Santa Ana Vacation - Deals & Packages!26 July 1769 is the most red-lettered day in the history of Santa Ana. It is the day on which the city saw its first sunlight and was christened in the honor of Saint Anne by a Spanish expeditionist. This city was then developed as a green spot for cattle and farming. Exactly a hundred years later, William H. Spurgeon (the first mayor of the city) plotted a town site as Santa Ana which was later forwarded as a city. Santa Ana is now the commercial and administrative focal point Orange County in California.Places of Interest in Santa Ana The Old Orange County Courthouse The Old Orange County Courthouse was once known as Santa Ana County Courthouse. Opened in 1901 AD, It is a prominent Romanesque Revival building that is located in National Register of Historic Places. It has now been turned into a museum and also serves as a preferred location movies and television shows. This monument is officially recognized as California Historical Landmark and also features in the National Register of Historical Places.The Heritage Museum of Orange County Did you know that once Orange County had a number of extensive wetlands of freshwater? The Heritage Museum of Orange County is the proud caretaker of the very last surviving freshwater marsh of Orange County. It is also a cultural and natural history center of the county since 1985 AD. The eye candy of the museum is a group of some buildings of nineteenth century, neatly setup among gardens and citrus groves. The Heritage Museum of Orange County is also home to Victorian Tea Society, Orange County Blacksmith Guild and Orange County Astronomers.Downtown Santa Ana Welcome to the city’s glowing ball of adorable energy, the Downtown Santa Ana. The buzzing heartthrob of Santa Ana is a prolific show of creativity, expression and inspiration in all forms of art on the first Saturday of every month. A curious visitor may be pleased to know that this iconic event is a one-shot chance for all artistic individuals and patrons, and it is attended by more than 3500 likeminded souls across various (live or otherwise) art performances.