Visit Orange County/Santa Ana.

Just a short stretch south from Los Angeles, Orange County/Santa Ana affords travelers a convenient entry point and a chance to strike gold in the Golden State. Visitors get to choose from and enjoy a wealth of options, from the Spanish tile rooftops of Santa Ana to the striking skyscrapers of downtown L.A., the scenic beaches and byways of the Orange County coast to the bustling cities that stretch all the way eastward through the Inland Empire. And it is all within reach after a flight into John Wayne Airport Orange County.

Beach bums will find more than their fair share of places where they can dig their toes in the sand and take in some rays. Adventuresome types can catch some waves—while the rest enjoy the free entertainment—at well-known surfing venues like Huntington Beach, known to many as Surf City, USA. No board? No problem. Head southward to The Wedge at Newport Beach, a popular body surfing spot. And if you are simply looking to enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea, you can find a quiet plot to spread your blanket and pitch your parasol along Orange County’s 40 miles of picturesque coastline.

Of course, a flight into Orange County/Santa Ana also offers visitors easy access to the City of Angels. Head into the city for a stay, where you can enjoy all that the city’s population of three million-plus proudly offers. Get lost in halls of the largest art museum in the Western U.S., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Head just around the corner to find fascinating history lessons and all-ages fun at the La Brea Tar Pits, which doubles as a site for ongoing excavation and visitation, and where curious travelers can see preserved plants and animals of the Ice Age. Meanwhile, no matter where you travel through Los Angeles, know that you’ll find gastronomical temptations around virtually every corner. Choose to savor time-tested classics from Little Tokyo or test out the latest takes on California cuisine. Either way, you’ll find more than enough good eating to fill your stomach and your schedule while you are in Los Angeles.

No matter if it’s Orange County/Santa Ana or the Big Orange itself that draws you to Southern California, find your way there with ease by booking a flight to John Wayne Airport Orange County with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines has flights to Orange County/Santa Ana, making it a cinch to start your next SoCal journey. And when you choose to book with Southwest, you can do so confidently and enjoy an easy process from the time you search for your flight to the time you complete your checkout. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience that awaits.

Other airports in the Los Angeles area.

Want to fly into another airport Southwest serves? Consider booking a flight to Los Angeles International Airport, Long Beach Airport, Hollywood Burbank Airport, or Ontario International Airport.

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Things to do in Orange County/Santa Ana.

Spectacular beaches
  • Huntington Beach
  • Newport Beach
  • Laguna Beach
Notable neighborhoods
  • Hollywood
  • Echo Park
  • Anaheim Packing District
Enriching outings
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • La Brea Tar Pits
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art