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Why It’s Worth Your Time to Visit Santa Ana, CA.

Updated on September 4, 2019

Are you planning a trip somewhere in the United States? Surely some of the first places that come to mind would be cities like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and even Washington, D.C. These are generally the popular destinations for anyone who wants to go visit a great US city.

But perhaps it’s time to think of some other great places to visit. If the wonderful city of Santa Ana in California isn’t on your list, then you definitely need to reconsider!

Why should you include it in your list of cities to see? Here are just a few of the great reasons:

1. It is located in Orange County.

The county is the tourist capital of California with sights such as the original Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm which is said to be the first theme park in the whole country, the famous Huntington Beach Pier, and Balboa Island.

So if you like theme parks, surfing, and great food, then this is the county were you’d want to be.

2. Great places to visit.

Santa Ana is never boring as it has a lot of interesting places for you to go. There is the Bowers Museum that has showcased the history and tradition of the area as well as items from other locations.

And if you want to visit another museum, include the Lyon Air Museum in your itinerary. It has World War II era military aircrafts and vehicles. So if you’re a Second World War history buff, this is one museum you should not miss.

There is also the Discovery Cube, which is more for the whole family to enjoy. They’ve got everything from life-sized dinosaurs to space rockets. If you want your kids to learn and enjoy science, this is a must see.

Finally, another family place is the Santa Ana Zoo. It features flora and fauna from Central and South America. And not only that, the zoo also has some rides for the children to enjoy.

3. It’s safe to be there.

Crime rates in Santa Ana are pretty low compared to other cities in the state and also in the whole of the US. Statistically, chances of being a victim of crime are very low. And perhaps due to its cultural diversity, there is also a very low chance of anybody suffering religious or ethnic attacks.

Of course, it is not a hundred percent safe city so you still have to be careful whenever you walk around. And just in case you get into trouble yourself, it helps to know how the bail process works and who can help you. You can find out more here.

4. It’s easy to get around.

The public transportation network is great as it has well thought out train and bus systems. It also has the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center - more commonly called the Depot - that has intercity and interstate buses, Amtrak, and Metrolink.

5. So many things to enjoy.

It’s not just the sights that Santa Ana can offer any tourist, but there are a lot of memorable things to do as well. If you want to experience art then a visit to the California State University Fullerton Grand Central Art Center is well worth your time. You can also visit the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and also the Santa Ana Artist’s Village.

If you prefer the outdoors, go to Santiago Creek, which is one of the longest watercourses in the US. Lake Irvine is located there where you can go fishing even without a license.

Lastly, if you like beer, then there is no shortage of large and small breweries in the city. The Cismontane Brewing Company, Blinking Owl Distillery, The Good Beer Company, and the Network Brewery are just to name a few.

It’s Time You Visit Santa Ana

These are just some of the great reasons why this wonderful California city should be included in your list of cities to visit. There is simply so many amazing things, places, and experiences that Santa Ana can offer any traveler.


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      Liz Westwood 

      7 months ago from UK

      This article puts Santa Ana on the tourist map.

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      7 months ago from Hawaii

      I'm considering going to California here soon but I never thought of Santa Ana. It's nice to know about some things to do there and more importantly, the crime rate is low. Nice article.


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