- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Santa Ana, California
The city of Santa Ana in Orange County, California is a beautiful city that is located next to the Santa Ana River and just ten miles from the Californian coast. The climate in Santa Ana is ideal, with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The warm summers mean a lot of outdoors activities take place as the people make the most of the beautiful scenery that Orange County has to offer.
Get Hands On With Science At Discovery Cube Orange County
If your children love science then this is the perfect place for them to come and visit. The Discovery Cube Orange County has more than 100 science exhibits that children can touch and interact with. The center has a ten storey cube that is covered in solar panels so you certainly know that you have arrived at the right place when you get here. There are various themed areas to be explored including: Air and Space, Dynamic Earth, Quake Zone and Rocket Lab. Children will happily spend hours wandering around and not even realist they are learning because of the fun that they are having.
Spend Some Time At Bowers Museum
Charles Bowers was a land developer who lived in Orange County and before he passed away he donated a plot of land to the city of Santa Ana. In 1931 after his wife had died, a building was constructed on the land and in 1936 the Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum was opened for the first time. Over the decades the museum has had various refurbishments and the museum’s size has increased tenfold. The museum is a great place to take a look at the different cultures in the world and there are over 100,000 items to peruse.
Visit Santa Ana Zoo
In Prentice Park in Santa Ani is Santa Ana Zoo. The zoo sits on land that was donated to the city by Joseph Prentice. When he donated the land he had one stipulation, there must be at least 50 monkeys in the zoo at all times. The zoo has its focus set on Recreation, education and conservation and these are the main areas by which the zoo operates. Each year more than a quarter of a million people visit the zoo and one of the most popular attractions is the Zoofari Express which takes the children on a 560m journey through the zoo.
Take A Cooking Lesson At Hipcooks
If you want to brush up on your cooking skills or have no idea where to begin, a lesson at Hipcooks Orange County might just help you out. Hipcooks provide cooking classes that are completely hands-on and designed for any skill level. There is no measuring of ingredients allowed and the whole process is about finding your inner chef and working out what flavours work well together. Each lesson ends with a dinner party where you will eat your creations, wine will also be supplied for the tasting session.