Visit The Carl Thorton Park This Fall in Santa Ana

Visiting a park is such a great way to spend an afternoon refreshing your batteries. The City of Santa Ana has a number of excellent locations, but the Carl Thorton Park is one of the most popular parks in the area. Carl Thorton features a large playground for those of you with children, lots of water features, ducks and other things, Now that fall is here, be sure to schedule some park time in your life, Your health, lifestyle and happiness will all improve, because we all know parks make life better. Have fun  and enjoy a much needed day at the park. Here is a bit more info about Carl Thorton Park.

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Carl Thorton Park

1801 W Segerstrom Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Best Tasting New Restaurants in Santa Ana

Tired of eating at the same restaurants every night? Well, then you need something new in your life. Luckily, Santa Ana is a big city with new restaurants popping up all the time. If you have a craving for something new we have a quick list of the great restaurants in the area. Both locations, which are Japanese food and fish related, have received excellent reviews by the Santa Ana locals. When you are ready to try the newest hotspots in your area visit the Yojie Japanese and J Fish Premium Poke restaurants. Have fun and enjoy your meal.

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Yojie Japanese Fondue

Opened 7 weeks ago

303 N Spurgeon St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number(714) 204-0604

 

J Fish Premium Poke & Sushi

Opened 2 months ago

13882 Newport Ave

Tustin, CA 92780

Phone number(714) 617-4891

 

California Palms Apartments in Santa Ana

If you are looking for a state-of-the-art apartment in the heart of Orange County, you need to look no further than the beautiful California Palms Apartments! The complex is conveniently located near the 22 & 405 freeways. Our apartments are not only minutes away from world class destinations like Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and the Anaheim Convention center but the airport as well, meaning that there are endless possibilities for entertainment and fun! With a pool, gazebo, BBQ grills, community clubhouse and much more available, you don’t even have to leave your apartment in order to have a great time!

When you are ready to experience this one-of-a-kind facility, give us a call at 855.584.5328 to schedule a tour today. We look forward to helping you move into the home of your dreams!

 

Are You Ready for the Fiestas Patrias in Santa Ana?

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean festival season is done! This weekend join the City of Santa Ana for the 38th Annual Fiestas Patrias in Downtown Santa Ana. The event will feature music, food, informational booths and cultural products for sale. Musical talents this year include Latin Grammy winner Ana Barbara and the much loved Banda Machos. The main event is a large parade which is set to take place on Sunday, Sept. 11 beginning at 4PM on Main Street and will honor “heroes past and present.” The festival is completely free of charge to enjoy but we suggest that you bring some money to spend one the amazing food and awesome carnival games. If you are looking for some family-friendly fun this weekend, the Fiestas Patrias is the event to attend!

 

Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11

Street Festivities start at noon!

For more information visit: http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/parks/fiestas/documents/FIESTASPATRIAS2016.pdf

Visit the Santa Ana Labor Day Fest Near Your Apartment

Looking for something to do this Labor Day? Summer officially lasts until September 21st, but Labor Day weekend typically acts as the unofficial end of summer. Lucky for you there’s always something fun to do in the city of Santa Ana. On the weekend of September 2nd to the 5th the city will be hosting its annual Labor Day festival at Madison Park.

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The festival will feature games, carnival rides, food booths, arts & crafts booths, and exhibits. The weekend event will also feature live music and entertainment and special games for the kids. The festival begins at 11am on Saturday and Sunday. If you have nothing to do during the next three-day weekend, Madison Park is the place to be.

3 Houseplants Even You Can Keep Alive

So you aren’t a green thumb. Who cares? Not everyone is great with nature. However, just because you can’t keep a plant alive doesn’t mean you have to go without greenery in your apartment. Here is a quick look at three easy to care for plants that even You can keep alive (hopefully).

 

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Jade plants: this plant is native to South Africa—so it has learned to thrive with little water. The Jade plant will go dormant, when it lacks water, and then start to grow once it is rehydrated.

Kalanchoe: the Kalanchoe require little care and upkeep. The plant retains its water and can survive in variety of room temperatures from hot to cold

Ponytail Palm: the Ponytail Palm is a Mexican plant that requires little water. The plant is also a beauty which would complement any type of décor its paired with.

Best Sports Bars In Santa Ana To Watch The Rio Olympics

Are you ready for some Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt? Well, you’ll be able to get your fill over the next few weeks with wall to wall Rio Olympics cover. However, your best bet for watching multiple events at once is to head over to a local sports bar. The City of Santa Ana has a number locations with multiple TV screens that will be showing as many events as possible. So grab a beer and root on the Americans at one of these sports bars near your apartment.

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Buffalo Wild Wings

3811 South Bristol Avenue

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone number(714) 540-1737

 

Sports Zone Cafe & Nhau

4702 W 1st St

Santa Ana, CA 92703

Phone number(714) 486-2609

 

The Cave Sports Bar

628 W Orangewood Ave

Anaheim, CA 92802

Phone number(714) 740-0490

Come to the Ribs, Pigs & Watermelon Summer Festival

If you are looking for some summer fun, everything you need to know is in the title. Who wouldn’t love a ribs, pigs and watermelon festival? My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The American Family Housing projects presents its fifth annual RPW festival that combines a BBQ competition, a car show and music all rolled into one weekend of summer festivities. Best of all, it raises awareness and funds to support Southern California homeless veterans organization. So you’ll be able to eat, drink and enjoy live music all for a great cause. What’s not to love? Stop by and listen to some music, indulge in BBQ and watermelon, and enjoy various contests. The event will also feature kids activities.

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August 5, 2016 – August 7, 2016 all-day

WHERE: Huntington State Beach Parking Lot 9

Pacific Coast Hwy & Beach Blvd

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

COST: $10 adults (3 day pass), $5 ages 8-12 (3-day pass)

For more information, visit: http://www.afhusa.org/rpwbbq/

3 Travel Hacks For Booking a Weekend Getaway

Weekend getaways are a must for anyone looking to keep their sanity in a busy and pressure-filled world. Whether you have kids, are busy at work, or just need a breather from everything, the weekend getaway is a great way to recharge. Here are three travel hacks to try on your next trip.

 

Photo credit: huffpost.com

Photo credit: huffpost.com

Private browsing: travel sites will often raise prices simply for being a repeat visitor to their site. When you book a trip, try using a private browser.

 

Dryer sheets: place a dryer sheet into your luggage bag in order to keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean.

 

Put sock into your shoes: even if you are just going away for the weekend, chances are you’ll have a lot of clothes. To save space, stuff your socks and underwear inside your shoes.

Family Fun Activities To Try In Santa Ana

Staying busy during the summer with your family can be tough. Which is why we’ve compiled a short list of a few fun things to try near your Santa Ana apartment.

Photo credit: yelp.com

Photo credit: yelp.com

Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature

510 E Memory Ln

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number (714) 647-6904

The park is perfect for taking an afternoon hike or stroll. The area is safe, full of shade, and a great place for a family picnic.

 

Bowers Museum

2002 N Main St

Santa Ana, CA 92706

Phone number: (714) 567-3600

Bowers has a host of kid friend exhibits and also offer free entrance days. Check out the website in the link provide for more info.

 

Biggy’s Comics & Games

5110 Westminster Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92703

Phone number: (714) 537-7654

Comic book stores are an excellent and free way to stay busy and entertain the kids as well. Most locations will sell comics for $1.