Santa Ana

Centrally located, Santa Ana is the hub of Orange County. Home to the county seat, as well as John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana is one of Orange County's largest and most populous cities, but still delivers quaint artsy vibes with its eclectic downtown and historic buildings and architecture. Stroll the ten blocks of the Artist's Village, drop into hip local eateries like Lola Gaspar and the Gypsy Den, and make sure to visit historic Fourth Street.

More adventure awaits throughout Santa Ana, from Bower's Museum to Discovery Cube Orange County, to the Santa Ana Zoo and more. Take a look at our top things to do in Santa Ana to learn more about the top things to do in Santa Ana!

With its central location, Santa Ana is a perfect destination for travelers wanting to explore Orange County. Nestled in between Anaheim and Irvine, from Santa Ana you can easily drive to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, and hiking in Irvine.

Find Local Furnished Rentals

Take a look at the map below to see the location of our furnished rentals across the Orange County Coast. Like the furnished rentals on VRBO and Airbnb, each of our long term rentals has a unique personality, location, and amenities, but professionally managed for the highest quality and value. Go ahead and zoom in to see local shops, restaurants, and beaches, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 949-340-5464 !

Things to do and see in Santa Ana:

Bower's Museum of Cultural Art

Voted Best Museum in Orange County 16 years in a row by the readers of the Orange County Register, this museum celebrates world cultures with a permanent collection of 91,000 works of art as well as regularly changing exhibits. There's even a "Kidseum" which provides a hands-on experience of artistic and cultural elements for younger visitors!

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Santa Ana Zoo

Visit the Amazon, the Pampas Grasslands of South America, and a family farm where you can feed goats and learn about farm animals. It's all here at the Santa Ana Zoo. The Santa Ana Zoo is full of educational opportunities, as well as plenty of fun riding the Zoofari Express and getting up close with exotic birds in the Colors of the Amazon Aviary.

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Discovery Cube Orange County

Learn about the science of space, rockets, and engineering at the Boeing Rocket Lab, cook up some delicious food at the Petersonville Healthy Kitchen, and get hands on with educational interactive exhibits that teach scientific concepts in a fun and engaging way. It's all at Discovery Cube Orange County!

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Lyon Air Museum

Located at John Wayne Airport, the Lyon Air Museum displays authentic aircraft, rare vehicles, and related memorabilia, especially items related to World War II. From bombers to passenger planes, to military jeeps and motorcycles, this museum is a tour through 20th century transportation. There's even a 1940's bakery truck!

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4th Street Market

You will find luscious acai bowls, creative spring rolls, vegan Mexican food, incredible loaded fries and sandwiches, and of course plenty of Latin/Asian fusion dishes, 4th Street Market is packed with Instagram-worthy eats that deliver on looks and flavor! Visit for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, dessert, or anytime you need a unique snack!

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Explore California History

Santa Ana is full of opportunities to learn about and experience California history! Here are just a couple: