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Discover Santa Ana on Metrolink

Yesterday and today blend seamlessly in this vibrant city, the county seat and heart of Orange County. Never-before-seen exhibits, world-acclaimed artists, classic architecture and an ever-changing food scene draw visitors from all over.

When you ride Metrolink to Santa Ana, your visit begins at the marvelous Spanish Colonial Revival-style Metrolink station (also known as the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center or SARTC) and moves on to the artsy cultural downtown, home to a surprisingly fun-and-funky collection of galleries, theaters, boutiques, and sidewalk cafés.

For a limited time, we’re offering a Daycation getaway package for four that will allow you to sample some of the best of this dynamic city, including Metrolink tickets, Bowers Museum tickets, a $100 gift card to Tangata Restaurant and a $50 gift card to any 4th Street Market eatery.

Voted the Best Museum in Orange County, the Bowers Museum features carefully curated exhibits from the Ancient Arts of China to First Californians to the magical art of Disney. It’s the perfect activity for the whole family, with a special Kidseum for children.

The onsite Tangata Restaurant offers brunch, lunch, dessert, wine, cocktails and expresso and is great for kids and adults. Drop in before or after your museum visit.

Located in Downtown Santa Ana, 4th Street Market features 15 thoughtfully curated restaurants with an eclectic mix of dining options. Enjoy different kinds of food and drink in a fun, relaxed setting complete with a ping pong table and a deejay playing music.

Enter by December 29th for a chance to win.

Anyone can enjoy these local attractions and more with the Metrolink Weekend Day Pass. Unlimited rides all day Saturday and Sunday to all Metrolink locations are only $10 and kids age 5 and under ride free with a paying adult (up to 3 per adult).

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