In Orange County
Orange County is a world-class destination, and it's easy to see why! With beautiful beaches, exciting attractions, and more to discover, there are always plenty of things to do.
Whether you're looking for a quiet getaway or an action-packed adventure, O.C. has something in store.
Visit These Orange County Beaches
A stay in Santa Ana would only be complete with a visit to one of our local beaches. With 42 miles of coastline and 20 state beaches, Orange County is where the surf meets the sand.
Huntington Beach is known for its laid-back atmosphere and ideal surfing conditions. Catch some waves in “Surf City, USA” or enjoy a lazy day under the California sun.
Laguna Beach is yet another local favorite, featuring scenic bluffs overlooking sandy coves where you can spend the day observing our California sea lions. The town offers plenty of local flair along the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway.
Newport Beach boasts excellent surfing, swimming, and a historical fishing pier for all to enjoy.
Outdoor Attractions in Orange County
Outdoor adventures in Orange County are just around the corner. If you're a nature lover, spend a day exploring our coastal forests at Crystal Cove State Park or hiking the many trails at Irvine Ranch.
If you're looking to set sail, head to Catalina Island! Ferries to this picturesque island depart from three ports – Long Beach, San Pedro, and Dana Point. There you'll find plenty of activities like hiking, kayaking, swimming, and sunbathing, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the Southern California coast.
Sports in Orange County
When it comes to things to do in Santa Ana, CA, we're proud to host two world-class franchises right in our backyard.
Hockey lovers can head to the Honda Center to cheer on our beloved Anaheim Ducks. Likewise, baseball fans can watch superstar players knock it out of the park at an Angels home game (...rally monkey not included).
Theme Parks Galore
From thrilling rides to live entertainment, our local theme parks offer year-round excitement. If you're staying in Santa Ana, you're just a stone's throw away from all the action!
Anaheim is home to Disneyland Park™ and Disney California Adventure™. Both of these destinations offer an array of rides and spectacles suited for the whole family. Enjoy classic attractions like Space Mountain™, the Matterhorn, and Pirates of the Caribbean™, or take in live shows like World of Color™ or the Enchanted Tiki Room™.
Knott's Berry Farm is another excellent choice for family-friendly thrills. This park offers dozens of world-class rides, and you can cool off during hot summer days at their water park, Knott's Soak City. Pack your swimsuit and take the plunge!
Cultural Attractions in Orange County
As Santaneros, we're proud of our world-class institutions that make up Southern California's rich cultural tradition. The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is a nonprofit museum with branches in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. It houses over 36,000 pieces of global art and hosts various rotating exhibitions throughout the year. The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana features interactive exhibits on ancient cultures, natural history, art, and science. And further south, the Laguna Art Museum has been a mainstay for California art since 1919