Local Attractions

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, California
(714) 567-3600,  (714) 550 090
www.bowers.org

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The Bowers Museum, a world-class, internationally-celebrated institution of art and culture dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of arts from around the world. Enjoy lunch in Tangata, a Patina Group restaurant.

 

 

Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park

1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
Santa Ana, California
(714) 835-7484
www.santaanazoo.org

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The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park is a place to play, a place to learn and a place to spend time with your family. When visiting the Zoo, children and adults can share time together learning about animals and plants.

 

 

Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House & Medical Museum

120 Civic Center Dr., Santa Ana, California.
(714) 547-9645

http://www.santaanahistory.com/dr_howe-waffle.html

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Currently, the house is open for tours on the first Saturday of every even month (Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec.) from 12 noon until 4 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors or SAHPS members, and $3 for students

The House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as a California Historic Point of Interest, and as a landmark building on the City of Santa Ana's Historic Register.

 

 

Downtown Santa Ana

Located south of First Street to Civic Center Plaza between Flower and French Street

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In the heart of Orange County is the Santa Ana Downtown area.  The area offers upscale and casual dining, retail shops, a movie theater, a performing arts theater, and the famous Artist Village.  The area has annual events such as Cinco de Mayo celebration, Fiestas Patrias in September, Dia De Los Muertos in November, and various Christmas events.  Check the City’s calendar of events for an updates list of events.

 

 

Art Walk at Santiago Art District

712 N. Santiago St.,
Santa Ana, California

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Every third Saturday of the month, Galleries open from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Free parking available across the street at the Santa Ana Train Depot on the southeast corner of Santa Ana Boulevard and Santiago Street.

 

 

Willowick Municipal Golf Course

3017 W 5th St,
Santa Ana, California
(714) 554-4481  or  (714) 554-0672

http://willowickgolf.com/

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Willowick Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole regulation length golf course in Santa Ana, California. This short layout will reward good shots and provide a fun golf outing for everyone. Online tee times available.

Discovery Science Center

2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, California
(714) 542.CUBE
www.discoverycube.org

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It's no mystery how the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California earned its nickname, "The Cube." From the I-10 freeway, travelers can easily see the more than 100-foot-tall block, which is made up of hundreds of solar panels that help the museum generate energy via the power of the sun. Inside, visitors will find tons displays, including dinosaur skeletons, an exhibit about the science of hockey, and a section where people can learn more about what causes earthquakes and even feel what a 6.4 magnitude quake feels like in the Shake Shack.

 

 

Old Orange County Courthouse

211 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, California
(714)973-6605 or (714)973-6607
www.oldcourthouse@ocparks.com

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The landmark Old Orange County Courthouse is Southern California's oldest court building, and has been witness to many of the events which shaped present day Orange County. From its dedication in 1901, this granite and sandstone building has been the traditional home of county government. Today the 30,000-square foot building has been restored to look much as it had at the turn of the last century. The building contains the Orange County History Center (which includes the Old Courthouse Museum, the Orange County Archives, and the library of the Pacific Coast Archaeological Society) as well as government offices. The building is on the National Register of Historic places and is a State of California Historic Landmark.

 

 

Heritage Museum of Orange County

3101 W Harvard St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 540 0404
www.heritagemuseumoc.org

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The Heritage Museum of Orange County is one of the most interesting cultural and natural history centers in Southern California. The centerpiece of the museum, which covers nearly 12 acres in all, is a historic plaza featuring several buildings from the 1890s set amid extensive floral gardens and citrus groves. Among these is the Kellogg House, familiar to teachers and students throughout Orange County as a favorite field trip destination for nearly 25 years.

 

 

Westfield Main Place Mall

2800 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, California
714 547-7800

www.westfield.com/mainplace/

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Nordstrom, Macy’s JC Penney’s, Olive Garden, El Torito, California Pizza Kitchen, and many more fine establishments to choose from ….

Shop and play in Santa Ana!

 

 

Santa Ana Artist Village Art Walk

207 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, California

www.santaanaartwalk.com

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Orange County's hippest new neighborhood invites you to stroll down the four blocks of the 2nd Street Promenade from Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street on the First Saturday of EVERY month from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Admission is FREE.

 

 

River View Golf Course

1800 W Santa Clara Ave
Santa Ana, California
(714) 543-1115

www.riverviewgolf.com

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This is an open course with a seasonal river bed running throughout. It comes into play off the tee during the winter and spring ...