Five Trendy Things To Do In Santa Ana, CA

Downtown view of Santa Ana CA

Located in the southern part of the state, Santa Ana CA is known for having beautiful weather and a great atmosphere. As part of Los Angeles County, it should come as no surprise that Santa Ana is also jam-packed with people, and is actually one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. However, despite the fact that it seems to be overflowing with people, Santa Ana is still a great place to visit, and the city offers plenty of great sites, activities, and events for people who are looking to get out and enjoy themselves. If you’re new to the area, or are planning a trip to Santa Ana but want to try something a little different, these places will be right up your alley. Here are five trendy things to do in Santa Ana CA.

Santora Building

Sanatoria Building in Santa Ana CA

Once upon a time, the Santora Building was a busy commercial location in downtown Santa Ana CA. The building was built in the late 1920s, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. These days,  the space has been converted into a pretty hip spot for residents and tourists alike. The Santora Building is now home to several restaurants, stores, and art galleries. If you ever find yourself looking to enjoy a beautiful day in Santa Ana, you should definitely add the Santora Building to your list of places to go.

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Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum outside

Established in 1936, Bowers Museum has become a staple in Santa Ana for art lovers near and far. Not only is the museum home to several art exhibits, but it has also become a popular places for lectures, classes, and community events. The museum boasts more than 100,000 objects in collections from all over the world. If you have children, the Bowers also has a Kidseum which is located just two blocks from the main building.

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Santa Ana Artist Village

Visitors at Santa Ana CA artist walk

If you’re looking for a cool way to spend some time outdoors, taking a stroll through the Santa Ana Artist Village is just what you need. The area is home to more than three dozen art galleries and other cool shops. Each year, the city hosts the Art Walk, which “has been an epicenter of creativity, expression and inspiration for artists, art enthusiasts and those who simply want to engage in a vibrant, living city filled with culture.” During the event, there is live music, as well as various food vendors, and visitors can get a chance to see some great local art work.

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Cismontane Brewing Company

Cismontane Brewing Company shot glasses

For lots of people, there’s no better way to kick back and relax after a long day than with an ice-cold beer. Well, if you’re one of those people, the Cismontane Brewing Company has your name written all over it. According to its website, the Cismontane Brewing Company is “a microbrewery dedicated to making great beers that reflect the unique culture and natural phenomena of southern California.” When it comes to good beer, this is one of the most popular spots in the city, and visits can try some of their favorite brews in the tasting room.

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Discovery Cube Orange County

Discovery Cube science center

The Discover Cube may be primarily geared towards children, but that doesn’t mean that adults won’t enjoy this awesome location, and maybe even learn a thing or two. Formerly known as the Discovery Science Center, the Discovery Cube boasts a huge cube-like structure which can be seen from miles away. This science museum is home to more than 100 user-friendly hands-on exhibits, and other educational tools. The Cube’s mission is “to inspire, educate, and impact is brought to life through the cornerstones of our core initiatives.”

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.