Santa Ana (California)

Santa Ana is a city in Orange County, Southern California and is the county seat of that county.

Get in

By plane

  John Wayne Airport (IATA: SNA) on 18601 Airport Way is on the southern edge of the city.

By car

Interstate 5 runs through the north of the city; the 405 is to the south.

Get around

The buses of the Orange County Transportation Authority can get you around Santa Ana or most places in Orange County for $4 a day.

A free trolley runs through the Downtown area on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.



Go to MainPlace Mall. It is located near the border with Orange. It is an alternative to 4th Street. Across the street is Barnes and Noble and across from there is Santiago Park, the best park in the city. It has a beautiful bike path and a lot of squirrels. Jerome Park is home to lovely gardens and the largest community center in the city. It has its own basketball court and boxing gym.


Stuff on 4th Street or at MainPlace Mall. There are other marketplaces but these two are the best. 4th Street is a collection of jewelry and cloth shops with a few Mexican Bric-à-brac stores and food stands. The Martinez Bookstore has books in both English and Spanish and is run by a very kind man. It is located on Broadway.




Stay safe

Dial 911 for all emergencies. Note that dialing 911 from a cell phone will connect you with the California Highway Patrol who will connect you with local agencies resulting in a delay in response.

Santa Ana is generally safe, though visible signs show that crime is once again on the rise. Avoiding walking alone at night, especially in the Logan and French Park areas. Santiago Park is often used as a gang base at night, so avoid it if it is not day.


Both of these hospitals have a 24-hour emergency room.

Go next

Routes through Santa Ana

Los Angeles Orange  N  S  Tustin San Diego
Long Beach Garden Grove  W  E  END
Anaheim Orange  N  S  Costa Mesa Newport Beach
Pomona Orange  N  S  END
Los Angeles Anaheim  N  S  Irvine San Diego

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