Fullerton Travel Guide

  • Muckenthaler Center, Fullerton, Orange Co, CA
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Fullerton Highlights

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     downtown Fullerton, modern town charm, good transportation spot(arrive by train or bus), a safer city in greater L.A., close to Disneyland 

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  • In a nutshell
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     a convenient place to see interesting things 

Fullerton Things to Do

  • Fullerton's Fun Farmer's Market at...

    There are many towns that have farmer's market days throughout So Cal, but this one is probably the most entertaining. Besides food, there is often a concert of local talent, a variety of kids programs and a beer garden which inspires a few individuals to be rather silly and loud, all in good fun though.There is no short of great quality foods-...

  • All a Muck but very nice...

    Muckenthaler MansionThough the name isn't so pretty like, say, Armani, The Muckenthaler is an exquisite cultural center found in an off the beaten path part of Fullerton, miles away from the city center. What's very striking about the setting for this arts and humanties institution isthe hillstop mansion which serves as host in the lovely northern...

  • Enjoy Local Baseball: The Flyers!

    Fullerton is a sports town with its World Champion college baseball CSUF Titans and now there is a new team in town to play the old time "golden" sport of America. Formerly the Fullerton Flyers, now the team is the O.C. Flyers! The whole county wants a piece of the diamond action. The team is co-owned by a Desperate Housewife star- the hunky...


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Fullerton Restaurants

  • Try Kabob American style at Cali Fire

    Near Fullerton College, along Chapman Ave, is Cali Fire, an upstart eaterie that focuses on fresh ingredients and an eco-friendly approach. Opened in 2011, the casual California with a flair of Greece, India and the Middle-East joint is, as of now, an only-in-Fullerton experience but the dining concept here may just expand catching "Fire" in towns...

  • Have Wine, Romance in Rustic la Bodega

    Here is a lovely local restaurant perfect for a date or for any occasion calling for sophistication. Cafe Hidalgo, along the tree-lit Harbor Blvd in downtown Fullerton, is an upscale restaurant featuring the wine bar, La Bodega. Expect up to par servic and a beautiful rustic dining room for visual candy. Judging by the tapas menu alone, Hidalgo is...

  • Get some Mex-Amer grub bf train

    Don Carlos is a favorite Mex-American joint in Fullerton. I've been here during breaks from college or waiting for the train. The looks of the place, inside or out is nothing to write about but this is no place seeking to fancy with eyes peeled. Rather, it's all about the grub. I recommend this place simply as a quick bite from morning to night,...


Fullerton Nightlife

  • Dance, Have a Ball

    If you want to dance and don't go for modern techno or hip hop, come to the Imperial Ballroom to dance your best Viennese waltz, swing, cha cha, jazz, foxtrot, rumba or tango. Within the historic Imperial Ballroom in downtown, check in at The Dancesport Center for lessons. There is quite old charm here, as the building was built in the 1920s....

  • See where it gets steamy!

    Serving as a spot for jazzy music and a place to grab late night grub, Steamers is a unique spot in downtown Fullerton, and for Orange County at large. This is a kind of place grown folks go- those in the 30-40 crowd usually, but anyone into jazz and a more quiet nighttime venue would enjoy the atmosphere here. Some big names in jazz have played...

  • Rustic Restaurant Slash Cool...

    Well, Friday night began innocent enough in good ol' Fullerton. Among the booming dining spots that locals and others go to for a Friday filling is Revolucion. This is a typical Mexican-style joint eaterie serving up tacos, burritos, frijoles (y mucho mas). It is not really worthy to make a restaurant tip for it, at least a highly recomendable one...


Fullerton Transportation

  • Disneyland-Fullerton via Harbor

    If you happen to be in Orange county to visit Disneyland in Anaheim, it would be a good idea to visit the theme parks during the day and then later in the evening to head to Fullerton for entertainment via Harbor Blvd. One simple road from fun to fun. Just head north on Harbor Blvd. from Disneyland. The ride, depending on traffic should be about 10...

  • Stop at first main O.C. train stop from...

    If traveling south from Los Angeles by train, stop here in Fullerton at the charming, historic Santa Fe Train stop. Part of the Fullerton Transportation Center, the stop features the national Amtrak trains as well as the local Metrolink trains.The look of the Santa Fe Depot is very much "southwest "or Spanish, giving authenticity to the name. For...

  • Train Station

    You can get to all points in California by train. The train station here in Fullerton is small and has limmited hours but you can get to just about any place from here.


Fullerton Shopping

  • Do you need clown shoes?

    I discovered this place while roaming around. The HUGE clown shoes in the window caught my eye and I wandered in. They actually make these shoes and supply Disney with virtually all their clown and clown-like shoes. They also make and sell many other hand made shoes - some for street wear and others for theatre use - though none as interesting as...

  • You must "get it" and this Ross!

    Wow, I don't like to promote a big chain store usually because the giants don't really need it BUT...the Ross store in Fullerton, in the Amerige Heights area, is one worth mentioning as a tip.For those who are not "in-the-know", Ross is a discount store that features mostly clothing and clothing accesories for women, men and kids and general home...

