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!

Fun Summer Activities in Santa Ana

Have you come up with any fun summer activities yet? If not, consider going down to your local pool hall and improving your skills at billiards with friends. Pool is truly an underrated activity that you can do to pass the time and stay out of the harsh sun. But watch out- playing pool can become addicting, especially after you start getting pretty good! Here are the best places around you to start your journey on becoming a billiards master:

Hidalgo’s Pool Hall
Pool hall in Santa Ana, California
Address: 1808 W 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Phone number: (714) 285-1697

El Maguey Bar & Billiards
Address: 2058 S Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Hours: Open today · 1PM–2AM
Phone number: (714) 557-7870

Danny K’s Billiards & Sports Bar
Chill destination for billiards, sports on TV & comfort food plus a wide variety of brews on tap.
Address: 1096 N Main St, Orange, CA 92867
Hours: Open today · 11AM–2AM
Phone: (714) 771-9706

Fun Independence Day Destinations in Santa Ana

Have you made plans for Independence Day yet? If not, consider buying your own fireworks this year and go out to a park where you can have a picnic with friends and/or family. It’s always nice when you get an opportunity to go outside and get fresh air while enjoying some good company.

If you’re trying to figure out where to set up camp for your Independence Day fun, here are the best Independence Day destinations to consider in your town:

Carl Thornton Park
Green space featuring sports fields, a small lake & children’s play area.
Address: 1801 W Segerstrom Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Hours: Open today · Open 24 hours
Phone: (714) 571-4200

Morrison Park
Address: 2801 N Westwood Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Hours: Open today · 6AM–10PM
Phone: (714) 571-4216

Madison Park
Address: 1528 S Standard Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Hours: Open today · Open 24 hours
Phone: (714) 571-4200

Where will you enjoy celebrating Independence Day this year? Make this year the best party you’ve ever had!

Fun Summer Activities to Try With Your Kids

Do you have any fun summer activities planned? If not, why not make it a priority to immerse yourself in new books? It’s a fun, low-budget activity that is sure to stimulate you mentally. For the best book stores in your area, check out the following list:

Libreria Martinez Books & Art Gallery
Book store in Santa Ana, California
Address: 216 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 954-1151

Deseret Book
Religious goods store in Santa Ana, California
Mormon bookstore supplying religious reading material, music, movies, art, jewelry & gifts.
Address: 2230 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours: Open today · 10AM–8PM
Phone: (714) 836-1010

Alpha y Omega Christian Book
Christian book store in Santa Ana, California
Address: 640 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (714) 775-1445

As Issued
Book store in Santa Ana, California
Address: 305 E 4th St #103b, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (949) 300-7118

Barnes & Noble
Book store in Orange, California
Bookseller chain stocking housebrand eReader, plus a broad selection of titles for adults & kids.
Located in: Orange Town & Country Shopping Center
Address: 791 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868
Hours: Open today · 9AM–10PM
Phone: (714) 558-0028

Top Three Father’s Day Gifts in Santa Ana

With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about where you’d like to shop for pop. But perhaps even better than just getting your father a simple gift, you can treat him to a gift certificate to one of Santa Ana’s amazing restaurants. Here are the top three restaurants to consider giving your father a gift certificate to:

Crave Restaurant Downtown Santa Ana
American Restaurant
Relaxed pick for health-conscious cafe fare, including veggie & gluten-free options, in bright digs.
Address: 410 W 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Hours: Open today · 7:30 AM–8 PM
Phone: (714) 907-0063

Creative chef Jason Quinn’s modern gastropub offers to change New American fare & top-shelf drinks.
Address: 220 E 4th St #102, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 560-4444
Hours: Open today · 5–10 PM

Lola Gaspar
Cozy tapas joint serves up Latin & Spanish small plates, plus creative cocktails, in a small space.
Address: 211 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Hours: Open today · 11:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5–10 PM
Phone: (714) 972-1172

Top Memorial Day Activity In Santa Ana

This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 29th. Have you made plans with your family yet? If you’re looking for some Memorial Day activities in or around your city, here’s a solid activity to consider, taken straight from the city of Orange County web page.

Memorial Day Program

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.


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

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

How will you honor those who sacrificed their lives for this nation this year?

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