John Wayne Airport is located close to the city of Santa Ana in Orange County in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles. Hire a car here and enjoy California to its full potential.
Best Bits of Santa Ana
Spend a day at Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in the city centre. It’s home to many animals including 50 different monkeys and other animals, mainly from central and South America.
Visit the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art which specialises in the art of the world's indigenous peoples, or the Lyon Air Museum and Discovery Science Centre.
For the climbing enthusiast, a visit to Sender One Climbing is a must. It offers a world class indoor rock climbing and fitness facility. Sender One is currently home to the largest and tallest top rope and lead climbing walls (up to 50ft) in Orange County.
Things to See in California
Crystal Cove State Park is just 15km away and offers a myriad of entertainment, from woodland to tidal pools all waiting to be discovered.
Make the short trip to neighbouring Los Angeles and soak up the sights and attractions of Hollywood. For a beach day, head over to Santa Monica State Beach and the ever popular Santa Monica Pier.
Travel north from Santa Ana to the Disneyland resort. Offering plenty of attractions and rides, it’s great fun for the whole family.
Take a drive south to the city of San Diego. Home to major attractions such as SeaWorld San Diego and San Diego Zoo, there’s plenty to see and do here.
Head north and leave Los Angeles behind, you’ll pass the Los Padres National Forest, the coastal town of Santa Barbara, and enter the California wine country. Home to a number of country estates and vineyards, why not take a tour or join a tasting?
Take a drive along the Californian coastline. Visit Laguna Beach or Newport Beach, which are both less than 30 minutes’ drive away.