Things to Do in Santa Ana 


Learn about the history of Santa Ana. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Orange County's first craft distillery. View art at the largest museum in Orange County. Catch a live musical performance or a classic movie. Shop for name brands and artist creations. 
 

Attraction/Venue/Store Category Address
Alta Baja Market Shopping 201 E. 4th St.
Celebrating the rich and diverse flavors of makers above and below the border.     
     
American Ninja Warrior Adventure Park Attraction MainPlace Mall, 2800 N. Main St.
Experience truss obstacles such as Monkey Swings, Spider Walls, Tilting Logs, Floating Bridges and of course the famous Warped Wall, and a 10,000 sq. ft. inflatable obstacle course.     
     
Ana's Everything Store Shopping 113 W. 4th St. 
Toys, Mexican garments, religious ephemera, plus much more.    
     
Artists Village  Shopping 207 N. Broadway
Artists started moving into the landmark Santora Building over two decades ago, and the Village has since grown into a funky fusion of galleries, live/work artist studios, folk art shops, and some seriously good eats.    
     
Blinking Owl Distillery Tour 802 E. Washington Ave.
The very first craft distillery in Orange County. Renowned for their spirit flights and craft cocktails. A truly educational experience, your guide will take you on a “BEHIND THE SCENES” tour of the distillery. You will learn how their vodka, gin, whiskey and other spirits are made in house from sourcing grain, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, barreling and bottling. Following your tour, you will be able to enjoy a tasting flight of their products.    
     
Bowers Museum Museum 2002 N. Main St.
The museum has the distinction of being the largest museum in Orange County, and one of the finest cultural arts museums in the region. Its collections, programs, and exhibitions still include Orange County history, but now reflect the demographics of Southern California by celebrating its diverse cultural makeup, with major emphasis on the fine arts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and the Pacific.    
     
Bristol Swap Mall Shopping 1204 S. Bristol St. 
Offering a variety of products. Food court featuring authentic foods, including Chinese, Korean, Mexican, and Thai.     
     
Calle Cuatro Marketplace Shopping 400 E. 4th St.
Known as “La Cuatro,” is a marketplace with a long narrow, tree-shaded, brick-lined market with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, cafes, world-renowned restaurants, and gift shops.    
     
Callejon del Beso Music 312 N. Bush St. 
Known as the "Alley of the Kiss" in Downtown Santa Ana with beautiful street art reflecting the history of the community. During Artwalk, el Callejon del Beso acts as an outdoor gallery, holding interactive workshops and live bands.     
     
Discovery Cube Museum 2500 N. Main St. 
A science museum with more than 100 hands-on science exhibits designed to spark children's natural curiosity.    
     
Donnies Orange County Shopping 206 E. 4th St. 
Patches, pins, stickers, vintage toys, vintage fashion, trading cards, nostalgia and more!    
     
Downtown Santa Ana Historic Architecture Tour Tours Old Orange County Courthouse
Downtown Santa Ana, the county seat since 1889, is probably more reminiscent of a classic downtown than any historic downtown in Orange County.     
     
Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum Museum 120 Civic Center Dr.
One of Orange County's most historic structures, bears witness to a different time and way of living, and to the courage and determination of a remarkable woman. Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle, Orange County's first female doctor.    
     
DTSA  Shopping 200 N. Main St.
A vibrant shopping, entertainment, and cultural destination for all.    
     
Festival Hall Nightclub 220 E. 3rd St. 
Dancing    
     
Galería of Imagination Workshop MainPlace Mall, 2800 N. Main St. (North end by JCPenny/lower level)
Showcasing art work from talented local artists and children. As well as sharing a Makerspace to create DIY projects, and take part on teacher-lead Workshops on Saturdays and Sundays.    
     
Gente Market Shopping  
A pop up market for all Gente! Come enjoy this family and pet-friendly event. Filled with a variety of unique vendors and food, while enjoying local music and entertainment.     
     
