Weekend Destinations

If you’re needing some ideas for some fun weekend destinations, might we suggest a few? Santa Ana, CA has plenty to offer for everyone, regardless of age or status!

For the lovers of history and art, check out the Bowers Museum! They always have new exhibits coming and it’s fun for adults and kids alike. Maybe you’re wanting to be outdoors? Look no further than the Santa Ana Zoo! This beautiful home to over 80 species of animals (including the smallest monkeys in the world!) has something for everyone. Or maybe you’re wanting to experience Santa Ana and the surrounding area from above? OC Helicopter Tours are your answer! There’s nothing quite like getting to see everything you’ve only ever seen on the ground from a bird’s eye view!

Whatever your preference, Santa Ana, CA has plenty to do close by so you can plan your perfect Weekend Destination!

Artist Village Apartments – Convenient Apartment Amenities

Artist Village Apartments

Who says la vie boheme can’t be glamorous? The one- and two-bedroom layouts at Artist Village Apartments offer affordability, practicality, and subtle modern charm in the glitzy heart of downtown Santa Ana, California.

The lush, green courtyards of Artist Village accentuate luxurious amenities like a brand new fitness center, a swimming pool, and a soothing top-dollar jacuzzi. Each newly renovated apartment is embellished with hardwood floors and balconies, granite countertops, and upgraded marble cabinets. Roomy closets give you room to spread out, while built-in dishwashers, microwaves, and modern washer/dryer sets combine to make your transition as graceful and convenient as possible. The long list of apartment features also includes central air and heating, carpeted floors, and an all-electric kitchen. Artist Village is a pet-friendly community so you can bring your four-legged friends right along with you.

Artist Village’s central location means that a lively evening on the town is never very far away. The surrounding neighborhood offers plenty in the way of fine dining and entertainment venues. Affordably elegant, modern yet classic, Artist Village is tailor made to accommodate the life that you want to live. Call to schedule a tour and we’re sure that you’ll be dazzled by what Artist Village has to offer.

Where To Have St. Patrick’s Day Fun in Santa Ana

Making a memorable St. Patrick’s Day requires three things: a good bar, good food, and a great atmosphere. Luckily, Chapter One: The Modern Local in Santa Ana may be the perfect bar to celebrate the holiday. St. Paddy’s day has turned into one of the most fun U.S holidays even though it didn’t originate with us. We get to wear green, drink beer, and enjoy life with our Irish brethren–what’s not to love?

Chapter One has been called “wonderful” by reviewers and one person on Yelp says the bar has “Not only the chill but high end vibe, the drinks and food is just awesome. This is my favorite bar in Santa Ana” which is high praise for a place that is known for its nightlife like Santa Ana.  The bar opens at 11am everyday, so head over and celebrate St. Paddy’s when you are ready.

Chapter One: the modern local

227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone number (714) 352-2225

 

Enjoy a Breakfast at Cream Pan Or Mead’s in Santa Ana

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. In our minds it’s also the most fun meal– you can eat pancakes, waffles, french toast, or eggs prepared in a million different ways. You can’t forget about brunch either! For those people in Santa Ana looking for great breakfast spots, let’s take a quick look at two tasty locations.

Cream Pan

602 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780
Phone number (714) 665-8239

Cream Pan currently has a 4.5 Star rating on Yelp and continues to be a great “hole in the wall” option for locals wanting great services and even better breakfast. The location serves traditional American food, so get your appetite ready for classic pancakes and more!

Mead’s Green Door Cafe

642 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868
Phone number (714) 771-8556

This cafe has a tasty assortment of breakfast treats that will leave your mouth watering. The best part, however, is they are all vegan and healthy options (and you would never even notice by looking at them).

Visit the Hobbit (No, Not the Movie) this Valentine’s Day

If you are searching for a romantic evening this Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Tuesday by the way (February 14th, for those who are completely lost), try The Hobbit restaurants on Chapman Ave–no we are not talking about the movie, but if that is your idea of romance, by all means go ahead. The Hobbit is a fine dining French winery experience with the right vibe and atmosphere to make Valentine’s Day special.

The location is by reservation only (so call now), and will cost a pretty penny but the experience will be worth it. The menu has a host of wine options for every meal on the menu, but you might have to ask your host to pair something for you (unless you are an expert of course). Here is a bit more information about The Hobbit.

