The Essentials to Celebrate Independence Day Destinations in Santa Ana

Independence Day is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with the family and enjoy the festivities. Do you have any plans yet for this Fourth of July? If not, consider throwing a fun picnic with your family’s closest friends. It’s an activity that the kids are bound to remember and one that will allow all the adults to catch up. Here are some crucial things to pack for your picnic on Independence Day this year:

1. Blankets: you can’t have a picnic comfortably without some blankets to throw on the grass or a park table. Make sure you pack enough blankets for everyone!

2. Hot dogs, burgers, or sandwiches: Whichever foods you decide to serve totally depends on whether or not the park you plan on going to has a BBQ pit.

3. Potato or macaroni salad: These refreshing salads are a great side dish that add extra flavor to any meal.

4. Utensils and napkins: Make sure you bring your fair share of napkins, utensils, cups, and plates.

5. Water: July is usually steaming hot! Bring lots of liquids to make sure no one gets dehydrated!

Great Gift Suggestion For Father’s Day In Fullerton!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of some gift ideas for your pops. If you need a little inspiration on what to get your father, this list is a great place to start:

• A new wallet
• A tie
• A mug
• Headphones
• A favorite book or movie
Starbucks gift card

If you live in Santa Ana, here are the best places to shop for Father’s Day gifts in your area:

MainPlace Mall
MainPlace Mall, formerly known as MainPlace Santa Ana and Westfield MainPlace, is shopping center located on the far north side of Santa Ana, California and is anchored by J.C. Penney, Macy’s, and Nordstrom—closed March 17, 2017.
Address: 2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours: Open today · 10AM–9PM
Phone: (714) 547-7800

Best Buy
Electronics store in Costa Mesa, California
Chain retailer with a large array of brand-name electronics, computers, appliances & more.
Located in: Metro Pointe at South Coast
Address: 901 S Coast Dr. F, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hours: Open today · 10AM–9PM
Phone: (714) 434-0132

Best Memorial Day Activities In Santa Ana

Memorial Day is a holiday that serves to remember those who have served in the armed forces. As Americans, we have so many freedoms that we often take for granted, so it’s important to remember we have all the luxuries we do because of the sacrifices others have taken.

Have you made plans this May 29th to celebrate Memorial Day? Here’s an activity to consider in your area for 2017:

The Orange County Cemetery District will host Memorial Day Services honoring veterans at all three of the District’s cemeteries; Anaheim Cemetery, El Toro Memorial Park, and Santa Ana Cemetery.
All services are open to the public and attendance is free. Services will be held rain or shine. Seating may be limited, however, you are able to bring a blanket or chair too.
LOCATION:

Santa Ana Cemetery
1919 E Santa Clara Ave
Santa Ana, CA

INFORMATION:
If you want further information about the services, please call the District office at (949) 951-9102, extension 10.

Family-Friendly Activities To Enjoy This Spring In Santa Ana

Looking for some family-friendly activities to enjoy this spring? Here is a short list of the best spots to check out in Santa Ana with your kids. No matter where you go, you’re bound to have a great time.

Kidseum
Kid-centric extension of the Bowers Museum offers art & cultural programs for children & families.
Address: 1802 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Hours: 10AM–4PM
Phone: (714) 480-1520

Discovery Cube Orange County
The Discovery Cube Orange County, formerly known as the Discovery Science Center and the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center, is a science museum in Santa Ana, California, with more than 100 hands-on … Wikipedia
Address: 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours: 10AM–5PM
Phone: (714) 542-2823

Santa Ana Zoo
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana, California is a 20-acre zoo focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. The Santa Ana Zoo hosts more than 270,000 people annually. Wikipedia
Address: 1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Area: 20 acres
Hours: 10AM–4PM

Which family-friendly activity will you try first?

Best BBQ Restaurants in Santa Ana

Enjoying delicious barbecue food can be a delightful experience for the whole family. If you’re looking for something different to try this weekend, consider trying out one of the following BBQ spots in Santa Ana. Indulge in some rich, hearty food as you forget the stresses of the previous work week.

