- Our list of the best things to do in Santa Ana, California, features the top 1110 nearby activities — including 409 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Santa Ana, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sports & Fitness, and Amusement.
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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.
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.
75% 138 votes
1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701 MoreLess Info
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park houses an extensive collection of animals, birds and reptiles as well as numerous interactive experiences that adults and kids can enjoy. The zoo features a rainforest maze, a conservation education theater and a zoofari express train ride.