Giants Casting Shadows Shopping 206 E. 4th St. Unit B
Clothing store and art gallery providing the best in street wear, art, art supplies and music since April 2009.Host art shows, in store performances and artist signings while carrying unique items and exclusive brands.     
     
Gunthers Supply Co. Shopping 324 W. 4th St. 
Your favorite neighborhood men's work wear and casual shop.   2030 S. Main St. 
     
Heritage Museum of Orange County Museum 3101 W. Harvard St. 
Home to the H. Clay Kellogg House and John Maag Farmhouse. Dedicated to preserving, promoting and restoring the heritage of Orange County and surrounding region through hands-on, minds-on interactive education.    
     
La Santa Music 220 E. 3rd St. 
Live music. Intimate venue. Bar. Diner.     
     
LibroMobile Shopping 1150 S. Bristol St., #A3
Arts cooperative and bookstore.    
     
Lyon Air Museum Museum 19300 Ike Jones Rd.
Comprised of authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on the defining event of the 20th century – World War II.    
     
MainPlace Mall Shopping 2800 N. Main St.
Offers a collection of nearly 200 stores to choose from including the most popular brands in fashion, beauty, dining and entertainment.    
     
Nothing Usual Shopping 202 E. 4th St. 
Specializes in skateboards, books, zines, clothing (new/vintage), and lifestyle accessories.    
     
Old Orange County Courthouse Museum 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd. 
Southern California's oldest court building and has been witness to many of the events which shaped present-day Orange County.     
     
Old Town Roasting Shopping 3011 N. Main St. 
Each batch of Old Town Roasting coffee starts with the finest specialty-grade green coffee available. This coffee is bought from individual farmers and small collectives from around the world.    
     
Riverview Golf Golf 1800 W. Santa Clara Ave.
18-hole golf course featuring 6,190 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.    
     
Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park Attraction 1411 Village Way
Soar in open jump arenas, dive into pools of soft foam cubes, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips and somersaults.    
     
RR Western Wear Casa del Sombrero  Shopping 308 E. 4th St. 
Bringing you the latest in Western Wear since 1955, including cowboy hats, boots, and more.    
     
Santa Ana Fire Museum Museum Fire Station #75, 120 W. Walnut St. 
View vintage equipment and memorabilia dating back to the late 1800s, alongside state of the art contemporary fire trucks and equipment.     
     
Santa Ana Zoo Zoo 1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
This charming zoo features over 80 species of animals, including some of the smallest monkeys in the world, the Golden Headed Lion Tamarins. The zoo also includes the Crean Family Farm, the Zoofari Express Train Ride, endangered species carrousel, and the "Fifty Monkeys Ferris Wheel."    
     
The Frida Cinema Theater 305 E. 4th St., #100
Orange County's year-round film festival, presenting quality independent, classic, student, short, anime, and avant-garde cinematic programming, complemented by community engagements, live concert events, and other diverse cultural experiences.    
     
The Observatory Music 3503 S. Harbor Blvd. 
Premiere music venue in Orange County, with the greatest selection of musical talent across all genres performing on a nightly basis.    
     
Them Skates Shopping 216 E. 4th St. 
Quality skates and stellar accessories.     
     
Them Goods Shopping 231 E. Dyer Rd.
Premium skating goods and coffee.    
     
Unlisted Shopping 305 E. 4th St.
Unique and artistic merchandise. Providing a space for small artistic collaborations.    
     
Vibes Boutique Shopping 208 W. 4th St.
Create great vibes with great clothing and accessories, eye lashes, bundles and much more.    
     
Willowick Golf Course Golf 3017 W. 5th St.
Oldest 18-hole public golf course in Orange County.    
     
Yost Theater Music 307 N. Spurgeon St. 
One of Orange County’s oldest, largest and most versatile venues for live entertainment and special events, The Yost has been an iconic landmark of Santa Ana’s vibrant downtown since 1912. A history of hosting world-class musicians, international DJs, fashion shows, and film premieres, there’s no other venue of its kind.    

Points of Interest Map

Use this Santa Ana points of interest map to plan your visit and navigate your way through the city.