Free things to do in Santa Ana
If you're considering taking a trip to Orange County, make it a trip to Santa Ana. The city is actually a suburb outside of Los Angeles, which means you can enjoy small-town savings such as budget-friendly hotel rooms and Thrifty Car Rental's special Santa Ana deals on Santa Ana rental cars. Then, you can use your vehicle to get around to some of the top sites in and around the locale, from the Bowers Museum to the Yost Theater. But if you're looking to save some money while sightseeing, try sticking to these free activities:
For an out-of-town excursion, visitors can take their Santa Ana rental cars to Irvine and visit the suburb's top institution, the Irvine Museum, located along Von Karman Avenue. The facility's focus is in preserving and showcasing the works of the Impressionist Period, which ran from the 1890s through 1930s. This period has a special role in California history and its current art scene, and patrons can learn all about it through exhibits and gallery displays. While general admission is $5 for adults, entry is free on the second Wednesday of the month.
Take the Santa Ana Art Walk
You can leave your Santa Ana car rental parked at the curb for this activity. The city's art walk takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. It guides you along a four-block stretch of the 2nd Street Promenade between Spurgeon Street and Broadway Avenue. The venues, studios, lofts and other establishments in the heart of this hip neighborhood open their doors to residents and guests alike. You'll be able to see works by fresh new artists from southern California as well as pieces by renowned names from the region, and it gives you an excellent opportunity to discover the city by foot.