Santa Ana is the county seat of Orange County, California and is home to more than 329,000 people. The city lies adjacent to the Santa Ana River and is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, which is the second largest metropolitan area in the country. Santa Ana is densely populated, but it has been named by Forbes as the country's fourth safest city among those with more than 250,000 residents. Find out more about this very beautiful city with a bus charter in Santa Ana, California.
You can start your tour of the city at the Historic Downtown District, where you can see old, historic buildings, most of them in Art Deco style. You can also spot old movie houses, Orange County's first courthouse, and the Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum. Aside from all the history, the downtown district is teeming with various businesses, retail establishments, a growing entertainment hub, and an exploding food scene. The Artists Village can also be found here, dotted with art galleries, creative offices, studios, and several well-known restaurants. At the heart of the Artists Village is the California State University, Fullerton Grand Central Art Center.
Speaking of arts, hop on a bus charter in Santa Ana, California and visit the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and see its current art exhibit. You can also check out the Santiago Art District, which hosts the Santiago Art Walk every third Saturday of each month. As for performance arts and theater, the city has the Galaxy Concert Theatre and the OC Pavilion.
You can get a glance of Santa Ana's and Orange County's past by visiting several museums. There's the Bowers Museum, one of the largest museums in Orange County. It houses a permanent collection of Central American artifacts, as well as more than 100,000 objects from all over the world, including African, Asian, South Pacific, Native American, and Pre-Columbian art. You can also check out the Heritage Museum of Orange County, whose centerpiece is a historic plaza that features buildings from 1890s standing amid floral gardens and citrus groves.
If you are traveling with kids, Santa Ana has a bunch of fun and children-friendly venues you can go to. Get on a bus charter in Santa Ana, California and head over to the Discovery Science Center, where you can combine exploration and discovery in various interactive exhibits. The little ones will also enjoy Kidseum and the Santa Ana Zoo, which focuses on Central and South American animals and plants.
Meanwhile, the boys will surely find the Lyon Air Museum interesting and awesome, with a few WWII aircraft and other artifacts.
Santa Ana also has parks and recreation facilities, where you can play, have a picnic, go biking, relax and enjoy the view, as well as engage in outdoor activities. What's more, beaches are located 20 minute or so to the south.