Stay Active in Santa Ana By Joining the YMCA

Staying active is an issue most people struggle with. The older we get, the busier life becomes–with work, family, and a social life–yet most people’s metabolism tends to slow down and the weight begins to settle in. There is no easy solution to staying fit and healthy other than with the hard work of eating right and exercising.

The easiest way to stay active might be to join a local gym or YMCA. The City of Santa Ana has a great YMCA chapter with a state of the art gym that also focuses on family (you can even get a family plan for all your loved ones to enjoy). The YMCA features an Olympic sized pool, a soccer arena, and a splash pool for the kids among other things. The program also offers financial assistance for those family who may need a little help paying for the monthly expenses.

Join a YMCA continues to be a great value and awesome way to keep your family busy with all the great programming taking place on a weekly basis.

2100 W Alton Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 444-4004

http://www.ymcaoc.org/santa-ana-family-ymca/

Get In the Holiday Spirit With the Fourth Annual Plaza Navideña

I know, I know. Halloween just passed and we’re already focusing on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but the year moves fast and everyone better be ready. The holiday season officially kicks off in Santa Ana during the Fourth Annual Plaza Navideña event on November 19, 2016. The fun starts at the Downtown Plaza Calle Cuatro on Saturday, at the corner of Fourth and French Streets in Santa Ana.

The free event will take place from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and will include the City’s tree lighting ceremony, musical entertainment provided by mariachi bands and dancers. Refreshments will be provided along with piñatas and other fun activities. Since it is the holiday, even Santa Claus himself will make an appearance at the event.

The Navidena festivities will include a “Best Tamale in Town” contest, for all those wonderful cooks looking to share their tamales. Food will also be for sale as local food trucks will be in attendance.

http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/parks/upcomingevents/

Attend the “Rockin’ Halloween Bash” In Santa Ana

Halloween is on Monday, so now is the time to start looking for events for the little ones. If your kids on are in school, chances are they’ll have something fun taking place during the day. However, your family will still need an activity to try at night. So why not take your little troopers to the Rockin’ Jump in Orange County, for some awesome Halloween jumper fun?

The Halloween events features an array of jumpers for little kids of all ages. Tickets cost $5 for six hours worth of fun, and could be an excellent way to spend the holiday. Costumes are encouraged. The Halloween festivities will also feature games, raffles, prizes and a costume contest. If you are looking for some affordable family fun this Halloween, stop by and let your kids jump their energy away.

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Rockin’ Jump Orange County
1411 S. Village Way
Santa Ana, California 92705
Cost:$5.00
Free parking provided on location.
Ages:2 – 17
Phone: (714) 249-7676

 

https://www.planadayout.com/Activity/Rockin-Jump-Orange-County/RockinHalloween-Bash-19397

How To Prepare Your Santa Ana Apartment For a Safe Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner folks. So now is the time to start thinking about creating a safe and secure environment for children trick-or-treating at your apartment. Here are a few quick tips.

 

Do not use candles: candles in any form are always a fire hazard. If you plan to have a jack-o-lantern use fire safe LED lights instead. You never know who might bump into your decorations and cause a candle to light a fire.

 

Go heavy with lights: apartment walkways can be quite dark at night, so use lights when decorating your doorway or instead of your apartment. The parents will thank you.

 

Safe candy choices: think about choking hazards and common allergies like peanuts when buying candle. Kids of all shapes and sizes will be visiting your house, so opt with the safest candy possible. Again, the parents of Halloween goers will appreciate the thought and care you put into making the holiday safe for everyone.

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.

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/

 

Santa Ana Living: Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Pumpkin carving is the best thing about Halloween. Okay, maybe the second best thing (eating your kid’s candy is the first). But now that we’ve finally hit October and the holiday is nearly here, let’s go over a few simple pumpkin carving tips to try this Halloween.

 

Spray water: once you cut into your pumpkin it will begin to lose water quickly. Keep a spray bottle handy and wet it a few times a day. The pumpkin will last longer.

 

Use a template: you don’t have to be an artist to carve a pumpkin. Just print out a template online and make your masterpiece with a little help.

 

Put it in the fridge: unfortunately, a carved pumpkin will only last a week or so max. However, you can a few extra days by covering the pumpkin with plastic wrap and putting it in the fridge once you are done carving.

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.

 

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.

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

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

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