Fullerton Travel Guide

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    Fullerton shop, California
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  • Muckenthaler Center, Fullerton, Orange Co, CA
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Fullerton Things to Do

  • All a Muck but very nice..., Fullerton

    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 humanities institution is the hilltop mansion which serves as host in the lovely northern...

  • Come and Discover Fullerton Museum..., Fullerton

    Come and Discover Fullerton Museum...

    Fullerton Museum CenterA main attraction in downtown Fullerton is the Fullerton Museum Center. The museum is a multi-dimensional venue featuring exhibits on visual arts and crafts, music and more. What's great here- not just the "fifi" lofty stuff art. Fender guitars, Native American art pieces, art therapy sessions, ancient fossils and the plight...

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

    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-...


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Fullerton Restaurants

  • Taste Top Class Pizza, Fullerton

    Taste Top Class Pizza

    Yet another pizza joint with a NY style of pizza-perfect thin slices with a variety of slices available. I first tried First Class at the former Brea Town Center location. Gourmet slices are about $3.00 This is a casual hang-out in town, good for watching a game and chatting up with a few friends. Veggie Pizza- good balance of the veggies, cheese...

  • Try Kabob American style at Cali Fire, Fullerton

    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, Fullerton

    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...


Fullerton Nightlife

  • Dance, Have a Ball, Fullerton

    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!, Fullerton

    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..., Fullerton

    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, Fullerton

    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..., Fullerton

    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, Fullerton

    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

  • Shop Mexican Ceramic & Other Artwork, Fullerton

    Shop Mexican Ceramic & Other Artwork

    Since about the turn of the millenium, Blanquel Popular Art has been a part of the artistic Fullerton experience. The family-owned furniture and art store, originally started in the Mexican state of Jalisco, proudly shows off its regional Mexican art, custom rustic furniture and crafted items which largely is inspired by the colonial times.Frida...

  • Buy British!, Fullerton

    Buy British!

    Are you a Brit visiting Orange county? Missing food comforts from home? Come to British Grocer, Get your fix of biscuits, frozen meat pies, Cadbury products, Twinings teas and much more. Nestled in the Villa del Sol plaza, the quaint grocery store is a great alternative for local Brits and anglophiles in the area. Besides food and beverages, there...

  • Do you need clown shoes?, Fullerton

    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...


Fullerton Local Customs

  • Locals Flock to the Big Library Sales, Fullerton

    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...

  • With Spring, Strawberries!, Fullerton

    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.

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Fullerton Warnings and Dangers

  • 3 second rule, Fullerton

    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), Fullerton

    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..., Fullerton

    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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    Our Lady of Hard Knocks

    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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    Good luck painting

    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

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

    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, Fullerton

    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!!

  • Well this really is a 'beaten'..., Fullerton

    Well this really is a 'beaten'...

    Well this really is a 'beaten' path. Believe it or not, but this multi-use horse, jogger, bike trail exists right in the middle of suburban Fullerton, California.


Fullerton Sports & Outdoors

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    A Little Charming Hike in Town

    by marinarena Updated May 16, 2014

    If you want to escape the city while being close to it still, come to charming Hillcrest Park. It is so peaceful though it is along busy Harbor Blvd. Locals love to walk and jog around here. Race up a down the rustic stairs. This is a great spot also for a picnic. Come here for a break from the city despite being smack in the middle of the city.

    The park, first opened in 1922, is well maintained. One of the oldest conservation groups in the U.S., Izaak Walton league approves on the clean grounds, It meets here for scheduled gatherings in a cabin.

    Equipment: a good pair of walking shoes

    Hillcrest Park, Fullerton (CA)
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel

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Fullerton Favorites

  • Watch Free Theater Movies at the..., Fullerton

    Watch Free Theater Movies at the...

    Free Fullerton Events!If in town in Fullerton during the week, why not catch a movie? It's free. Every first Wednesday of the month and each Thursday, there are matinees playing at the wonderfully run Fullerton Library. The first Wed. is dedicated to an independent film, often widely acclaimed. Thursday movies are geared towards family-friendly,...

  • Discover Fullerton's Love for the Fox, Fullerton

    Discover Fullerton's Love for the Fox

    Fox TheaterSee 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...

  • Get the "Full" Lowdown at Villa del Sol, Fullerton

    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!


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