Santa Ana Fun: Visit a Park

Santa Ana has a number of great parks and hiking trails. And now that the weather has died down, it’s the perfect time to visit a park for an after dinner stroll. Lillie King Park and the Santiago Creek Park are two great locations with picnic benches, a BBQ area, and swings for the young kids to have fun. Here is a bit more information about two of the best parks near your Santa Ana apart. Have fun and enjoy the greenery.

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Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature

510 E Memory Ln

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 647-6904

 

Lillie King Park

498 W Alton Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92707

 

Santa Ana Living: New Places To Eat

Are you tired of eating at the same places? So are we. If you dine out on a regular basis, all the locations in your rotation can get old quickly. Luckily, this blog loves food as much as everyone else. So we took it upon ourselves to find the best new restaurants in the Santa Ana area. We found two spots that have opened up within the last two months and are already getting excellent reviews on Yelp. So why bother cooking tonight when you can have someone else do it. Here are all the details about the event. Have fun and enjoy your food.

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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

 

Ready for Something New? Try The Villa Del Sol Apartments

All apartments are not created equal. Some complexes can be cold and uninviting. However, the Villa Del Sol apartments were built around an open courtyard to incorporate grass, trees, and greenery to inspire our residents with the beauty of nature. Located in Santa Ana and within a short drive from major freeways and shopping centers, the Villa Del Sol apartments are perfect for the young professional looking to be near the hub of the city or for those budding families who value comfort, safety, and community.

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Our units come equipped with wood cabinets, crown molding, air conditioning, granite counter tops and wood style flooring just to name a few amenities. The complex itself is smoke free and offers newly renovated interiors, a playground area, barbecue grills and a basketball court. But in order to really take in Villa Del Sol, you have to see if first hand. Give us a call at 866.677.0591 to schedule a visit today. We look forward to seeing you.

September Events: Host an NFL Brunch in your Apartment

Life can die down a bit as summer ends. However, don’t let the season change ruin all your fun! One of the best ways to keep the good time summer feelings going is to get out your party hat and host an NFL brunch for your family and friends! Here are a few quick tips for making it a great one.

 

Mimosas: you can’t have brunch without mimosas right? So create serve-yourself mimosa station by mixing champagne and orange juice in a large container and let your guest drink at their own leisure. We found some quirky mimosa recipes right here.

 

Crock pot: planning an entire brunch can be busy and stressful. So use your crock pot to make a large dish. You can try crock pot french toast or grab any other dish from this extensive list.

 

Two TVs: Chances are most of your guest will want to watch different games, so be sure to have two tvs running so no one will fight over what to watch!

The most important NFL brunch tip, of course, is to just enjoy football and have fun!

 

Visit a Civil War Reenactment this Labor Day

Are you a history buff? Or just want something fun to do this Labor Day weekend? Then why not attend a Civil War reenactment in Huntington Beach? 2016 will be the city’s 23rd year hosting the reenactment (who would have guessed that?). The event is a great way to get kids to understand and get involved with history. The two-day reenactment will feature battles and a recitation of the Gettysburg Address. Here is a bit more information about the event. Be sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out and its too late. 

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18000 Goldenwest St.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

(714) 536-5486

www.hbhistory.org

Dates: September 3rd & 4th, 2016

3 Easy Indoor Plants That Don’t Need Water

Plants can look great in your apartment and add a welcoming feel into your living space. If you can keep them alive. Most plants seem to die off pretty quickly after you forget to water them after a day or two. However, if you are bad with plants, here is a quick look at three types which do not need much water to survive.

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Pothos: the pothos plant not only need little water or light to survive, but it also helps to purifying the air by cleaning up toxins.

Begonias: begonias are beautiful, colorful, and best of all require little water or care. These plants work great as a centerpiece and will really spice up your décor.

Chinese evergreen: Chinese evergreens have bold leafy greens that will add a sense of nature and calm into your living space. They also require little sunlight and can be water once a week.

Where to Watch the Rio Olympics Near Santa Ana?

The summer Olympics may be the world’s greatest showcase of athletic talent. Over the course of three weeks in August, over 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete for medals in 42 sports, to decide who are the best athletes in the world. For the sports fan, the next few weeks are like Christmas come early. Even if you are not a sports fan, cheering on your fellow American’s is a great way to get into a patriotic mood. If you are looking to watch the events in a lively atmosphere, a sports bar might be your best bet. Here are three fun locations to try and visit. Have fun and enjoy the summer games.

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The Fling

2370 N Tustin Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 547-8972

 

Original Mike’s

100 S Main St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number(714) 550-7764

 

Spoons Grill & Bar

2601 Hotel Ter

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 556-0700

Join a Cooking Class at the Santa Ana Library

Do you have a budding chef or baker in the family? Then why not put them in a class and help grow those skills and passion? The Santa Ana Library offers a weekly cooking class on Tuesdays, every summer, beginning at 6pm. If you are looking to keep your teens busy or want them to learn a new skills, this is the class to attend. The cooking and baking course is free of charge, but children must sign up before hand. For more information, contact the Santa Ana library to find out the exact details of the course and to sign up.

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Cooking And Baking

Tue, August 9, 6pm – 8pm

Santa Ana Public Library TeenSpace, Santa Ana Ca, 92701

jmendoza5@santa-ana.org

“Love to cook? Love to bake? Then join us for our weekly cooking and baking seminars.”

Tips and Tricks For A Weekend Las Vegas Trip

If you are over 21, taking a weekend Las Vegas trip is a must during the summer. Vegas is so close, (only a four-hour drive on a good day), so why not leave everything behind and go have a little fun. If you have a trip coming up soon, here are three tricks to try.

Photo credit: Lasvegas.com

Photo credit: Lasvegas.com

Use ride share: once you are in Vegas, you’ll need a taxi. However, skip the long lines and expensive rides by downloading a ride share app. Most apps will give you $5 discounts on your first 10 to 15 rides, which is Vegas is a great discount.

 

Leave early: leaving any time after 5pm on a Friday will only cause you pain. Traffic can be unbearable at that time. Instead try and skip out early from work and leave around noon.

 

Take snacks: be sure to bring water bottles and snacks to hold you over between meals. Vegas can be expensive, so think about bringing breakfast items, so you won’t have to pay for every meal.

 

Participate in the OC Outdoor Movie Night

Finding FREE family events to participate in can be tough. However, Orange County is typically very active with their parks and rec programs. People who live in the area love the city wide events taking place on a regular basis. This summer, Inland Hills will host a movie night on August 12 with free refreshments. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets, lawns chairs and snacks or food. If you are searching for some family fun, this is the event to attend.

Photo credit: yelp.com

Photo credit: yelp.com

 

Event Description

“Join us at Inland Hills as we watch Little Giants under the stars! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and grab a spot. Doors open at 7 and the movie starts promptly at 7:30. Free refreshments will be provided”.

Movie: Little Giants

Friday, August 12, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

2190 N. Canal St., Orange, CA 92 – View Map

For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outdoor-family-movie-night-tickets-26431791199?aff=es2