Plan Your Visit
Nestled in the heart of O.C. with dynamic attractions, hotels, and restaurants and within minutes of pristine beaches, you can see why Santa Ana got its nickname – “Downtown of Orange County.” There’s always something happening here. Join our family, and we’ll take care of you and yours as you explore our vibrant city. Here are resources and information to help you plan your trip to the city of celebrations!
Get Started on Your Santa Ana Getaway
Our house is your house! Let us help create your dream Southern California adventure with handy tools like our visitor guide. Download a digital copy of the latest edition or request to receive by mail. The guide is jam-packed with local recommendations, neighborhood guides, and more. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter and enjoy monthly updates on upcoming events.
Once you’re here, you’ll want to use our trusty maps and brochures detailing general points of interest, transportation options, and more. If you’d like to get a feel for Santa Ana before arriving, check out our interesting FAQs section. You’ll feel like a local in no time!
Getting To & Around Santa Ana, CA
It’s easy getting to and around Santa Ana thanks to our access to freeways and airports and network of trains and buses.
If you’re visiting from out of town, you can land right in the heart of O.C. at the John Wayne Airport, Orange County, conveniently located a couple of miles from Santa Ana hotels, which may offer complimentary shuttle rides. If you need a ride to your next destination, rent a car at the airport. Other airports include Long Beach (20 miles away from Santa Ana) and Los Angeles International (40 miles away).
The hub of activity in Orange County is the Spanish-style Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, also known as The Depot, one of the ground transportation options. Multiple transportation options intersect, from Amtrak and Metrolink to the Orange County Transit Authority and various bus, airport, and taxi services. The Depot is near five freeways, the John Wayne airport, and attractions like Disneyland.
Looking ahead to 2024, you can anticipate the debut of the first modern streetcar in Orange County. The 4.15-mile route will serve Santa Ana and the surrounding areas.