Attractions in Santa Ana

Santa Ana is full of arts, culture, and fun attractions. Whether you’re here for a day or a week, we’ve got something for you to discover. 

Zoo, Museums in Santa Ana

A great way to explore our city is through one of our many guided tours. Join others in learning about our historic buildings and landmarks through the Downtown Santa Ana Historic Architecture Walking Tour. This two-and-a-half-hour voyage is the perfect way to see the finest building styles dating back to the 1900s. For something a little spookier, look no further than the Kellogg House. On the grounds of the Heritage Museum of Orange lies one of the most haunted mansions in the sunny city. Join others in a guided ghost tour of the estate for a haunting experience. 

Relish in the plants and animals of Central and South America at Santa Ana Zoo, nestled in Prentice Park. Explore exhibits and immersive experiences, including a walk-through aviary and a children’s zoo. 

Entertainment Venues

Santa Ana is home to several unique entertainment venues.

The Frida Cinema is a non-profit art house celebrating art enthusiasts, film fanatics, creators, and more. The cinema screens over two dozen curated films every month, including local independent projects. Observatory Orange County is the perfect place to dance the night away with the West Coast’s greatest musical entertainment. The Observatory also offers a delicious food menu and a full-service bar. Go back in time when you visit Orange County’s oldest historic venue, The Yost, a Santa Ana staple since 1912. This unforgettable locale is home to some of the best events, concerts, and conventions in town.

Stay Active

There are plenty of ways to experience Santa Ana through active movement and play. The American Ninja Warrior Adventure Park combines fitness and fun to test your ninja skills. This park, inspired by the award-winning TV show, has obstacle courses to challenge every age and skill level. Still have some energy to burn? Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park offers 18,000 square feet of play space to jump, drop, dodge, and run.  

Practice your swing at one of our state-of-the-art golf courses. Willowick Golf Course is designed for golf professionals and beginners, offering two sets of tees, grass driving ranges, three practice putting greens, and more. Another popular course in our city is the RiverView Golf Course, a unique and challenging course for golfers to test their skills at a great play pace. 

Go Shopping in Santa Ana

Whether you're looking to window shop or find souvenirs to take back home, MainPlace Mall is one of the places to go. This three-story mall is home to well-known outfitters and local gems. It's one of the many shopping attractions in and around Santa Ana.