Santa Ana is the second largest city in Orange County and the eleventh largest in California. It was named over 200 years ago when a Spanish expedition leader named the valley and river in honor of Saint Anne. Today, Santa Ana is the governmental center of Orange County.
The mild temperatures make it easy for the 327,000 residents to enjoy the city’s natural beauty and to visit the area’s main attractions. Visitors and residents alike enjoy visiting the Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts, Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana Zoo, Historic Downtown Santa Ana, Santa Ana Artists’ Village, and other great sites.