- The list below includes 879 free or cheap things to do in or near Santa Ana, California, including 134 different types of inexpensive activities like Music Venue, Movie Theaters, Dance Clubs and Specialty Museums.
- From Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature to Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Santa Ana and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Laguna Beach, Lakewood, Long Beach and Cerritos.
88% 16 votes
510 E Memory Ln, Santa Ana, CA 92705 MoreLess Info
A fun and educational place for children, the Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature features a nature center with informative exhibits about local ecology and cultural history, as well as a play area with giant slides.
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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA MoreLess Info
Touted as Orange County's finest cultural museum, the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art has a lot to offer both tourists and locals. The museum offers exhibits ranging from Chinese history to art from the Pacific Islands, as well as early Californian artifacts, art and sculptures.
19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707 MoreLess Info
Located at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Lyon Air Museum features an array of World War II aircraft. A fascinating museum to visit whether passing through or making a special visit, the museum tours that give information on the machines and artifacts of the early 20th century.
For an entertaining night of shoving, skating, and a little bit of violence, guests check out the Orange County Roller Girls. With strategic manhandling and a halftime music performance to boot, visitors are sure to experience a unique event.
Founded in 1936, the Bowers Museum is a historical museum dedicated to celebrating international cultures through art. Exhibits at the museum include ancient Terra Cotta Warriors, artifacts from lost civilizations, and artwork.
The Discovery Science Center plays with all of your senses. Adults and children alike enjoy this interactive and educational museum that allows visitors to experience an 'earthquake', lie on a bed of nails and play virtual sports.
86% 66 votes
1561 W Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704 MoreLess Info
A movie theater with three screens, Regency South Coast Village features an assortment of independent and classic films. The theater offers Dolby Digital sound, high-back love seats and a concession area with food and drinks.
60% 169 votes
2800 N Main St, Ste 999, Santa Ana, CA 92705 MoreLess Info
A movie theater multiplex, Picture Show at MainPlace shows primarily first run Hollywood movies in full digital video and surround sound. The theater offers dollar hot dogs and a variety of other concessions.
84% 19 votes
3101 W Harvard Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704 MoreLess Info
Covering 12 acres, the Heritage Museum of Orange County preserves multiple 1890s historic buildings and houses artifacts from that time. Exhibits cover the civil rights movement, Victorian dollhouses, and a blacksmith's shop.