Burrell’s BBQ
Unfussy backyard BBQ joint serving sausage, ribs, BBQ chicken and classic sides such as mac & cheese.
Address: 305 N Hesperian St, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Phone: (714) 547-7441
Menu: places.singleplatform.com
Order: doordash.com
Hours: Open today · 11AM–7PM

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que
Outlet of a barbecue chain serving wood-smoked meats & sides in an American West-themed space.
Address: 3608 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Hours: Open today · 11AM–10PM
Phone: (714) 957-1857

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
Regional chain serving slow-cooked meats & other Southern-style eats plus cocktails.
Located in: MainPlace Mall
Address: MainPlace Mall, 2800 N Main St #2160, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours: Open today · 11AM–10PM
Phone: (714) 542-7427

 

Where will you go to try some amazing barbecue this weekend?

Best Family-Friendly Activities in Santa Ana

You work hard all week to support your family, and although you may just feel like putting your feet up all weekend, you know there’s nothing quite like spending some quality time with your kids. So this weekend, treat your family to some of the following family-friendly activities in your area. Your kids are bound to have a great time as you introduce them to these family-friendly places that are sure to meet their need for entertainment and fun.

Discovery Cube Orange County
Museum in Santa Ana, California
The Discovery Cube Orange County, formerly known as the Discovery Science Center and the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center, is a science museum in Santa Ana, California, with more than 100 hands-on … Wikipedia
Address: 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 542-2823

Kidseum
Art museum in Santa Ana, California
Kid-centric extension of the Bowers Museum offers art & cultural programs for children & families.
Address: 1802 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: (714) 480-1520

Heritage Museum of Orange County
Museum in Santa Ana, California
Attraction featuring restored homes & buildings from the 1890s set amid extensive floral gardens.
Address: 3101 W Harvard St, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (714) 540-0404

Come Home to the Artist Village Apartments in Santa Ana

Live happy, live healthy and live green at the Artist Village Apartment in Santa Ana! If 2017 is your year to thrive and turn into the best and most complete version of yourself, the best way to begin is with a vibrant, modern, and upscale living space. We are located on 2nd Street and minutes away from the lively culture, shops, nightlife and fun the wonderful city of Santa Ana has to offer.

If you are looking to lease a one or two bedroom apartment with state of the art amenities, contact us at (877) 282 6413 to find out more information or schedule a tour. Our units come with hardwood floors, accent walls, balconies and patios, carpeted floors, and granite countertops among other things. When you are ready to visit the apartment of your dreams and possible start something new in 2017, give us a call. Our team will be ready and waiting to serve your today!

Fun Things To Do in Santa Ana, Ca

Things to Do

There’s lots of thing to do around Santa Ana near the Artist Village in January. Of course, you can always take part in the monthly Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk on Saturday, January 7th and enjoy live rock bands. However, there are some other events you may want to check out this month, including:

The Kickoff of the Panorama Tour taking place at the Beatnik Bandito Music Emporium on January 7 at 8:30 pm before the band heads off on tour to Washington State.

On January 14, musician Lucinda Williams will be live at the Yost Theater for an all ages show. Tickets are available online.

Check out Sunday brunch at the 4th Street Market throughout the month with a variety of musical acts for your listening enjoyment. This event is sponsored by the Orange County Music League.

After Sunday brunch, make sure to stop by the DSTA Farmers’ Market at the corner of 3rd Street and Bush right in front of the Yost Theater from 10am to 2pm.

Are you Ready For Octoberfest?

Now that we are in October, it’s time for two things: Halloween and Octoberfest! The Old World Huntington Beach Restaurant continues to host the one of the OC’s biggest Octoberfest for over 40 years! This year’s festivities are expected to include German Food (voted “Best Bratwurst” in California), German Beers, German Bands, various competitions, and games among other things.

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The Octoberfest takes place the final weekend of October (29th and 30th), so be sure to experience one of the best Octoberfest around. Here is a bit more info about the evening. Have fun, enjoy October and remember to drink responsibly.

 

$10 to $20 entry, 6:30pm to 1:30am

German Restaurant
7561 Center Ave. #49
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

http://www.oldworld.ws/