(tap on any row to expand for more details)
Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Tijuana to Santa Ana. If you're planning a road trip to Santa Ana, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Tijuana
drive for about 39 minutes
11:39 am La Jolla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:39 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours
1:56 pm Laguna Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:56 pm
drive for about 26 minutes
driving ≈ 2.5 hours
Your starting point is Tijuana, Mexico.
You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.
Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
La Jolla (35 mentions)
Laguna Beach (59 answers)
Crystal Cove State Park (10 mentions)
Balboa Island (8 mentions)
Balboa Island (3 mentions)
Victoria Beach (3 mentions)
Dana Point Harbor (2 mentions)
restaurants around Laguna Beach:
Javier's Restaurant - Newport Beach
The Beachcomber Cafe
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
hotels around Laguna Beach:
Montage Laguna Beach
Surf and Sand Resort
The Inn at Laguna Beach
La Casa Del Camino
Laguna Beach House
questions about Laguna Beach:
Where to stay and non-surfing things to do in Laguna Beach
What is your favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach?
Your final destination is Santa Ana, California.
You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Santa Ana.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.
Here are some more hotels people talk about:
Want to research more popular hotels in Santa Ana? Click the blue button below.
Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Mama D's Italy Kitchen, which was mentioned 2 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
Want to research more popular restaurants in Santa Ana? Click the blue button below.
This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:
Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!
Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Santa Ana.
Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!
Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Tijuana? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Tijuana.
Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.
And if you know Tijuana well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Tijuana!