Santa Ana, CA, is surrounded by every type of attraction that southern California has to offer. Sure, that includes sand, surf and palm trees, but the area is home to so much more for vacationers, families and business travelers alike.
No California visit is complete without a trip to the beach. Whether you’re unwinding at the start of your trip or enjoying an afternoon off from a conference at Anaheim’s convention center, you’ve got options. In Newport Beach you can try catching a wave with surfing lessons or just catch some rays. The town also has a family-friendly seaside amusement park. Huntington Beach offers similar activities plus shopping, a surfing museum and an iconic pier. Laguna Beach is another picturesque beach town with several in-town art galleries.
Once you’re sufficiently relaxed—or if you like a little more action—you’ll find plenty of ways to pass the time. Pick out a warm-weather wardrobe at the nearby shopping center or at the west coast’s largest mall, which is also home to a live theater. If jerseys or concert t-shirts are more your style, catch a baseball game at the nearby stadium or a hockey game at the local arena, depending on the season. Both spots are prime concert venues too.
Family fun abounds as well. Curious minds of all ages will enjoy Orange County’s science museum. Kids’ favorite characters from mice to princesses live in a nearby land that’s home to thrilling rides and exciting shows. Another area amusement park has rides, entertainment, a water park and old-time artisans practicing their crafts before your eyes.
With so much to do around Santa Ana, you’re going to need multiple days to take it all in. And you’re going to need a cozy place to rest up. Try the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, John Wayne Airport, CA where you can unwind in the outdoor pool or whirlpool tub before sinking into your plush bed with the pillow of your choosing. In the morning, help yourself to complimentary, Be Our Guest Breakfast to fill up for your day’s adventures. When it’s time to head home, take advantage of our free shuttle service to John Wayne Airport. It’s one more way you’ll feel taken care of during every part of your trip.