Things to Do in Santa Ana


Whether you are spending a few hours or a few days in Santa Ana, there’s always something unique and fun going on in the heart of Orange County. Visitors are encouraged to embody the Santaneros spirit by being yourself and immersing yourself in our mosaic of cultures. We’ve created a curated list to help you design your visit to Santa Ana to celebrate life like we do.


  • DISCOVER authentic aircrafts, rare vehicles, and an impressive display of WWII memorabilia at the LYON AIR MUSEUM. Through captivating historical exhibitions, the museum provides a better understanding of the important role the U.S. plays in world history.

  • CHALLENGE your family members to master their inner ninja skills at the AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR ADVENTURE PARK. The 10,000-square-foot inflatable obstacle course includes Monkey Swings, Spider Walls, Tilting Logs, Floating Bridges for the competitive souls out there.

  • STROLL around town to view one of Santa Ana’s many colorful MURALS. Walk down any street or alley downtown, or drive around the city, and you’ll soon stumble upon an impressive piece of art.

  • GROOVE to live music at the OBSERVATORY OC, a popular venue featuring both famous and up-and-coming artists, as well as a host for dance and performing arts competitions.

  • TOUR Orange County’s first craft distillery, BLINKING OWL DISTILLERY. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the distillery business with a crash course on how their vodka, gin, whiskey, and other libations are made from scratch, followed by a tasting flight at the end to wash it all down.

  • SAVOR Santa Ana's MANY TACO SPOTS, each offering unique flavors and their own twist on a local favorite. The city’s taquerias represent all regions of Mexico and draw inspiration to create menus that range from street-style tacos to high-end gourmet interpretations of family recipes passed down from generation to generation. 

  • EXPLORE Santa Ana’s extensive history at HERITAGE MUSEUM OF ORANGE COUNTY - 12 acres of gardens and citrus groves preserving O.C.'s history, nature, and culture. Restored 1890s buildings serve as museums and host seasonal events like the annual dog-friendly Bark Bash, haunted ghost tours, and a Dia de Los Muertos festival.

  • SHOP small at COLLECTIVE2ONE9. Boasting 25 small shops, the newly opened multi-vendor retail marketplace and event space sells a variety of decor, art, music, and clothing.

  • INDULGE your five senses and be treated to a culinary adventure at OMAKASE BY GINO (OMG). Prepare yourself for so many courses of the freshest nigiri, sashimi, sushi, and other Gino whimsies that you'll lose count. With only 10 seats available, book ahead.  


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