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Santa AnaUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Santa Ana

DoubleTree by Hilton Orange County Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Orange County Airport
3.5 out of 5
7 Hutton Centre Dr, Santa Ana, CA
The price is CA $121 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Segerstrom Center for the Arts and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from South Coast Plaza. The Camp and Irvine ...

3.8/5Good! (975 reviews)

"There was a lot of people hanging around outside. It took the safe a minute to get to the front desk. They didn't have face towels. The room still had trash in it."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Orange County Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Ana Orange County
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Ana Orange County
3 out of 5
8 MacArthur Place, Santa Ana, CA
The price is CA $120 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from South Coast Plaza, and within 9 mi (15 km) of University of California-Irvine and Huntington State ...

4.3/5Excellent! (965 reviews)

"Great customer service, very clean and COVID conscious. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Ana Orange County
Hampton Inn and Suites Santa Ana/Orange County Airport
Hampton Inn and Suites Santa Ana/Orange County Airport
2.5 out of 5
2720 Hotel Terrace Drive, Santa Ana, CA
The price is CA $115 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Santa Ana Zoo and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Segerstrom Center for the Arts. South Coast Plaza and The ...

4.2/5Very Good! (962 reviews)

"Staff was great. 25 dollars per hr for late check out"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 2, 2020

Hampton Inn and Suites Santa Ana/Orange County Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Santa Ana

Master Bedroom With Directv & HS Wifi 12 Mins -disneyland&5 Min-christcathedral
Master Bedroom With Directv & HS Wifi 12 Mins -disneyland&5 Min-christcathedral
1515 Mar Les Dr, Santa Ana, CA
The price is CA $103 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5

Situated in Santa Ana, this holiday home is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from The Outlets at Orange and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from The Outlets at Orange. Vans Skate Park and Bowers ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Overall good

"Slight bug problem but property was overall very nice and we had a good stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 18, 2019

Master Bedroom With Directv & HS Wifi 12 Mins -disneyland&5 Min-christcathedral
Sanitized Designer Apt - King Bed - Modern Bldg - Nurses - Choc & St Joseph
Sanitized Designer Apt - King Bed - Modern Bldg - Nurses - Choc & St Joseph
Santa Ana, CA

This family-friendly Santa Ana apartment building is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Discovery Science Center, Children's Hospital of Orange County ...

3/5 (1 review)
Not at all what we expected

"First let me say that the inside of the property was decorated nicely and looked great on the VRBO lisiting as it was in person. However, that being said, this property was an apartment complex which I didn't know was even a possibility (Rented on Vrbo several times and all properties either hotels, ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2020

Sanitized Designer Apt - King Bed - Modern Bldg - Nurses - Choc & St Joseph
Oakwood at THE MARKE
Oakwood at THE MARKE
100 East Macarthur Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA

Situated in Santa Ana, this aparthotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Segerstrom Center for the Arts and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from South Coast Plaza. The Camp and Irvine ...

Oakwood at THE MARKE
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Santa Ana

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 27, 2020

I loved outside the hotel, what I came to see and went to amazing places to see and will remember those over this hotel.

4/5 - Good

Carolyn

Oct 8, 2019

Very beautiful area of Orange County. The weather was awesome for October!

5/5 - Excellent

Kerri

May 12, 2019

Beautiful

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 18, 2019

It was very nice.

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