Santa Ana (Spanish for ‘Saint Anne’) is the county seat and the second-most
populous city in Orange County, California, US. Founded in 1869, this
riverside city along its namesake river is located about 10 miles away from
the coast of southern California. Families visiting Santa Ana can pay a
visit to two nearby amusement parks called Disneyland and Knott's Berry
Farm amusement parks that are located at a 20 minutes ride or so. Also, of
note in the city are its and top-class beaches like Huntington Beach and
Newport Beach that can be reached after driving about 20 minutes on the
Things to do in Santa Ana
Opened in 1897, the Irvine Park in Orange is the first regional park in
Orange County. It is located 11 miles away from Santa Ana and is built as a
classic sum of many picturesque architectural designs by Frederick Eley
(1884-1979). He was the first registered architect of Santa Ana.
Santa Ana Zoo
The Santa Ana Zoo in Santa Ana is a 20-acre zoo that is best known for its
extensive range of flora and fauna native to Central and South America.
Opened in 1952, this top-notch zoo is a kids’ magnet for its kids’ train
called the Zoofari Express. It is driven by two 14-gauge railway
locomotives, one of which was built in the 1950s.
Discovery Cube Orange County
Home to over 100 interactive scientific exhibits, the Discovery Cube Orange
County is a science museum in Santa Ana. It is aimed to raise scientific
curiosity in children. You should visit here for here for two of its major
exhibits- the Science of Hockey (to learn more about various scientific
aspects involved in playing hockey) and the Dino Quest (it features
Best Time to Visit Santa Ana
Summer season (the months from June to August) are the best to book your
flights from San Jose 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 SJC 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.