Santa Ana is approximately 10 miles from the gorgeous California coast line. You may have heard about the Santa Ana Winds that affect southern California, typically in the fall and winter. These winds disrupt the otherwise usually beautiful year round weather. While you might fly into SNA and continue on somewhere else, consider checking out some of the great things Santa Ana has to offer. When you rent a car at John Wayne Airport it is very easy to explore Santa Ana and the surrounding areas. The Downtown Santa Ana Historic Districts feature art galleries, boutique shops, restaurants, and lots more. There are all kinds of events here throughout the year. The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art opened in the 1930s and has fine art and artifacts. The Artist Village is a hidden gem artsy community with galleries, studios, shops, and really good food. Santa Ana's Civic Center is the main government area with unique architecture and makes for a nice place to walk around. There is plenty of street parking available.
There are a variety of food and specialty item concessions located throughout Terminals A, B and C, with the majority of the concessions being located in the secure area of the Terminals. ATMs are located near Gates 7 and 8 in Terminal A, near Gates 9 and 10 in Terminal B and in Baggage Claim on the Arrival Level near Carousels 1 and 4. Animal relief areas can be found on the lower level outside of Terminal A, near the entrance to Parking Structure A1 and outside of Terminal C.
Any questions that should arise during your time traveling through the John Wayne Airport should be directed towards staff members working at one of the airport's information desks. These employees are very helpful and will be able to provide you with specific airport information, as well as address general travel related concerns.
After you are finished exploring Santa Ana, having your car rental from SNA Airport makes it easy to drive to other popular areas in southern California. It is about an hour drive to Los Angeles, where there is plenty to see and do. It is about a 30 minute drive to the popular Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Costa Mesa and Anaheim are both about 20 minute drives. Costa Mesa is an artsy community with great shopping, dining, and attractions. Anaheim is the home of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, but there are other fun things to do in the city as well if you want to skip the theme parks. Keep in mind, these times are without traffic!
Orange County has so much to see and do, starting with Santa Ana. Because the weather is nice year round, there is not really a bad time to visit this part of California. During the winter, the water is cooler and the temperature is usually around 15 C (60 F). When you get a John Wayne Airport car rental through Auto Europe, you will be able to explore wherever you want to go.
In addition to rental cars, Auto Europe is now able to book hotel rooms in Orange County at discounted rates. There are a few choice hotels in the area including: The Westin South Coast Plaza, Fiarmont Newport Beach, Wyndham Orange County, Shorebreak Hotel-a Joie de Vivre and Hotel Huntington Beach. Call us toll-free for more information regarding booking a hotel room in Orange County.
Telephone: (949) 252-5200
John Wayne Airport
18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, California 92707
IATA Code: SNA
ICAO Code: KSNA
General Information: The John Wayne Airport is located approximately 35 miles south of Los Angeles, between the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine and Newport Beach. Don't wait, book you rental car with Auto Europe today!