Deciding how to travel to Santa Ana would seem to be a simple choice of affordability, convenience, and availability. However, during the turn of the 20th century traveling to Santa Ana took many different forms:
- horse, horse-drawn carriage
- train, electric trolley
- and elephants
The modes of travel changed as Santa Ana grew and new technology developed. For example, as the agricultural community flourished, the Santa Fe Railroad established Santa Ana as a terminus on its way to San Diego. During the 1900s, cars became available and the Pacific Electric Railway expanded their services, connecting Los Angeles and Santa Ana. By the 1920s, Santa Ana had a budding aviation community that included many pioneers such as Glen L. Martin and Eddie Martin.