The Hobbit

2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869
Phone number (714) 997-1972

Where To Watch Super Bowl LI in Santa Ana

The Super Bowl is only a few days away and if you don’t have a place to watch it yet, now is the time to start finding one. Even if you are not a sports fan, the Super Bowl is one of the first “water cooler” moments of the year and you don’t want to be left out of the “talk” at work and on social media. The game will probably feature a viral commercial or two and maybe even a few entertainment moments on the field.

If you are planning on going to a bar to watch the festivities, try going to Original Mike’s in Santa Ana on Main st. The location is a restaurant, sports bar, and dance club that is always a good time. You can watch the game, each great food, enjoy a drink, and then dance the night away. Here are the details about Original Mike’s.

Original Mike’s

100 S Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone number (714) 550-7764

Santa Ana Living: Join Poetry Night

The City of Santa Ana is calling all it’s aspiring poets to come out to the 4th Street Market during the beginning of February for a poetry night. If you are a lover of spoken word and aren’t too afraid to share your innermost thoughts with dozens of strangers, then Poetry Night is the perfect way to spend a Saturday evening in Santa Ana.

 

The event begins at 7pm and will last until 9pm and feature a host of local residents getting in front of a mic to read their own original works of poetry. These events are always fun, low pressure and no judgment gathers that embrace anyone will to share their material. The market also has a host of food and drink vendors, so you can show up and watch the show with some great food.

 

Poetry Night
February 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
4th Street Market
201 E 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

End 2016 With a NYE Masquerade Party

2016 was a tough one, no matter what point of view you may come from. But what we can agree is now it’s time to leave 2016 behind and celebrate 2017–and what better way to do that than with some New Year’s Eve fun. If you are looking to head out and enjoy some fun to end 2016, The Copper Door bar and lounge will be hosting a NYE bashing on Saturday, December 31st beginning at 7pm.

The bar will have live entertainment, a DJ playing the latest pop hits, multiple dance floors and free champagne for a midnight toast. Most people traditionally start the New Year being throwing or attending a party, so why not stop by one of the best lounges/clubs in the Santa Ana area? Tickets cost $10 to $12.50 for entrance but may sell out fast. You can grab yours at the link provided below. Happy New Year.

The Copper Door
225 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Price: $10 to 12.50

Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 7:00 PM –
Sun, Jan 1, 2017, 2:00 AM PST

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-new-years-eve-masquerade-party-tickets-30152002451?aff=es2

Get Ready For WTF Fridays at the Yost Theater

December is all about the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little adult themed fun. The legendary Yost Theater in Santa Ana is hosting a WTF Fridays concert series over the next few weeks that costs only $5 for admission! Yes, only $5. You cannot beat that deal for quality entertainment anywhere in the SoCal area.

The fun is set to feature music from DJ RyRySoup, DJ Sro, Dj Geoffrey Fox and Dj Joshie. Yeah, I’m not sure who they are either, but does it really matter? They’ll be playing awesome music that everyone can dance to and enjoy on a Friday night. There will also be GoGo dancers, Aerialist, giveaways and much more. The party starts at 10pm and contains over two floors of awesome music and fun. Of course this is a 21 and over event.

 

So if you are looking to let your hair down this holiday season, stop by WTF Fridays for some fun near your apartment.

307 N. Spurgeon St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
888-862-9573
http://www.ocweekly.com/event/wtf-fridays-7104063

3 Of Santa Ana’s Most Popular Restaurants

Knowing where to eat is an art form. Sure there are restaurants on almost every corner, but the truly good ones can be a bit hidden and under the radar, even if they are popular.

  1. Alebrije’s Grill

The Alebrije’s Grill is a food truck that help light up the “food truck” scene. Nowadays most trucks work heavily with social media, but the Alebrije’s has been parked in front of a Mexican grocery store for years and remains one of the gems of the Santa Ana area.

  1. Chapter One: The Modern Local

Chapter One is a local Gastropub that has thrown down the challenge of taking “bar food” and turning it into a gourmet experience, The restaurants serves old school drinks with a modern feel and makes eating chicken wings an upscale experience.

  1. The Crosby

The Crosby has a host of tasty menu items, but if you happen to eat there, please order the jerk carnitas torta and enjoy a slice of heaven. The torta is a massive undertaking that is cooked to perfection and will leave your taste buds begging for more.