Santa Ana (Spanish for ‘Saint Anne’) is the county seat and second most
populous city in Orange County, California, US. It is located in Southern
California next to the Santa Ana River, and is known for its beaches that
are located about 10 miles away from the California coast. Santa Ana is
also known for its profound Native American past, and a good way to explore
it goes through the Bowers Museum. It features a remarkable collection of
Native American art and other artefacts related to Native Americans.
Another highlight here is the Discovery Cube Orange County, a famous
children's museum that features nearly 100 interactive science exhibits and
has a ten-story high solar array cube.
Things to do in Santa Ana
The Bowers Museum is an art museum located in Santa Ana. It features a
permanent collection of more than 100000 objects, most of them related to
pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and artworks from Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
Visitors will also find a varied collection of historic costumes, military
uniforms and furniture from the earliest European families of Orange
Adventure City is a famous amusement park near Santa Ana. Regarded as one
of the smallest theme parks in California, it was opened at a cost of USD 4
million in 1994. The park features many thrilling rides, and other
attractions like Children's Theatre, Petting Farm and a theme-based play
area for young children.
Discovery Cube Orange County
The Discovery Cube Orange County is a science museum in Santa Ana. It
features more than 100 hands-on science exhibits. It was built to serve two
purposes- to let children know what life was like in Orange County in the
early 20th century and to build a world-class science centre.
Best Time to Visit Santa Ana
Summer season (the months from June to August) are the best to book your
flights from Portland 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 PDX 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.