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Destination guide

Santa Ana buzzes with energy all year

Palm-peppered and looking like a fusion of a Wild West cinema backdrop and a Spanish hacienda, Santa Ana sits entirely encompassed by the urban sprawl of Los Angeles. The place beats with the same Latin-cum-American energy you'd expect of the City of Angels, too. Saloons and old courthouses dot the Downtown, while dusty ridges of chaparral host elegant villas and panoramic Santa Ana vacation rentals on the outskirts. There are also pretty parks, science centers, fashionista strips, and all the joys of greater Orange County to get stuck into.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Santa Ana

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Santa Ana a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Disney California Adventure® Park (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Disneyland® (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Disneyland® Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Knott's Berry Farm (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Santa Ana Zoo (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Great Wolf Lodge Water Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
Activities

Santa Ana balances culture and character

You'll want to delve into the cultural museums of Santa Ana, where the exhibits range from American greats to curious Chinese relics. After that, be sure to take the pulse of local life with a jaunt through the Mexican food courts, barista-led coffee joints, craft beer companies, and chichi cocktail clubs of much-loved 4th Street. Add a medley of elegant, palm-topped parks, spirit distilleries, and even monkey-spotted zoos to the mix, and you'll see that there's plenty to do just a stone's throw from those Santa Ana vacation rentals.

Weather

Inner-city Santa Ana is best done in spring and fall

There's a reason why most Los Angeles locals flock to the beachfronts of Huntingdon, Malibu, and Santa Monica in the high summer, and it's the same reason Santa Ana is best visited when the scorching heat of July and August has subsided. For the best sightseeing weather and top conditions for strolling down 4th Street, consider getting Santa Ana vacation rentals in the spring or fall, when temperatures hover between the 70s and 80s, and the days are typically dry and mild.

Natural features

Rolling surf and scorched mountains in Santa Ana

It's just a short jaunt on the LA transport system from the heart of Santa Ana to the rolling waves of Huntington Beach, where consistent surf and lively sand stretches draw crowds during the height of the summer. Go in the other direction and it's a totally different story. Rising softly against the cityscape in patches of Coulter pine and scrubland, the Santa Ana Mountains offer the reserves of the Limestone Canyon and the Whiting Ranch Wilderness. That's where rock climbers, wildlife lovers, hikers, and mountain bikers will find trails amid cliffs and forests.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Santa Ana

Fly into John Wayne Airport (SNA), the closest airport, located 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Los Angeles Intl. (LAX), which is 33.6 mi (54.1 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Santa Ana?

Whether you're after an intimate retreat for you and your sweetheart or somewhere spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Santa Ana. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Around 9 miles from the center of Santa Ana, you'll love staying at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". It has 1 bedroom and a host of amenities including air conditioning and a microwave oven.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". Located around 14 miles from the heart of Santa Ana, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with nearby museums and a kitchen.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Santa Ana vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Santa Ana?

Take a rain check on those household chores, because weekends were made for having fun. Book one of these weekend getaways in and near Santa Ana and enjoy all the incredible things to do close by:

  • Spend your whirlwind escape at "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball", which is around 7 miles to the northwest of central Santa Ana. There's plenty of nature and adventure on your doorstep here. Try some tennis and fishing or simply take in the sights of Laguna Lake Park and Pittsford Park.
  • Alternatively, leave your stresses behind at "Casa Clemente - Modern Spanish Beach Home In San Clemente". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or head out for some cycling and sailing. When you're ready to discover more of the area, visit Strawberry Farms Golf Club and Saint Malo Beach. This charming vacation rental is around 25 miles southeast of Santa Ana.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Santa Ana?

Generally compact, inexpensive and well located, it's difficult not to be charmed by a studio apartment. Escape to one of these options and discover the culture of Santa Ana up close:

  • Throw your bags down at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". Amenities including a nearby beach and a nearby marina will make you feel at home here.
  • Another excellent choice is "Your Actual Ocean View2 - Walk To Restaurants". Make the most of water sports equipment, free toiletries and other convenient amenities during your stay.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover more of Santa Ana. Cultural attractions like Sawdust Art Festival Grounds and Festival of Arts will help you get a feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Santa Ana?

Every now and then, you just need to get away from it all, even if it's only for a couple of days. Enjoy a nice combination of exploring and relaxing at one of these short-term rentals in or around Santa Ana:

  • If you'd love to be close to the action, "Balboa Island, Ca ~beach Cottage" has your name on it. It's within reach of the center of Santa Ana and a convenient base to check out attractions like University of California, Irvine and Irvine Spectrum Center.
  • Eat, sleep and explore what's around you from "Aqua Sea Luxury Villa On The Harbor 2 Blks To Beach W", another good option. Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Santa Ana Zoo should be on your itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Santa Ana?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these popular escapes in or near Santa Ana:

  • Put on some soft tunes and kick back together at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". Around 9 miles from Santa Ana, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including beauty services and shopping facilities.
  • "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway" is another option that'll impress. It's approximately 14 miles from Santa Ana and has a fireplace and shopping facilities.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Santa Ana?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Santa Ana and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A wide array of amenities including a firepit and a nearby river make "River Front Property With A View" a winner. This sizable getaway has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. From the center of Santa Ana, it's around 20 miles away to the southeast.
  • "New Built, Backyard And Balcony Fireworks" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 6 miles to the northwest of Santa Ana, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 13 guests. A fireplace and a swimming pool are among the things that'll help make your group vacation even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Santa Ana?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're bringing the kids along. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Santa Ana and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Pack your swim gear and make yourself comfortable at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including a kitchen and a toaster.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Three Floor House With 3 Apartments And One Luxury Attic - Giovanni". In addition to its inviting pool, you can also make use of a dishwasher and a toaster.

Don't know how to pack your bags for your Santa Ana break? This appealing destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 80 ºF. Look up our range of Santa Ana vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Santa Ana?

Whether your ideal getaway is up in the hills or down by the sea, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with those closest to you. Book one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Santa Ana and bring the entire crew along:

  • About 7 miles to the northwest of Santa Ana, "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 9 guests. It comes with lots of amenities, including free toiletries and childrens activities.
  • Another top option is "Casa Clemente - Modern Spanish Beach Home In San Clemente". This property is 25 miles southeast of Santa Ana and features childrens activities, beach sun loungers and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to go far. Disneyland®, Disney California Adventure® Park and Knott's Berry Farm promise lots of fun for both kids and grown-ups.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Santa Ana?

Nothing says ooh-la-la like your own indoor pool. Pack your favorite bikini and go for a dip in the privacy of one of these roomy houses in or near Santa Ana:

  • Settle into "Apartment With 60m2 Terrace Panoramic Sea View Beach Access" and spend your days kicking back poolside. This roomy rental has 9 bedrooms sleeping up to 29 guests and a host of other top-notch amenities. A garden and a water view are among them.
  • Alternatively, whisk your group away to "Oceanfront Condo With Pools, Hot Tub", which has 3 bedrooms and caters for up to 8 guests. Along with that swish pool hidden away inside, a swimming pool and a kitchen will help keep everybody comfortable and happy.

If you're curious about other options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Santa Ana vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Santa Ana?

There sure are. You'll find a fabulous range of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Santa Ana. If space is not a priority, one of these properties might suit you perfectly:

  • Check out "Of Dtsa Urban Industrial 55" Tv Parking 200mbps", a great centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A kitchen and off-street parking options are just a few of the useful inclusions here.
  • Also within easy reach of all the excitement of Santa Ana, "98 Wlkscr 6mi - >disney Dtsa Food Court 200mbps" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, come home and make use of an electric car charging station and a kitchen.