Santa Ana Flights:
Flights to Santa Ana
Santa Ana is an attractive city in Southern California, situated 10 miles (16km) inland from the Pacific Ocean coast, and forming part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metropolitan Area. This artsy city features galleries and culture, with a splash of history, and of course fabulous Southern Californian weather!
Santa Ana’s airport is the John Wayne Airport (airport code: SNA), and you can get public bus services into the city, as well as plenty of taxis and hotel shuttles. There are flights to Santa Ana from Johannesburg, usually with 2 transfers. British Midland stops in London and Chicago as does Virgin Atlantic. Condor takes a different route for its flight to Santa Ana, going through Frankfurt and Las Vegas.
Book a Flight To Santa Ana:
To Book a flight type in where you are leaving from, where you want to go to. Edit the date range and number of passengers and just click on the submit tab.
The Tourist Attractions in Santa Ana:
Santa Ana has a great many things to see and do, making this a popular tourist destination. Los Angeles is fairly close by if you want to stay in Santa Ana and visit LA, though even closer is Anaheim and the original Disneyland Resort.
Downtown Santa Ana Historic Districts
Santa Ana was founded in 1869 and there’s still a good selection of historical buildings in the city to this day. The Historic Downtown District was established to make sure these pockets of history were protected, including a number of Art Deco style buildings. The Old Orange County Courthouse was built in the Romanesque style of architecture and it’s now a museum. Another museum in this district is the Dr Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum.
Artist Village and Fiesta Marketplace are two popular shopping areas in the southern part of the Santa Ana Downtown Historic District.
In addition to those museums mentioned above Santa Ana has the Bowers Museum. This museum of art and culture was established in 1936 and named for the land owner who donated the land on which it stands. The Bowers Museum has an excellent collection of over 100,000 objects allowing visitors to experience cultures from around the world. A couple of blocks from the main museum Kidseum provides a museum specially created for children.
Santa Ana Zoo
If you’re visiting Santa Ana with children then the Santa Ana Zoo could be the next stop on your list of attractions. Though not by any means a huge zoo (covering 20 acres) it’s popular all the same and has a focus on monkeys and primates from around the world as well as featuring mammals, birds, and a farm collection. The children’s train, Zoofari Express, is one of the zoo’s most popular attractions.
Discovery Science Center
Another great attraction in Santa Ana for visitors with children is the Discovery Science Center. Over 100 hands-on exhibits will get the children interested in science. There are different themed areas to enjoy, and outside the centre’s huge solar cube has become one of Santa Ana’s most recognisable landmarks.
When Should You Visit?:
Characteristic of Southern California Santa Ana has a Mediterranean climate, making this a city you can visit throughout the year. Winters are mild to warm, though this is the city’s rainy season. The average high in January is still 21C though. Summers are hot but temperatures are not overly high – August is the hottest month when the average high is 29C and low is 8C. Between May and October there’s hardly any rainfall in Santa Ana.