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Santa Ana is a pleasant residential city in Orange County, located near some of the area’s most exciting attractions. Come here to learn about the history of Orange County in a historic courthouse, or in the interactive family museum the Discovery Cube. The town also has its own zoo, a local heritage museum, and the Bowers Museum, which features its own children’s spin-off exhibition on the same site. Santa Ana is best explored by rental car, to quickly hop between all of the attractions in the city and the wider region. It’s easy to navigate, thanks to an elegant street layout. Let Orbitz help you find the best rental car deal.

Santa Ana and beyond: Thrill-seeking in Orange County

Santa Ana is situated in Orange County, a sprawling, suburban region of California with miles of beaches and legendary attractions. We’ve picked three nearby locations to explore in your rental car.


The neighboring city of Anaheim is home to the original Disneyland – an enchanting, enthralling theme park born from the imagination of Walt Disney. The Magic Kingdom features iconic princesses, while Frontierland is where you’ll find the prospector train ride Big Thunder Mountain. Buy a ticket to both of its parks to also enjoy California Adventure, where you can ride vintage wooden coasters and meet famous superheroes.

Journey time: Around 15 minutes

Distance: Approximately 10 miles

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is regularly deemed to be one of the best beaches in California. That’s because it’s glorious, with miles of sand rolling gently into the waves of the Pacific Ocean. You can spend your entire day here, roasting food on the fire pits, listening to live music, or catching the waves with the other surfers who flock to this sun-drenched destination.

Journey time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: Approximately 15 miles

Downtown LA

Leave Orange County behind and drive your rental car into the neighboring metropolis of Los Angeles. Hollywood attracts most of the crowds, but don’t miss the thriving Downtown district. This glistening neighborhood hosts the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Broad, and the Japanese American National Museum. Music fans can also check out the stars and showbiz of the GRAMMY Museum.

Journey time: Around 50 minutes

Distance: Approximately 35 miles