival and DTLA Film Festival. It is advised to book Santa Ana flights in
advance to avoid paying more during peak season.