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Fullerton Local Customs

  • Locals Flock to the Big Library Sales

    Well, here is a tip for anyone who likes to travel for bargains, particularly for used and collectable books, come for the best "Friends of the Library "book sale in O.C. -- at the Fullerton City Library. It is easily accessible from the train station, just a 10 min walk or so. I have attended the sale three times in the past few years and have...

  • Go to Fullerton festivals: Taste of...

    In 2005, was the 6th Annual Taste of Fullerton even in downtown Fullerton, along Harbor Blvd. Hundreds gather throughout the weekend of May 20th- 22nd to have a sample (or dozen and more) of what city restaurants have to offer from their kitchen. Beside food, there was much fanfare- concerts, raffles and common day mingling. Three major acts...

  • With Spring, Strawberries!

    Strawberries are ready to eat and buy at this field off of State College. Many stop by and buy a bunch for the road. Yummy, yummy! Food stops are not just done at MacDonalds! Of course, this is just one of many throughout the farm rich state of California.


Fullerton Warnings and Dangers

  • 3 second rule

    The people here are not the quickest to stop or to even yeild at a red light and are quick to go when the light turns green.I use a 3 second rule when the light turns green to keep from getting hit in the intersection. After the light turns green count to three then go... you will see how many people are still going from the other side.Also be...

  • Our Lady of Stewart (Martha)

    This is a picture of part 2 of a tryptich(3) of gothic-style oil paintings I'm working on. The joke is that we are all doing rock-paper-scissors with our hands. It's about people, what they mean to me in particular, and the icons and symbols involved with each individual. I'm painting it at school, so it's appropriate to this page. This is Ilana,...

  • Take a close look at this...

    Take a close look at this goose. His name is George, the goose, not the man feeding him!! It's not dangerous to feed the geese. Someone blinded this goose with acid about 6 month ago from (20-Jan-02). This man has been feeding this goose and the goose really does answer to the name 'George'.


Fullerton Tourist Traps

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    by bluefelt Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Part 1 of my big project last year: the Modern Day Saints Series. The master plan is to create a painting of each of my friends into modern versions of saints. I've got two male frinds in the works right now as Patron Saints of Afros and Anger/Destruction. This is Meghan, my good friend since first grade. She formerly used and quite abused drugs...I mean serious stuff here. We lost close touch for a few years while she was cleaning up her act. Now she's clean and loves to write, hence the notebook & ballpoint pen. The drugs set her back many years though. At least she's straight again. She rules.

    This is called 'Our Lady of Hard Knocks'

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Fullerton What to Pack

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    by bluefelt Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Fullerton is warmer than the coast of CA. It would be wise to bring a t-shirt and shorts in the summer, and a jacket for the night-time. Winter is never really all that cold either. This is a Good luck painting in oil. The book is The Catcher in the Rye. Symbols from around the world.

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Fullerton Off The Beaten Path

  • See the beautiful disaster of Fox

    See my travelogue for my pictures and website for a fuller overall picture of the Fox !!Everytime passing downtown along Harbor Blvd in Fullerton, I see the old movie house, Fox Theater, and wonder why is it not a fully functional building for the arts. The exterior has made some major progress since when I first laid my eyes, just a few years ago....

  • Go to one of the best spots to see...

    Mountain View ParkI'll let you in on a secret spot for taking in Orange county views away from the beach. Lovely views galore can be captured in this lovely Fullerton Park. Just look at this view! This picture was taken in the winter. Oh that snow is so perfect on the mountains! Lilies and roses fill the park, which does offer benches in case you...

  • Old Charm of the New Amerige Heights

    Amerige Heights is a new community within Fullerton. It is pleasurable to go for a walk on the hills and through the town center which has shops and semi-exquisite dining. Here is where locals go to hang out with friends have a coffee or tea, read comfortably and just unwind. Pictures to come!!


Fullerton Sports & Outdoors

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    Hillcrest Park, Fullerton (CA)

    by marinarena Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If you want to escape the city while being close to it still, come here in Hillcrest Park. It is so speaceful though it is along busy Harbor Blvd. Locals love to walk and jog around here. More pics in Travelogues to come!

    Equipment: a good pair of walking shoes

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Historical Travel
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Fullerton Favorites

  • Get the "Full" Lowdown at Villa del Sol

    Downtown/ Villa del SolWhen in Fullerton, go to the lovely Villa del Sol and pick up the Experience Fullerton Magazine. it has plenty of city info and even better, discounts for city establishments like restaurants, some that are a bit pricey downtown. One featured coupon is the Platinum Card. It's free and anyone can use it!

  • Fullerton - Fun and Passionate

    Lots of entertainment, especially in downtown. Something to remember here is the passion for history, such as what it has compared to, say, China. For example, the cause to restore the downtown Fox Theater near the intersection of Harbor Blvd and Chapman Ave.has been pasionately pursued by many residents and admirers of Fullerton.

  • Nice small town feel

    One of the best things we like about Fullerton is the small town feel and the feeling of being safe here. You can walk the old town area and not have to keep looking over your shoulder all the time.The town has an old area located at Harbor and Chapman Ave, which I recommend walking around. There is plenty of parking off Chapman Ave. This is a...


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