It’s Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day weekend is almost here, so it’s a time for many to get ready for relaxation and recharging during their much-needed break from work. Good thing there’s plenty of options on how to spend your weekend!

If you’re looking for something more exciting and daring to do for your weekend, definitely check out Sender One Climbing. There’s plenty to do for everyone from the beginners to the experts! Even the kiddos can get in on the fun. On top of that, they even have yoga for those who are a little apprehensive of climbing but still want to get active. Or you could be the type that just wants to keep it calm and have a staycation! Throw some good eats on the grill, gather your family and friends, and make some lasting holiday weekend memories.

From all of us here at Park Plaza Apartments, we hope you have a very safe and fun holiday weekend!

Top Family-Friendly Activities in Santa Ana

This weekend, why not treat your family to some fun around town? If you’re looking for some family-friendly activities to enjoy in Santa Ana, consider some from this list below. You won’t have to worry about getting a baby-sitter this weekend; these activities are fun for the whole family!

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

Jerome Park
Park in Santa Ana, California
Community spot features sports fields, trails, picnic areas & a recreation center with outdoor pool.
Address: Santa Ana, CA 92704
Hours: Open today · 7AM–8:30PM
Phone: (714) 647-6559

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
Hours: Open today · 10AM–5PM
Phone: (714) 542-2823

Best Night Life in Santa Ana

You work hard during the day, so you deserve to treat yourself to the best night life possible in Santa Ana, CA. You know that there isn’t a shortage of fun things to do in Southern California, but if you’re trying to limit your driving distance after work, check out these local spots that are ideal to unwind in. Whether you go alone or with your friends, you’ll get to enjoy some amazing drinks, music, and company. Indulge in a well-deserved night out in Santa Ana tonight!

VLVT | Velvet Lounge
Gay bar & restaurant with DJs & dancing
416 W. 4th Street
Dancing · Great cocktails · Great beer selection

The Copper Door
Night Club
225 N Broadway
Live music · Usually a wait · Dancing

Father’s Pub & Grub
13912 Ponderosa St d
Live music · Great beer selection · Casual

To learn more about other amazing spots to relax after work in Santa Ana, check out the list of the best nightlife Yelp has compiled here. You will not be disappointed!

Celebrate Fourth of July at the Centennial Park in Santa Ana

Fourth of July can get busy, particularly if you are looking to enjoy a firework show in the park. This holiday Centennial Park in Santa Ana will be hosting its 6th annual Fourth of July spectacular event beginning at 4pm and lasting until 9pm and culminating with a firework show to top off the night.

This Fourth of the July independence day event is free and open to the public and feature a kid’s zone, games, food, and face painting—the activities will end at 8pm. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy the day. Just be sure to get to the park early, because the event will be packed with Santa Ana residents. Have fun and enjoy the holiday with your family and friends.



Fun June Activity: The Atomic Ballroom

Summer is approaching and it’s time to start thinking about fun activities to do! If you are a fan of dancing or would like to learn how to dance, come out and enjoy some great dance lessons being held at the Atomic Ballroom!

The Atomic Ballroom is one of the cornerstone swing venues of Orange County. This venue is attended by dancers of a wide variety of skill levels. On Tuesdays there is the Balboa Ballroom , with lessons starting at 6:30pm, with real dancing starting at 8:30. On Fridays, Atomic hosts “The most popular Swing night in Southern California”,with lessons at 7PM at dancing at 8:30PM. Included with admission on Fridays is Blues dancing upstairs from 10PM to 1AM!

If you live in Santa Ana or nearby Orange County cities, Don’t miss our on having a swinging good time! For more information about the Atomic Ballroom can be found on their website


See Tech N9ne at the Observatory Santa Ana

Are you looking to up your concert game this summer? Well, the place to be is the Observatory in Santa Ana. The venue will be hosting a wide variety of concerts on a weekly basis over the next few months, so if you are looking to stay busy this summer with fun-filled events, these are the concerts to attend. Tech N9ne, who has made 10 studio albums will be playing during the month of May. If you are looking to purchase tickets or get a full calendar of concerts, click the link for the OC register to get filled in. Prices for the concerts are typically cheap and affordable and can be purchased for less than $20. Enjoy the summer and have a great time at a concert.


The Observatory

3503 South Harbor Boulevard

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Santa Ana Events: Get Ready for the Cinco De Mayo Festival

May is nearly over and that can only mean one thing? Time to prepare for Cinco de Mayo!! The city of Santa Ana will be hosting its 17th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival which is a two-day event held every year during the holiday. This year the festival will begin on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday May 1st, 2016. Every year the festival attracts over 150,000 attendees ready to enjoy the city and have a great time.


The festival will feature a carnival, live entertainment, wonderful Mexican food, games, desserts and other amazing food and activities. If you are looking to attend a Cinco de Mayo event, mark this festival on your calendar. For more information, visit: . Just be sure to show up early since the festival typically gets packed early. Have fun and enjoy the holiday.



Best Running Locations In Santa Ana

Running can be one of the most therapeutic exercises around. Getting out on a trail and enjoying nature or even the city streets, can be a great stress reliever and excellent way to center yourself after a long day of work. Even if you are not necessarily trying to get fit or lose weight, running can still be an important part of you daily routine. If you are looking to go for a run soon, here is a quick list of three great running locations to try near your Santa ana apartment.



Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature

510 E Memory Ln
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 647-6904


Santa Ana River Trail

W Orangewood Ave
Orange, CA 92868

Phone number: (714) 555-5555


Upper Newport Bay

2301 University Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone number: (949) 923-2290



Best Santa Ana Pancake Breakfast Spots

Pancakes are amazing—well all know that. And  to make your day better, we have a list of three of the best spots in the Santa Ana area, but before we get to that, here are a few fun facts about pancakes. Did you know that the fastest marathon run while tossing pancakes is 3 hrs and 2 minutes and 27 seconds? Did you know that over 52 million eggs are used on national pancake day in the United States? Did you also know that the earliest record used of the expression “flat as a pancake” dates back to 1611? Well, now that you have pancakes on your brain, here is a quick list of three great spots to try near your Santa Ana apartment.



Gypsy Den

125 N Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number: (714) 835-8840


Fantastic Cafe

1727 E 17th St
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 541-7997


Farmer Boys

2205 E 17th St
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 954-0750


Easter Egg Hunt At Cabrillo Park In Santa Ana

The Calvary Chapel in Santa Ana will be “reaching out to the community” this Easter with a weekend of fun-filled events featuring live music and a Gospel presentation. On Saturday, March 26 the church will host an Easter Egg hunt for children 12 and younger, beginning at 9am at Cabrillo park. The Easter festivities will continue the next day with a Sunday morning service at the Calvary Chapel location. If you are looking for a family-themed Easter event to attend, this is the place to be. Just remember to show up early, as the church is expecting a large turnout for the event. Have fun and enjoy the holiday.



Calvary Chapel

Saturday, March 26, 2016: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: Cabrillo Park 1820 E. Fruit St

Santa Ana, Orange County, 92705