Introducing Santa Ana

Flying low on the radar, Santa Ana tends to be uttered in the same tourist breathe as Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm amusement parks, just a few miles northeast of the downtown. In addition to a pleasant enough downtown packed with administrative buildings which serve the city’s political vocation with stately aplomb (Santa Ana is the county seat), the town has a clutch of worthy museums and cultural venues, upscale restaurants, high end shopping, and a healthy regard for artistic expression. Adjacent to the Santa Ana River and just 10 miles away from the California coast, the town’s denizens thoroughly embrace the youthful vibe at Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.

The renowned Bowers Museum is a sort of anthropological study and exhibition of global arts. The Discovery Science Center a.k.a. ‘The Cube,’—a 100-foot-tall block comprised of literally hundreds of solar panels—is home to a mind-boggling array of science themed exhibits, including the ‘Shake Shack’ where you can experience all the tumult of a a 6.4 magnitude quake. A party-loving town, Santa Ana is a place that knows how to make the earth move. Annual events such as the Cinco de Mayo celebration, Fiestas Patrias in September, and Dia De Los Muertos in November, bring faith and fiesta together with decibel-raising gusto.

Airports within a 50-mile radius of Santa Ana:

  • John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport (SNA)
    • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
    • McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ)
    • Camarillo Airport (CMA)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Santa Ana area include:

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.