Santa Ana, CA

Travel Guide
Lyon Air Museum showing an airport and aircraft
Launch a simulated rocket, learn about culture and art from around the world, see antique aircrafts and meet some of the world’s smallest monkeys.

Santa Ana is one of the liveliest and most populated cities in Orange County. It is packed full of attractions to entertain the whole family. Select from popular local spots, such as the Bowers Museum, Discovery Cube, Lyon Air Museum and the Santa Ana Zoo.

Take a tour of the Bowers Museum and attend seminars on culture and art from all around the world. Temporary exhibitions feature a variety of interesting subjects. The site offers art-house movies and documentaries about creative geniuses, such as Beethoven. Bring your children to the Kidseum, an exhibition specially designed to engage children with the arts. Watch them dress up in exotic outfits, try on masks and play musical instruments from around the world.

Make your way to the Discovery Cube, formerly the Discovery Science Center. It is now named after its spectacular 10-story solar array cube. Take part in interactive exhibits to learn about science the fun way. The Science of Hockey exhibit explains the physics behind the sport.

Watch a movie at the unique 4-D theater. Feel like you are part of the action as you are sprayed with water and air. See a genuine Delta Rocket engine and count down to a simulated blast-off at the Rocket Launch Station.

Find out about the history of aviation at the Lyon Air Museum. Hear stories about remarkable planes and pilots and explore antique aircraft, military vehicles and other artifacts.

Spend the day watching fascinating animals at the Santa Ana Zoo Their pygmy marmosets are some of the smallest monkeys in the world. See the exotic birds at the Colors of the Amazon Aviary. At Crean Family Farm, children can pet ponies and feed other animals.

Santa Ana is a 15-minute drive from Anaheim and a 40-minute drive from Los Angeles. You can also get there by bus or train, but driving is the most popular method of transportation. For additional fun, pack your swimsuit and head to nearby Huntington Beach or Newport Beach on the Pacific Coast.

Where to stay in Santa Ana

Motel 6 Santa Ana, CA - Irvine - Orange County Airport
Motel 6 Santa Ana, CA - Irvine - Orange County Airport
2 out of 5
1717 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
The price is $79 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$79
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Dec 7 - Dec 8
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Motel 6 Santa Ana, CA - Irvine - Orange County Airport
Best Western Plus Orange County Airport North
Best Western Plus Orange County Airport North
2.5 out of 5
2700 Hotel Terrace Dr., Santa Ana, CA, 92705
The price is $115 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$115
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Jan 2 - Jan 3
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Best Western Plus Orange County Airport North
Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport
Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport
3.5 out of 5
1325 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
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The price is $120 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
$120
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Santa Ana. Enjoy free breakfast, WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.1/5 (1,004 reviews)
More attention in cleaning the bedrooms
"The bedroom looked clean when I arrived, but when I opened the curtains, I noticed that the panel above the curtain rod was all dirty and splashed with soda or liquor that had already dried and drained on the panel. It was unpleasant to see that."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport
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Disney - Private and Spacious Studio Apartment
Disney - Private and Spacious Studio Apartment
Santa Ana, CA
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Cozy 2 BR Private Home Near Disney, Little Saigon
Cozy 2 BR Private Home Near Disney, Little Saigon
Santa Ana, CA
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Cozy 2 BR Private Home Near Disney, Little Saigon
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❤Rose Gold❤Canopy Bed❤Smart TV❤W/D❤Parking❤A/C❤
Santa Ana, CA
Stay at this apartment in Santa Ana. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Disney California Adventure® Park and Disneyland® are ...
❤Rose Gold❤Canopy Bed❤Smart TV❤W/D❤Parking❤A/C❤
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