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Santa Ana

Travel Guide
Lyon Air Museum featuring 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.

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orange County Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orange County Airport
2.5 out of 5
2721 Hotel Ter, Santa Ana, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $130 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Situated in Santa Ana, 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 Observatory ...
4/5Very Good! (957 reviews)
"Room was spacious and clean. Staff were very friendly."

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orange County Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana - Orange County Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana - Orange County Airport
3.5 out of 5
201 E MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA
The price is CA $159 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 21
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Segerstrom Center for the Arts and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from South Coast Plaza. The Camp and Irvine ...
4/5Very Good! (971 reviews)
"My wife and I come to visit our children often in Orange County and I'm always trying different hotels. Mostly based on how close it is to where we'll be doing and where everyone lives here. It's been hit or miss lately. I usually try to use a Hilton hotel because they are in my opinion one of the ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 21, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana - 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
Fully refundable
The price is CA $147 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (939 reviews)
"Shower water pressure was sad, but that might be due to So Cal having drought issues. Bed was super comfortable which made up for the shower. Good value."

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2021

Best Western Plus Orange County Airport North
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.
Master Bedroom With Directv & HS Wifi 12 Mins -disneyland&5 Min-christcathedral
Master Bedroom With Directv & HS Wifi 12 Mins -disneyland&5 Min-christcathedral
Santa Ana, CA
The price is CA $113 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
Situated in Santa Ana, this vacation 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! (4 reviews)
Nice!!
"This was a very nice stay! Very responsive and helpful. We loved the room and the beautiful yard!"

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Master Bedroom With Directv & HS Wifi 12 Mins -disneyland&5 Min-christcathedral
Pixar Cars & Starwars Themed House w Kids Gokart Track 3.7m to Disneyland
Pixar Cars & Starwars Themed House w Kids Gokart Track 3.7m to Disneyland
Santa Ana, CA
Situated in Santa Ana, this romantic vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Outlets at Orange, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and Children's Hospital of Orange ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Excellent!
"It was very easy to communicate with the property manager and the location is great. However we were unable to find the hair dryer and one of doors of the bedroom needs to be fixed. Other than that we enjoyed our stay and everything was good."

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2020

Pixar Cars & Starwars Themed House w Kids Gokart Track 3.7m to Disneyland
Private Guest House Close to Disneyland & Little Saigon Mall
Private Guest House Close to Disneyland & Little Saigon Mall
Santa Ana, CA
The price is CA $157 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Situated in Santa Ana, this vacation 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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Spacious and has almost everything that is needed"

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2021

Private Guest House Close to Disneyland & Little Saigon Mall
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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