Things to do:
Fly into the Orange County Airport. It is in Santa Ana.
Visit the Santa Ana Zoo, offering great entertainment for all ages, but especially kids.
Take a tour of the historic Santa Ana Courthouse.
Visit Bowers Museum, providing internationally significant exhibits of art sculpture, and and providing special events.
Take the kids to Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. Look for the big cube in front of the building just off Interstate 5 Freeway.
Wander the Arts District during the monthly art nights to enjoy music in the coffee houses, cocktails in bars, and some interesting, culturally diverse art.
Shop at the unique stores selling clothing, food, and art.
Dine in eclectic restaurant cafes such as Gypsy Den.
Listen to live musical entertainment at night.
Take the First Saturday Artist Village Open House.