California is filled with many popular tourist destinations. I travel often to many of them, but my favorite when traveling along with my wife and two young daughters, is Santa Ana. It offers a nice break from my home in Texas. My wife and kids love this entertaining city. Here is a brief overview of a typical trip I and my family enjoy whenever we visit this awesome city.
The first thing we do when we arrive is to check into our hotel. We like to save our money on our hotel, so we do not get anything overly fancy. Fortunately there are many bargain priced, but quality, hotels to choose form in the city. Once we check into the hotel, we usually will head out to go and do some shopping. My wife absolutely loves the Main place mall (a.k.a. Westfield Main Place) it is not unusual for us to leave with all our hands full of shopping bags. The prices are reasonable overall and there are many stores to choose from. After shopping we will go and get a bite to eat. Santa Ana has many fine restaurants and hidden low priced gems. We like to try a different place each time. So far we have been pleased with every place we have tried. After eating, it is not uncommon for us to head on out to one of the nearby beaches. Santa Ana is in close proximity to many great beaches. I recommend Huntington Beach if you are going with a family.
Whenever I travel alone, I enjoy taking trips to visit some of the great museums the city offers. My favorite museum is the Bowers Museum. If the children are tagging along with me I usually will take them to the Discovery Science Center. There is always something fun to do for the children at the Discovery Science Center. In closing, Santa Ana is a great city for anyone wishing to spend a nice memorable trip with their family.