Top Pick of Fun Things to Do in Santa Ana

Santa Ana has several entertaining things to do, from its racetrack to its parks and its mall. However, one activity takes the cake as being the most fun…and it may be something you’ve never even considered! If you’re looking to have a fun day with your friends, family, or even just go solo, you should check out Round 1: Bowling and Amusement. Here, you can bowl, play arcade games, ping pong, billiards, darts, and karaoke. Located right at Main Place Mall, you’ll never run out of things to do. And the great thing is that you can come and unwind whether its raining or not. Round 1 is also perfect parties- for more information, check out their website.

So if you’re in Santa Ana and you’re looking for something fun to do, something that can accommodate anyone of all ages, consider going to Round 1. You will NOT be disappointed!

Main Place Mall, 2800 N Main St #1100, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 619-6840

Stronger Together Lesbian New Years Eve Celebration

This New Years Eve, there’s a fantastic dinner/dance that’s being thrown for lesbians at Original Mike’s Restaurant in Santa Ana. There are tickets one can buy for either dinner ($25) and/or to dance (another $25). There will also be a contest for the best-dressed couple that comes as a femme/butch pair from any decade. To see more information, such as what kind of dinner will be served, parking, and more, check out this link. Although you may be traveling from fair away to get here, the celebration and opportunity to meet new couples and singles will be well worth it.

Here is the exact location:

Original Mike’s Restaurant
100 Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Here is the date/time it’ll be held:

Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 8:00 PM –
Sun, Jan 1, 2017, 2:00 AM PST

If you have any further questions, be sure to contact Jody at circleseventsforlesbians@gmail.com. Be prepared to have the most fun, outrageous, yet meaningful New Years Eve celebration you’ve ever experienced yet!

Try These Simple Last Minute Holiday Shopping Tips in Santa Ana

Are you done with all of your holiday shopping? If you’re reading this, we’re guessing the answer is no. Well, don’t worry, we have a few excellent last minute shopping tips and gift ideas to help you get through the last few days before Christmas.

Shop online: don’t even bother going to the mall and just finish your shopping online. Nearly all online shops will have expedited shipping over the next few days. Or you can even ship the gifts directly to the people they are for.

Discount gift cards: There are quite a few online store that offer discount gift cards which are perfect for last minute shopping. So why not pay $40 for a $50 gift card and save yourself some money?

Food: places like Omaha steaks or bakeries offer great deals on meats and sweets for the holiday season, so why not ship something tasty to your friends and family. Look up a discount code online and try to get huge savings.

Popular Places To Eat In Santa Ana

Just because you live in a certain area doesn’t mean you’ve explored every corner of the city. Finding hidden gems or finally going to a popular location can take a lot of time. In order to speed along the process of exploring your city, let’s take a quick look at two popular restaurants near your Santa Ana apartment.

Shabu Shabu Bar

1945 E 17th St

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 954-0332

The Shabu Shabu Japanese BBQ restaurant serves some of the tastiest food you can imagine. The location has an average four-star rating on 1500 Yelp reviews (which is an impressive number if you follow the site). The rib-eye and pork tends to be a favorite and the restaurant will even throw in a free sake if you check in on Yelp.

Chicken Maison

3332 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone number (714) 434-0244

The Mediterranean style location offers a taste of the Middle East that your stomach will never forget. The cuisine is nothing too exotic and even those who have never tried the food will find something to enjoy. The location also has a four-star rating on 1400 reviews.

Enjoy a “Winter Wonderland” at the Santa Ana Zoo

The zoo might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to the holidays and Christmas events. But the Santa Ana Zoo hosts a year Winter Wonderland event during the month of December that will make the holidays even more magical!

The fun starts every day from 10 am to 4pm and includes a light display, holiday crafts, and Santa’s Workshop and more. And that’s not even mentioning all the wonderful animals that will be in attendance throughout the day. If you are a parent looking to keep the little ones busy for an entire day, the Santa Ana Zoo’s Winter Wonderland is the perfect place to create new family memories this holiday season. The fun is free with the price of admission to the zoo, so stop by and have fun this December.

Winter Wonderland at the Zoo
@ Santa Ana Zoo
Every Day in December

10 am to 4pm

https://www.planadayout.com/Activity/Santa-Ana-Zoo/Winter-Wonderland-at-the-Zoo-1160

 

 

Side Dishes: Thanksgiving Orange Scented Green Beans

Are you ready for a Thanksgiving recipe that will knock your guest’s socks off? Everyone loves turkey, but we all know your meal is only as good as your side dishes. Here is a quick and tasty Food Network Orange Scented Green Bean recipe to try this Thanksgiving. We hope you have a wonderful and tasty Thanksgiving.

Ingredients
1 Orange peel
2 pounds trimmed green beans, available in produce department
2 tablespoons butter
Salt
3 tablespoons fresh chives, snipped

The ingredients are few and the directions quick. Fill up a large pan with two or three inches of water and let it boil. Next throw in the orange peel and green beans (be sure to cut the edges). Let the beans cook for roughly five minutes (you do not want them to get soggy). Once cooked, drain the water and put them in a saucepan. Add in some butter, salt, pepper and chives and simmer for another few minutes. All done. Now serve and let your guest enjoy the side dish.


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/orange-scented-green-beans-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Experience Lita Ford at Yost Theater

Ready for a little entertainment this weekend? The Yost Theater in Santa Ana is hosting a massive concert headlined by former Runaways guitarist Lita Ford. The concert will also feature the world’s only Iron Maiden Tribute band (how awesome is that?) but a host of other opening acts. The events starts at 6pm and features a full bar and food.

If you are a music lover, the Yost theater is a must-attend location that creates an intimate concert experience like no other. Tickets are still on sale for the event, just go to the Yost Theater website or click the link below to get more info and all the pertinent details about the event. Have fun and get your rock on this weekend. Just stay away from the mosh pit!

http://www.downtown-santaana.com/event/lita-ford-at-yost-theater/

The Yost Theater
307 N Spurgeon St
Santa Ana, CA 92701 United States
(888) 862-9573

 

Santa Ana Fitness: Where To Get Active in the City

If you are the active type, there are a number of great places to work up a sweat in the City of Santa Ana. You can go to a gym, find a scenic hiking trail or run on a track at a local high school. The key is to get out and keep moving, especially during the last two months of the year when we all have a tendency to overeat at those holiday parties and family gatherings. Here is a look at three places to for your next exercise routine.

Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature

510 E Memory Ln
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone number (714) 647-6904

The Santiago Creek is a wonderful place to run, walk, hike, or have a picnic. If you are looking for a day of exploring the wilderness, this is the place to go.

Foothill High School

19251 Dodge Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone number (714) 730-7464

Foothill High School has a state of the art outside track open to the public during off hours. You can grab your running shoes and get in a great workout.

Gold’s Gym Santa Ana

1945 E 17th St
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone number (714) 558-9700

Not everyone likes the gym, but if working out indoors is your thing, get a membership and use it during the holiday months to stay fit. Exercising outdoors during the winter can be uncomfortable because of the weather, so a gym membership is a great alternative.