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Santa Ana (California)

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Santa Ana is a city in the Orange County region of Southern California. It is the county seat of Orange County.

Get in

By plane

John Wayne Airport (IATA: SNA), 18601 Airport Way, [1].

By car

Get around

The buses of The Orange County Transportation Authority [2] can get you around Santa Ana or most places in Orange County for $4 a day.

See

The Artist Village has a gallery showing every first Saturday of the month.

Organic foods are available every first Wednesday of the month at the farmers market.

Original Mikes is a local favorite with live entertainment almost every night.

The old Town Hall is now open as a museum for the city, registration may be required. In addition, 4th Street in Santa Ana is a street popular with locals. It has many small buisnesses and a small theater. The street is located about one block from the Old Courthouse, a still operating legal centre and museum.

The Heritage Museum of Orange County is a cultural and natural history center, highlighting historic homes and exhibits.

The Bowers Museum is a cultural art museum, known for its own exhibits and for its visiting exhibits.

The Discovery Science Center is a peculiar bit of architecture which hosts an ever-changing series of hands-on displays for children.

The Ana Zoo at Prentice Park is 20 acres of urban jungle. By its founder's wish, it must be the home to at least 50 monkeys at all times.

Floral Park is a beautiful neighborhood with expensive houses.


Do

Go to MainPlace Mall. It is located near the boarder with Orange. It is an alternative to 4th Street. Across the street is Barnes and Noble and across from there is Santiago Park, the best park in the city. It has a beautiful bike path and a lot of squirels. Jerome Park is home to lovely gardens and the largest community center in the city. It has its own basketball court and boxing gym.

Buy

Stuff on 4th Street or at MainPlace Mall. There are other marketplaces but these two are the best. The Martinez Bookstore has books in both English and Spanish and is run by a very kind man. It is located on Broadway.

Eat

Taco Adobe on 1319 N Main St is a Southwest Mexican restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff is always friendly. Parking is located infront of the restaurant. The Gypsy Den, located in the Artist Village, is very popular, especially with the youth. It serves many diffrent types of food, including vegatarian friendly food.

Drink

Sleep

  • Best Western Orange County Airport North, 2700 Hotel Ter, +1 714 432-8888 (toll free: +1 800 432-0053, fax: +1 714 434-6228), [3].
  • Candlewood Suites, 2600 S. Red Hill Ave, +1 949 250-0404, [4].
  • Courtyard Costa Mesa South Coast Metro, 3002 South Harbor Boulevard, +1 714 545-1001 (toll free: +1 800 321-2211, fax: +1 714 545-8439), [5].
  • Days Inn Los Angeles - Santa Ana, 1108 N. Harbor Blvd, +1 714-554-1177, [6].
  • Holiday Inn, 2726 South Grand Avenue, +1 714 481-6300, [7].
  • Motel 6, 1623 East 1st Street, +1 714 558-0500 (fax: +1 714 558-1574), [8].

Stay safe

Santa Ana is generally safe, though visible signs show that crime is once again on the rise. Avoiding walking alone at night, especially in the Logan and French Park areas. Santiago Park is often used as a gang base at night, so avoid it if it is not day.

Get out

Routes through Santa Ana
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