Where Are the Best Parks in Santa Ana

Taking a stroll through a park is one of the best things about fall. You can grab a jacket, scarf, pumpkin spice latte and enjoy the weather. If you live in Santa Ana, the city has a host of wonderful family parks for you to enjoy. Whether you want to hike, host a picnic, or let the kids loose on the playground, visiting a park is the best option. Here is a quick list of three Santa Ana parks near your apartment. Have fun and enjoy the day with your family.

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Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature

510 E Memory Ln

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 647-6904

 

Carl Thorton Park

1801 W Segerstrom Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92704

 

Bomo Koral Park

900 W MacArthur Blvd

Santa Ana, CA 92707

Best New Restaurants in Santa Ana

Finding a tasty new restaurants is one of the joys of eating out. Who doesn’t love new food? We do! If you’ve exhausted all the restaurant options near your neighborhood and want a new place to eat, we have a great list for you. The Yojie Japanese Fondue and Scotchery Restaurants both opened less than three months ago and have gained a bit of traction in the Santa Ana area.

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Both locations have earned excellent reviews on Yelp for the food, service and prices. So when you have the appetite for a new steakhouse or Japanese food, here is a quick list of three “must try” locations near your apartment. Have fun and enjoy the food.

 

Yojie Japanese Fondue

Open 7 Weeks Ago

Japanese Food

303 N Spurgeon St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number(714) 204-0604

 

The Scotchery Restaurant

Open 3 Months Ago

Steakhouses

3751 S Harbor Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone number (714) 557-2987

Take a Closer Look at the Artist Village Apartments in Santa Ana

Artists Village Apartments

Live “Happy, Healthy and Green” at the Artist Village Apartments in Santa Ana. If you are looking for a state of the art complex that blends modern architecture and colors with a homey and classic feel, the Artist Village could be the complex of your dreams.

Located near the heart of downtown Santa Ana, the Artist Village Apartments offers a convenient living space for those tenants looking to stay active within the city’s vibrant nightlife and lifestyle. The units are situated near Santa Ana’s major freeways, but are still quiet and offer a sense of seclusion. If you are looking for a trendy place to live while still maintaining a strong feeling of home, give us a call today at 877.282.6413. We might just be the apartment complex of your dreams!

Have Some Family Fun at the Fiestas Patrias in Santa Ana

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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! This September join the City of Santa Ana for the 38th Annual Fiestas Patrias in Downtown Santa Ana. The festival features music, food, informational booths, and arts & crafts booths. The Fiestas Patrias culminates with a wonderful parade on Sunday, Sept. 11 starting at 4PM on Main Street.

 

If you are looking for a great family event to kick off the final few days of summer, the 38th Annual Fiestas Patrias is the event to attend. Have fun and enjoy the weekend. Here is a bit more info about the Fiesta.

Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11

Street Festivities start at noon!

For more information, visit: http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/parks/fiestas/documents/FIESTASPATRIAS2016.pdf

Celebrate Labor Day in Santa Ana

The year is going by fast, isn’t it? Labor Day is only a few weeks away and along with the holiday comes the end of summer and beginning of fall. But there is no need to concentrate on how fast the calendar year goes by, when we should be enjoying every moment. If you are looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, the City of Santa Ana will be hosting its annual festival beginning on September 2nd and lasting until the 5th.

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The Labor Day festival will feature food booths, games, and rides, various exhibits and live entertainment and be held at Madison Park. So gather your family and friends and enjoy the holiday weekend festival near your Santa Ana apartment.

Santa Ana Labor Day Festival
September 2 – 5, 2016
Madison Park – Santa Ana, CA 92707

 

Easiest Indoor Plants To Own

Are you horrible with plants? A green thumb, without the green or the thumb? If you’ve killed everyone plant you’ve ever owned, but still want to adorn your apartment with something green, here are three of the easiest indoor plants to have.

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Pothos: I have no idea what this plant is, but it does have an air purifying qualify that absorbs toxins. The plant also does well in normal, apartment conditions, and prefers to go a few days between watering.

Aloe: is known to have medicinal properties (just ask your grandma) and prefers dry soil. So this is a plant that will stay alive with little care.

Spider plant. this plant has a fun and interesting look that could go great with your apartment’s décor. The plant also thrives in 60 to 75 degree temperatures.

Where To Watch the Rio Olympics In Santa Ana

The Rio Olympics are finally here. The event is scheduled to run throughout the month of August for 19 days and produce over 6000 hours of coverage across multiple networks. If you are looking forward to following the event coverage and immersing yourself into the festivities, a great way is to hit up a sports bar in your area. Here is a quick list of three bars and restaurants that will be showing the Rio Olympics over the next few weeks. So grab a friend, have a beer and root on America during your favorite events.

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Sports Zone Cafe & Nhau

4702 W 1st St

Santa Ana, CA 92703

Phone number(714) 486-2609

 

Buffalo Wild Wings

3811 South Bristol Avenue

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone number(714) 540-1737

 

Spoons Grill & Bar

2601 Hotel Ter

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 556-0700

 

Attend a Poetry Night in Santa Ana

If you are a lover of the spoken word, the city of Santa Ana hosts a Poetry Night in mid August for residents and people in the surrounding areas. The event features talented and passionate poets from the area as well as food and drinks for participants to enjoy. If you are interested in attending or actually want to share your poetry, this is the event to attend. Contact the Santa Ana parks and recreation department for more information. The city looks forward to having all the talented poets come out to this event.

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“Calling all poets in the Orange County– Poetry night is back! Every Wednesday from 7:00pm-9:00pm”

Poetry Night

August 17 and @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

4th Street Market

201 E 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

How To Plan A Weekend Getaway

Planning a vacation doesn’t have to be a week-long event. Sometimes a quick, weekend getaway can be enough to keep you charged and ready to finish off the summer. If you are planning a weekend trip, here are a few tips for planning something awesome.

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Photo credit: pinterest.com

Be flexible with your destination: being flexible and deciding on a last minute destination not only adds to the spontaneity of the trip. But it might also find you a deal as well. Sites like Priceline or Expedia off last minute deals. So jump and the site and find out which hotels are the most affordable and plan your trip around that.

 

 

Pack snacks: if you do not have kids, snacks are something that might not cross your mind. However, snacks can save you time and money on a weekend trips. Pack away waters, fruits, chips or anything else you can snap on.

 

Pack the night before: if you are not taking Friday off from work, you need to pack the night before. Chances are you won’t hit the road until the late afternoon, so have everything packed and ready.

 

Are You Ready For Civil War Days?

Summer is in full swing and if you are looking for family-friendly yet educational activities, the Heritage museum has an event for you. The Santa Ana museum will be hosting a “Civil War Days” exhibit on Saturday August, 6 at 10 am. The event will feature weapons, artillery, live demonstrations, music and much more. If you are a history buff, or just want to get your kids thinking about the past, this is a fun and educational event to attend during the summer.

 

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Admission to the exhibit is an affordable $5 per person. Civil Wars Days will also take place on Sunday, August 7th and is suitable for ages three to 17. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.planadayout.com/Activity/Heritage-Museum-Of-Orange-County/Civil-War-Days-7723 . Parking is free of charge. Contact the museum at (714) 540-0404 to speak with a representative.